Tuesday, July 16, 2024


2023 Manufacturing Awards Program

Winners Announced!

Honorees will be recognized at an awards dinner on November 8 and featured in PBN’s manufacturing special section.

Strategic Leadership Award – Craig Pickell, CEO of Bullard Abrasives Inc.
Manufacturing Champion – John Hazen White Jr., Owner and Executive Chairman, Taco Inc.

The other companies being honored this year are:

  • Groov-Pin Corp., for Overall Excellence at a Midsize Manufacturer
  • Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Inc., for Overall Excellence at a Large Manufacturer
  • Amgen Rhode Island, for Overall Excellence at an Enterprise Manufacturer
  • Community College of Rhode Island, for Excellence in Workforce Development & Productivity
  • Igus Inc., for Excellence in Green Manufacturing
  • AstroNova Inc., for Excellence in Lean Management
  • Atlantic Paper & Supply, for Manufacturing Supplier
  • Plants to Food LLC, for Emerging Manufacturer

Tickets include open bar cocktail reception, 3 course dinner and the awards ceremony.
The awards dinner will be in the Plaza Ballroom.

Evening Agenda
5:30pm – Networking cocktail reception
6:30pm – Opening remarks and dinner begins
7:15pm – Awards Ceremony

Get your tickets today!

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Click here to see the 2022 special section and here to view photos from last year’s awards ceremony.

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Event Date

11/08/2023 - 11/08/2023

Event Time

5:30pm - 8:15pm

Event Location

Plaza Ballroom - Crowne Plaza
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick , RI 02886