2019 Maine MEP Manufacturing Excellence Award Recipient
AUGUSTA, Maine: Steel-Pro Inc., a custom equipment manufacturer based in Rockland, will receive the 2019 Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) Manufacturing Excellence Award in a 10 a.m. ceremony on Thursday, October 3, 2019.
Steel-Pro, Inc. is a custom manufacturer of stainless steel pressure vessels, biopharmaceutical equipment, vacuum chambers and storage tanks. The company was started in 1978 by Chris Beebe and Fred Carey. In 2014 it was converted to an employee-owned company. MEMIC’s Hartley Webb observed, “It’s pretty clear that employee ownership can improve engagement, feedback, employee recruitment and retention in a tight labor market. You can see how it supports safety at Steel-Pro from the shop floor to leadership.”