The Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturer of the Year recognizes a small or mid-sized manufacturer that has demonstrated its excellence in business practices, innovative processes, and productivity enhancements as well as contributions to its local community.
- Importance of the problem being solved
- Significance of the impact on individuals and communities
- Uniqueness of the approach
- Overall success and performance metrics (KPIs, recent growth, management philosophy, etc.)
- Applications are submitted and a judging committee selects the winner