Graymills Corp. Awarded 2015 Manufacturer of the Year

The Manufacturer of the Year award is given to manufacturing champions from the Chicagoland region.

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Graymills Corp. (Chicago) received the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year award from the Illinois Alliance for Industry and Manufacturing (AIM) at the Making Manufacturing Matter dinner in Chicago.

The Manufacturer of the Year award is given for extended commitment to Illinois and long-term assistance to the economy, local residents and the state. Graymills was founded in 1939 and the Shields Family purchased Graymills in 1980, making them the third owners of the company. Former President and Chairman of Graymills Jerry Shields has been very involved with the Alliance and its Northeastern branch, NORBIC, for decades, promoting neighborhood job growth and community sustainability, as well as manufacturing success in the region. Craig Shields, the current president, and Kristen Shields DeNoble, vice president, are the second generation to oversee the company.

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