This year’s Operations Managers Meeting will be held October 22-23, in Houston Texas. The program will include information on performance-based employee tracking, the most recent information on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), and updates on the current regulatory environment and new developments at the National Labor Relations Board. MMI and Insteel are hosting plant tours on Thursday. Register today!
Max Moore, owner and President of Oklahoma Steel and Wire and its affiliated companies, Southwestern Steel & Wire and Iowa Steel and Wire was a dedicated and enthusiastic leader, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in 2000. Max was elected to the AWPA Board of Directors in 1990 and served in many leadership capacities throughout his tenure with the association. His enthusiasm for his business, family, employees and the community were evident in his daily life. An anonymous donation was given to commemorate Max and the verve with which he lived his life, which was used to establish the Max Moore Award fund. A $1000 cash award is given to the recipient’s charity of choice in his/her name and an engraved commemorative award is presented at the AWPA Annual Meeting. In addition, the AWPA displays a plaque to which the name of each successive recipient is added, annually. Nominees are drawn from among individuals who are employed with AWPA member companies. The first presentation was made in 2002. In describing Max and his lifestyle, his family has provided the criteria by which an individual is selected to receive this distinguished honor. When nominating someone, we ask that you describe the nominee’s qualities in three areas, Entrepreneurial Spirit in their business life, Leadership and Community Service. Nomination information is available on the AWPA Members Home Page.
The Manufacturing Institute is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2015 STEP Awards! The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in manufacturing. The STEP Awards recognize women at all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to the C-suite. These awards illustrate the widespread impact women have on shaping the industry, whether they are running the company, designing the next big product, or testing innovations on the shop floor. This past February, the 2014 STEP Awards were hosted in Washington, DC to honor 160 women from over 110 companies for their achievements.