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

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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.

Story By: Ben Meyer

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