Avalon and Tahoe Manufacturing was recently presented with the 2019 John G. Thodis Large Tier Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award. Avalon CEO Jim Wolf accepted the honor at the Michigan Manufacturing Association’s annual MFG Excellence Awards on November 7 in Lansing, Mich.
“Receiving this award made me smile and, if I had to put a word to it, I’d say it gives me a sense of pride,” Wolf said in the National Marine Manufacturers Association newsletter Currents. “We use the best materials, we make all the components in-house and we’re Michigan made, but I think it’s the team here that pushes us up a level. They understand my expectations, they understand our vision and we are all on the same page when it comes to how we get from point A to point B.”
Wolf continued, “They have a stake in the game and when you have a team like that you can count on and they share your drive, it makes everything else run better. To get this award, it seals the deal for me that we are great. We’ll be better but, but right now we are great. I wouldn’t want to change a thing.”
The MFG Excellence Awards recognize manufacturers that make a positive impact on their communities and industries. The John. G. Thodis Michigan Manufacture of the Year Award has been presented since 1981. It’s named after the association’s longest-tenured president.