In this awards season to honor work in 2020, we've had the Golden Globes and the Grammys already, while the race for the Oscars has been narrowed down.
And of course Plastics News' Processor of the Year and Excellence Award winners were announced last week, along with the Best Places to Work.
Now it's time to name the Wisconsin Manufacturers of the Year, a group that includes plastics processors and suppliers.
For its list of winners, organizers changed from its regular selection of picking a few winners and instead chose to honor "a large group of manufacturers who truly stepped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."
Representing the plastics industry: machinery supplier CMD Corp. of Appleton ran personal protective equipment parts on its 3D printers and adapted machinery to adapt film lines for PPE gowns; injection molder Nicolet Plastics LLC of Mountain worked around the clock to produce 1.6 million pieces of PPE; tubing maker Teel Plastics of Baraboo adjusted production to ramp up manufacturing of test swabs; and flexible plastics maker Vonco Products LLC of Trevor put in overtime around the clock to make PPE gowns and help restock the national supply.