FUSION PRESS & AWARDS
Fusion's Industry Leadership
With Fusion OEM, your outsourced product development and private label manufacturing are in good hands – the hands of a contract manufacturing industry leader.
What makes us the industry leader? Don’t take our word for it.
Check out Fusion’s press coverage and awards received, and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Fusion OEM has made the 2017 list of Forbes Small Giants, a recognition awarded to 25 small businesses that “value greatness over growth, have been acknowledged as outstanding by others in their field and are engaged in initiatives from which any business can gain insights”. This one-time award places Fusion in the company of local esteemed companies such as Integrated Project Management, Basecamp, Tasty Catering, ABT Electronics, and Radio Flyer. Based on the best-selling book by Bo Burlingham, companies receiving this award have mastered six factors:
- The Leader Factor
- The Community Factor
- The Customer/Supplier Factor
- The Employee Factor
- The Margin Factor
- The Passion Factor
Fellow businesses in the Small Giants community have worked to remain stable while also providing a great environment for their employees. Moreover, they were selected for having a focus on their customers, delivering quality products, and avoiding the growth-at-all costs mentality that can hinder many small companies.
At Fusion OEM, we understand that people are the primary source of our competitive advantage. As we all have heard before, products can easily be copied, technological innovation can prove fleeting, and more facilities can be built, but the quality of manufacturing talent, its passion and commitment, is nearly impossible to duplicate. As the great Jim Collins states, Packard’s Law (David Packard of HP) in the book How the Mighty Fall, “No company can consistently grow revenues faster than its ability to get enough of the right people to implement that growth and still become a great company. [And] if a company consistently grows revenue faster than its ability to get enough of the right people to implement that growth, it will not simply stagnate; it will fail.” As a privately held company, we have the luxury of not being pressured to grow any faster than we can find the right people, and that has earned us this prestigious recognition. We are honored to now be part of the Small Giants community.
Fusion OEM celebrated being among the companies that were named to the 17th annual Daily Herald Business Ledger's Annual Best Places to Work in Illinois program. Winners were ranked based on a written survey of the company and interviews with a sampling of its employees. We originally applied for the award to get a low-cost outside source to benchmark where we were and to identify opportunities for improvement. Rather than hire a HR Consultant, we wanted a simple and relatively inexpensive method to sample genuine feedback from our team. Results from this thorough employee sample confirmed what we already knew: employee engagement is the fuel that drives the value of our company. The companies winning the award enjoyed an over 75 percent employee engagement rate, according to Best Companies Group President Peter Burke.
When times get rough, it could be easy to forget the ‘people’ element and focus sights solely on hitting financial targets. Yet prioritizing a sound culture of transparency allows us to retain top talent and reap the benefits of a loyal workforce committed to the future success of our contract manufacturing business.