Penton's INDUSTRYWEEK Honors 8 Best Manufacturing Plants in North America

Jan 19, 2016, 08:00 ET from Penton

CLEVELAND, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's INDUSTRYWEEK, the leading publication advancing the business of manufacturing, has named the recipients of the 2015 IW Best Plants Award. The IW Best Plants award program recognizes a select group of manufacturing facilities each year that exhibit outstanding operations, strong leadership, leading-edge technology and excellent quality.

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"The facilities chosen this year reflect the dynamic world-class manufacturing community in the United States. Their drive for continuous improvement in all phases of their operations is a testament to the commitment of their managers and employees to combine talent, technology and operational excellence to meet the needs of demanding customers here and around the world," said Patricia Panchak, INDUSTRYWEEK's Editor-in-Chief. "INDUSTRYWEEK salutes the accomplishments of the 2015 IW Best Plants and is proud to share their success stories."

INDUSTRYWEEK will share the success stories of the eight IW Best Plants on its website at, beginning February 16, and in its April/May 2016 issue.

The 2015 IW Best Plants are (in alphabetical order):

Applied Technical Services Corp.--Everett, Washington

Bard Shannon Ltd.--Humacao, Puerto Rico

Camcraft Inc.--Hanover Park, Illinois

Carrier Transicold North America--Athens, Georgia

DePuy Synthes--Raynham, Massachusetts

MasterCraft Boat Company--Vonore, Tennessee

Pratt & Whitney – North Berwick Parts Center--North Berwick, Maine

Victaulic--Easton, Pennsylvania

The eight plants will honored at an awards ceremony at the IW Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo, May 3-5, in Rosemont, Illinois. The new Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo builds on the successful Best Plants Conference. Attendees can discover best practices in implementing the latest technology – 3D printing, advanced robotics, Internet of Things and big data - coupled with outstanding presentations on best practices in lean and continuous improvement. To register for the conference:


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Patricia Panchak
Editor-in-Chief, INDUSTRYWEEK
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