Western Extrusions awarded Business of the Year 2022

The Chamber presented Carrollton-based manufacturing company Western Extrusions Corporation with the Business of the Year Award honoring businesses who do an extraordinary job for their employees, provide employee incentives for staying with the company, offer additional training that leads to promotion, or gives back through community involvement. Winners are voted on by the Chamber Board of Directors.

“Carrollton has been Western Extrusions’ home for more than 40 years and the company intends on staying at least that many more,” Daniel Campos, Vice President Human Resources, said. “Western Extrusions appreciates the ability to partner with the City and the Metrocrest Chamber. We are truly honored by this recognition and look forward to another great year.”

Thanks to Western Extrusions’ efforts and donations, Carrollton Fire Rescue (CFR) purchased 1,000 free residential smoke alarms in January to install in at-risk areas of the City, partnered to create the ”Last Mile” transportation solution for its employees to and from the transit station, and donated money to launch PulsePoint, a free phone app designed to fill the gap in response time between a 911 call of a cardiac arrest incident and when paramedics arrive. In December, the City of Carrollton awarded Western Extrusions the Environmental Distinction Award for leadership in creating a sustainable future in its facilities and in the community. Western Extrusions is also a supporter of Metrocrest Services and has been instrumental in helping fund the new Metrocrest Services building.

The company has a great recruiting program with 67 percent of new hires coming from our internal referral program, Campos said. In a very difficult hiring environment, Western Extrusions was able to hire 174 employees in 2021. The company recently implemented annual Longevity Awards, provided free COVID-19 vaccination clinics for employees and their family members, paid sick time during COVID-19 to encourage employees to stay home, and allowed employees to use vacation time during the 2021 winter storm. Western Extrusions is currently working with underserved communities throughout the DFW area to hire and train these individuals and bring them on board.

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