Plant Engineering 2017 Top Plant Program

Plant Engineering's Top Plant award program honors the outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. The 2017 Top Plant Award will be featured in the December 2017 issue of Plant Engineering and will be formally honored at the 2018 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing dinner.

> > Entries for the 2017 program closed on Sept. 13, 2017, 5 p.m. CT

First presented in 2004, Top Plant will honor up to five manufacturing plants in the 2017 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 bvavra(at), or Amanda Pelliccione at

Past Top Plant winners

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