Saginaw, MI – March 18, 2019 —
Duperon Corporation has been recognized as the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Distinguished Alumni – Most Engaged Workplace, by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, an awards program honoring Michigan's successful growth companies.
Duperon will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fifteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 8, 2019 in Lansing, Mich.
Established in 1985, Duperon Corporation has spent more than 30 years working in conjunction with municipalities, contractors, and engineers to provide simple mechanical solutions in maintaining water flow. The company’s philosophy of “two parts is one part too many,” has led to the development of technologies that lead the market in ease of maintenance and cost of ownership. They serve water utilities and industrial water treatment customers, inventing, designing, assembling, marketing, and selling patented liquids/solids separation equipment from their 70,000 square-foot facility in Saginaw.
“I’m honored to lead a team that is making a meaningful impact on the world,” said Duperon Corporation President Mark Turpin. “This award is a reflection on our employees, who share their talents and hearts to lift up their communities though organizations like Water for People, Jammin’ 4 Water, Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN) Council, YWCA, Girls on the Run, faith-based groups, and many others. Committed to providing Duperon employees the opportunity to engage in their communities, and setting a visible example themselves, founder Terry Duperon and CEO Tammy Bernier have built a legacy of giving back, of being up to something bigger than ourselves.”
The Michigan 50 Most Engaged Workplace Award recognizes a previous Michigan 50 Companies to Watch recipient for increased contributions to their community and fostering a creative, collaborative workplace culture. To be considered for this award, Duperon demonstrated an increase in full-time equivalent W2 employees since originally receiving the Michigan 50 award in 2006, obtained at least $1.25 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, provided significant contributions to the community through volunteer hours, financial support to families in need or nonprofits, demonstrated a continued commitment to social responsibility and a track record of a creative, collaborative workplace culture.
Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.
The Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Alumni Awards are presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. The program received over 600 award nominations in 2019.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a collaboration of trusted statewide founding organizations who offer resources for small businesses. Since 2005, Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala has placed a spotlight on how small businesses positively impact our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting and celebrating small businesses in Michigan.
The Michigan Small Business Development Center is the managing partner of Michigan Celebrates Small Business in 2019. Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by the Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration – Michigan, Edward Lowe Foundation, Michigan Business Network, and the Small Business Association of Michigan.
Founding sponsors are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, AF Group, and Dynamic Edge, Inc.
Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.org.
About Duperon Corporation
Duperon is the leader in innovative preliminary liquids/solids separation systems. For more than 30 years, Duperon has provided simple solutions for coarse screening, fine screening, low flow screening, perforated screening, washing compacting, and conveying. Duperon technologies are designed and manufactured in Saginaw, Michigan. www.duperon.com