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Fives Joins Woman in Manufacturing Association

Fives has joined the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) as a corporate member, signaling the company’s commitment to the success and growth of women in the manufacturing industry.

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Fives has joined the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) as a corporate member, signaling the company’s commitment to the success and growth of women in the manufacturing industry. WiM is the national trade association dedicated to year-round support for women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing sector. It offers tools, training and thought leadership to help companies identify and advance women leaders in the industry.

Fives highlighted its’ membership with WiM during the grand opening ceremony of its North American headquarters for Fives Intralogistics Corporation in Louisville, KY, February 12, 2020, aligning with its new brand signature statement “Industry can do it”.

The association with WiM furthers Fives’ commitment to proactively promote the development and advancement of young professionals interested in manufacturing-based careers.


Industry can do it’ is our approach and strong conviction that industry is the answer to every challenge:  Environmental, technological, societal and economic,” said Frédéric Sanchez, chairman and CEO of Fives Group. “It is the pioneering spirit and the commitment of our employees that has enabled Fives to play a major role in every industrial revolution throughout its’ 207-year history.”

The U.S. is one of the company’s key markets for growth as the company expands its regional reach, providing proximity to the customers and markets it serves, while supporting the Groups’ growing presence worldwide. As a leading global supplier for a wide variety of industries, Fives is recognized for numerous groundbreaking developments, including projects involving the Eiffel Tower, The Space Needle, and The Hubble Telescope; to name a few. Fives continues its legacy of success, supporting the modernization of industry across the markets it serves, driven by digitization, connectivity-Industry 4.0, 3D metal composites additive manufacturing, and much more.

Allison Grealis, WiM president, expressed excitement about Fives joining WiM’s corporate member ranks, stating, “WiM is thrilled to welcome Fives to our corporate member community.  Corporate members are dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry, and we look forward to partnering with Fives to offer valuable educational and networking opportunities to its employees.”