A Mason manufacturer of metal working products has made IndustryWeek Magazine’s list of top manufacturing organizations.
The Harris Products Group is one of six plants nationwide to receive the “Best Plants” honor. The company will be profiled in the magazine’s January issue.
- Photos: Harris Products factory
Contest entrants are evaluated on criteria such as management practices, safety and operations, supply chain and logistics, technology, customer and supplier relations and environmental stewardship, among others.
David Nangle, the company’s president and CEO, said the award represents one of the highest honors in the manufacturing industry. The monthly trade publication has a circulation of more than 120,000.
“Our process was vetted by an outside firm that holds very high standards and we were one of their best,” he said. “I’m really proud of what I see.”
Harris Products employs about 600 worldwide, including about 200 at its 250,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Mason.
The company manufactures metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting and gas distribution industries.
Nangle said the company, which does about $350 million in sales each year, plans to expand its research and development efforts and develop new products for the aerospace, carbide drilling and automotive industries. The company expects to add 10-15 new positions in 2013, he said.
Harris Products, a subsidiary of Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Company, has operations in several states, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany and Brazil.