Nominations open for Manufacturing Hall of Fame

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Outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry are encouraged to nominate for the Victorian Government’s 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.

Victorian Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula has opened nominations for the awards, which will highlight the importance and strength of the local industry and the bright future of manufacturing in Victoria.

In line with National Manufacturing Week, the theme of 2019’s awards is ‘Industrial Evolution’, recognising individuals and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and innovation.

Company Award categories include small, medium and large business Manufacturer of the Year, Leader in Industry 4.0 and Leader in Workforce Skills Development.

There are two new categories in 2019, ‘Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation’ and ‘Leader in Global Supply Chain Partnerships’. A business will also be inducted to the prestigious Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Individuals will be recognised with awards including the Honour Roll, Young Manufacturer of the Year and Woman Manufacturer of the Year.

Victoria’s manufacturing industry contributes over $30 billion to the Victorian economy, employing more than 279,000 people.

Nominations for the awards close on Monday, 11 March 2019 and winner will be announced at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on 14 May 2019.

Manufacturers can nominate for the awards by visiting the Business Victoria website.

Source: Vic Government

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