Arizona Manufacturers Council seeks nominations for the 2020 Manufacturer of the Year Awards

The Arizona Manufacturers Council is seeking nominations for its 2020 Manufacturer of the Year Awards.

The group will honor manufacturers on October 23, 2020 at the Arizona Manufacturing Virtual Summit, which will be attended by business and community leaders, elected officials, manufacturing experts, educators and more.

The AMC will recognize manufacturers across five categories: Large Manufacturer of the Year; Medium Manufacturer of the Year; Small Manufacturer of the Year; Excellence in Innovation; and Excellence in Innovation.

“We’re excited once again to celebrate the best in Arizona manufacturing, innovation, and sustainability” AMC Executive Director Allison Gilbreath said. “We wish the circumstances would allow us to gather in person for a day of expert panels and a gala luncheon, but I have every confidence that this year’s ceremony will be just as meaningful and enjoyable.”

In lieu of the one-day event, attendees at this year’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards Summit can expect a multi-part virtual series featuring world-class industry speakers, technical experts and policy leaders. 

The first session will kick off on October 9th with a virtual fireside chat with members of Arizona’s congressional delegation. 

Gilbreath says this year’s awards are especially significant because Americans over the past several months of the pandemic have come to recognize the importance of the manufacturing sector.

“From personal protective equipment to medical technology and lifesaving pharmaceuticals, Americans today have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the importance of manufacturing than they did just a few months ago,” Gilbreath said. “Manufacturers are essential to American prosperity and to the country’s quality of life.”

The AMC last year honored:

2019 Advocate of the Year Award

  • David Garafano, Executive Director, Arizona MEP

2019 Legislator of the Year Award

  • Representative Joanne Osborne (LD-13)
  • Representative Jeff Weninger (LD-17)

2019 Excellence in Innovation

  • Insultech (Yuma)

2019 Excellence in Sustainability

  • SenesTech (Flagstaff)

2019 Small Manufacturer of the Year

  • Interface (Scottsdale)

2019 Medium Manufacturer of the Year

  • Cassavant Machining (Phoenix)

2019 Large Manufacturer of the Year

  • Benchmark Electronics (Tempe)

Click HERE to nominate an outstanding Arizona manufacturer. The application/nomination form must be filled out entirely to be considered. Self-nominations are permitted. 

Contact agilbreath@azchamber.com if you have any questions.

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