CMA Announces “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For” Award Winners

The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) has announced 10 organizations in the inaugural “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For” Awards. Winners will be honored at the CMA’s 2018 Summer Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois, this August.

The 10 associations, listed alphabetically, are the following:

  • American Bakers Association
  • American Coatings Association
  • Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • International Sign Association
  • Irrigation Association
  • PMMI — The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • The Aluminum Association, Inc.
  • The Fertilizer Institute
  • The Plastics Industry Association

Participants in the Best Places to Work Program are assessed by an employee engagement and satisfaction survey. Organizations must receive 80 percent or better rating in eight core focus areas:

  • Leadership and Planning
  • Corporate Culture and Communications
  • Role Satisfaction
  • Work Environment
  • Relationship with Supervisor
  • Training, Development and Resources
  • Pay and Benefits
  • Overall Engagement

The NAM is proud to recognize and congratulate these outstanding associations for building exemplary work environments,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Manufacturing is about people, and that is just as true on the shop floor as it is in our associations and advocacy work. We’re dedicated to helping all of our CMA members identify best practices and learn from each other. Celebrating the best of the best helps all of us succeed.”

The CMA has partnered with Best Companies Group (BCG), an independent research firm specializing in identifying great places to work to highlight manufacturing associations that go above and beyond for their employees. In addition to getting highlighted by the CMA, the award offers significant organizational benefits, including heightened company pride, improved employee morale and retention and public relations and marketing advantages. Each organization will also receive an anonymous feedback report to help identify and analyze new opportunities to improve their workplace.

To be eligible, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a manufacturing trade association representing manufacturers in the United States
  • Have an office in the United States
  • Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States
  • Must be in business a minimum of one year

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