Bloomington, Minn. – April 18, 2019 – GN Hearing, a global leader in hearing aid technology with North American headquarters in Bloomington, Minn., has been named a 2019 Manufacturer of the Year (large company category) by the Manufacturers Alliance. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minn.
“Hearing loss is a major health issue in this country, and around the world,” says Jesper Thaysen, vice president of operations for GN Hearing in North America. “This award validates our everyday effort to make the best hearing aids possible, allowing people to hear more, do more and be more.”
The company was specifically recognized for a commitment to continuous improvement efforts and employee training. In 2015, GN Hearing joined with Normandale Community College to implement a three-year Minnesota Job Skills Partnership training grant. To date, more than 500 employees have been trained though the Normandale curriculum, and more than 1,100 company improvements have been implemented.
The 2019 Manufacturer of the Year award was open to manufacturers with operations in Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa trade areas, recognizing companies committed to continuous improvement and sharing best practices within the manufacturing community.
Manufacturer of the Year: GN Hearing employees produce and ship more than 6,000 hearing aids and hearing-aid related items each business day from their Bloomington, Minn. facility.
About GN Hearing
GN Hearing is the medical device division of the GN Group, a global leader in intelligent audio solutions. GN Hearing is dedicated to making life sound better by developing hearing technology solutions that transform lives, leading the industry in superior sound quality and connectivity. Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019, the GN Group employs more than 5,500 people worldwide, and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO). GN Hearing’s North American headquarters are based in Bloomington, Minn.