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“Made in the USA” Student Essay Competition at The Quality Show

ROSEMONT, IL, February 17, 2017 – Quality Magazine wants to give tomorrow's manufacturing and engineering leaders the opportunity to exhibit innovative thinking on the issues that will shape their future.

In the first Quality Show Student Essay Competition a panel from Quality Magazine editorial staff will select one high school and one college student essay to be published in an upcoming Quality Magazine issue following the event, the Quality Magazine website (qualitymag.com) and The Quality Show website (qualityshow.com). The winners will be announced at The Quality Show on Thursday, October 26 following the Keynote presentation. Additionally each winner will be awarded $500 to put towards continuing their education.

“We are very excited to be able to incorporate the next generation at our show in unison with our Keynote Speaker – Harry Moser. Bringing back manufacturing in the U.S. is already underway with the new administration”, states Darrell Dal Pozzo, Group Publisher of Quality Magazine and I look forward to reading the essays from the high school and college students!

Essay Topic
Made in the USA was considered to be the best in the world till mid 1970’s. America started to lose its competitive advantage in manufacturing to global competition due to poor quality, which led to higher cost of producing in America, and outsourcing of manufacturing, customer service, and product design. American share of the global manufacturing decreased over years. American manufacturing jobs were lost, and the national debt increased dramatically. In order to bring the American excellence home, what can Americans and corporations do to regain our competitive quality advantage in manufacturing and service operations.

In your essay please propose a solution to reshoring and bringing jobs back to the USA. Essays should not exceed 1,000 words.

Contest Terms
Winners must be currently enrolled in high school or undergraduate program, respectively. Essay must be emailed in a Word.doc. to [email protected]

October 13, 2017.   

The Quality Show 2017 will be held Tuesday, October 24 - Thursday, October 26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The Show is produced by Quality Magazine (www.qualitymag.com), a monthly trade journal serving the quality assurance and process improvement needs of more than 50,000 manufacturing professionals. The Quality Show is produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 60+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, webinars, events and market research. For more information, visit www.qualityshow.com

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