American Elite Molding (AEM), America's leading manufacturer of cable ties, has been selected as a 2017 Florida Manufacturer of the Year by the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF). The company was chosen as a winner in the Medium (101-250 employees) category. For more than a decade, the MAF annual awards program has identified the top manufacturing and distributing companies in the state of Florida.
Thirteen judges devoted their time and expertise over the past quarter evaluating several dozen industry nominees. Each company was judged on leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce focus, and process management. In addition to evaluation of the applications, the judges interviewed each nominee and toured their facilities. Other winners include Crevalle Boats (Wildwood), Exatech, Inc. (Gainesville), and C.H. Robinson (Tampa).
"We are very proud to be selected as a 2017 Florida Manufacturer of the Year, and we thank the Manufacturers Association of Florida for this honor," said American Elite Molding CEO and Founder Robert Sires. "We remain committed to producing Made-in-USA, top-quality products at our Crestview, Florida plant, which runs 24/7/365 and has the most advanced production processes in the country. The dedication of our team has enabled us to achieve double-digit growth for the past 12 years. We currently manufacture more than 1.5 billion cable ties annually and are on track to double in size within the next five years, reaching $50 million in sales. We will do this while continuing our commitment to providing superior service to our customers and a fantastic working environment for our staff."
"The 2017 winners represent a high standard of excellence in the Florida manufacturing industry," said Amanda Bowen, MAF Executive Director. "Our state's manufacturing industry is booming in every sense of the word. We are home to more than 20,000 manufacturers and these accomplished winners are leaders in their field. We are honored to recognize their achievements and propel them into the spotlight."
For further distinction, MAF awarded program winners who also hold membership in the association with the 2017 Seal of Excellence. The Seal sets those winners apart with an additional honor in recognition of their advances and leadership in the industry.
American Elite Molding is America's leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties. Located in Crestview, Florida, its state-of-the-art facility operates 24/7/365 and boasts the most advanced production processes in the U.S. AEM offers an extensive line of cable ties in a variety of lengths, tensile strengths, and colors, plus accessories such as mounting pads and cable clamps. American Elite Molding's specialty products include EZ-Off™ ties, releasable ties, custom-printed ties, and HVAC duct straps. All cable ties use virgin nylon 6/6 to guarantee superior quality and are UL Listed and Mil-Spec approved, including UL 62275 Type 21S. AEM maintains a full inventory of all cable ties for Just-in-Time delivery from one of four stocking locations to its national distributor network. American Elite Molding is committed to continuous improvement in quality and service in all areas. The company focuses on customer success as well as satisfaction, and all American Elite Molding products are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.