Nominations are now OPEN for the 2022 ‘MADE in New Jersey’ Manufacturing Awards. The winners will be announced live at our annual “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day event in celebration of the 10th annual National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7th.

Award categories include:

  • Manufacturer of the Year – Small (50 or less employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Medium (between 51 and 250 employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Large (251 employees or more)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Young/Start Up (in business 5 years or less)
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Made in NJ Honor Roll

Manufacturers of the Year

(Small, Medium, Large and Young/Start Up, Manufacturing Cares)

Nominees must demonstrate industry leadership, innovation, growth through revenues or profits, and a commitment to the growth and development of its employees and communities. Nominees will be evaluated based on factors such as:

  • Operations and Continuous Improvements
  • Management Philosophy
  • Workforce Development
  • Supply Chain Development



Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year can be an individual or group of people (single professional, team, organization, non-profit, association, entity, etc.) using innovation to improve business, better the NJ manufacturing community, or positively impact a STEM-related field.

Examples of innovation include creative new devices, ideas, inventions, processes, product enhancements and solutions to problems.



Made In NJ Honor Roll

These awards are given out to non-manufacturers who have had a positive impact on Manufacturing. This award is a way to recognize the non-manufacturers for their contributions to manufacturing. (i.e. Legislators, Educators, others.)

Submit Your Nomination

Complete the form below to make your nomination for the 2022 New Jersey Manufacturer of the Year Award The winners will be announced live at our annual “Made in New Jersey” Manufacturing Day event in celebration of the 10th annual National Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7th. The deadline for submissions is August 1st.

Nominee Information

Nominee's Name*
Nominee's Company Address*
List three (3) professional references. e.g. company's accountant, banker, lawyer and please include company name, contact, phone and e-mail.

Nominator Information

Is this a self nomination?*
Your Name*
This email address will receive the important notification regarding the nominee's status as a finalist or non-finalist. It is extremely important that you provide an accurate and frequently visited email address (ex: info@company.com is NOT a preferred address)

Your Nomination

Criteria:
  • - Must be a leader, substantial player or recognized innovator within its industry.
  • - Will have demonstrated success through growth in revenues or profits.
  • - Must be committed to the growth and development of its employees and community.
For Manufacturer of the Year nomination to be complete, please answer the following questions in 2,000 words or less. Please include:
  • 1. Introductory Statement – This statement should explain why your company deserves to win, including what sets your company apart from competitors.

  • 2. Operations and continuous improvements – examples of how operations continue to evolve and how technology is used.

  • 3. Management Philosophy – include examples of how upper management works with staff to generate goals.

  • 4. Workforce Development – include examples of initial or ongoing employee training

  • 5. Supply Chain Development – how does the company manage inventory, vendor relations and deliver products/materials to customers.

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