The Family Business Award celebrates the accomplishments and the impact that family-owned businesses have on our communities. The judges consider the family business' contribution to its community and industry, its positive links between family and business, and innovative practices it may use. On Thursday, May 12th at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, the following Wisconsin companies from around the state were honored.
Empire Screen Printing, Onalaska - Large Company
Badger Basement Systems - Medium Company
Shiloh Dairy, Brillion - Small Company
Architectural Design Systems, Inc. - "Communication - Commitment - Creativity"
Gordon Flesch Company, Madison - "Wired for Success"
Tamara's the Cake Guru, Oshkosh - "Sweet Success"
Judges were impressed with Empire's can-do attitude, industry leadership and dedication to continuous innovation and commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices and processes.
These accomplishments were also awarded by our industry, with SGIA's Sustainability Recognition Award. This is presented to members who have "successfully embarked on this [sustainable business practices] journey."
Manufacturing is our business. How we do that is what makes us unique. The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Earth Day Award was presented to Empire for our sustainable process. "From a business perspective, sustainability is about broadening the traditional focus on the bottom line to one of a triple bottom line; economic prosperity, superior environmental performance and successful communities." We also received recognition from the WMC Foundation, presenting us with the Business Friend of the Environment Award.
For more information about these honors, please contact Amy Bettis at Empire Screen Printing for more details and a copy of our submitted award applications.
After three years of research and development, Empire Screen Printing, Inc. of Onalaska, WI announces a break-through technology that delivers a new level of screen printing capability. Working in close cooperation with their partners, Empire is changing the future of screen printing by introducing UV LED Ink Curing technology that provides economically sound and environmentally friendly sustainable print methods. Check out the video to see this machine in action!
This innovation was made possible by pulling together a key set of technology partners: Phoseon Technology, Nazdar Inks and Coatings, and Kammann USA. These companies consolidated their technical resources to design, develop, and execute a new screen printing paradigm. With this new capability, Empire can provide improved print performance with the knowledge their products are being produced in the most environmentally friendly method currently available in the screen printing industry.