NJMEP names its Manufacturing Awards Finalists for 2018

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program announced its 2018 Manufacturing Award Finalists on Wednesday.

“The 2018 Manufacturing Awards finalists demonstrate industry leadership, innovation, growth and a commitment to development of their employees and communities,” John W. Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP, said. “New Jersey manufacturers have a global reach and NJMEP looks forward to honoring those who are making an impact on our economy and the careers of our citizens during Manufacturing Day 2018.”

Winners will be named during the “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day in categories such as Manufacture of the Year (Small, Medium, Large, Young/Startup), Innovator of the Year and more.

The finalists are as follows:

Manufacturer of the Year – Small (50 or less employees)

  • WEXCO Industries
  • Herbalist & Alchemist Inc.
  • eMachine Shop
  • Messinas
  • Mincing Spice Co.

Manufacturer of the Year – Medium (51 – 250 employees)

  • Earth Friendly Products
  • Carl Stahl Sava Industries
  • Repechage
  • Edmund Optics

Manufacturer of the Year – Large (251+ employees)

  • Schuman Cheese
  • Component Hardware
  • Naturex

Manufacturer of the Year – Young/Start Up (in business 5 years or less)

  • Hot Sauce for Good (Caldo Sauce)
  • Designs by Kait & Mike

Innovator of the Year

  • Parts Life Inc.
  • Acrow Corporation of America
  • eMazzanti Technologies

Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence

  • Rafael Mendez, Tropical Cheese Industries
  • Alan Haveson, formerly of Lee Linear and Eastern Bearing
  • John Polite, INOPAK Ltd.

NJMEP is a not-for-profit that improves profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers, it said.