Posted on July 23, 2021
7-21-2021 Ann Arbor, MI — Watermaster North America, LLC was honored as one of the 2021 awardees for Best Small Business, presented by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, during its 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses gala event held at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on Tuesday, July 20.
Watermaster North America (WMNA), based in Ann Arbor, is the licensed manufacturer and distributor of the AMD 5000 Amphibious Multipurpose Dredging machine. Engineered in Finland, the AMD 5000 specializes in all manner of shallow water remediation and restoration work, up to 20-feet deep. And is now built in Northern Michigan at Moran Iron Works in Onaway. Please see the machine in action at: www.watermasterna.com
“We’re extremely proud to receive this award,” said Jonathan Dreyfuss, President and Co-Founder of WMNA. “What a privilege to be recognized as one of the Best Small Businesses for 2021 by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Schoolcraft College. We can’t thank them enough for their support. Especially Jann Deane who was instrumental in us winning a recent contract. We’d also like to thank our manufacturing partner, Moran Iron Works, who did a tremendous job in completing that project successfully and on time.”
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps businesses prepare for and obtain government contracts. PTAC has trained contracting specialists who help businesses obtain the most current and relevant information available, provide insight into the research process and coach small businesses through the government contracting process, from start to finish.
There are ten PTAC offices across Michigan. PTAC nominates a business they have worked with that has leveraged services to advance government contracting initiatives to receive the Best Small Business. The businesses selected have demonstrated growth through government contracts, have contributions to the success of the Michigan economy and have a strong relationship with the PTAC.
“Small businesses create significant economic impact in communities all across Michigan,” said Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “We are excited to acknowledge and celebrate more than 80 small businesses this year who have been selected by their peers, communities and small business support organizations and demonstrate the resiliency and impact of Michigan small businesses.”
Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Edward Lowe Foundation, Small Business Association of Michigan, U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan Business Network, and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.org