February 27, 2018 - Oshkosh Corporation today announced that it has been named the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the advisory firm of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and the legal firm of Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP.
The annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards Program recognizes Wisconsin companies that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence, which has a positive impact on the company and the state, making Wisconsin a better place to live, work and play. Oshkosh Corporation was part of the “Mega” category, based on the number of employees.
“2017 was an amazing year. In addition to celebrating our 100th anniversary, we continued to grow our People First culture, and we delivered strong financial results. Being named the 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year makes it even more special. This esteemed award is only possible because of our team members in the Oshkosh Corporation family. They continue to take our company to the next level,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer.
Judging and scoring is based on the company’s team member engagement, leadership, financial stability, manufacturing operations, safety management, continuous improvement strategies, innovation, procurement processes and community impact.
“This is a well-deserved award for Oshkosh Corporation," said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President and Chief Executive Officer. "The impact of Oshkosh is not only felt in its local community, but around Wisconsin and the rest of the world. Congratulations to everyone at Oshkosh on being named Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year."
In addition to be named the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year, Oshkosh Corporation recently announced being named one of the ten companies in Barron’s “Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies” and one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Oshkosh Corporation was also named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, a Glassdoor Best Place to Work, a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media and one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes.