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Guy & O’Neill Expands Footprint

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Apr 2, 2021 4:36:56 PM

Guy & O’Neill, Inc (Fredonia, WI) is expanding its building footprint due to increased growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working around the clock to manufacture disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizing products, and a variety of cleaning products, G&O continues to rapidly grow. 

The construction will begin Monday, April 5, 2021 on a 125,000-square-foot warehouse addition on the south end of 200 Industrial Drive. The new building will serve as a warehouse space complete with high-density racking, push-back racking, shipping offices and bathrooms. The addition will also include seven dock doors. 

“We continue to grow to meet the needs of our customers, and we need more warehouse space to handle the increased flow of raw materials and finished products through our facility.” said Patrick Weber, Supply Chain Director.  Added Jeff Brooks, CEO of Guy & O’Neill, “We are pleased to continue to invest in the Fredonia area and appreciative for the community’s support of Guy & O’Neill. This warehouse expansion helps support our infrastructure needs, and we continue to look for more employees to join our growing and thriving family.”

The project is due to be completed this fall.

Photo Courtesy of Ozaukee Press

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Guy & O’Neill receives National Top Workplace in Manufacturing 2021 Award

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Jan 27, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Guy & O’Neill, Inc has received national recognition in the manufacturing sector by Energage’s “Top Workplaces” program for Industry and Culture Excellence.

“This award is further evidence that we are improving our culture and community. Guy & O’Neill will continue to champion positive change in our culture and we are thankful to our employees for their active participation and engagement to continue to make G&O a thriving workplace.” said CEO Jeff Brooks.

This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments and contributions of a company across business-relevant culture categories, including Empowering Employees, Woman-Led, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Formal Training, Compensation, Work-Life Flex, Top Managers, and more.

Jeff added “Guy & O’Neill is growing and expanding, and we are committed to create a great place to work in an environment which brings out the best of each individual.

The results are based on data collected from Energage’s Top Workplace Survey taken by a company’s’ employees. See the full list here: https://topworkplaces.com/award/manufacturing/2021/150-499/y

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Tags: Top Workplace, Manufacturing, National Award, Excellence

G&O Welcomes the Fox 6 News WakeUp Crew

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Nov 25, 2020 4:00:00 PM

G&O recently welcomed the Fox 6 News WakeUp crew to our Fredonia, WI facility to feature G&O on their morning news program.  Fox 6 interviewed several employees throughout the morning to learn more about our history, our culture, the products we make, our high quality standards and how the products we make help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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GUY & O'NEILL WINS RECOGNITION AS ONE OF THE “NATION’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR® AWARD

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Jul 6, 2020 4:39:09 PM

Fredonia, WI, July 1, 2020 — Guy & O'Neill has been named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by the National Association For Business Resources for the year 2020. This is the second year in a row that G&O has achieved national-level recognition. 

Only companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building on a stronger community are awarded this honor. The program identifies and honors companies that deliver on exceptional human resource practices in such areas as employee commitment, information technology, financial services, and manufacturing and marketing services.

National recognition like this is not new for G&O, who is rapidly growing to become one of the leading manufacturing companies in the Milwaukee Metro area. G&O previously received the National Best & Brightest Award for the year 2019 as well as regional honors for both 2019 and 2020.

Jeff Brooks, Chief Executive Officer at Guy & O’Neill, said "On behalf of the entire G&O team, we are very excited to receive national recognition as a Best and Brightest Company for a second year in a row. We are very proud of our accomplishments and are committed to making our company an outstanding place to work and thrive.”

Visit https://thebestandbrightest.com/programs/winners/ for more information.

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Guy & O’Neill Announces New President and CEO

Posted by Guy & O'Neill, Inc. on Jun 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

June 15, 2020 - Guy & O’Neill today announced that Jeff D. Brooks has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. He succeeds Thomas A. Misgen who will resign from the company effective June 30, 2020 and become a consultant to Guy & O’Neill.

Mr. Brooks is a consumer products industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience at Procter & Gamble, including stints as CFO of the Global Pet Care division and the Prestige Beauty Care division as well as extensive merger & acquisition experience.

Bruce Pollack, Managing Director of Centre Partners, said: “Jeff brings an impressive suite of skills in leadership, strategy, and finance – and a track record of delivering transformative business results. He has played an instrumental role as a Director and as Executive Chairman, and we are very pleased to bring him on board as CEO to partner with our strong G&O team and accelerate our value creation plans.”

Jeff added, “It is my sincere thrill to join this amazing Guy & O’Neill team. We have tremendous opportunities to grow and am very excited to partner with the entire G&O organization to better meet customer needs, make this a great place to work, and help this company thrive.”

“I also want to thank Tom for the strong leadership he has bestowed on Guy & O’Neill during his 15-years of service. He has been a key architect of our historical growth plan and has been a major contributor to our success to-date,” added Brooks.

Mr. Brooks holds a B.S. in Management and an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

About Guy & O’Neill
Headquartered in Fredonia, Wisconsin, Guy & O’Neill Inc. is a leading consumer products company focused on the household cleaning, personal care, and pharmaceutical industries. The Company has a strong presence in the wet wipe and liquid-fill sub-sector, offering a value-added suite of services to its customers. Over the last several years, Guy & O’Neill has leveraged its strength in contract manufacturing to enter the private label market with a portfolio of new and innovative products. For more information, please visit www.guyandoneill.com

About Centre Partners
Founded in 1986, Centre Partners is a leading middle-market private equity firm focusing on the consumer and healthcare sectors, with offices in New York and Los Angeles and over $2 billion of equity capital invested in more than 80 transactions. Centre Partners seeks to partner with founders and management teams to build exceptional businesses. Centre Partners provides management teams access to its unique resources, which includes an extended network of experienced and proven operating executives. Additional information is available at www.centrepartners.com.

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