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Plant of the Year
About the Award
The Assembly Plant of the Year award was initiated in 2004 to showcase world-class production facilities in America, and the people, products and processes that make them successful. All manufacturers that assemble products in the United States are invited to nominate their plants. Unlike many other awards, there is no entry fee.
The Assembly Plant of the Year award is sponsored by ASSEMBLY Magazine. The goal of the Assembly Plant of the Year award is to identify a state-of-the-art facility that has applied world-class processes to reduce production cost, increase productivity, shorten time to market or improve product quality.
Any assembly plant in the United States is eligible. Plant, size, type of assembly process or type of industry is not important, as long as the facility is involved in joining discrete parts into finished products.
Nominations are solicited from a diverse group of manufacturers that reflect the magazine’s demographics. All nominees are evaluated by ASSEMBLY’s editorial staff, based on criteria such as:
The winner of the Assembly Plant of the Year award receives an engraved crystal award and a commemorative banner during a special presentation at the plant. The winning plant is also featured in the October issue of ASSEMBLY Magazine.
2009 – Batesville Casket Co.
2008 – IBM Corp.
2007 – Schneider Electric/Square D
2006 – Lear Corp.
2005 – Xerox Corp.
2004 – Kenworth Truck Co.