Hydrite was recognized as a Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award winner in the Mega Category for outstanding achievements in manufacturing.

The Manufacturer of the Year program recognizes the state's top manufacturers of all sectors and sizes for their commitment to quality careers, good business practices, financial growth, innovative processes, and reinvestment into local communities.

Four Grand Award winners, based on company size, were recognized. The Mega Category is defined as 500-plus employees.

"As the largest industry in the state, manufacturing supports families and communities in every corner of Wisconsin," WMC President and CEO Kurt R. Bauer said. "We appreciate the opportunity to recognize these companies for the incredible products they create, their culture of success, and their impact on their employees, communities, and state. Congratulations."

Hydrite President Kevin Honkamp added, "My grandfather R.C. Honkamp said, 'All of this is possible with the excellence of our people, Hydrite's greatest asset, who are the foundation and driving force of our success and our future.' For this reason, I dedicate the award to my grandfather and our employees. It is an outstanding achievement and honor to receive this prestigious award. Congratulations to our fellow winners and all 28 nominees for their contributions to Wisconsin's manufacturing industry."