Source: Dynamic Fitness & Strength
The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation is thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2015 Paragon Award is Dynamic Fitness & Strength. The EDC presents the Paragon Award annually to a local business that is a model of economic excellence through business expansion and development, job creation, and innovation.
Founded in 2011, Dynamic was a startup that specialized in contract steel fabrication – primarily sheet cutting and welding. A few years later they began to develop and manufacture their own product line of fitness equipment. Today you can find Dynamic’s strength and fitness products in the training facilities of the best professional and collegiate sports programs in the country.
In the past year, Dynamic Fitness and Strength has made a significant investment in both our community and their employees. In 2015, they began an expansion that will generate 75 new jobs in the upcoming three years. As part of this expansion, Dynamic began a $15 million renovation on their new Gateway Industrial Park location. Dynamic Fitness and Strength’s investment in on-the-job training for their employees, and their use of cutting edge manufacturing technology, has and will continue to make a tremendous positive impact on our community.
Prior recipients of the Paragon Award include JAMF Software, Indianhead Foodservice Distributors, Hi-Crush Proppants, and Bush Brothers. The Paragon Award is sponsored by Royal Credit Union – the first recipient of the Paragon Award in 2001. Royal Credit Union continues to support the Paragon Award to honor the companies that have made a tremendous impact in our community.
“Recognizing companies that are making an impact in our communities is important. Good news is exciting and motivating.” states Rudy Pereira, CEO of Royal Credit Union. “It’s rewarding to know that several companies have been honored for the tremendous impact they have made in providing new quality jobs, new technologies, facility expansions, and building a better educated and trained workforce. RCU is proud to sponsor this award and pleased that the EDC continues to award it.”
Every year, members of the Eau Claire Area community nominate local businesses that have had a significant economic impact on our community. All received nominations are evaluated on the business’s community impact through: the creation of new, quality jobs; recent or current expansion of an existing facility, the construction of a new facility, or substantial investment in capital equipment; increasing the overall tax base; being committed to the continued education and training of their workforce; innovations in the development of new technologies and products. To submit a nomination, visit http://www.eauclaire-wi.com/services/paragon-award/