Press Release: July, 2011
July, 2011 – Northern Engraving’s Holmen division received an award for Continuous Improvement and Outstanding Support and another for Lean Thinking and Process Improvement. Jon Walter, COO for Northern Engraving proudly accepted the awards at the Supplier Awareness Conference in Tallinn, Estonia in May. Northern Engraving took home two of the ten awards given out at the conference, which over sixty suppliers attended.
The awards are a sculpture of Kalevipoeg, which is Estonia’s national symbol. Kalevipoeg bears a ship which represents a hero who protects his home and people.
Northern Engraving’s Holmen division largely manufactures polycarbonate dials for Stoneridge, which are installed into class 8 semi cabs built by Navistar International, marketed as ProStar. Northern Engraving contributes to building up to 40,000 high end semi-trucks each year. In addition, Stoneridge has empowered the expertise of Northern Engraving’s tool and design teams to create a special instrumentation cluster for a limited edition Harley Davidson themed cab. The limited edition cab was manufactured at Navistar, where Northern Engraving designed the aluminum trim with an engine turning technique, as well as incorporating polycarbonate dials.
About Stoneridge - Stoneridge, Inc., headquartered in Warren, Ohio, is a global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules and systems principally for the commercial vehicle, automotive and agricultural and off-highway vehicle markets.
About Northern Engraving - Northern Engraving has over 100 years’ experience designing and manufacturing product identification including nameplates, labels, badges and emblems; gauges and dials for the marine, motorcycle and automotive industries; decorative trim such as panels, touch controls and consoles for the automotive, appliance and consumer electronics industries; and overlays and buttons. Northern Engraving is committed to innovation, helping customers stand out in marketplaces through enhanced product identification and decorative trim.
Northern Engraving is privately owned with the corporate headquarters in Sparta, Wisconsin. The company employs over 1000 people throughout facilities in Wisconsin (4), Minnesota and the United Kingdom.