Auburn Manufacturing Inc. was recently presented with the Heroes of Manufacturing Award. From left are Rhonda Cox, executive assistant; Kathie Leonard, president; and Wayne Messer, senior project manager at Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which nominated the company.

MECHANIC FALLS — The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership recently presented Auburn Manufacturing Inc. with the Heroes of Manufacturing Award.

Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership nominated the company because of its positive impact on the Maine economy and contribution to the community.

Each year the Heroes of Manufacturing award is presented to two manufacturers chosen from across the country to represent the many leaders, workers and manufacturers who strive to improve lives by making their communities and economies better and stronger.

Auburn Manufacturing is an industry leader in the manufacture of advanced textiles for extreme-heat environments. The company manufactures its products in Maine and sells to 30 countries worldwide.

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