2016 Excellence Award Winners

906 Technologies started in 2005 with two part-time employees, working on computer repair and website design. In 2010 five full-time employees were gained and by 2013 they grew to 18 full-time employees. They were named one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program. Today, they employee over 25 employees with a wide range of services and capabilities that provide their clients solutions to most technical issues or needs.

906 Technologies serves Marquette, MI, with high-quality home and business IT services, and computer repair. They also design and develop responsive websites, custom software and mobile apps.

906 Technologies Spotlight Video


Advanced Blending Solutions is a world class designer and supplier of material handling, blending, and controls for the plastics industry. With representatives throughout the country and world, ABS is a fast-growing company committed to providing the best products and services to meet their customers’ unique needs.

ABS offers high-end gravimetric continuous blenders, extrusion throughput control weigh hoppers, vacuum and pressure pumps for material convey, dust collectors, gaylord box tippers, smart stands to control material distribution, a fully integrated controls system, resin wands, knife gates, static eliminators, flexible and wye-line diverters, angel hair traps, magnet drawers, Moretto dryers, LIAD low-throughput feeders, and custom equipment.

ABS can supply an entirely new system or add individual products to an existing extrusion line.

Advanced Blending Solutions Spotlight video


Neenah Paper, Inc. (NPI)  is a leading global specialty materials company, focused on premium niche markets that value performance and image. Neenah has built a tradition of innovation, service, and growth since its founding in 1873 in Neenah, WI.

Key products and markets include advanced filtration media, specialized performance substrates used for tapes, labels and other products, and premium printing and packaging papers. Neenah is a leading producer of Technical Products, using various substrates to produce specialized materials that employ saturation, coating, and other function-enhancing processes to deliver specified performance to customers. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and their products are sold in over 80 countries worldwide from manufacturing operations in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Neenah Paper, Inc. Spotlight Video


Northern Machining & Repair (NMR) has grown from an out-of-range fix-it shop, to a locally owned corporation that supplies fabricating, machining, and sealing solutions to the Federal Government and businesses throughout the United States. Northern Machining & Repair believes in providing customers with reliable and prompt machining and repair services for their convenience.

Serving Escanaba, MI since 1985, they are committed to providing high-quality and exceptional work. They have knowledgeable staff to help resolve equipment problems and provide a thorough equipment analysis.

Northern Machining & Repair Spotlight video

There are no Excellence Award winners for this year