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RIMA names Cooley Group 2011 Manufacturer of the Year

November 3rd, 2011 / By: / Industry News

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association names Cooley Group<br /> 2011 Manufacturer of the Year

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association names Cooley Group
2011 Manufacturer of the Year

The Cooley Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance commercial fabrics based on sustainable chemistry, has announced that it has been chosen by The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) to receive the 2011 John Hazen White Sr. Commitment to Manufacturing Award. Accepting the award on Cooley’s behalf is Cooley Group Chairman P. Robert Siener Jr., who joined the organization in 1947. The award will be formally presented to Mr. Siener at a black-tie ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Rhode Island State House.

“I am pleased to accept this award on behalf of all the Cooley employees who have been instrumental to our proven performance over the past 85 years,” said Bob Siener. “Our people and our focus on developing innovative solutions based on sustainable chemistry have made Cooley a global leader in engineered membranes and commercial graphics.”

Mr. Siener is a well-known and respected leader in both the manufacturing and business arena, and has presided over much of Cooley’s innovation, growth and performance. Over the course of his career, he is credited with transforming Cooley from just another Rhode Island textile company into a global manufacturer with product sales in more than 20 countries on six continents.

The award, presented annually since 2001, is bestowed upon an organization that has demonstrated growth and made significant contributions to the community in which it resides. Criteria for determining each year’s winner include commitment to employees, commitment to suppliers, commitment to customers and commitment to community.

Source: Cooley Group

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