In Service To American Business
Established in 2008, MADE: In America is a non-profit educational organization. Central to our mission is ensuring that American companies continue to thrive and remain competitive in the 21st century.
Since our nation’s founding, American ingenuity has enabled businesses to adapt, to change and successfully compete on a global scale. The ability to make successful transitions in periods of change has been the key.
America is currently undergoing an unprecedented period of economic change. A dramatically accelerated pace of change, combined with a vastly more complex business environment is testing the ingenuity and resources of even our nation’s largest and most exemplary businesses. For many, making a transition into the 21st century global economy may be their final test. MADE: In America is committed to helping businesses make that critical transition.
MADE: In America does so through its In Service to American Business initiative. A key component of the initiative is identifying exemplary businesses that can serve as models within their industries. Each year a targeted industry is selected and a vetted list of companies and entrepreneurs is compiled. Nominees are then invited to compete for an award in one of three manufacturing categories and a craft category.
- The Manufacturing Awards for 2012: conferred on a manufacturer for excellence and best practices.
- The William Thornton Award: conferred for Excellence in Craftsmanship
- The Build it in America & Keep America Working Award: conferred on a business for commitment to production in America.
- The American Treasures Award: conferred on individuals and proprietorships for innovation and leadership
Nominees are provided a submission portfolio that outlines eligibility and participation requirements. Each nominee is required to make a case for an award and outline their consulting service needs. Winners are provided a year of special advisory services by MADE: In America and partnering organizations customized to their specific needs.
Award winners are also designated as co-sponsors.