Phoenix Electric honored as ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

State Rep. Jeff Roy (D-Franklin), Steve Simo and Meredith Cook of Phoenix Electric, and State Rep. Bill Galvin (D-Canton)

State Rep. Jeff Roy (D-Franklin), Steve Simo and Meredith Cook of Phoenix Electric, and State Rep. Bill Galvin (D-Canton)

Phoenix Electric Corporation of Canton recently received a Manufacturer of the Year award at a State House ceremony. The company was nominated by State Representative Bill Galvin (D-Canton).

Phoenix manufactures custom switchgear products for power transmission and distribution companies. They employ over 80 people in Canton, where they design and manufacture products that are used worldwide. Phoenix supplied equipment to both the Hoover Dam and the Grand Coulee Dam, which are some of the largest hydroelectric stations in the United States.

“It is truly an honor to be nominated and recognized today as one of the Manufacturers of the Year for Massachusetts,” said company president Paul Clark. “Phoenix Electric Corp. has been a proud member of the Canton business community for more than 40 years, without whose support we would not be who we are today. On behalf of all the employees, I want to thank Representative Galvin and the House of Representatives for this recognition.”

“I recently toured Phoenix and was very impressed with their work,” Galvin said. “Phoenix employs expert engineers and technicians who create tailor-made manufacturing products. They are leading the way in their field. They are a wonderful company to have in Canton, and I was very happy to nominate them for Manufacturer of the Year.”

This was the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus’ second annual manufacturing award ceremony. Fifty-three manufacturers were honored and had the opportunity to showcase their innovative and revolutionary manufacturing capabilities and products. The event included companies who make electronic storage systems, spheres, badges, network devices, bicycles, textiles, and beer. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, and Housing & Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash offered remarks at the ceremony.

Established in 2014, the Manufacturing Caucus includes more than 60 legislators from around the commonwealth. The lawmakers focus on increasing training for manufacturing employees, encourage innovation by helping start-ups access resources, and help expand apprenticeship opportunities in key manufacturing sectors. The caucus fosters collaboration between manufacturers, community colleges, technical high schools, and regional workforce boards.

“The House is proud to support workforce development programs, initiatives that weave together innovation industries with the manufacturing sector like the UMass Innovation Voucher program, and MassMEP,” said House Speaker Robert DeLeo. “The manufacturers recognized today represent the lifeblood of Massachusetts’ economy. They’ve demonstrated that it’s possible to be an enduring force in their local communities while also working to ensure that manufacturing is a responsive, inclusive, and dynamic sector. I thank them for their leadership and look forward to continued collaboration.”

“We recognized 53 manufacturers who have had an impact on our economy, created jobs, and are contributing to the renaissance of manufacturing in our state by truly making it in Massachusetts,” said Rep. Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin), House chair of the Legislature’s Manufacturing Caucus. “Massachusetts is positioned to be number one in manufacturing in the United States, and these companies are all a large part of our success story. And I am delighted that we had the opportunity to honor them and showcase their innovative and revolutionary manufacturing capabilities and products.”

Massachusetts is home to world-class makers of everything from machinery to biopharmaceuticals to jet engines. According to the recently launched Manufacturing in Massachusetts website, 10.1 percent of the commonwealth’s total economic output is tied to manufacturing and $26 billion in manufactured goods were exported from the commonwealth in 2016. Roughly 250,000 employees work in the manufacturing sector in Massachusetts, comprising 7.8 percent of the total workforce in the state.

For further information, the “MAKE IT” in Massachusetts website ( is the direct connection to all of the resources available on manufacturing in the commonwealth.

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