Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Conference

Nominations are now open for the 23rd Annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Conference. This newly expanded event will be held on April 24, 2019 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center featuring the awards ceremony and keynote address followed by breakout sessions and an optional Tour of Excellence.

Download the 2019 Nomination form

Nominations Close Date: December 21, 2018

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.

 

 

THE NOMINATION PROCESS & CRITERIA

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

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 2018 MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS