Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for consideration, organizations must:

  • Be a publicly or privately held business
  • Eligible applicants must be companies actively engaged in the manufacturing industry, possess an operational manufacturing function within their business structure, or be vendors/brands that provide essential services, technologies, or products to the manufacturing sector, seeking to be recognized through this program
  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity
  • Have a minimum of 10 full-time or part-time employees working in the United States/Canada
  • Must be in business a minimum of one year

How to enter your organization

All organizations will participate in one of three ways:

1. As an individual organization possessing one Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

2. As the parent/holding company of multiple organizations with one FEIN for all subsidiaries. The parent/holding company must register with all eligible employees working for that parent/holding company.

3. Subsidiaries of a parent/holding organization may register separately if each subsidiary organization possesses a separate FEIN. If the organization has multiple facilities, branches, factories, offices or stores, all locations must be included in the survey if they operate under the same FEIN.

Which employees to include

Include all current, full- and part-time employees in the survey process, from the CEO, partners, all the way to line-level employees, including remote employees.

Exclude all temporary, seasonal or per diem employees, PRN, 1099 employees/independent contractors, volunteers, interns, outside consultants or staffing employees placed by other organizations.