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Steinwall Inc. received the Plastics News Annual Processor of the Year Award, plus two other customers were recognized for excellence in manufacturing

IQMS, a leader in the design and development of manufacturing ERP software, today announced that last night, three of its clients were recognized for excellence in manufacturing at the Executive Forum in Tampa, Fla. Medical manufacturer, Steinwall Inc., was named Plastics News 2012 Processor of the Year, plus ATEK Plastics and Mar-Bal Inc. were honored with excellence awards. An IQMS customer has received the Processor of the Year award three out of the last four years.

A custom molder in Coon Rapids, Minn., Steinwall Inc. earned strong scores in all seven of Plastics News’ judging criteria, but received outstanding grades in the employee relations and industry/public service categories. With more than 120 employees, Steinwall Inc. had a record fiscal year in 2011 and plans to open a second plant to accommodate growth in 2012. Steinwall Inc. excelled over two other Processor of the Year finalists, Bemis Manufacturing Co. and Rodon Group LLC.

Additionally, two other IQMS clients went home winners last night. ATEK Plastics and Mar-Bal Inc. were honored with two of Plastics News’ three coveted excellence awards. ATEK Plastics, a certified medical manufacturer that predominantly services the cardiac surgery, stem cell therapy and pre-surgical skin preparation markets, was recognized for excellence in the employee relations category. Mar-Bal Inc., a one-source solution provider of thermoset composite products for the electrical and transportation markets, took home the award for excellence in customer relations.

“The competition for Processor of the Year was especially high this year,” said Glenn Nowak, vice president at IQMS. “We are so proud of Steinwall Inc. for rising to the top. Equally impressive were the excellence honors bestowed upon ATEK Plastics and Mar-Bal. IQMS is delighted to be partnering with some of the best manufacturers in the country.”

For more information about the Processor of the Year and excellence awards, please visit: http://www.plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=24373 .