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Why Nominate?

The Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award winners exemplify the elite of manufacturing innovation, commitment to excellence, dedication to employees, and community development.

Apply for this prestigious award to:

Share your story: Businesses have great stores to tell and all too
often neglect to do so

Recognize the hard work and dedication of your employees,
whose contributions are key to your company’s success.

Promote industry firsts and significant accomplishments

Join the ranks of notable manufacturers

Receive well-deserved news coverage for your outstanding

Help increase public awareness of Alabama’s manufacturing community




Who Can Apply

Applicants must be manufacturing companies that have significant manufacturing operations in Alabama. A previous Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Grand Award Winner may reapply for any of its multiple Alabama locations after three consecutive years of nonparticipation from the date of its last award. Self Nominations are strongly encouraged.

Grand Awards

Small Manufacturers (1 to 99 employees)

Medium Manufacturers (100 to 399 employees)

Large Manufacturers (400 or more employees)

Emerging Manufacturer of the Year Award
(Maybe presented to one company per year that has been in operation for five or fewer years and has demonstrated superior performance. The one winner could be from either the small, medium, or large categories)

How to Apply for the Alabama
Manufacturer of the Year Award

Step 1. The nomination period will open on January 24, 2022. Please complete all fields and contact information on the Nomination Form no later than April 22, 2022. Please make sure that the information submitted is correct. Once the Nomination Form is complete, click submit. The Nomination Form will be automatically sent to the MOTY committee for review. Once the committee approves your Nomination Form, the company contact that was provided on the Nomination Form will receive an email confirmation containing a link to the MOTY application as well as for instructions on how to submit.

Step 2. Read over an example of the MOTY application by clicking here and get your management team’s commitment to complete the application. Companies must complete an application covering all the criteria listed and submit it.  

Completed applications are due July 22, 2022, by 5:00 pm.

The judging process will be from August 1 - September 2, 2022.

Winners will be announced at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards Ceremony.

All application information will be held strictly confidential and will be used only for the purpose of judging this event. Our judges agree to keep all application information confidential and not to communicate, copy, or distribute/transmit any application information to any person or party in any form whatsoever other than the award’s administrator. The independent panel of judges will individually evaluate each application solely based on the content and quality of the application. All questions must be answered and completed for applications to be properly and accurately evaluated by the judges.


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