Loading

65°F

66°F

64°F

63°F

65°F

64°F

68°F

63°F

62°F

68°F

64°F

66°F
Search
NEWS STORIES

Schofield Company Wins Manufacturer of the YearSubmitted: 03/07/2013

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com


SCHOFIELD - Those metal mushroom-shaped air vents on top of restaurants need to come from somewhere.

In many cases, they're from right here in north-central Wisconsin.

And the people who make them do it pretty well.

"We manufacture products that relate to the movement of air. Cooling it, tempering it, cleaning it," says Jim McIntyre, Greenheck's CEO.

While Greenheck makes products for industries all over the world, they're now Wisconsin's top manufacturer.

The Schofield company was picked as the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year last week.

"This award came to Greenheck Fan, I believe, because of the great work that our employees do on a day-to-day basis," McIntyre says.

Not only is Greenheck really big - between here and the Mosinee location, 15 buildings and 1,800 employees - they're also really good at what they do.

They won the same award back in 2004.

So what's the secret?

"It's a very progressive company in terms of the leading cutting edge in terms of product. But more importantly, we do business the old-fashioned way by taking care of the customer. The customer comes first," says McIntyre.

Some manufacturers have struggled in this part of the state over the past few years.

But Greenheck wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

"First of all, we have access to great employees with a strong work ethic that really care about our customers, and secondly, we have a support network in the community that helps us train and educate, and be progressive in our thinking."

Progressing - to yet another state honor.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

Play Video

WABENO - Wabeno wants to draw more and more people to its small community by making improvements such as building new trails and hosting new cultural events.

This weekend, the town will host the first ever Wabeno Art and Music Fest. People in Wabeno say they have a unique passion for the arts.

+ Read More

Play Video

VILAS COUNTY - Spiny water fleas look like monsters under a microscope. A long, spiny tail extends from a big body. The creatures are three or four times bigger than their native counterparts, the other zooplankton in Northwoods lakes.

"Spiny water fleas eat our native zooplankton, and our native zooplankton eat our algae," says Carol Warden, an Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist at the UW-Madison Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction.

That can be a problem for water quality in lakes.

+ Read More

Play Video

NORTHWOODS - Heartworm can be deadly for a dog if left untreated.

Some veterinarians here in the Northwoods have seen a rise in dogs with heartworm lately.

+ Read More

SUGAR CAMP - A 48-year-old Sheboygan Falls man faces abuse charges for allegedly punching and kicking his 11-year-old son who lives with autism. Witnesses say he punched the boy in the face.

It all started at Cross Country Bar & Grill in Sugar Camp on July 17th.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - Kids these days don't learn like older generations did—they rely on technology.

Some Rhinelander teachers went to school Tuesday to learn about tools like coding and green screens. It's part of a week-long even called Hodag Tech Fest at James Williams Middle School.

It's the second year the school district has hosted the forum for classroom technology, and about 90 Rhinelander teachers and administrators will attend throughout the week. Some of the seminars cover iPads, Chromebooks, Smart Boards and coding. 

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - As temperatures rise in the dog days of summer, knowing how to prevent and react to heat exhaustion can save a life.

+ Read More

Play Video

MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says the bill passed by the Wisconsin State Assembly committing $250 million in taxpayer money toward paying for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena is a "good deal all the way around."

Walker made his comments Tuesday while speaking with reporters in Philadelphia.

Walker says he is ready to sign the bill, which passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote. There were 35 Republicans and 17 Democrats in support, with 20 Republicans and 14 Democrats against.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here