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2024 Manufacturing Excellence Awards

A construction worker uses an electric saw to cut stone outside
Photo | Courtesy of Saint-Gobain Abrasives A construction worker uses a Saint-Gobain Abrasives product to cut stone.

The entire Central Massachusetts manufacturing industry has stayed surprisingly similar to its original role in the region. The American Industrial Revolution supercharged the Central Massachusetts business community 150 years ago, and manufacturing has been a cornerstone of the region’s economy ever since, albeit in a much more sophisticated way. With $6.3 billion in annual economic output, manufacturing remains the largest industry in Central Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

This is why Worcester Business Journal chooses to honor the industry with our annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards, which are in their ninth year. Although the industry is comprised of variety of players and subsectors, manufacturers as a whole tend to be very focused on the task at hand and shy away from the limelight. Yet, so many companies are excelling every single day at making great products, contributing to the community, improving the environment, building up their workforces, and helping each other. WBJ likes to take a moment each year to highlight the best of the best.

In addition to the awards profiles below, WBJ will honor the 9th annual Manufacturing Excellence Award winners at our Manufacturing Summit in the afternoon of April 23 in the Hogan Campus Center at Worester’s College of the Holy Cross. If you’d like to learn more about the industry and some of its amazing companies, I invite you to check it out.

- Brad Kane, editor

WBJ Web Partners

2024 Manufacturing Excellence Awards winners