AKRON, OH, June 5-Applied Vision Corp. has received the 2008 Manny Award for new job creation in Northeast Ohio, where the company is based. The provider of machine vision inspection systems for container manufacturing was recognized for an 80% employment growth over the past three years, spurred by a 260% increase in sales over the past five years.

"Our customer-focused business strategy, advanced engineering capabilities and commitment to the absolute highest quality in manufacturing have all contributed to our growth," says Manijeh Novini, chief financial officer of Applied Vision. "The new talent we have added to our team is essential in inspiring our continued success and maintaining our global leadership in the container manufacturing market."

The Manny Awards, presented by Inside Business Magazine, celebrate premier manufacturers who contribute to the growth and advancement of Northeast Ohio. Since 1999, the Manny Awards have recognized manufacturing excellence in the region. Nominations for the Manny Award are made by individual companies, industry experts and business leaders based on a company's innovation and best practices. For more information on the Manny Awards, visit www.inside-business.com.