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MACNY announces Wall of Fame inductees

By Eric Reinhardt (


DeWITT, N.Y. — MACNY, the Manufacturers Association, announced Kathleen Alaimo and Louis DeMent as the 2020 inductees for the Manufacturers Wall of Fame.

Kathleen Alaimo
Kathleen Alaimo

Alaimo is president of Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, and Louis DeMent is owner and CEO of Giovanni Food Co., Inc. They will be inducted and honored virtually on Sept. 28 during MACNY’s 107th annual “Celebration of Manufacturing.”

They will be commemorated with a plaque on the Manufacturers Wall of Fame at the MACNY headquarters. Alaimo and DeMent will also join MACNY and community members for a live Zoom session on Sept. 29.

Louis DeMent
Louis DeMent

“On behalf of MACNY, the Wall of Fame selection committee, and the entire manufacturing community, I would like to congratulate Kathy and Lou on their well-deserved inductions into the Manufacturers Wall of Fame,” Randy Wolken, president and CEO of MACNY, said in a statement. “We look forward to honoring their dedication to manufacturing and their achievements during MACNY’s 107th Annual Celebration of Manufacturing.”

Wolken went on to say, “Syracuse Label & Surround Printing and Giovanni Food Co., Inc., are vital Central New York manufacturers. These two leaders have successfully steered their organizations through change and challenges, positioning them for continued success in their industries. This is an impressive testament to their leadership skills.”

Alaimo and DeMent’s Wall of Fame induction will be part of MACNY’s two-week long “Celebration of Manufacturing,” which the organization will hold virtually during the weeks of Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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