2020 Champions of MD Manufacturing People’s Choice Winners

More than 11,000 votes were cast for Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s (RMI) inaugural Champions of MD Manufacturing People’s Choice Awards from Monday, October 12 – Sunday, October 18, 2020. A record number (143) of Champion stories were submitted and published in the online Champions Directory (view Directory here),  and all were eligible for the People’s Choice voting. The two Champions in each category who received the most votes have the honor of being named the People’s Choice Award Winners.

With all votes tallied, RMI and our People’s Choice Awards Sponsor PSA Insurance & Financial Services are thrilled to announce the following as winners of the coveted 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing People’s Choice Awards:

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Exelon, Calvert County, Read Story Here
Conagra Brands, Washington County, Read Story Here

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Patuxent Brewing Company, Charles County, Read Story Here
Manufacturing Innovation Hub Cooperative, Baltimore City, Read Story Here

ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ENGAGEMENT
C-Care, Anne Arundel County, Read Story Here
Gotham Greens, Baltimore County, Read Story Here (Second place tie)
XCo, Queen Anne’s County, Read Story Here (Second place tie)

FIGHTING COVID-19
Notre Dame Preparatory School, Baltimore County, Read Story Here
PATRIOT, Calvert County, Read Story Here

INNOVATION
Airgility, Prince George’s County, Read Story Here
Saft, Baltimore County, Read Story Here

RESILIENCY
CHUTES International, Charles County, Read Story Here
Rinker Materials, Frederick County, Read Story Here

WORKFORCE
UMBC & MxD, Baltimore County, Read Story Here
Towson University, Baltimore County, Read Story Here

What does winning this award mean for these 2020 Champions?

  • Bragging rights for garnering the most votes from the public during this inaugural competition

  • Online Recognition: Special award ribbon image featured on their Champion story page in the online 2020 Champions Directory which can now be searched with a “People’s Choice Award Winners” Filter and will be promoted and highlighted by RMI on its website through May 2021. View Directory here.

  • Self Promotion Tool: They can use the special award winner ribbon image in their own promotional materials, email signatures and more.

  • RMI Webinar Series Participation: Each Champion will be invited to participate in one of 7 manufacturing-focused webinars RMI will be hosting from November 2020 through May 2021. It’s a great opportunity for the winning Champions to make even more business leaders, policy makers, educators and potential partners, customers and workers aware of them and their value to the industry. Click here for webinar series details.

Want to garner exposure for your company, organization or academic institution through the Champions program and the previously mentioned Champions Webinar Series?
Check out the sponsorship details here.

About the 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Program
The bi-annual Champions of Maryland Manufacturing program “shares the stories” of the people, companies, organizations, agencies and academic institutions in Maryland’s manufacturing eco-system who have distinguished themselves through their efforts of manufacturing-related innovation, leadership, goodwill, transformation and/or resilience . The 2019-2020 program captured stories in seven specific categories: Community Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Energy efficiency & Sustainability, Fighting COVID-19, Innovation, Resiliency and Workforce. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, RMI was not able to celebrate this year’s Champions at a grand event, as has been done in the past. Instead, RMI took everything online, creating an all-new Champions Directory to house photos, videos, contact information and the stories of this year’s Champions. Any company (manufacturer or non-manufacturer), organization, agency or academic institution whose exemplary efforts in support of Maryland’s manufacturing industry deserve to be publicly recognized, but who has not yet submitted their story for inclusion in the Champions Directory, can still do so. There is no cost. Email stacey@RMIofmaryland.com for details.

For more information on the Champions of MD Manufacturing program , People’s Choice Awards or RMI, email stacey@RMIofmaryland.com.

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