Great American Merchandise and Events (GAME) has been named Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year by the Arizona Manufacturers Council. GAME President Eric Schechter accepted the award at the AMC’s signature event recognizing the achievements and contributions of Arizona manufacturers.

“Our factories are getting very good at designing unique circuitry and LED lighting,” Schechter said, describing GAME’s floating LED-illuminated accessories, as well as the ePool wireless water chemistry management system.

“Our products are at the forefront of backyard entertaining, especially when it comes to the pool and pool deck area,” added Andrew LaHaie, director of operations.

The award is given annually to the company that best demonstrates overall forward thinking in its commitment to excellence. In making its choice, AMC evaluates the uniqueness and technical advances represented by recently introduced products, as well as the manufacturer’s commitment to continues process improvement, utilization of technology, and protecting the environment. AMC also rewards entrepreneurial spirit and creative solutions to challenges that raise or enhance the industry standard.

The Outstanding Small/Medium Manufacturer of the Year award is one of four presented by AMC at this annual summit, which salutes Arizona’s manufacturing community and the contributions its members make to the state, economically and socially. AMC also named a (large) Manufacturer of the Year and gave awards for Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Sustainability.

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