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Manufacturing Day 2018 Tentative Agenda

Congratulations To All Manufacturing Award Finalists

The standout manufacturers of The Garden State have been recognized by their peers and New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) is pleased to announce the 2018 Manufacturing Award Finalists. 

The 2018 Manufacturing Awards Finalists are as follows:

Manufacturer of the Year – Small

(50 or less employees)

  • WEXCO Industries – WINNER

  • Herbalist & Alchemist, Inc.
  • eMachine Shop
  • Messinas
  • Mincing Spice Company

Manufacturer of the Year – Medium

(between 51 and 250 employees)

  • Edmund Optics – WINNER

  • Earth Friendly Products
  • Carl Stahl Sava Industries
  • Repechage

Manufacturer of the Year – Large

(251 employees or more)

  • Naturex – WINNER

  • Component Hardware

Manufacturer of the Year – Young/Start Up

(in business 5 years or less)

  • Designs by Kait & Mike – WINNER

  • Hot Sauce for Good (Caldo Sauce)

Innovator of the Year

  • Parts Life, Inc. – WINNER

  • Acrow Corporation of America
  • eMazzanti Technologies

Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence

  • Rafael Mendez, Tropical Cheese Industries – WINNER

  • Alan Haveson, formerly of Lee Linear and Eastern Bearing
  • John Polite, INOPAK LTD

NJMEP 2018 National Manufacturing Day Agenda

Made in New Jersey’s Annual Celebration of National Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 5, 2018 At The Marigold, 315 Churchill Avenue
Somerset, New Jersey 08873

7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 8:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:00 AM Words from our Sponsors and Guest Speaker #1

9:00 – 9:30 AM Keynote Address

9:30 – 10:05 AM Manufacturing Award Winner Announcements- Part I

10:05 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM Breakout Session 1 (Choice of Sessions)

  • Tariffs – How To Apply For Exclusions
  • Emerging Topics In Food Safety
  • Red Tape Roundtable
  • Tips for Recruiting, Retaining And Linking Into Underutilized Talent Pools
  • Driving Industry Growth through Innovative Technology, Education and Government Support

11:15 – 11:45 AM Break – Snacks & Morning Cocktails with your Sponsors

11:50 – 12:50 PM Breakout Session 2 (Choice of Sessions)

  • 2018 Tax Reform – How To Make The Changes Work In Your Favor
  • 2018 HR & Employment Law Topics – How To Minimize The Impact On Your Business
  • You Pick the Technology Topic – We’ll Bring The Experts
  • Women in Manufacturing Roundtable Discussion

12:50 – 2:30 PM Lunch, Prizes & Manufacturing Award Winner Announcements- Part II

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The event will bring together manufacturers, students, supporters and industry expert speakers. Educational sessions will be presented by leaders focused on expanding knowledge of pertinent industry information.