ROCKFORD, Ill. - The Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce awarded the 21st Century Manufacturer of the Year Award to Eclipse Inc. at the company’s annual manufacturers’ dinner.

The award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding company that has used technology to remain competitive and grow in the 21st century. The judges evaluate each entrant on the criteria of growth, innovation, and productivity accomplishments. They also review the leadership, teamwork, and innovation/creativity of the company when making a final decision.

In addition to this award, Rep. Donald Manzullo (Ill.) presented Eclipse a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

Eclipse leaders, Douglas Perks, chairman of the board and CEO, and Lachlan Perks, president and COO, credit the entire Eclipse family for their continued innovative approach and customer-focused teamwork over the past several years, in propelling Eclipse toward this prestigious recognition.

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Publication date:04/09/2007