Success at Fives Giddings & Lewis Open House

Fives Giddings & Lewis 160th Anniversary welcomed approximately 1,000 visitors.

Fives Giddings & Lewis Celebrates a Successful 160 Years

Fives Giddings & Lewis 160th anniversary open house was a hugely popular event; approximately 1,000 people were welcomed and toured the facility. Thursday, June 20th brought suppliers, customers, channel partners, media and others within the machine-tool industry to Fond du Lac to celebrate this monumental event. On Saturday, June 22nd employees and their families, as well as retirees and the community joined the celebration. This was only the second time in 160 years that the plant was open to the public. The visitors learned about Fives’ rich history, its current products, and caught a glimpse of what the future holds. 

Fives Giddings & Lewis received awards and commemorations for its success and longevity. The Fond du Lac City Council President presented the company with a Proclamation commemorating 160 years of business and community involvement. Congressman Glenn Grothman presented a Congressional Commendation congratulating Fives Giddings & Lewis for 160 years, and wishing it continued growth in the City of Fond du Lac. Furthermore, Siemens, one of the supplier partners, presented Fives leadership with a Signature Partner Award, thanking them for a strong relationship developed over time and built for the future.  

Fives Giddings & Lewis was happy to welcome all the participants and to use this anniversary to express its gratitude. “The success of the company over the last 160 years would not have been possible without the support of our employees, customers, suppliers, partners and the local community,“ said Jason Melcher, Chief Marketing Officer for Fives Metal Cutting | Composites group, which includes Fives Giddings & Lewis.