The Manufacturers Alliance will present the governor’s manufacturer of the year award to EDCO Products, which has been based in Hopkins for more than 70 years.

EDCO is one of the oldest domestic metal fabricators, the largest manufacturer of pre-finished metal siding products in the U.S. and the only true full-line manufacturer of exterior building materials, according to its website. The company’s products include siding, roofing, soffit, fascia, trim, rainware and gutter systems.

The award recognizes manufacturers who exhibit openness in sharing their experiences with their peers in a cooperative fashion. This is exemplified by the company’s willingness to share improvement practices to strengthen the competitiveness of fellow manufacturers.

“EDCO Products has been a great Hopkins supporter for many years. They have made invaluable contributions to the city,” said Hopkins Mayor Molly Cummings, who noted the company’s partnership with ICA Food Shelf.

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