2019 Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Indiana Manufacturers Association Accepting 
Nominations for 2019 Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Who are your outstanding peers in manufacturing? What impact and contributions have they made that make them stand out? The Indiana Manufacturers Association is now accepting nominations for its Manufacturing Excellence Awards, which will highlight these Indiana companies and individuals for the outstanding work they do, exceptional contributions made to the industry, and their impact on the future of manufacturing in Indiana. Winners will be recognized in October 2019. 

Nomination Process

Nomination Process: Judges will determine recipients based on the content and quality of the completed nomination forms. The awards are open to all manufacturers in Indiana. Anyone may nominate an individual/company active in Indiana’s manufacturing industry, and self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations close September 4th at 4:30 p.m. The submission of additional information about the nominee/company, such as letters of recommendation/commendations, testimonials, press articles and company brochures, is highly encouraged.

The winners will be announced on October 16th at the Indiana Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon.

You may submit multiple nominations for the same category. Please note that numerous nominations for the same company/individual will not make them more likely to be selected.

Selection Process: IMA's awards committee will select the recipients. The committee will base its decisions primarily on the materials supplied by nominators.

Nomination Categories

Choose from the nomination categories below to make your nominations.

Large-Tier Indiana Manufacturer of the Year (Individual or Company)

This category is for a large-tier Indiana manufacturer or individual and serves to focus public attention on the important, positive, and tangible contributions they make to their employees, customers, and communities. Large Tier is classified as encompassing manufacturing leaders of companies with more than 250 employees.
 

Medium-Tier Indiana Manufacturer of the Year (Individual or Company)

This category is for a medium-tier Indiana manufacturer or individual and serves to focus public attention on the important, positive, and tangible contributions they make to their employees, customers, and communities. Medium Tier is classified as encompassing manufacturing leaders of companies with 100-250 employees.

Small-Tier Indiana Manufacturer of the Year (Individual or Company)

This category is for a large-tier Indiana manufacturer or individual and serves to focus public attention on the important, positive, and tangible contributions they make to their employees, customers, and communities. Small Tier is classified as encompassing manufacturing leaders of companies with less than 100 employees.

Manufacturing Talent Champion (Individual or Company) 

Recognizes an individual who works to bring focus to the critical need of attracting Indiana’s next generation workforce to manufacturing’s variety of career options.
 

Emerging Leader (Individual)

This award recognizes and honors a new manufacturing leader who has been involved in the industry for less than 10 years. The Emerging Leader award is bestowed upon someone for exceptional contributions to the industry and the potential for future accomplishments within Indiana manufacturing. The award also signifies distinguished service to the IMA and other professional organizations, as well as the pursuit of continued professional development and participation in community and civic affairs.

Community Impact (Company)

The Community Impact award recognizes a manufacturing company that has shown exemplary leadership in serving its community or state, and is an example of the involved and giving nature of manufacturers. The winning application will have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service, as reflected in their company policy, resources, and employee participation, as well a strong relationship with the IMA, and provide concrete results produced by these efforts.
 

Innovation Excellence  (Company)

The Innovation Excellence award recognizes a company that has introduced noteworthy innovations to advance the industry. This award showcases a company that not only has brought an innovative concept to market, but has developed and maintained a culture focused on engaging the workforce to bring new ideas to life.

Lifetime Achievement (Individual) 

This award honors an individual who has excelled in the manufacturing industry. This individual has worked in the manufacturing industry for the majority of their career and has made significant contributions to their company, industry, community, the IMA and other professional organizations. 

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