The role of manufacturing in the state perhaps has never been so acknowledged and appreciated as it has been during the pandemic.
With that in mind, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program on Monday announced the finalists for its Manufacturer of the Year Awards.
The award winners in each of the five categories will be announced during “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day 2021, a hybrid event that will be held Oct. 1 at the Marigold in Somerset (register here).
NJMEP CEO John Kennedy said the event is a time for the industry to come together and highlight the great successes accomplished by New Jersey manufacturing while showcasing standout organizations.
MEP officials said the finalists all have demonstrated industry leadership, innovation, growth and commitment to the professional development of their employees and communities.
The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program is a private, not-for-profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. Backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance.
“Manufacturing as a whole was thrust into the limelight over the past 18 months,” Kennedy said. “The employees that showed up every day to produce the products, medicine and food to help dampen the impact the pandemic had on the nation received more attention than they have in decades. They deserve more, but it was nice to see them recognized to some extent.”
Kennedy said the sector deserves recognition.
“Without the industry, we’ve been in a much different place today,” he said. “I’m glad ‘Made in New Jersey’ Manufacturing Day exists to draw attention to local manufacturers. Having the chance to present a handful of companies with the ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ title is a fantastic bonus.”
‘Made in New Jersey’ Manufacturing Day 2021 will feature keynote speeches from prominent industry leaders, such as Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson, as well as state leadership.
“New Jersey is home to some amazing manufacturing businesses,” Kennedy said. “‘Made in New Jersey’ Manufacturing Day is New Jersey’s largest manufacturing networking event of the year and it’s the perfect setting to highlight how local manufacturing gave back to the economy and the community.”
The categories and finalists are as follows:
‘Made in New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year’… Startup (in business five years or less)
- Timbur LLC
- Bellus LLC
‘Made in New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year’… Small (up to 50 employees)
- F.W. Winter Inc. & Co.
- Groezinger Provisions Inc.
- Custom Picture Frames
‘Made in New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year’… Medium (51-250 employees)
- L P S Industries Inc.
- Norwalt Design Inc.
- Revel Nail LLC
‘Made in New Jersey ‘Manufacturer of the Year’… Large (more than 250 employees)
- Keystone Industries
- Wedgewood Village Pharmacy LLC
- CompoSecure LLC
Innovator of the Year and Manufacturing Cares …
- A P M Hexseal Corp.
- Davion Inc.
- CompoSecure LLC
- Carl Stahl Sava Industries Inc.
“Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day is sponsored by RSM US, Provident Bank, HINJ, WithumSmith+Brown, NJ Advance Media, Crowe, LB Goodman & Co., SAX LLP, Grassi & Co. and Cytellix Corp.