New North firms earn environmental honors

Several New North companies are among 22 state firms nominated for the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Awards.

Area firms making the list are: Briess Industries Inc. of Chilton; Coating Excellence International LLC of Wrightstown; Eden Stone Company/Valders Stone & Marble of Eden; Fox River Fiber Co. of De Pere; Green Bay Packaging of Green Bay; Integrys Energy Group Inc. of Green Bay; the Menasha Corp. of Neenah; Orion Energy Systems of Manitowoc; and WS Packaging Group of Algoma.

The 2011 Business Friend of the Environment Awards are presented by the Wisconsin Environmental Working Group (WEWG), an affiliate of WMC. Winners will be honored during a May 12 awards ceremony in Waukesha.