1/21/2014 | 1 MINUTE READ

PMPA Members to be Awarded Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Award

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PMPA congratulates the four PMPA members to be awarded the 2014 STEP Award by the Manufacturing Institute.


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The STEP awards from the Manufacturing Institute honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite.

PMPA members named were Patricia Lewis, Berkley Screw Machine Products Inc., Rochester Hills, Mich.; Tanya DiSalvo, Criterion Tool, Cleveland, Ohio; Kimberly Arrigoni, Haberman Machine, Oakdale, Minn.; and Janice Wiegand, Mercury Manufacturing Company, Wyandotte, Mich.

“These women are the faces of exciting careers in manufacturing,” says Jennifer McNelly, president, The Manufacturing Institute. “These women were selected because they each made significant achievements in manufacturing through positive impact on their company and the industry as a whole.“

The STEP Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and best practices for attracting, advancing and retaining strong female talent.

On February 6, The Manufacturing Institute will recognize these 160 recipients from over 110 companies at the STEP Awards in Washington, D.C. The STEP Awards program will highlight each honoree’s story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing. By telling the real stories of these women, we hope inspire the next generation of talent to pursue careers in the industry and support current female talent within the manufacturing industry.

This article was originally posted on PMPAspeakingofprecision.com blog.