Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., a global leader in off-highway truck customization, was awarded the 2019 Barry L. MacLean Manufacturer of the Year award by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA). The third-generation, family-owned company accepted the award at the IMA’s annual luncheon Friday, December 6, which celebrated innovators, entrepreneurs, and creators that drive the state and national economy.
“Philippi-Hagenbuch represents the very best of American manufacturing, and we are proud to present them with this award,” said Mark Denzler, president and CEO of the IMA.
In its 50-year history, Philippi-Hagenbuch has often been at the forefront of innovation for custom-engineered, off-highway haul truck equipment. The company has pioneered more than 150 domestic and international patents and innovations for off-highway truck bodies, on-board weighing systems and black-box technology. Philippi-Hagenbuch’s innovations have increased safety and productivity for operators across the globe in numerous industries including aggregates, mining and construction.
“I would like to thank our Philippi-Hagenbuch associates, past and present, whose dedication and forward-thinking have allowed us to become a global leader in haul truck usage and innovation,” said Danette Swank, president of Philippi-Hagenbuch.