Celebrating the Companies of the “Year of Women in Manufacturing”
Highlighting Essential ‘MADE in New Jersey’ Manufacturers that Drive NJ Forward
GENERAL TECHNICAL SERVICES L.L.C. (GTS)
Founded in 1986, this women-owned small business provides technical, management, and administrative support to US Government agencies, universities, and industry partners. This Wall, NJ, company is led by two trailblazing Co-CEOs, Barbara J. McGivney and Mari C. Kovach. Both of their extensive backgrounds as government and industry employees have turned GTS into an industry leader. Their team has been instrumental in supporting clients through complex R&D program management that ensures the US remains a technological leader. These women are incredible role models, and their company is a tremendous example for the ‘Year of Women in Manufacturing’.
GROEZINGER PROVISIONS, INC.
Headquartered in Neptune City, NJ, this women-owned business produces two food brands that are nationally renowned. This ‘MADE in New Jersey’ company is led by Alexandra Groezinger who is President and CEO of her family business. Her background and familiarity in the business has put Groezinger in a better position for growth. This manufacturer uses the highest quality of ingredients free of artificial colors, preservatives, fillers, hormones, and antibiotics and their brands such as Alexian Pâté & Specialty Meats and Groezinger Brand European Style Meats are distributed nationwide and throughout parts of the globe. Her exceptional leadership has turned the business into an amazing success story and one that exemplifies the ‘Year of Women in Manufacturing’.
This Englewood, NJ manufacturer is a leading supplier for dressings, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sauces, and oils. Bella Baker, Human Resources Manager has been instrumental in Stratas Foods’ success. Through her determination and dedication, this company has been a North American food manufacturing industry leader and innovator with facilities across the country. This manufacturer’s RDI Center is recognized for developing, testing, and creating a prototype for a vast array of innovative oil and sauce products. Stratas is a wonderful example of companies that fit the ‘Year of Women in Manufacturing’ theme. They give women like Baker the ability to explore and grow in the manufacturing field.
STATEWIDE HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF NJ (SHCCNJ)
This organization, located in Lyndhurst, NJ promotes the continued growth and development of New Jersey businesses. Aixa G. López, P.E., their Operations Oversight embodies the organization’s mission to encourage business growth in the state. Her extensive background in manufacturing and engineering has been invaluable for SHCCNJ and its partners. This CTI Certified Chamber organization assists their members find business opportunities, promote trade for the NJ business community and serves as an advocate for small business in the political process. SHCCNJ is a perfect example for the “Year of Women in Manufacturing” because they value talented women like Lopez and give them the opportunity to flourish.
JOIN THE LIST OF OVER 11,000 BUSINESSES THAT CALL NJ HOME
The businesses mentioned above have leadership that were interviewed over the course of 2022 as part of the ‘Year of Women in Manufacturing’ initiative. This section in Manufacturing Matters Magazine is usually set aside for new ‘MADE in New Jersey’ manufacturing companies but there is no better way to end the year than to recognize the organizations and the women that helped shine a light on the incredible women driving the industry forward.
Manufacturing is a critical part of the New Jersey economy. These businesses play a vital role in their local community and have proven to be essential to the state and nation. ‘MADE in New Jersey’ is a complimentary program that helps highlight these businesses which are incredible economic stimulators and providers of competitive employment opportunities. With over 11,000 manufacturers that make their products right here in New Jersey, be sure to check back every week for the latest ‘MADE in New Jersey’ manufacturer shoutouts! Sign up on NJMEP’s website to become a ‘MADE in New Jersey’ member or by contacting email@example.com.
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