Manitowoc Trophy began its journey in September of 1986. The business started out as a part-time hobby based out of Jim Behnke’s basement that had mainly focused on traditional trophies, but as the years past and the business grew, working full time at a local establishment on top of working late nights into early mornings for Manitowoc Trophy, Jim was faced with a decision. Continue on the same path or become self employed, expand the business and open up a store front. The choice was clear, in 1999 Manitowoc Trophy moved to its current location of 2402 Washington Street in Manitowoc. With the help of his son Eric, the business grew into more than just trophies but also into a one stop shop for all your award, engraving and gift needs! Manitowoc Trophy now employs 5 employees, Jim, Eric, Linda, Autumn and Jason and now offers a wide variety of custom glass and acrylic awards, custom trophies, indoor and outdoor signage, personalized gifts and promotional items. In 2010, Jim was the recipient of the Noon Rotary Citizen of the year for his work on the Dale Ten Haken memorial for Oostburg High School. Jim donated his time and most of the materials to make the memorial happen. The memorial still hangs in the high school. Manitowoc Trophy was also honored to receive a Special Recognition award from Lakeshore All Sports Hall of Fame in 2014 for their many years of service to the community. Do you have an idea? Let Manitowoc Trophy help take that idea and turn it into a reality! Let us handle the hard stuff to create a worry and hassle free experience for you. From start to finish, we ensure a quality product beginning with the product itself to the in-house engraving. We will work to make sure you have an enjoyable experience during your time with Manitowoc Trophy. We have assisted in a variety of events, from fishing derby's to weddings to conferences, creating memorable items that will last for years. Manitowoc Trophy has loyal customers that span not just locally and also globally! We have many customers still with us from the very beginning! Manitowoc Trophy is known for their generous donations to many communities’ non-profit organizations, youth programs, sports and many individual benefit fundraisers. We believe in giving back to our community and enjoy supporting those who have supported us over the years. Manitowoc Trophy looks forward to the future with the next generation taking over soon. We invite you to stop in and check out all of the products and services we have to offer!
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