MAPEI recently announced its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., plant has received the Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Manufacturers of the Year award for the category of “Manufacturers with 66-130 Employees.” The association reportedly judged each company on leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; and process management. In addition to evaluation of applications, tours of finalists’ facilities were made by the judges.

“All of our finalists demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their manufacturing businesses. We are delighted to have such exemplary manufacturing companies in Florida and congratulate the winners of this year’s competition,” said Nancy Stephens, executive director of the Manufacturers Association of Florida.

Robert Piatek, unit manager of the Fort Lauderdale plant, accepted the award on behalf of MAPEI. “This award represents the efforts of our Fort Lauderdale team to achieve all the aspects of CARE, which our MAPEI Americas CEO Luigi Di Geso outlined at our recent Town Hall meeting: Commitment, a can-do Attitude, Responsibility and striving for Excellence,” Piatek said. “Being named Manufacturer of the Year for the state of Florida highlights our efforts and spurs us to be even more committed in the coming year.”

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