Enter to Win I.E. Manufacturers’ Innovation Award
INLAND EMPIRE, CA. –Does your organization constantly seek new innovative means to achieve efficiency and growth? Then you could be one of the three local manufacturers to receive recognition as a recipient of an E=mc² Innovation Award, to be presented at the 4th Annual Summit of the Inland Empire Manufacturers’ Council on February 19, 2015, at the newly renovated Riverside Convention Center.
Winners will have an opportunity to explain their innovation to the 2015 Summit audience, in person or by video during a special ceremony at the event.
Additional exposure for the manufacturer will be included in post- event PR in area media. Winners will also be posted the on the MFGCouncilie.com website.
The E=mc² Innovation Awards are designed to recognize the innovations of local manufacturers in order to encourage discussion about difficult problems facing manufacturers and create a means of solving those problems for the growth the Inland Empire manufacturing community. Single awards are made in three categories: Innovation in Resource Efficiency, Innovation in Effectiveness, and Innovation in Employment.
The individual letters in “E=mc²” stand for: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Employment Equal Manufacturers’ Concerns. The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire believes that most local manufacturing companies become more efficient when these principles are adopted.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter for your chance to receive this special honor, you must fill out the award application and explain how your company displays innovation in one of the three categories. All entries that will be considered for the awards must be submitted to the MCIE by January 26, 2015. The application form with more details about the categories can be found on the MCIE’s website at www.mfgcouncilie.com Only businesses within the Inland Empire manufacturing industry are eligible to win.
ABOUT THE 2014 INNOVATION AWARDS
Local manufacturers honored at the 2014 Manufacturers’ Summit included Safariland for Innovation in Efficiency, Vista Metals for Innovation in Effectiveness, and Fresh and Easy for Innovation in Employment.
The Summit recognized Safariland as the 2014 winner for Innovation in Effeciency, an award presented to manufacturers who demonstrate the most innovation in improving resource efficiency or energy costs. Safariland is a manufacturer of equipment for sporting, military, law enforcement, investigation and public safety personnel. Their products are used by law enforcement, competitive shooting, outdoor sportsman and military customers. The manufacturer’s headquarters are in Ontario, California.
Vista Metals of Fontana, California, was presented the award for their marketing program based on cost-effectiveness, impact, publicity received, results and consumer response. Their marketing program strategies were shared with Summit attendees with the company’s presentation, titled Vista Metals and the Social Media Breakthrough. With the assistance of social media,
Vista Metals is able to share its numerous milestones to their audience.
“We are very excited about this award. It is an honor to be recognized for our marketing programs,” said Jasmine Creighton, Marketing and Online Content Coordinator for Vista Metals. “We look forward to continuing to explore new and innovative marketing ideas.” Vista Metals Corp. is the world’s largest independent producer of specialty aluminum products.
Fresh and Easy received the 2014 award for Innovation in Employment. The award is given to the applicant that demonstrates the most innovation with workforce issues, with efforts taken to identify, recruit and prepare/train the needed workforce, while resisting workforce reduction.
The company was recognized for their creation of an all-encompassing manufacturing training and development platform called the Campus Hub. The Campus Hub platform hosts an employee developmental program called Options, which includes monthly talent spotting sessions, recruitment of employees, and management of employee’s training, as well as coaching and personal development.
ABOUT THE ANNUAL MANUFACTURERS’ SUMMIT
The Annual Manufacturers’ Summit, hosted by the MCIE, provides information to manufacturers highlights successes of business in the Inland Empire and promotes manufacturing jobs. Summit attendees are given the opportunity to discuss solutions to the most pressing issues facing the manufacturing community, including regulations, workforce development, resource efficiency, exporting and marketing. To learn more about the upcoming 2015 Summit and the MCIE, go to http://mfgcouncilie.com