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Manufacturing Leaders Recognized at Statewide Event

posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in News

In its fourth annual Legends in Iowa Manufacturing event, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a Dick Davidson, Thombert acceptance comments for Legends in Manufacturing Awardprogram of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), recognized leaders in manufacturing at an awards dinner last night. Over 200 people attended the event at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona.
Awards were presented to the following individuals, companies  organizations:

  • Tim Greene of Quality Machine in Audubon won the Legend of Manufacturing award for companies with fewer than 100 employees.
  • Richard Davidson of Thombert, Inc., located in Newton, won the Legend of Manufacturing award for companies having between 100 – 300 employees.
  • Jim Tyler and Kirk Tyler of Atlantic Coca Cola Bottling based in Atlantic, was awarded the Legend of Manufacturing award for companies with more than 300 employees.
  • Roger Brown of Precision Pulley Idler in Pella won the Manufacturer Export award.
  • West Delaware County Community School District and the Delaware County manufacturers Henderson Products, XL Specialized Trailers, and Paladin Implements were chosen as the Legends in Manufacturing Champion.
  • Eugene Sukup of Sukup Manufacturing received the Posthumous Legends award. His familyRoger Brown's acceptance comments for Legends in Manufacturing Award was there to accept the award.
  • Kelly Mitchell of DMACC Business Resources is the 2018 Elevate Ambassador of Year.

“As one of Iowa’s largest industries, manufacturing contributes $28 billion annually to the state’s economy,” ABI President Mike Ralston said. “It’s an honor to recognize the founders and
leaders of these amazing Iowa companies, and to thank them for the outstanding contributions they make to our state.”