From The Tribune Staff Reports
TRUSSVILLE — Amerex Corporation, a division of McWane, Inc., and an international leader in the fire suppression industry was recently named the 2021 Alabama Large Manufacturer of the Year, an honor presented by the Business Council of Alabama and Alabama Technology Network. This recognition coincides with a milestone anniversary year for the company.
“This great honor is the culmination of 50 years of team member dedication and investment in our business,” Executive Vice President of the McWane Fabricated Metals Group and President of Amerex Harrison Bishop said. “The Amerex team will use this recognition as inspiration to spur future growth and improvement in our industry. Along with McWane, our fellow nominees, and other Alabama manufacturers, we want to continue moving Alabama manufacturing forward to highlight innovation and excellence throughout our state.”
This annual statewide award, selected by a group of independent judges, celebrates Alabama’s top small, medium, large, and emerging manufacturers. Winners were chosen for their excellence in customer focus, employee commitment, operating excellence, continuous improvement, profitable growth, and investing in training and retraining.
Amerex was nominated for this honor by the Birmingham Business Alliance, which focused on economic growth and development for the Birmingham seven-county region.
“Amerex is one of the most reputable and recognizable brands around the globe, and we are proud they call Alabama, the City of Trussville and the Birmingham region home,” said Mark Brown, partner at the Birmingham Business Alliance, who has worked with Amerex on several expansion projects throughout the years. “Manufacturing is a strong and important industry in our region that is sustained by companies like Amerex because of their commitment to excellence, quality, innovation, and community. That’s why Amerex is so deserving of this Manufacturer of the Year recognition.”
To learn more about Amerex and the company’s longstanding history of recognition in manufacturing excellence, visit www.amerex-fire.com/corporateresponsibility/awards/.
About Amerex Corporation
Known for quality, service, and innovation, Amerex has been a trusted leader in the fire suppression industry for 50 years. Part of the McWane, Inc. family of companies and located in Trussville, Alabama, Amerex is recognized worldwide as the premium developer, Manufacturer, and marketer of high-performance fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems. With a commitment to rigorous testing, customer service, and training, Amerex provides innovative solutions to protect people and property. For more news and information on Amerex, visit www.amerex-fire.com.