Do you know of a special manufacturing plant or professional worthy of being Quality’s 2013 Plant or Professional of the Year?

If so, nominate your choice for plant or professional today. The final deadline is December 15, 2012.


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The Plant of the Year  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, improve productivity or cycle time, increase capacity or improve adherence to quality standards.

The Quality Plant of the Year award recognizes both a small plant of 250 or fewer employees and a large plant of more than 250 employees for its outstanding achievements in quality. Anyone can nominate a plant—employees, suppliers and casual observers are welcome to make submissions.

The deadline for  Plant of the Year nomination forms is December 15, 2012. All nomination forms MUST include a list of equipment, and brand, used in the manufacturing facility. Nominations without this list will be disqualified. The Quality Plant of the Year will be profiled in the March 2013 issue of Quality. The winning plants must be available for interviews and photographs in December/January 2012.  To nominate a plant, click here.


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Through its individual awards program, Quality recognizes an individual who, during the course of his/her career, has made outstanding contributions to the quality profession. All Professional of the Year candidates are reviewed and scored by a board of quality and manufacturing experts.

The Quality Professional of the Year will be profiled in the April 2013 issue of Quality Magazine. The individual must be available for an interview and photographs in January 2013.

The Quality Professional of the Year will be notified in December 2012.

To nominate a professional, please complete the Professional of the Year submission form and submit it by December 15, 2012. Click here to nominate a professional.