OREM, UTAH (Nov. 10, 2 p.m. ET) — Mity-Lite Inc, a manufacturer of lightweight tables and chairs, was named 2011 Manufacturer of the Year by the Utah Manufacturers Association.
The company was singled out for its ability to respond to a big drop in sales during the recession, introducing new products and streamlining operations.
“The results of that plan were amazing,” said Thomas Bingham, president of the UMA, in a news release. “In the throes of a recession, when many others were pulling back, Mity-Lite released five innovative new products within a year to expand its offerings. This bold move increased Mity-Lite's revenue stream by 16 percent.”
The company said it captured market share and re-shored jobs to Utah.