SEATTLE, Washington - GM Nameplate (GMN) was recently honored with the 2020 Manufacturing Excellence Award for Operational Excellence by the Association of Washington Business (AWB). The award was presented by Kris Johnson, AWB President, at the association’s 2020 Manufacturing Week, a week-long event that celebrates Washington’s manufacturing sector.
Each year, AWB recognizes Washington’s best-in-class manufacturers in a variety of categories such as innovation, operational excellence, and environmental excellence. The Operational Excellence Award recognizes a Washington state company that demonstrates a distinctive manufacturing process, including continuous improvement principles, use of cutting-edge technology, and lean manufacturing.
GMN is proud to be leading the way in implementing modern manufacturing practices by embracing automation, adopting new technologies, and investing in state-of-the-art equipment. Today, all of GMN’s facilities operate under Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing principles and are certified to operate under various international standards for quality management systems. The award acknowledged our continued strides in manufacturing as well as GMN’s community involvement and support to several local organizations and non-profits.
The award was accepted via a video call by the entire Root family. “As a custom manufacturer, our craftsman and engineers are always working to improve on quality, automation, efficiency, lean manufacturing, environmental compliance, and much more. The list is long,” said Greg Root, Chairman of GMN. “It’s truly an honor to have AWB recognize us for our efforts in these areas with the Operational Excellence Award for 2020. Our journey isn’t over, and we have more work to do, but it’s truly nice to have strong associations like AWB confirm that we are doing the right things.”
About GM Nameplate
GMN is recognized as a leading international manufacturer that meets and exceeds customer expectations every time. Established in 1954, GMN has grown its capabilities from nameplates and brand identity to include labels, die-cuts, front panel integration, printed electronics and biosensors, plastics, keypads, and much more. The company is committed to serving its customers with the highest quality possible.