DEERFIELD, IL-“Quality” plants deserve special recognition. That’s whyQualityMagazine is presenting its 2012 Quality Plant of the Year Award.

Nominations can be found herehere . The award is open to manufacturing plants in the United States. The plant must be involved in making and measuring, testing or inspecting discrete parts. We’re looking for plants that have applied world-class quality technology, equipment, services and techniques that result in reducing scrap, rework, warranty or manufacturing costs, improved productivity or cycle time, increased capacity or improved adherence to quality standards.

Anyone can nominate a plant-employees, suppliers and casual observers are welcome to make submissions. Deadline for nomination forms is November 1, 2011. All nomination forms must include a list of equipment, and brand, used in the manufacturing facility.

Nominations without this list will be disqualified.

TheQualityPlant of the Year will be announced at the 2012QualityMeasurement Conference. In addition, each winning plant will be profiled in the March 2012 issue ofQualityMagazine. The winning plants must be available for interviews and photographs in November/December 2011.

An official nomination form must be filled out by November 1, 2011. All nominations will be evaluated by a review board of quality and manufacturing experts. The winning plants will receive notification in November 2011.