Each year, Elk Grove Village recognizes business leaders for: Excellence in Community Support, Excellence in Sustainability, and Excellence in Innovation. The village also awards the Industrial Development of the Year. Congratulations to the 2019 Business Excellence Awards winners!
Industrial Development of the Year - Yamazen, Inc.
A global leader in the sale and distribution of machine tools, tooling and manufacturing products for OEMs and tier 1-3 suppliers, Yamazen, Inc. is relocating its North American headquarters office and warehouse operations from Schaumburg to a new 138,000-square-foot building at Northwest Point on the north side of Elk Grove Village. Ketone Partners, LLC assisted with site selection, permitting and entitlement, site and building planning, and project management. The state-of-the-art facility will include a robotics center, demonstration rooms, and showrooms.
Excellence in Community Support - The Diemasters
Paul Rimington, through his work with The Diemasters and the Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP), has consistently been a champion of educating young people on careers in manufacturing. GCAMP is a non-profit that partners with the public and private sectors to support the education of the next generation of manufacturing talent. The Diemasters host numerous student programs, including tours and internships.
Excellence in Sustainability - Maman Group
In 1997, Maman Corp. opened its doors in a rented storefront in suburban Chicago. They had four staff, a handful of carpenters, two folding card tables, and a computer. They also had drive, commitment, energy, and a vision. Two decades later, they’ve grown to become a comprehensive construction management team and general contractor working in 15 states and counting. Maman specializes in using sustainable processes and materials, and recently completed Water University, a 9,000-square-foot facility where clients learn to minimize water use.
Excellence in Innovation - Curv Group
CURV Group is an innovative and highly creative company that develops lifestyle products. Founder and CEO Mike Tunney started the company in his parents' basement in 2013, and today is selling products in more than 60 countries worldwide. His first product, KeySmart, started as a Kickstarter campaign and is now available in several major retail chains.