Zoltun is an unwavering supporter of the manufacturing industry.

For the second year in a row, Zoltun was a presenting sponsor of the 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Awards, honoring the Pittsburgh region’s proud manufacturing tradition and its future.

More than 300 people from various industries came together at the historic Omni William Penn on Thursday to recognize the region’s exceptional manufacturers.

Winners were announced in five categories, broken down by company size, and an additional winner was announced from a relatively new category, Sustainable Manufacturing, which recognizes a green product or process.

The Pittsburgh Business Times staff did a wonderful job of showcasing each of these top-notch manufacturing companies’ strengths, and the acceptance speeches were informative, dynamic, and inspirational.

As Pittsburgh’s only design company with a focus on the manufacturing industry, Zoltun was proud to contribute to these prestigious awards as both a sponsor and as a fan. We believe that the manufacturers and their proud workers who continue to make great products will be a catalyst in our economic recovery.

Many congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Award.

Under 50 Employees:
Winner:  Alle-Kiski Industries
Finalists: Circuits LLC, Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries LLC, Wolfpac Technologies Inc.

50-99 Employees:
Winner: Richardson Cooling Packages
Finalists: Allegheny Mineral Corp., Jennison Manufacturing Group, Wolfe LLC

100-299 Employees:
Winner:  AccuSpec Electronics LLC
Finalists: Accrotool, c3controls, Aquatech International Corp., General Carbide Corp.

300-999 Employees:
Winner: Aerotech Inc.
Finalists: American Beverage Corp., Matric, McKesson Automation Inc.

More than 1,000 Employees:
Winner: Calgon Carbon Corp.
Finalists: ACHIEVA Supports, LANXESS Corp., Eaton Corp. Electrical Sector

Sustanability Award:
Winner: LANXESS Corp.
Finalists: Blume’s Solid Surface Product Inc., Allegheny Mineral Corp., Aquatech International Corp., Circuits LLC, Matric, McKesson Automation Inc., Wolfe LLC, Wolfpac Technologies Inc.