Eriez receives Erie County award

Kerry Clines

February 19, 2013

Left to right: John Elliott, president and  CEO, Economic Development Corp.; Charlie Ingram, vice president of sales and marketing, Eriez; Jack Munch, 2012 chairman, Economic Development Corp.

Eriez Magnetics was presented with the Keystone Award from the Erie County Economic Development Corp. (EDC) on Jan. 17. Charlie Ingram, vice president of sales and marketing, accepted the award on behalf of Eriez.

The Erie County EDC presents the award to a local company for making an extraordinary impact on the region and an unparalleled contribution to the local economy. This is only the second time the award has been given. 

According to the EDC, from its beginnings in a garage on West 7th Street to a multi-million dollar company recognized around the world, Eriez Magnetics has never wavered from its mission statement driven by the Golden Rule. Since the beginning, Eriez has operated with its own management compass.

The EDC also recognized Eriez as a company that is still growing after seven decades without a work stoppage. The award also singled out the Merwin family and its treatment of employees as valuable partners as a tradition that continues today.

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