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Michigan’s Most Influential Manufacturing Leaders Honored at the Virtual MFG Excellence Awards

LANSING, Mich. ― Michigan manufacturing’s most prestigious honors were bestowed yesterday during the Virtual MFG Excellence Awards, the Michigan Manufacturers Association’s annual celebration recognizing Michigan manufacturing’s lifelong and emerging leaders and the outstanding businesses that thrive throughout the state.

The MMA’s annual awards program recognizes manufacturing excellence in company and individual award categories as determined by teams of independent judges.

The Virtual MFG Excellence Awards were co-hosted by MMA’s President & CEO John J. Walsh and Donna Russell-Kuhr, President, CEO and Co-Owner of PTM Corporation and the 2019 MFG Woman of the Year on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021.
The virtual event showcased inspiring stories of community involvement, innovation and lifetime achievements across the industry and honored the following award winners:

“Coolest Thing Made in Michigan”
Hyper-Pure Polysilicon
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (Hemlock)

MFG Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Beebe of Euclid Industries (Bay City)

John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award (large tier)
Landscape Forms, Inc. (Kalamazoo)

John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award (small tier)
DeWys Manufacturing Inc. (Grand Rapids)

MFG Woman of the Year Award
Honor Sheard of Marathon Petroleum Company | MI Refining Divsion (Detroit)

MFG Emerging Leader Award
Phil Rausch of Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (Hemlock)

MFG Talent Champion Award
Julie Malesky of Nexteer Automotive (Saginaw)

MFG Innovation Excellence Award
XG Sciences, Inc. (Lansing)

MFG Community Impact Award
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (Hemlock)

Learn more about MMA and the MFG Excellence Awards at mimfg.org. For more information on the MFG Excellence Awards, the “Coolest Thing” or to schedule a call with award winners or MMA President & CEO John Walsh, contact MMA’s Delaney McKinley at 517-487-8530 or mckinley@mimfg.org.

About Hemlock Semiconductor
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) is a joint venture between DowDuPont, Corning Incorporated and Shin-Etsu Handotai. HSC is a leading provider of ultra-pure polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, solar cells and modules. HSC began operations in 1961. To find out more, go to hscpoly.com.

About MMA
For nearly 120 years, the MMA has been serving Michigan manufacturers and related industries by providing effective representation at Michigan’s Capitol, timely educational seminars, quality and competitive-rate insurance programs, informational e-newsletters and a monthly magazine. Visit mimfg.org for more information.
For more information, contact Delaney McKinley, at 800-253-9039 ext. 530 or 517-487-8530.

For more information:
Brooke Beebe
Vice President of External Affairs
Hemlock Semiconductor
+1 989 301 5521
brooke.beebe@hscpoly.com