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)
  • NEW - Leaders in Life Sciences 
  • NEW - Rising Stars Award – Celebrating the 'Year of Women in Manufacturing' 
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Made in NJ Honor Roll
Hurry! The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 12, 2022.

October 7, 2022

Where: 104 Schanck Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728

Time: 8AM - 3PM 

Manufacturers of the Year

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

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

Leaders in Life Science Award

NJMEP and HINJ have partnered to recognize a stand-out New Jersey Life Sciences manufacturing business who demonstrates outstanding achievement and service to the industry and economy. Nominees will be evaluated based on factors such as: 

  • Innovation in the manufacture of drugs, medical devices, or their packaging and storage.
  • Service to the life science indutry
  • Operations and Continuous Improvements
  • Management Philosophy
  • Workforce Development
  • Supply Chain Development

Rising Stars Award

Celebrating the 'Year of Women in Manufacturing'

NJMEP and its partners are working together to highlight influential women manufacturing leaders that continue to drive the ‘MADE in New Jersey’ forward. 

As a Manufacturer Leader, take a moment to reflect on your company and the team you have created! Is there a woman in your company that you would like to recognize? Has their work been exceptional and impactful? Do you want to see them growing in their career? Do you want to celebrate the positive impacts on your company?

Take a moment and submit a nomination for the Rising Stars Award as a way to celebrate and honor the women leaders in the 'MADE in New Jersey' manufacturing industry:   

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 12.

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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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