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FORCAM Nominees Howmet Aerospace and Richards Industrials to Receive The Editor’s Choice Manufacturing Leadership Awards

FORCAM nominees Howmet Aerospace (formerly Arconic) and Richards Industrials will receive the 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award Editor’s Choice Award as part of the Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Rethink. The Manufacturing Leadership Awards is co-presented by the National Association of Manufacturers.

“The recognition of our customers by the Manufacturing Leadership Awards committee and its editors speaks both to their commitment to manufacturing excellence as well as their effective use of modern tools such as FORCAM to deliver production insight and point the way toward improvement,” said Thomas Luck, Chief Executive Officer at FORCAM USA. “FORCAM was proud to nominate Howmet Aerospace (formerly Arconic) and Richards Industrials for this award, and we are equally pleased their efforts to achieve manufacturing excellence will be recognized. In addition, we thank the Manufacturing Leadership Awards committee and its editors for recognizing FORCAM with the Manufacturing Leadership Partner Award.”

The honors for Howmet Aerospace (formerly Arconic) and Richards Industrials, both of which use FORCAM products to improve productivity and effectively manage maintenance operations, follow a rigorous review by the awards committee and its editors.

Entries were submitted in 12 categories that honor outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations shaping the future of global manufacturing.

David R. Brousell, Co-Founder, Vice President, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, added, “The ML Awards gala is a prelude to Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit, the industry’s leading event for exploring manufacturing’s digital era. Focused on the connection between technology, organization, and leadership, the Rethink’s agenda includes interactive think tanks, innovative manufacturing case studies, and inspiring keynotes. We’re excited to present both events virtually as manufacturers continue to be on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.”

ML Awards winners and their partners will be honored on October 8, 2020, during the virtual ML Awards gala.

“At a time when the industry is more innovative and competitive than it ever has been, these award winners truly stand out as leaders of manufacturing’s digital transformation,” said Manufacturing Leadership Council Co-Founder, Executive Director and Vice President David R. Brousell in a press release. “We congratulate them on their outstanding achievements.”   


The theme for the 16th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Rethink, is “It’s time to rethink the connection between leadership, organization, and technology.” The event enables senior-level executives in all aspects of manufacturing an opportunity to network with and learn from the best minds in the industry. For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards or the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, please go to 


About the Manufacturing Leadership Awards

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders, shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories. A panel of expert judges chooses them for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes. There will be several winners in each category, including one High Achiever’s Award in each category and a 2020 Manufacturer of the Year for both small and large enterprises. Also unveiled at the gala will be the ML Awards Manufacturing Leader of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala or Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit, please visit


About the National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the most significant economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.

The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.

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