IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards

The IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program annually recognizes plants, located in North America, that are on the leading edge of efforts to increase competitiveness, enhance customer satisfaction and create stimulating and rewarding work environments. Below is the list of 2016 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award winners. We will update this list when the 2017 IW Best Plants Award winners are announced in early 2018. Winning plants will be honored at the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo during a luncheon on Wednesday, May 9th.

2017 Finalists Announced

IW is pleased to announce the 2017 finalists; they are:

Accuride Wheel End Solutions, Rockford Operations
Rockford, IL
Adient Lerma Seating Plant
Lerma de Villada, Mexico, Mexico
AGCO Jackson Operations
Jackson, MN
Boston Scientific, Arden Hills Operations
Arden Hills, MN


Curbell Medical Products Inc.
Orchard Park, NY
Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Skokie, IL
Inline Plastics Corp., Shelton Operations
Shelton, CT
Intertape Polymer Group
Tremonton, UT


Inteva Products
Cottondale, AL
Johnson Controls PS Mexico Celaya Site
Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
L.B. Foster, Allegheny Rail Products
Pueblo, CO


Mounds View, MN
New Flyer
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Raymond Corporation
Greene, NY
Textron Aviation Mexico Plant 6
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico


Thermo Fisher Scientific
Auburn, AL
Thermo King Manufactura
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
UTC Aerospace Systems – Aerostructures
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

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NED Innovation Awards

The NED Innovation Awards celebrates the year’s most disruptive innovations in industrial technology, tools, and equipment. Every year, NED staff and advisors dig through thousands of new products and manufacturing gear to find the most innovative tools that offer new capabilities and new levels of efficiency, or harness the latest technologies to empower manufacturers to work faster, better, and more cost effectively than ever before.

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2018 Innovation Award Finalists Announced:
Meet the 2018 Finalists (Slideshow):
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2017 Innovation Award Winners:

Cat S60 Thermal-Imaging Smartphone
FLIR Corp.
Caterpillar Inc.
Orange Crush Safety Goggles
Brass Knuckle Safety Products
DAQRI Smart Helmet®
ProFlex® Dorsal Impact-Reducing Series Gloves


8670 Wireless Ring Scanner
Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions
Creator Ci40 Development Kit for I0T Applications
Imagination Technologies
AugmentedArc Weld Training System
Miller Electric Mfg Co.
OEO EZ LED Direct Replacement Bulbs
OEO Energy Solutions


Rize One 3D Printer
Rize Inc.
DRIVE 11 Wireless Charging System
Wera Joker Wrenches