The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is looking to recognize manufacturing excellence across North Carolina, seeking manufacturers that are delivering truly exceptional performance. The nomination deadline is September 20 and winners will be honored at the MFGCON conference during a special luncheon ceremony on November 4. The 2021 MFGCON conference will be held November 3-4 at the Durham Convention Center, in Durham, NC.

The 2021 NCMEP Leadership Award is presented to a manufacturing facility in North Carolina with 500 or fewer employees demonstrating excellence in the below categories. The programs or initiatives related to the area of consideration must have been established for a minimum of two years. You can enter as many categories as you wish, but can only win in one. If you’re a past category winner, you’re not eligible to win that category again for five years.

Manufacturers are invited to self-nominate. All nominations must be made by September 20th. More information and the nomination forms for each award are available by clicking the award title(s) below.