Events and Awards

Plant Engineering Awards Programs

Product of the Year

The Product of the Year program is the premier award for new products in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. The annual reader-choice program provides Plant Engineering’s audience with information about the top new products in their fields. Award recipients are honored at the annual Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner each Spring. Learn more at

Engineering Leaders Under 40

The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program recognizes manufacturing professionals under the age of 40 who are making a significant contribution to their company’s success and to the control and/or plant engineering professions. This program aims to display how manufacturers are recruiting and developing the next generation of manufacturing professionals. Learn more at

Top Plant

Plant Engineering’s Top Plant program honors manufacturing plants that achieve outstanding operational results through application of engineering disciplines. More specifically, Top Plant seeks to identify plants that achieve operational excellence, identify best practices in plant management, and identify manufacturers who operate safe, productive, and efficient plants that are ready to meet the challenges of an evolving global manufacturing environment. Learn more at

System Integrator Giants

The System Integrator Giants program (SI Giants) lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in the CFE Media Global System Integrator Database, ranked solely on total system integration revenue. Learn more at

System Integrator of the Year

The System Integrator of the Year (SIY) program recognizes three system integrators each year based on business skills, technical competence, and customer satisfaction. Winners are inducted into the System Integrator Hall of Fame. Learn more at