Product of the Year


The Plant Engineering Product of the Year awards are the premier honor for new products in the manufacturing market. In the November issues of Plant Engineering we publish our Product of the Year finalists, as chosen by a panel of industry experts. Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners are announced in each of 17 categories, plus a Grand Award winner. The Plant Engineering Product of the Year Grand Award is the most coveted prize in manufacturing product innovation.


Top Plant


Plant Engineering's Top Plant Award honors the outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. Top Plant has become synonymous with excellence in production, maintenance, productivity and safety. Past winners, including the 2011 recipient NACCO Materials Handling Group, exemplify the best of U.S. manufacturing, and what all manufacturing plants aspire to – a commitment to quality in all areas of their operation. Who will join the honor roll that includes Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Square D, BMW, Toyota, Daimler Chrysler, HP, S&C Electric, SEW Eurodrive, GEMA, Spirax Sarco, and Quality Float Works?


Leaders Under 40


Plant Engineering’s Leaders Under 40 program features outstanding young people who are making a difference in manufacturing plants across the country, and who aspire to lead the next generation of manufacturing. Plant Engineering has accepted nominations of young men and women who have chosen manufacturing as a career. The future of manufacturing depends on an infusion of young talent. Plant Engineering wants to highlight the development of the next generation of manufacturing leaders. These young leaders have helped pull manufacturing out of the recession and into a leading role in the recovery.