In recognition of its significant contribution to the greater Hartland area, and in particular its support for local and national businesses producing personal protective equipment (PPE) products in the fight against COVID-19, Dorner was the recipient of the 2020 Manufacturer of the Year award bestowed by the Hartland (Wisconsin) Chamber of Commerce.
This award is presented to a manufacturer or distribution company that has made substantial contributions to the vibrancy of the Hartland area business community through their enterprise and good business practices. Dorner, an industry leader in the design, application, manufacturing and integration of precision industrial and sanitary conveyor systems, received the honor at the 11th annual Hartland Chamber of Commerce Kudos Awards, April 22 at the Western Lakes Golf Club in Pewaukee.
In the past year Dorner played an integral role in working closely with distributors, integrators and end-user customers to build conveyor systems to support the manufacturing and distribution of many COVID-related PPE.
One of many examples is the conveyor it built for Husco, a local hydraulic and electro-mechanical components supplier, who shifted part of its production to manufacturing N95 respirators to be used by healthcare professionals and first responders.
Knowing speed was of the essence, Dorner worked with a local material handling distributor to deliver a 2200 Series conveyor to Husco on the same day the order was placed. It is examples like this of employees going above and beyond that helped Dorner earn the coveted award.
“Being named the 2020 Manufacturer of the Year is a tremendous honor that we are very grateful and humbled to receive,” said Terry Schadeberg, President, Dorner. “Every day our employees demonstrate the passion and innovation that help make our customers successful. On behalf of all our employees around the world, we thank the Hartland Chamber of Commerce for this outstanding award.”
Dorner has called Hartland home since opening its doors for business on Jan. 14, 1966. Today, the company boasts a global workforce of more than 400, with manufacturing and sales offices in Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, France and Canada.