I wasn’t aware of this one before, but the message came from someone I’ve known a long time. Looks interesting. Check it out if you qualify. Applications for the 2010 North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Award are now available on the award’s web site. The NAME Award honors manufacturing, processing, and service industry sites that have achieved world-class excellence in their maintenance, reliability, and capacity assurance.

To qualify for the award, a site must first meet a minimum level of accomplishment as determined by the award’s board of directors based on the information provided in the application. Those sites that qualify at this level are then offered an onsite audit conducted by award representatives and reviewed by the entire board of directors. Any site meeting the award’s standards of excellence may be honored with the NAME Award. All applicants receive valuable feedback based on the submitted information and the evaluations by the board of directors.

Deadline for 2010 NAME Award applications is June 30. Initial application fee is $500 for 2010 entries. Fees for onsite audits of finalists are based on actual costs. Additional information about the NAME Award, contact information, detailed instructions, and the application form are all available on the Web site.

The North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Awards are a program of the Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence, a nonprofit, volunteer organization.

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