The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) recently named the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery as a recipient of the 2016 Excellence Award, which recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in business and manufacturing.

The award acknowledges continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. The selection process begins when a company submits an achievement report based on the award's evaluation criteria. Achievement reports are then evaluated by the AME award assessment team. For companies that score high enough in this achievement report review, an intensive site visit is completed, during which a volunteer team of manufacturing practitioners validates the submitted report. Recipients of the Excellence Award are selected based on the combined results of the achievement report review and site visit feedback.

During their evaluation, the AME assessment team highlighted that the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery has done an excellent job creating an engaged workforce that is continually driving measurable improvements throughout the organization. The strong partnership between MillerCoors and the local union has enabled empowered teams to collaboratively produce world-class business results. The assessors praised the facility's success in environmental initiatives, with excellent zero landfill performance, energy reduction, water reduction and use of all materials. The team also commended the facility's development of innovative equipment improvements, its well-designed supplier management system, and the open sharing of company information and goals.

"It's our culture that supports a continuous improvement mindset that delivers business results," said Denise Quinn, Trenton Brewery plant manager.

Also being honored as 2016 Excellence Award recipients are Accuride of Mexico, Goodyear Innovation Center – Akron, Littelfuse (Wuxi, China) and O.C. Tanner.

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