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Nipro Diagnostics receives business award
April 4th, 2011
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nipro Diagnostics Inc. has been honored as the South Florida Manufacturer of the Year by the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA).
The diabetes monitoring and management product maker and marketer said late Friday that it has been named the South Florida Manufacturer of the Year in the 200-plus employee category, by the SFMA). The award was presented at the 32nd Annual Recognition of Excellence Awards Banquet at the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach, Fla.
Nipro said the award recognizes companies demonstrating benchmark-level quality, and the recognition is awarded by industry peers. The company noted that it will now become South Florida's 200-plus employee representative to the state competition at the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) Annual Manufacturing Summit and Global Marketplace in Orlando, Fla., later this year.
Six key criteria for selection included: evaluation of leadership; strategic planning; workforce focus; process management; customer and market focus; and measurement, analysis and knowledge management. The SFMA Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes and rewards excellence in all these facets of manufacturing while raising the visibility and value of manufacturing to the South Florida economy, according to Nipro.
Each finalist company was visited by a panel of judges who evaluated company practices. The judges toured, observed and asked questions at the Nipro manufacturing facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
"This honor is a direct result of our employees' commitment to excellence at Nipro Diagnostics," stated president Scott Verner. "It underscores our total commitment to delivering value and performance to our customers, which has helped us to achieve the quality/value leadership position in the diabetes monitoring category."
Commented Bob Swindell, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance, "Their dedication to providing value to their customers with diabetes is made possible by a devoted staff, stellar leadership and continued product innovation. We are fortunate to have a business of this caliber in our area."