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NCMEP Leadership in Manufacturing Award Nominations
January 16 - February 26
The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) recognizes manufacturing excellence across North Carolina, honoring manufacturers that deliver exceptional performance.
Nominations will be accepted beginning January 16, 2023. Manufacturers are encouraged to self-nominate. The submission deadline is February 28, 2023. Winners will be honored during the 2023 North Carolina Manufacturing Conference, MFGCON, on April 20-21, 2023 at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The nomination submission forms for each award are available by clicking the award title(s) below:
Continuous Improvement Award Submission Form
The Continuous Improvement Award is presented to the organization that exemplifies the use of systems of continuous improvement methodology that drive organizational behaviors that are aligned to a visual, detailed action plan and timeline. We will be looking for evidence that standards and work instructions are simple and visual for all work processes. It is important to provide examples of improvements made by following a scientific method, such as PDCA, or DMAIC methodology.
The selection of the Innovation Award winner will be based on how the company uses innovation to improve their business. We seek evidence that the manufacturer achieved results in areas of innovation, such as the commercialization of new products.
Advanced Talent Management/Workforce Development Award Submission Form
The Advanced Talent Management/Workforce Development Award will be presented to the manufacturer that has demonstrated excellence in workforce development, through retention, recruitment, and training. We will look for evidence of the utilization of educational workforce development opportunities and secondary or post-secondary education from community colleges, universities, or workforce boards to to develop a pipeline of potential employees.
The Sustainable Manufacturing Award criteria is based on outstanding sustainable practices, measurable environmental or energy savings related to production processes, product design, or product life cycle.
The Community Outreach Award is presented to the manufacturer that has impacted communities in North Carolina. Criteria is rated on efforts in community involvement and the measurable impact of those efforts.
The Excellence in Manufacturing Award winner honors the manufacturer that demonstrates exemplary practices across all areas of manufacturing – workforce development, sustainability, innovation, emerging markets/economic development, and continuous improvement.