The Plastics Blog
By Don Loepp | About The Plastics Blog

Nicolet Plastics wins top manufacturing prize

By Don Loepp | May 29, 2013 02:09 pm ET

Congratulations to injection molder Nicolet Plastics Inc., which received a top award in the annual Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards.

The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing.

Nicolet, which is based in Mountain, Wis., was named Small Manufacturer of the Year, and it also received an Operational Excellence Award.

A news release from Frost & Sullivan, which runs the contest, said he company was picked "for its success in reinventing itself as an ultra-responsive provider of low- and moderate-volume parts in the face of rising global competition using a system called Quick Response Manufacturing to improve every part of the company."

Nicolet was selected as the top overall project from among all 2013 ML100 Award winners with annual revenues of under $1 billion.

The company got to rub shoulders with some pretty big names in business. The other top firm honored was Ford Motor Co., and Diana Tremblay , vice president for North American manufacturing at General Motors, was named Manufacturing Leader of the Year.

Pretty exciting for a small injection molder founded in 1986 and located in an out-of-the-way place, a small town in the middle of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

“On behalf of all the employees of Nicolet Plastics who helped win this award, thank you,” said Bob Macintosh, the company’s president and CEO. “Our customers are experiencing how we manufacture time for them, reducing lead times and reducing their costs with our commitment to Quick Response Manufacturing.  It’s exciting to see that success and improvement recognized by the Manufacturing Leadership community.”


Recent Blog Posts

Thanksgiving balloons — yep, they're plastic   November 26, 2014 1:59 pm ET
New registration process for plasticsnews.com (Psst: It's still free)   November 18, 2014 10:44 am ET
Astronauts, 3-D printing and hoverboards? Sounds good   November 5, 2014 11:01 am ET
A look at the fastest-growing companies in our blow molders' ranking   November 3, 2014 9:35 am ET
Arburg's Heinz Gaub talks about plastics and additive manufacturing   October 23, 2014 9:26 am ET
What's more controversial, legalizing pot or criminalizing plastic bags?   October 22, 2014 9:53 am ET

Comments

Nicolet Plastics wins top manufacturing prize

By Don Loepp

Published: May 29, 2013 2:09 pm ET
Updated: May 29, 2013 2:33 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story

Market Reports

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events