Huhtamaki - Waterville receives Maine Manufacturer of the Year recognition

Huhtamaki – Waterville received its recognition as the 2014 Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Manufacturer of the Year on Feb. 5 in Augusta, ME. The award was presented by Maine Governor Paul R. LePage and George Gervais, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner.
The award recognizes Huhtamaki – Waterville's accomplishments in innovation, diversification, investment in the workforce and lean manufacturing practices.
"I congratulate Huhtamaki for its continued outstanding performance," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Manufacturing is alive and well in Maine and Huhtamaki is a great example of how good-paying careers can be sustained for generations."
The Manufacturer of the Year award is given each year to a Maine company that demonstrates the leadership, vision and manufacturing excellence that characterize Next Generation Manufacturers.
"Our partnership with Maine MEP has been beneficial for us to expand our implementation and training in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement programs," said James Stewart, Huhtamaki-Waterville Continuous Improvement Leader when the award was announced in October 2014. "We are humbled and honored to receive this recognition and look forward to continuing our relationship with Maine MEP."
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