November 13, 2018
STORMY KROMER NAMED “COOLEST THING MADE IN MICHIGAN”
AT 2018 MFG EXCELLENCE AWARDS
IRONWOOD, MI (November 13, 2018) – On Thursday, November 8, Stormy Kromer was awarded the title of the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan for its Original Stormy Kromer cap at the Second Annual Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) awards held in Lansing. The People’s Choice Award was the culmination of a months-long social media campaign which narrowed a wide variety of Michigan-made products down to a competitive Top 10 ten list that was open to public voting.
“It means a tremendous amount to us to know that Michigan loves our iconic cap as much as we love to make it,” said Gina Thorsen, president of Stormy Kromer, a division of Jacquart Fabric Products.
In a world that often defaults to disposable, the company remains committed to making high-quality gear that is made to last a lifetime. The original Stormy Kromer cap has been in existence for more than 100 winters thanks to a dedicated group of hard-working employees that take great pride in crafting products that are representative of the legacy of Stormy Kromer.
“When you talk about cool and Michigan-made, the competition is intense; Michigan manufacturers innovate on a scale rivaling anything found in the world and they do it while utilizing the world’s best talent and finest quality,” said Chuck Hadden, MMA president and CEO. “The original Stormy Kromer cap is iconic in its look and has survived and thrived through countless Michigan winters to become an accessory that everyone wants to have. I congratulate the entire Stormy Kromer team on creating not just a cool product, but the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan.”
To see firsthand that craftmanship isn’t a lost art, visitors of all ages are invited to take the free Factory Tour that is offered Monday through Friday at 1:30 pm (central standard time). To learn more about Stormy Kromer, please visit www.stormykromer.com, including to sign up for a tour or take the virtual version.
For a full list of the Top 10 Finalists, please visit https://mimfg.org/Articles/ArticleId/370/ announcing-the-top-10-finalists-for-the-coolest-thing-made-in-michigan-peoples-choice-award.
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Established in 1903, Stormy Kromer is an outdoor apparel company comprised of genuine, hardworking artisans who strive to provide classic, yet contemporary products with the same passion, purity and practicality as the first Stormy Kromer cap over a century ago. Located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, today Stormy Kromer proudly continues its tradition of hand-crafting American made products and supporting American made jobs. For more information, visit www.stormykromer.com.