LINAK U.S. Inc. Selected as Recipient of Manufacturer of the Year Award by Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

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U.S. subsidiary of Denmark-based actuation solutions company recognized for innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, corporate citizenship and advocacy.

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Our team’s dedication to consistent process improvements and compliance put us in a position to achieve this recognition.

LINAK, a worldwide leader in electric linear actuation solutions, has been honored as a recipient of the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year Award in the mid-sized business category.

Given by The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, the annual award recognizes local businesses that are innovators and leaders in Kentucky’s manufacturing community. The award is given to three distinct categories: small, mid-size and large. The mid-size category represents companies with 101 to 300 Kentucky-based full-time employees.

According to The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, this award was created “to focus attention on the important contributions manufacturers and industry make to their employees, customers and communities.”

With ongoing safety, lean and quality initiatives, LINAK management places emphasis on a safe working environment and continuous production and logistics quality improvement. Additionally, LINAK was recently granted ISO 14001:2004 certification and ISO 9001:2008 re-certification, which signify minimal environmental impact and continuous production and logistics quality improvement, respectively.

“Our team’s dedication to consistent process improvements and compliance put us in a position to achieve this recognition by The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers. Special thanks to our hardworking team for making this possible,” said Jan Petersen, Vice President of Operations at LINAK U.S. Inc.

During the selection process, LINAK U.S. Inc. was assessed on three key areas, innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, corporate citizenship and advocacy.

“This award demonstrates the hard work and effort that all of our employees put into ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our manufacturing process,” said Soren Stig-Nielsen President at LINAK U.S. Inc. “We will use this as an inspiration to continue strengthening our competitiveness in the marketplace.”

LINAK U.S. Inc. previously received the Manufacturer of the Year award in 2007.

About The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM):
Established in 1911, KAM is Kentucky’s most effective advocate for manufacturers. KAM's mission is to create and protect a manufacturing-friendly environment in Kentucky. In addition to advocating, KAM educates, connects and provides cost-saving programs and products to members.

About LINAK U.S. Inc.
LINAK U.S. Inc. is the North and South American subsidiary of LINAK A/S in Denmark, a worldwide leader in electric linear actuation solutions. Globally recognized for high-quality, technologically advanced and innovative actuators and controls, LINAK U.S. Inc. employs approximately 300 people in Louisville, Kentucky.

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