Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Nominate a standout company for the Manufacturing Excellence Awards and celebrate innovation in action.

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Award Categories

Manufacturer of the Year Award

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Nominees must demonstrate industry leadership, innovation, growth through revenues or profits, and a commitment to the growth and development of its employees and communities. Nominees will be evaluated based on factors such as:

  • Operations and Continuous Improvements
  • Management Philosophy
  • Workforce Development
  • Supply Chain Development

Mid-Sized Manufacturer Award

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Nominees must be exceptional Mid-Sized Manufacturing Businesses (75-150 employees). This award celebrates businesses making substantial impacts within their industry and beyond. Nominees will be evaluated based on factors such as:

  • Innovation in product manufacturing or service delivery.
  • Contribution to the industry.
  • Operational efficiency and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Management approach and philosophy.
  • Investment in employee development.
  • Enhancement of the supply chain.

Defense Supplier Award

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We aim to honor a distinguished Defense Supplier that demonstrates exceptional achievement and contribution to the defense industry and national security. Nominees will be evaluated on various criteria including:

  • Innovation in defense technology, systems, or equipment manufacturing.
  • Contribution to enhancing national security and defense capabilities.
  • Operational excellence and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Management strategies and principles tailored to the defense sector.
  • Commitment to workforce development and skills enhancement.
  • Strengthening of the defense supply chain.

Small Manufacturer Award

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Nominees must be exceptional Small Manufacturing Businesses (under 75 employees) that make a big difference in the industry and exemplify excellence. Nominees will be assessed on various criteria including:

  • Innovation in product manufacturing or service delivery.
  • Contribution to the industry.
  • Operational efficiency and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Management approach and philosophy.
  • Investment in employee development.
  • Enhancement of the supply chain.

Life Sciences Award

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Nominees must be stand-out Life Sciences manufacturing businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievement and service to the industry and economy. Nominees will be evaluated based on factors such as:

  • Innovation in the manufacture of drugs, medical devices, or their packaging and storage.
  • Service to the life science industry
  • Operations and Continuous Improvements
  • Management Philosophy
  • Workforce Development
  • Supply Chain Development

Lifetime Achievement Award

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We are proud to present the Lifetime Achievement Award in Manufacturing to an individual whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the industry. Nominees for this prestigious honor will be assessed based on:

  • Lifetime dedication and significant impact on the manufacturing sector.
  • Service to the manufacturing community and mentorship of future leaders.
  • Long-term commitment to operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Enduring legacy of workforce development and talent cultivation.

This award celebrates a lifetime of outstanding achievement and enduring influence in manufacturing.