MIDDLETON — Salem Metal Inc. was recognized as Manufacturer of the Year for the Middlesex District in a ceremony last week at the Statehouse.
The award was given to Salem Metal, a precision sheet metal manufacturer on North Main Street in Middleton, for its pursuit and dedication to the sustainability and advancement of Massachusetts manufacturing.
The Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus hosted the ceremony, which took place on Oct. 22 and honored 77 manufacturing companies in the state. House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy each spoke.
James and Jason Vining, the father and son who started Salem Metal, accepted the award.
“Receiving this award was a true honor,” said Jason Vining, company president, in a statement. “We have received so much support from our community over the years, and our expanded facility in Middleton is allowing us to innovate beyond even what my father and I dreamed about when we began planning it more than three years ago.”
State Sen. Bruce Tarr, whose district includes Middleton, nominated Salem Metal for the award.
Salem Metal was founded in Salem in 1970 and moved to Lonergan Road in Middleton 32 years ago. The company just relocated this year to a new, 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on Route 114 in Middleton. It employs about 70 people.