Special to Atmore News
Muskogee Technology (MT), a business owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, was named 2021 Small Manufacturer of the Year by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) in partnership with the Alabama Technology Institute (ATN).
The Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award’s program recognizes the state’s top manufacturers. Recipients were chosen by an independent panel of judges for their excellence in leadership, performance, profitability, and workforce relations.
Poarch Band of Creek Indians Chairwoman and CEO Stephanie A. Bryan said, “I want to congratulate Muskogee Technology’s CEO Wes Woodruff and the team at MT for their great work. The Tribe is always looking for ways to provide jobs to hardworking Alabamians and MT is a great example of that.”
Westly L. Woodruff, Muskogee Technology President/CEO said, “We are extremely excited to be recognized by BCA for our hard work and dedication to Alabamians. MT is humbled by this recognition and attribute the award to our individual and collective dedication to excellence, fortitude, and perseverance throughout such a difficult time in our history while battling the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to a safe and productive 2022, within and for the State of Alabama’s manufacturing sector.”
MT is an entity of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) and a subsidiary of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA). MT employs over 75 people in
Atmore. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they pivoted their business operations to producing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) upon discovering a shortage in Alabama and surrounding states.