Magnus president and CEO Eric Lofquist was a panelist for the Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing Conference this evening at Cuyahoga Community College’s Advanced Technology Training Center in Cleveland.

The Conference recognized top-performing Northeast Ohio companies for their notable contributions to the manufacturing sector and for innovations that position them for a prosperous future. Magnus is a three-time Smart Business Evolution of Manufacturing award-winner.

Along with panelists Suzy Remer, president of Midwest Box Company, and Tom Salpietra, president and COO of EYE Lighting International, Eric discussed the rebound of regional manufacturing, as well as how he and Magnus co-owner Scott Forster have led the company to award-winning success.

IMG_1586 Eric Lofquist (Magnus president/CEO), Scott Forster (Magnus VP/COO), Bryan Fialkowski (VP at KeyBank Cleveland), Lisa Oliver (President KeyBank Cleveland), John Malloy (Magnus CFO)

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About Magnus International Group
Founded in 2007, Magnus International Group is an award-winning manufacturer and distributor of natural animal feed ingredients, natural consumer waxes and alternative fuels. The company creates these proprietary products under its Hardy Animal Nutrition and Hardy Industrial Technologies brands by refining discarded food industry raw materials such as fats, oils and greases.

Magnus’ corporate office is in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and the company’s 25-acre production facility is located in Painesville Township, Ohio. There are only about 12 oleochemical plants in the U.S. and none are known to operate as uniquely and flexibly as Magnus or create the same outputs from products that are otherwise landfill-bound. The company partners with some of the world’s largest food production and consumer products organizations.