For the fourth year in a row, the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) has embarked on its annual search for manufacturing excellence across North Carolina, seeking manufacturing facilities that are delivering truly exceptional performance across five categories:

  1. Developing Markets

  2. Continuous Improvement

  3. Innovation

  4. Advanced Talent Management

  5. Sustainable Manufacturing

Manufacturers that are located in North Carolina and have fewer than 500 employees are eligible for the awards. 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 August 22, 2018 and can be completed with this form.