May 21, 2003
Stockholm, Sweden, May 21, 2003 - Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a company within the Atlas Copco Group, received the prestigious American Eagle Award from the Industrial Supply Manufacturers Association (ISMA) in New Orleans, LA, USA. Daniel Perry, Milwaukee’s President, accepted the award for the overall winner that recognizes corporate activities that best promote the principles of the American Free Enterprise System. This is the second consecutive time Milwaukee has won the overall award.
“We take our role as leaders of the American Free Enterprise System, as well as leaders in the communities we live and work in, very seriously,” says Perry. “Our employees enjoy working as representatives of Milwaukee Electric Tool and also look forward to contributing individually to make a difference in the lives of those in need.”
The American Eagle Awards program was established in 1975. The awards program recognizes companies that have best demonstrated the benefits of a free enterprise system to their respective communities and/or employees. Milwaukee was chosen from among 600 U.S. manufacturers, 40 of whom submitted entries for this award.
The Industrial Supply Manufacturers Association (ISMA), formerly the American Supply and Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (ASMMA), represents nearly 600 member companies in the United States and Canada that manufacture a variety of maintenance, repair, operating, and production supplies used in industry. Founded in 1905, ISMA is the choice of North American manufacturers who want to enhance an efficient and cost-effective supply of their MROP products to the industrial marketplace.
CONTACT: Richard S. Peterson, Brand Media Manager, Milwaukee Electric Tool Co.
Phone + 1 262 783 8226, [email protected]
Cathrine Gustafsdahl, Communications Manager, Atlas Copco AB,
Phone +46 8 743 8074, [email protected]
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, a company within the Atlas Copco Group, has more than 2,000 employees. It is a leading producer and seller of heavy-duty portable electric tools and accessories worldwide. More information is available on the company’s web site www.milwaukeetools.com.
Atlas Copco is an international industrial Group with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2002, the Group had revenues of close to SEK 48 billion (EUR 5.2 billion), with 98% of revenues outside Sweden, and about 26,000 employees. The Group produces and markets compressed air equipment and generators, construction and mining equipment, electric and pneumatic tools, and assembly systems and offers related service and equipment rental. The Atlas Copco Group includes famous brands such as Atlas Copco, RSC, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Chicago Pneumatic, and AEG Power Tools. More information can be found on the web site www.atlascopco-group.com.