TWELVE WINNERS have been chosen in Providence Business News 2014 Manufacturing Awards program, including Hope Global President and CEO Cheryl Merchant (pictured above) as the honoree in the Leadership & Strategy category. The dinner feting the winners will be held April 24 at Bryant University.
PROVIDENCE – Cheryl Merchant, president and CEO of Hope Global, the Cumberland-based manufacturer of woven, braided and knitted narrow fabrics for industrial and specialty textile applications, has been named the winner in the Leadership & Strategy category of Providence Business News’ first Manufacturing Awards program.
Merchant earned the recognition for her continuing success in evolving the company initially known as Hope Webbing, a Rhode Island maker of cotton webbing, into an international manufacturer of shoelaces, parachute cords, weather stripping and lanyards, among many other products, for industries that include the automotive and footwear sectors.
Evans Capacitor Co.. Overall Excellence, fewer than 50 employees
G-Form LLC, Emerging Manufacturer
Ametek SCP Inc., Exporting Excellence
Gannon & Scott Inc., Green Manufacturing Excellence
Igus Inc., Lean Manufacturing Excellence
Coto Technology Inc., Product Innovation & Design
The Plastics Group of America, Excellence in Safety Performance & Record
Banneker Industries Inc., Supply Chain Excellence
Hexagon Metrology Inc., Workforce Development & Productivity Excellence
Presenting sponsor for the initial PBN Manufacturing Awards program is RIMES, the R.I. Manufacturing Extension Service. Partner sponsors include BlumShapiro, Bryant University’s John H. Chafee Center for International Business, Executive Development Center and the Graduate School of Business, Hope Global and USI Insurance Services. The media partner is AM790.
For information about attending the PBN Manufacturing Awards dinner on April 24, click HERE.
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