A pair of businesses received awards at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's third annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards held last month.

The Chamber honored manufacturers that have demonstrated excellence in their practice at the event held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rib Mountain.

Domtar Paper Co LLC received the 2018 Manufacturing Excellence Award in the large manufacturer category and Gamber-Johnson LLC received the award in the small to medium manufacturer category.

The large manufacturer category included those businesses with more than 300 employees, while the small to medium manufacturer category included businesses with less than 300 employees.

The event was part of the Chamber’s celebration of Manufacturing Month. The recipients displayed excellence in contributing to the growth in the region’s economy, operations, innovation, workplace culture, quality jobs, supply chain management and commitment to the region.

Wausau Tile also was a finalist in the large manufacturers category and Colby Metal, Gordon Aluminum Industries and Northwest Tool & Manufacturing Company were the other finalists in the small to medium category