Leon and Jean Weiland, owners of Weiland Incorporated, were recognized at a luncheon recently as Nebraska’s 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year. Weiland Inc., is a Norfolk-based specialty doors and windows company that started on the family farm in 1984 and has since expanded into a 60,000 square foot facility in Norfolk. Dedication to innovation, customer service and producing a quality product are keys to their success and has allowed them to increase sales and grow their staff.
The company produces specialty doors and cleanable windows for some of the most demanding industrial and thermal applications. Their products serve the meat and poultry, ready to eat food, dairy processing, cold storage, water/wastewater treatment, and clean room facilities and industries.
Norfolk Mayor Josh Moening spoke at the ceremony and thanked Weiland for playing a big part in strengthening Norfolk’s economy.
“I humbly thank everyone involved. This is a wonderful award,” said Leon Weiland. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
“Weiland is a wonderful example of the innovation and entrepreneurship that exists in rural Nebraska,” responded Mary Pletter, Economic Develoment Manager at Nebraska Public Power District. “We share Norfolk’s appreciation for the company and the employment opportunities they provide.”
Weiland Incorporated is served electrically by Elkhorn Public Power District a wholesale customer of NPPD.