Top Plant program

Plant Engineering Top Plant

Plant Engineering's Top Plant award program honors the outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. The 2015 Top Plant Award will be featured in the December 2015 issue of Plant Engineering and will be formally honored at the 2016 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner.

The 2015 Top Plant has been named! See 2015 Top Plant: Phoenix Contact USA

First presented in 2004, Top Plant will honor up to five manufacturing plants in the 2015 program.

Beyond the recognition is an opportunity for manufacturers to conduct an internal audit of operations against the criteria in the Top Plant entry form. Entrants also can benchmark their plants’ performance against other entrants.

"Past entrants – even those who were not chosen for the award – have told us the most valuable part of the process has been the ability to quantify their operation against the Top Plant criteria," Vavra said. "This process allows manufacturers to take stock of their work, their metrics and their year-over-year improvements."

>> Read the official rules.

For more information or questions about Top Plant, contact Bob Vavra at 630-571-4070 x2212, bvavra(at), or Amanda Pelliccione at 631-320-0655,

Past Top Plant winners