Lifetime Products 2015 Utah Manufacturer Of The Year
November 21, 2015
PRESS RELEASE - Utah Manufacturers Association
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For nearly 45 years, the Utah Manufacturers Association has recognized tremendous
efforts by Utah manufacturing companies in the state. The association has a long historyof recognizing these companies for their tremendous efforts in improving their
manufacturing processes, contributing to the communities in which they live, driving the
business economy and in providing a safe working environment for their employees.
At the Utah Manufacturers Association 110th Annual Banquet, four exceptional
manufacturing companies in the state were recognized for outstanding performance in
operational performance and best practices, economic achievement, workplace safety,
community and state involvement, public outreach and fidelity to the principles of free
enterprise. These companies have demonstrated areas of expertise and outstanding
business practices in their individual industry subsectors as well as demonstrating this to the general business community.
Recognizing that companies of different sizes face different challenges and obstacles in
their various companies as well as in their individual manufacturing processes, awards
were presented in four different categories. The ranges of company sizes and categories awarded were for 1-50 Employees, 51 to 200 Employees, 201-500 Employees and 500 Employees and above respectively. We also presented an award for exceptional workforce development efforts by a manufacturing company. Awards were presented to the following companies.
In the category of 1-50 employees the award was presented to PowerBlanket of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Powerblanket started in 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah with one goal – to solve heating
problems. Featuring patented GreenHeat technology, Powerblanket delivers a barrier of
uniform directional heat where it’s needed most – preventing fluids from freezing and
maintaining optimal temperatures. This Innovative heat spreading technology insulates,
protects and maintains heat in a wide variety of applications.
Congratulations to PowerBlanket for operating an exceptional facility in Salt Lake
County and for receiving this award.
In the category of 50-200 employees. The award was presented to Futura Industries of
Futura Industries is one of the top aluminum extruders in the world and delivers
customized, start-to-finish aluminum extrusion services. They focus on reliable,
responsive service to ensure their customers receive flawless results each and every
time they partner with them.Their company culture as a premier aluminum extruder promotes teamwork, quality and responsibility. They seek out the best from both their workplace teams and individual team members and acknowledge and reward their accomplishments. It’s all part of creating a highly motivated workforce invested in company-wide superior quality and customer success.
Their dedication to reliable, responsive service sets them apart from other aluminum
extrusion manufacturers and is what keeps customers coming back to Futura time and
time again. It’s why they’ve had a 99.8% customer retention rate for the last 10 years.
As a responsive company, they work tirelessly to fulfill their customers’ precise needs.
Congratulations to Futura Industries for operating an exceptional facility and for
receiving this award.
In the category of 500 employees and above the award was presented to Lifetime
Products of Clearfield, Utah.
At Lifetime Products, they continually challenge themselves to think differently, think
better. After inventing the first adjustable height basketball system over thirty years ago,
Lifetime continued forward to invent the first portable basketball hoop and then the first
complete basketball system packaged in one box.
By constantly applying innovation and pioneering technology in plastics and metals,
Lifetime Products stays true to their desire to create products that revolutionize the
industry with patented technology. With even more Lifetime products being invented and manufactured on a near daily basis, they are committed to continually bringing better solutions for the needs of life.
Lifetime’s goal is, and has always been, to create affordable products with quality,
strength, and durability. They do this by growing profitably and providing opportunities
for our people. They do this through diversification, by continuing to enter new product
categories, expanding their market share, and constantly improving and innovating. They do this by sharing value with their customers while lowering costs.
Congratulations to Lifetime Products for operating an exceptional facility and for
receiving this Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Manufacturers are awarded the Workforce Development Award for excelling in areas of
workforce planning and development. Skills gap and educational training are paramount
for the industry as we move forward in addressing future work force needs. We honor
companies that are proactively addressing their needs and setting an example for other
companies in the industry on how to address this difficult and changing issue.
This year’s recipient of the Workforce Development Award is Autoliv, Inc. Autoliv
designs, manufactures and sells state of the art automotive safety systems. Autoliv is a
leader in sales and technology with company sales over $9.2 billion. They sell to all
major vehicle manufacturers and is a Fortune 500 company with an A-credit rating (S&P). They have 80 facilities in 28 countries with 18 technical centers and 20 crash test tracks. They employ greater than 60,000 associated worldwide.
At Autoliv all leaders are teachers. As a company, they fully believe in the development
of their workforce. This includes direct as well as indirect employees. The stronger their
employees are, the stronger our company is. They want everyone to have the skills they
require to accomplish their personal and professional goals.
The Utah Manufacturers Association has been the "voice of industry" in Utah for 110
years. Our mission is to enhance the business climate in Utah. UMA is a highly regarded
voice at the Utah Legislature and with regulatory agencies. Our efforts have saved
manufacturers and other businesses millions of dollars and streamlined the governmental
processes that regulate industry. Utah Manufacturers produce your quality of life. If you
enjoy the products that make modern life possible, thank a manufacturer.
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