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Deadline Extension: Nominate Game-Changing Projects and Individuals for a Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

- Industry's premier awards program recognizes innovation and leadership in manufacturing worldwide

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New technologies, global economic uncertainties, industry convergence, and breakthrough best practices are transforming the manufacturing ecosystem at an accelerating rate, forcing manufacturers to continuously rethink how they can maximize the value they deliver to their customers. To recognize these innovative individuals and organizations, the Manufacturing Leadership Council has announced an extended deadline of Jan, 14, 2013, for manufacturers and their technology partners to submit Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award nominations.

ML100 Award recipients are manufacturers that have harnessed these dramatic market changes to achieve growth and sustained competitive advantage. The Manufacturing Leadership Council encourages industry players to describe breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievements in their nominations, which will then be reviewed and scored by a panel of expert judges. Recipients are recognized for best-practice achievements in operational excellence, innovation, game-changing technologies, sustainability, and other categories.

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"We are expecting a record number of ML100 Award submissions, so we want to give manufacturers ample time to prepare their nominations for what will be a very competitive program this year," said Manufacturing Leadership Council Global Vice President and Editorial Director David R. Brousell.

The ninth annual ML100 Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Recipients receive global recognition as world-class manufacturers, and are honored at a gala dinner and reception during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, May 14 to 15, 2013 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL.

Past ML100 honorees include Boeing, Coca-Cola, Ford, Chirch Global Manufacturing, VirTex Assembly Services, Steinwall Inc, General Motors, IBM, L'Oreal USA, Nalco, and Raytheon.

For more information about past ML100 winners, examples of successful nominations, access to the downloadable nomination form, to learn more about the nomination categories, and to submit nominations for the awards, manufacturing companies and their partners, visit www.ml100awards.com.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world's first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services -- including the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network with 5,000 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit – Bold Ideas for a Better Future (May 14 to 15, 2013, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL); the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information about the Manufacturing Leadership Council, visit www.MLCouncil.com.

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