2019 Small-Medium Sized Manufacturer of the Year

mHUB And MxD Recognize M4 As Driving The Midwest’s Leadership In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Chicago, IL – October 3, 2019 — mHUB Chicago and MxD named M4 as the Fourth Revolution Awards’ Small-Medium Sized Manufacturer of the Year. The ceremony took place on October 2, 2019 at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago to highlight and celebrate leadership, innovation and achievements of the Midwest’s manufacturing ecosystem. 

The Small-Medium Sized Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes a small or mid-sized manufacturer that has demonstrated its excellence in business practices, innovative processes and productivity enhancements as well as contributions to its local community.

“It’s really incredible,” said Patricia Miller, CEO + Visionary of M4 during her acceptance speech. “We are honored to receive this award and accept it on behalf of all the small and medium-sized manufacturers that are working in the trenches, day in and day out, to push the envelope on what is possible in our industry.” 

M4 is a design and manufacturing house that makes meaningful products in plastic. As a plastics injection molder, it is redefining what it means to engage in manufacturing. Hiring a full-time industrial designer – Kyle Swen, founding partner of Astro Studios, Inc. and now Chief Design Officer of M4 – to launch the design-side of the business was an evolution for both M4 and the traditional manufacturing model. It challenges the status quo and sets M4 apart as a driver of the fourth revolution.

Last month, mHUB announced M4 as one of the five finalists in the Small-Medium Sized category. The other finalists were Laystrom Manufacturing Co. (Chicago), Pioneer Service Inc. (Addison), Prismier, LLC (Bolingbrook) and United Conveyor Corporation (Waukegan).