As a leader in manufacturing, we are pleased to announce the Power Manufacturer Award–a celebration of manufacturing excellence across the country.
Each month, Powerblanket recognizes a company that demonstrates manufacturing excellence, giving everyone a chance to learn and find inspiration to make positive changes and enhance best practices. At the conclusion of each year, one company is chosen from those honored to be the Power Manufacturer of the Year.
Manufacturing is a thriving component of America’s economy. In 2016, the United States was the second most competitive manufacturing economy after China, and global manufacturing executives predict that by 2020, the United States will be the most competitive manufacturing economy in the world. Manufacturing is not simply the assembly line of generations past and requires more than button pushers. Advanced manufacturing, which is highly specialized and requires a facility with computers, is actually expanding. The U.S. economy will need to fill 3.5 million skilled manufacturing jobs over the next decade. Efficiency and technology are changing the way all things are made. We must continually to find new ways to create the state-of-the-art products society demands. The workforce of today and tomorrow’s manufacturing must be more technical and highly adept in creative problem solving.
This is an industry that employs skilled and educated workers such as engineers and scientists. It’s also an industry that adds significant value to the economy. Manufacturing output continues to rise in the U.S., and the average factory worker makes $180,000 worth of goods every year, more than three times what he produced in 1978. Manufacturing has modernized and become more sophisticated over the decades.
Powerblanket is looking for successful companies with lean processes who honor their workforce and are innovative in their strategies. Manufacturing is an important and exciting industry; and at Powerblanket, we celebrate manufacturing excellence happening around us.