WICHITA, Kan. – The Grasshopper Company was chosen as “2014 Company of the Year” by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Chapter 52, and received recognition from the organization at a Dec. 9 ceremony.

Grasshopper Company President Stan Guyer accepted the award during the Society’s annual installation of officers. Grasshopper was recognized due, in part, for manufacturing processes observed during a tour of the company’s headquarters and factory located in Moundridge, Kansas, in May 2014 in comparison to other manufacturing facilities toured during the year. The company’s products, consisting of commercial-grade zero-turn mowers and grounds maintenance systems, were also factored into the award.

Photo: Receiving the award at the Dec. 9 SME 52 ceremony are Ryan Wiebe, safety and environmental coordinator, and Stan Guyer, president, of The Grasshopper Company.