IW 50 Companies Earn Kudos, Oscars And Accolades -- Part 2

While the bottom line is the ultimate indicator of success, how companies perform in other arenas is just as telling.

Editor's Note: Click here to see awards from IW 50 Best Manufacturing Companies A-J.

After closely following the IW 50 Best Manufacturing Companies in 2005 and the beginning of 2006, it is evident that these companies not only perform well financially, they are often in the news for winning awards and accolades within their industries and beyond.

We have attempted to round up all the awards earned by the IW 50 companies during 2005 and 2006. However, the list is not exhaustive since some companies choose not to blow their own horns. The information was culled from company Web sites.

If we have left any stone unturned, please feel free to let us know. We would love to share your successes with our readers!

Lexmark International Inc.:

  • Buyers Laboratory Inc. honored Lexmark with several awards including Pick of the Year for Most Outstanding Monochrome Printer Line of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Control Panel Design.
  • CMP Media named Lexmark Best of Show at its Xchange Tech Innovator Conference. Lexmark also received recognition for Best Hardware Solution, Best Revenue Generator, Best Partner Program and Best XChange Appointment Presentation.
Paccar Inc.:
  • In 2005 President George W. Bush presented Paccar with the 2004 National Medal of Technology.
PepsiCo Inc.:
  • Recognized as one of the 20 Most Influential Multi-Nationals In China by China Business News.
  • Ranked as 15th Most-Admired Company on Fortune's List of the Top 20.
  • National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) names PepsiCo among the NAFE 2005 Top 30 Companies for Executive Women.
  • Institutional Investor magazine's America's Best CFOs ranking listed Indra Nooyi as one of its top CFOs.
Procter & Gamble Co.:
  • Named among Top 5 Most-Admired Companies by Fortune magazine.
  • Institutional Investor magazine's America's Best CFOs ranking listed Clayton Daley Jr. as one of its top CFOs.
Qualcomm Inc.:
  • The American Society of Training and Development selected Qualcomm as One of the Best Training Organizations.
  • Named to Fortune's list of 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.
  • Institutional Investor magazine's America's Best CFOs ranking listed William Keitel as one of its top CFOs.
Thor Industries Inc.:
  • Tops ranking of Recreational Products and Services in The Wall Street Journal's Shareholder Scoreboard (Feb. 27, 2006).
  • Forbes named Thor one of America's Best Managed Companies.
  • Named among the Most-Admired Companies by Fortune magazine.
3M Co.:
  • 3M's Foam Adhesive Dressing - Heel Design won a Silver 2005 Medical Design Excellence Award for design innovation.
Timberland Co.:
  • Selected as one of the World's 20 Top Sustainable Business Stocks by SustainableBusiness.com.
  • Selected as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine.
  • Named to the list of 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine.
Universal Forest Products Inc.:
  • Named to Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 -- an annual listing of America's best big companies.
  • Named one of 60 Cool Places to Work in Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business and Grand Rapids Business Journal.
Valassis Communications Inc.:
  • Ranked one of the Top 50 Companies to Sell For by Selling Power Magazine.
  • Selected as Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For.
  • Named one of 60 Cool Places to Work in Michigan by Crain's Detroit Business and Grand Rapids Business Journal.
  • Selected as on of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine.
Valero Energy Corp.:
  • Ranked 3rd on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list by Fortune magazine.
  • Named to Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 -- an annual listing of America's best big companies.
Western Digital Corp.:
  • Received Reader's Choice Award for Best External Storage Product from Tom's Hardware Guide.
  • Won several awards from Chip Magazine including Best Price, Editor Recommendation, Best Value and Best Performance.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.:
  • Selected as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine.

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