AME Excellence Award

The AME Excellence Award primarily recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business. The primary focus of the award is to acknowledge continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. This award supports AME’s vision, mission and values of inspiring commitment to enterprise excellence through shared learning and access to best practice. 

Due date extension for the AME Excellence Award: Please submit your Intent to Apply form by March 1, 2017

This Intent to Apply form and the Plant Profile (see Intent to Apply form for details) should be submitted to the AME office by March 1, 2017:

Download the Intent to Apply form




Download the 2017 AME Excellence Award Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria 




If you have any questions regarding the award please click here.

Click here to view the 2017 AME Awards brochure. 

Nominate a company for an AME Excellence Award!

Often, companies that are achieving enterprise excellence are led by humble leaders, and humble leaders often don't seek award recognition on their own. To nominate a company, simply email with the name and contact information of the company as well as your name and contact information.

About the Awards

Selection Process

The AME Excellence Award may recognize multiple North American recipients who demonstrate excellence against the award guidelines and evaluation criteria. Any applicant that submits an achievement report based on the AME Excellence Award evaluation criteria will be considered for an award. A company’s achievement report will be evaluated by the AME Award Evaluation Team. For companies that score high enough in this achievement report review, a site visit will be completed. A site visit will generally last 1.5 to 2 days. Recipients of the Excellence Award will be selected based on the combined results of the achievement report review and site visit feedback.

How to Apply

If you believe your company, client or supplier should be considered for an award in 2017, download the 2017 Intent to Apply Form and 2017 Application Guidelines. Please submit the Intent to Apply Form by March 1, 2017.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jerri Strohmeyer at AME headquarters at 224-232-5980, ext. 222. 


Past Recipients

2016 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2015 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2014 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2013 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2012 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2011 AME Excellence Award Recipients

2010 AME Excellence Award Recipients