The Janesville, Wis., Gazette has a feature where they give "thumbs up" to local groups, citizens and companies for a job well done, and today the column features thermoformer Prent Corp. It's short, so I'll publish it here in its entirety:
To Janesville's Prent Corp. The plastic thermoforming company headquartered on Kennedy Road has far exceeded the dreams of Jack Pregont, the idea man who started it 40 years ago. A week ago, Prent hosted more than 1,500 visitors from around the globe at celebrations marking its 40th anniversary. Now led by Jack's son Joe, Prent employs more than 1,000 workers at plants in Janesville, Arizona, Puerto Rico, China and Malaysia. The Pregonts have empowered employees by delegating responsibilities and recognize those who do good work. In addition, Prent has given back to the industry. Through the years, Prent has awarded almost $500,000 to students and universities to foster study of packaging, thermoforming and engineering.Jack and Joe Pregont also happen to be former Society of Plastics Engineers "Thermoformers of the Year." Here's a link to our story, published in 2001 when Joe received the honor. Congratulations to Prent, and hats off to the Gazette for recognizing the company.