2015 Top Plant Program
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Plant Engineering 2015 Top Program

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. Read the official rules.

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.

Top Plant seeks to:

  • Identify plants that achieve operational excellence
  • Identify best practices in plant management
  • Identify manufacturers who operate safe, productive, and efficient plants that are ready to meet the challenges of an evolving global manufacturing environment. Efficiency is measured both in terms of material and energy efficiency.

"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," Plant Engineering Content Manager Bob Vavra said. "This process allows manufacturers to take stock of their work, their metrics and their year-over-year improvements."

For more information or questions about Top Plant, contact Bob Vavra at 630-571-4070 x2212, bvavra@cfemedia.com, or Amanda Pelliccione at 630-571-4070 x2209, apelliccione@cfemedia.com.

Click here to access the 2015 Top Plant nomination form. Nomination deadline: Friday, August 28, 2015.

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