Volm Companies Receives Special Recognition – Manufacturer of the Year Awards
Volm Companies was one of nine award winners at the 34th annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) ceremony. The MOTY awards are given for outstanding achievements in manufacturing. Volm was selected from more than 9,000 Wisconsin manufacturers. The winners were announced Thursday, February 16th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The MOTY program recognizes the state’s top manufacturers for their commitment to quality careers, good business practices, financial growth, innovative processes, and reinvestment into local communities. Companies were evaluated on areas including financial growth, technological advances, product development, environmental solutions and sustainability, operational excellence and continuous improvement, commitment to employees, safety, and effective research and development. Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.
Volm’s story began back in 1954 as a small family-run operation in Bryant, Wisconsin. The Volm family sold groceries and hardware supplies, serving the needs of local dairy and potato farmers. During this time, Gerald Volm realized that local customers needed a reliable supplier of used and new burlap to get their potatoes to market. Over time, the company formed distributor relationships with other bag companies and moved its growing business to Antigo, Wisconsin where it began manufacturing its own products to meet changing market needs.
Over the years, Volm has grown to become one of the industry’s leading sources for packaging and equipment solutions, but we continue to follow Gerald Volm’s example by serving customers the high value solutions they need with the personalized customer service they deserve.
Michael Hunter, Chief Operating Officer said, “I want to thank the judges for recognizing the extraordinary effort our team makes every day to manufacture world-class products.” Daniel Mueller, Chief Executive Officer added, “Our mission statement calls for us to build up our customers, suppliers, communities, and each other by the principles set forth by our Lord Jesus Christ. This prestigious award is recognition that we are fulfilling our mission.”
Volm is an international leader in flexible packaging solutions and fresh produce equipment manufacturing. Volm’s bags are the industry standard in produce packaging. Volm packaging equipment can be found in packing sheds around the globe. Volm is the largest domestic knitter of high-density polyethylene technical mesh and the only domestic manufacturer of Ultratech style mesh. Volm continually seeks improvement in products, efficiencies, and environmental impact. A leading employer in North-Central Wisconsin, Volm is one of the largest privately held corporations in Wisconsin.