Frederick, MD – The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Frederick County Business Development Advisory Council (BDAC) have cited Wright Manufacturing as 2008 Manufacturing Firm of the Year. The award was presented at the county’s 2008 Annual Business Reception on November 19, 2008 where over 250 of Frederick County’s business representatives, elected officials and community partners were in attendance.
According to the OED, this year the organization wanted to recognize and highlight the county’s strong, growing and diversified business community. Wright Manufacturing was recognized because of their implementation and sustainability efforts in lean practices, their ongoing openness in sharing their experiences with fellow manufacturers in a cooperative and informative fashion and their passion to enhance the image of the manufacturing industry by providing tours of their facility to Frederick County educators.
Said Laurie Boyer, OED Executive Director, “Our diverse business community creates value by connecting, educating and strengthening our existing businesses so that they may grow and succeed. Wright Manufacturing was chosen as the 2008 Manufacturing Firm of the Year because they do just that — they connect, educate and strengthen our existing manufacturing industry. They are leaders in the Frederick County’s business community and we are proud to have them located in Frederick County.”
Said Shawn Wolf, President of Wright Manufacturing, “We are gratified and honored by this designation from Frederick County. Contributing to the local economy has been a cornerstone of our business philosophy since our inception in 1981, and we look forward to continuing to play a vital part in the County business community in the years to come.”
“We are very proud to receive this award. We learn so much from sharing ideas with the local business community as well as inviting our future generations to learn about the many facets of manufacturing. Frederick County is a great place to do business and we’re proud to be a part of the community here,” said William Wright, Founder and CEO of Wright Manufacturing.
About Wright Manufacturing
Wright Manufacturing is an innovative leader in commercial lawn maintenance technology, dedicated to manufacturing the safest, most durable and highest quality lawn equipment in the world. Since its inception, the company has revolutionized commercial lawn maintenance with a diverse array of products and its pioneering line of stand-on mowers. A member of the Maryland World Class Manufacturing Consortium, Wright has come to represent manufacturing quality and efficiency worldwide.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.wrightmfg.com.