Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Conference

Congratulations to the 2019 Manufacturer of the Year Awards winners: Branches LLC, Precision Associates, Inc, and GN ReSound

Register Here to attend the 23rd Annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Conference on Wednesday, April 24 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center. Register by April 17. Cancellations must be received by April 19. View Schedule

Attendees of the 23rd Annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Conference are invited to tour winning companies GN ReSound and Precision Associates, Inc. at the conclusion of the event. There is no cost to attend. Must pre-register. Register Here to attend the GN ReSound Tour of Excellence. The Precision Associates, Inc Tour of Excellence is full.

The Manufacturers Alliance annual Manufacturer of the Year Award ceremony brings local manufacturers together to celebrate and recognize manufacturers that share improvement experiences with fellow manufacturers in a cooperative fashion. Each year, an Award will be presented in one of three categories: Companies with fewer than 100 employees; companies with 100 – 400 employees; and companies with 401+ employees. Previous winners have benefited significantly from the positive image and its impact on sales and workforce recruiting.



Award winners are selected based on their demonstration of sharing continuous improvement experiences that contribute to the strength of the local manufacturing community. Examples of participation and sharing experiences include the following activities:

  • Manufacturing related educational seminars and non-mandatory employee training
  • Plant tours for peers and community members
  • Showcasing your company for peer groups and encouraging benchmarking
  • Publishing articles and posts addressing best practices
  • Leadership or teaching in manufacturing organizations
  • Sponsoring and conducting peer mentoring programs
  • NEW - Peer recommendations from outside your company exemplifying the positive impact of any of the above items



Sponsoring the Manufacturer of the Year Award Ceremony is a great way to build your brand and reputation among Minnesota manufacturers and the local business community. The event draws 350+ attendees each year. Attendees range from Owners, Executives, Managers to those responsible for front line supervision. Contact Lydia Loges, or 763-383-9445 for more information.