The Polk County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) presented Schaffer Manufacturing with its 2016 Large Business Award, recognizing the company for contributions to local economic and community development. President and Owner Steve Schaffer accepted the award.

The PCEDC noted that since Barry Schaffer began the company in 1993 as a one-man weld-repair shop, Schaffer has grown to 85 employees and operations covering more than 90,000 square feet in Milltown and Centuria. Customers throughout the region, and beyond, turn to Schaffer for single-source heavy steel and sheet metal solutions that include world-class design and engineering, short-run and high-volume production, assembly, wet painting, powder coating and inventory management.

Steve Schaffer said the company’s Northwest Wisconsin heritage is essential to the Schaffer reputation for business integrity and setting higher standards for metal fabrication.

“We’re proud of what customers and prospects experience when they walk through our production areas,” Steve said. “They appreciate the single-source range of capabilities, and the sophistication of our operations. At the same time, we understand that true success is measured by how we help others succeed.  We’re committed to long-term, supportive relationships with customers, vendors, our co-workers, and the surrounding communities. Investing in those connections makes us successful.”

State Senator Shelia Harsdorf and State Representative Adam Jarchow presented Schaffer with citations from the Wisconsin legislature. Chris Zeman, Office of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, presented a letter of recognition.

Photo L to R: Chris Zeman, Office of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson; Wisconsin State Senator Shelia Harsdorf; Steve Schaffer, Schaffer Manufacturing; Wisconsin State Representative Adam Jarchow.