SOURCE: Manufacturing Enterprise Communications

May 12, 2011 16:58 ET

Manufacturing Enterprise Communications Announces "Progressive Manufacturers of the Year"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) - Manufacturing Enterprise Communications (MEC), publisher of Managing Automation and Manufacturing ExecutiveLeadership Journal and producer of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, today announced the companies that took top honors at the 2011 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards ceremony.

The PM100 Awards program recognizes manufacturing companies from around the world that have achieved significant breakthroughs in innovation, the use of advanced technologies, and the effective management of their businesses.

Two companies were chosen as the Progressive Manufacturers of the Year in recognition of their distinct achievements across all categories:

2011 Progressive Manufacturers of the Year
Eaton Corp. (Large Company)
Lion Vallen Industries (Small/Medium Company)

Companies were recognized as "High Achievers" in each PM100 award category as follows:

2011 High Achievers
Supply Network Mastery: Applied Materials Inc.
Customer Mastery: Hologic Inc.
Business Model Mastery: c3controls
Operational Excellence Mastery: General Motors, Itron Inc. (tie)
Leadership Mastery: Steinwall Inc.
Training & Education Mastery: The Mosaic Co.
Data & Integration Mastery: Saint-Gobain Sekurit
Innovation Mastery: The Boeing Co.

Two additional organizations were honored for catching the attention of the MEC editors by representing the spirit of the PM100 Awards:

2011 Editors' Choice
Florida Atlantic University
First Solar Inc

View the full PM100 Award winners list at

"The inventive spirit and resourcefulness that have always driven manufacturing are not only alive and well, but flourishing," said David R. Brousell, Editor-in-Chief of MEC and a PM100 judge. "These companies have demonstrated an ability to rethink their businesses and apply advanced technologies in innovative ways that manufacturers everywhere would be well served to emulate. The PM100 winners this year are role models for the successful manufacturing company of today and in the future."

An independent blue-ribbon panel of leading manufacturing researchers, analysts, academics, and executives, including past PM100 winners, evaluated and judged all nominations. All of the 2011 PM100 winners were honored at a black-tie ceremony yesterday during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL.

Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, a division of Thomas Publishing Co. LLC, the leading information resource for manufacturing executives, produces industry-specific information for global manufacturing markets. Manufacturing Enterprise Communications provides critical content to innovative and forward-thinking manufacturing companies that use enterprise systems and information, and automation technologies to transform their businesses and create a sustainable competitive advantage. Manufacturing Enterprise Communications powers the Managing Automation magazine and Website; the Manufacturing Executive Website, Manufacturing Leadership Council, and Manufacturing Executive Leadership Journal; the Manufacturing Leadership Summit; and the PM100 Awards program.

At the annual Summit, senior manufacturing executives gather to build business relationships and exchange innovative ideas that will transform their businesses. The next Summit is scheduled for April 30-May 2, 2012, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. For more information, visit or e-mail

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