BENSENVILLE, IL—ASSEMBLY magazine is still accepting applications for its 2nd annual Assembly Plant of the Year award for 2005. 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.

Anyone can nominate a plant-employees, suppliers and casual observers are all welcome to make submissions. Any assembly plant in the United States is eligible. Plant size or the type of industry is not important, as long as the facility is involved in joining discrete parts into finished products.

Deadline for submissions is April 15. An online form is also available at www.assemblymag.com. All nominations will be evaluated by a group of outside experts as well as ASSEMBLY's editorial staff.

The 2005 Assembly Plant of the Year award will be announced at the Assembly Technology Expo in September. The winning plant will receive a crystal trophy and a commemorative banner. Kenworth Truck Co.'s Renton, WA, plant received the 2004 Assembly Plant of the Year award and was featured in the November 2004 issue of the magazine.