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2019 Manufacturing Awards Program

March 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Calling all Manufacturers!

Be recognized and celebrate the manufacturing renaissance that is evolving regionally and across the country.  See below for award categories, details and rules.
Application deadline – January 23rd.

Strategic Leadership Application        All Other Applications
(If you would like to preview an application before applying, scroll to bottom of details and rules and click on the preview link)

Application Categories

  • Strategic Leadership Award (for an individual)
  • Overall Excellence at a Small Manufacturer (fewer than 50 employees)
  • Overall Excellence at a Mid-size Manufacturer (50-150 employees)
  • Overall Excellence at a Large Manufacturer (+150 employees)
  • Overall Excellence at an Enterprise Manufacturer ( +500 employees)
  • Emerging Manufacturer (In business less than 10 years)
  • Product Innovation & Design
  • Supply Chain Excellence
  • International & Domestic Exporting
  • Workforce Development & Productivity
  • Lean Management
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Excellence in Safety Performance and Records
  • Collaboration between Manufacturers
  • Family Owned

Details and Rules

  • All Manufacturers in Rhode Island and Bristol County, MA., are eligible to apply
  • Manufacturers may apply to more than one category
  • A winner will be selected in each of the categories listed
  • Applications can include photos of products, operations, and/or facilities
  • Winners will be selected by panel of judges, which will include past winners
    and sponsors
  • Honorees will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Manufacturing Awards Dinner
    at the WaterFire Arts Center on March 13, 20197
  • Each Honoree will have a full-page profile in a PBN Special Supplement and video
    posted on PBN.com (logos and photos to be provided by honorees)
  • Preview the General Application
  • Preview the Strategic Leadership Application

Event Information

When: Wednesday, March 13th
Place: Waterfire Arts Center, Providence
Time:  5:30 – 8pm
(View video from 2018 Manufacturing Event)

Presenting Sponsor

POLARIS MEP has expanded the services it offers manufacturers, as well as the service partners it works with, to include marketing and sales, strategic planning, organizational development and cybersecurity.

Partner Sponsors

      COX BUSINESS is acquiring RapidScale, a California-based managed-services provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  





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