PHOENIX, AZ – February 28, 2006. Phoenix-based Lincoln Laser Company has been recognized by The Arizona Association of Industries as the Arizona Manufacturer of the Year for 2006 in the Small Business Category. The annual competition, open to all manufacturers statewide, is judged by an independent panel of industry peers in recognition of excellence in products manufactured, use of technology in the manufacturing process, steps taken to benefit the environment, management philosophy and entrepreneurial leadership within the organization. Lincoln Laser Company, a unanimous selection, joins Intel Corporation (Large Business) and ArmorWorks (Medium Business) as 2006 recipients of the award, presented February 28th at a ceremony held at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Accepting on behalf of Lincoln Laser Company were Chief Financial Officer Robert J. Lemancik and Chief Operating Officer Glenn E. Stutz.
Lincoln Laser Company was founded more than 3 decades ago by Arizona entrepreneur and philanthropist David C. Lincoln whose primary objective was to create a source of viable employment for the people of Arizona. From its early years as a manufacturer of precision components for the emerging laser scanning industry, the company today designs and builds complex, highly customized electro-optic and electro-mechanical systems for its customers across a broad range of industries around the world.
“We have incorporated higher standards of accountability into our corporate culture in order to compete in a highly competitive marketplace and to better serve our customers” states Robert S. Nehrbas, Jr., Lincoln Laser Company President and CEO. Nehrbas, who joined the company 25 years ago as a Thin Film Coating Engineer, continued “At the same time we have continued to embrace our philosophy of putting our people first and fostering a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie in our workplace, we will continue to grow and evolve in pace with an industry that changes literally every day. It is an extraordinary honor and privilege to be recognized as Manufacturer of the Year and the highest compliment one could pay our employees who truly deserve all credit for this distinction.”
About The Arizona Association of Industries
The Arizona Association of Industries (AAI) is the largest manufacturing/industrial trade association in the state of Arizona. Founded in 1964, AAI is also the state affiliate to the National Association of Manufacturers. For more information visit its website at www.azind.org.
About Lincoln Laser Company
Lincoln Laser Company is an Engineering and Manufacturing Company. The company specializes in custom-built high precision laser systems and optical components. Its products can be found in a broad variety of industries ranging from food inspection to the biotech and semi-conductor industry. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Lincoln Laser Company is the manufacturer of choice for many well-known companies around the globe. For more information, please visit its website at www.lincolnlaser.com.