Nominations open for 2019 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards which recognise local businesses and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the State’s manufacturing sector.

Themed ‘Industrial Evolution’, this year’s awards will feature two new categories including ‘Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation’ and ‘Leader in Global Supply Chain Partnerships’.

Company Award categories include small, medium and large business Manufacturer of the Year, Leader in Industry 4.0 and Leader in Workforce Skills Development, while Individuals will be recognised with awards including the Honour Roll, Young Manufacturer of the Year and Woman Manufacturer of the Year.

Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula said nominations for the awards close on Monday, 11 March, with the winner to be announced at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on 14 May.

“Victoria’s manufacturing sector is going from strength to strength, and we’re proud to be backing the industry and celebrating our brightest manufacturing talent,” Mr Pakula said.

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“This year’s event will see two brand new awards presented – recognising businesses that have been successful in turning a great idea into a real product, as well as those that have shared their products with the world through partnerships and global supply chains.”

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