Gamber-Johnson, a Stevens Point-based sup- plier of mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, and other mobility applications, has been named the winner of the 31st Annual Manufacturer of the Year Award in the special category of Exceptional Customer Relations.

The program recognized 28 nominees that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence which makes a positive impact on the state of Wisconsin.

Gamber-Johnson was one of two Special Category award winners, with four Grand Award winners, categorized by number of employees and recognized for impeccable performance, tenacity, commitment to excellence, and superior customer relations.

Klement Sausage Company in Milwaukee was the other Special Category award winner and was recognized for Market Innovation & Leadership.

Earning Grand Awards were J&R Machine, Shawano, in the Small Category; Winsert Inc., Marinette, Medium Category; Robinson Metal, De Pere , Large Category; and Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac, Mega Category.

The Manufacturer of the Year Awards are sponsored by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce — the state chamber and manufacturers' association — the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and the accounting and advisory firm of Baker Tilly.