9/5/2019

Fives Giddings & Lewis 160th Anniversary Open House a Success

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Fives Giddings & Lewis 160th anniversary open house was a hugely popular event.

Fives Giddings & Lewis 160th anniversary open house was a hugely popular event. Approximately 1,000 people were welcomed and toured the facility. Thursday, June 20, brought suppliers, customers, channel partners, media and others within the machine tool industry to Fond Du Lac, WI, to celebrate the event. On Saturday, June 22, employees and their families, as well as retires and the community joined the celebration. This was only the second time in 160 years that the plant was open to the public. Visitors learned about the company’s history, its current products and caught a glimpse of what the future holds. The company was happy to welcome all the participants and to express its gratitude.

The company received awards and commemorations for its success and longevity. The Fond Du Lac City Council President presented the company with a proclamation commemorating 160 years of business and community involvement. Congressman Glenn Grothman presented a Congressional Commendation congratulating the company, wishing it continued growth in the city. Supplier partner Siemens presented Fives leadership with a Signature Partner Award, thanking them for a strong relationship developed over time and built for the future.

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