Solberg Receives Special Environmental Sustainability Award
November 18, 2013
The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, has received a special award for environmental sustainability at the 14th Annual Manufacturing Awards of Distinction.
The Environmental Sustainability Award recognized Solberg for its innovation in commercializing a new fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free foam product. RE-HEALING™ Foam (RF) concentrates are high performance fluorine-free firefighting foams for use on Class B fuel fires. RE-HEALNG Foam is also used to prevent re-ignition of exposed fuels and provides vapor suppression. Hosted by Advance, the economic development division of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual venue honors manufacturers who bring excellence to Northeast Wisconsin manufacturing.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke at the annual banquet and participated in the awards ceremony. "Of the best and worst states for new manufacturing jobs, we're number five in the country. We're in the top five for overall new manufacturing in the entire United States," Governor Walker said. The Governor went on to say manufacturing contributed to nearly $50 billion to Wisconsin's gross state product last year and added more than 19,000 jobs between 2011 and 2012.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Steve Hansen, General Manager of Solberg. “We are profoundly committed to developing high performing foam products that have an environment-friendly profile to protect our fragile environment. Our advanced products and manufacturing processes enable Solberg to fulfill its mission to provide our customers with innovative firefighting foam technologies and performance products wherever they are needed.”
Congratulations Team Solberg!