Elevate Legends in Manufacturing

June 13, 2022 | Taking Stock of Where We Stand Amid Many Challenges Michele Farrell, Program Manager, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, mfarrell@measuredintentions.com

The Iowa Association of Business & Industry (ABI) and Elevate Iowa are pleased to announce nominations are officially open for the 2022 Legends in Manufacturing Dinner! Legends is Iowa’s largest event dedicated to manufacturing and recognizes leaders from across the state for their commitment to the manufacturing industry.

The Iowa manufacturing industry contributes more than $33 billion annually to the state’s economy and provides thousands of career opportunities. Iowa’s manufacturing companies are in the top third of employers, providing more than 225,000 jobs.. The manufacturing industry continues to grow with innovative advances in technology, robotics, and virtual reality, providing new and exciting career opportunities for Iowans.

Legends celebrates and honors the business leaders who work every day to constantly improve and advance Iowa’s manufacturing industry and their community. These individuals are at the forefront of Iowa manufacturing and play a significant role in strengthening the state’s workforce. The 2022 Legends Award nominations will be for Iowa leaders with under 100 employees, 100-300 employees, over 300 employees, and a manufacturing champion.

The Legends in Manufacturing Dinner will be held on October 4, 2022, at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. ABI and Elevate Iowa also invite you to stay for the Advanced Manufacturing Conference on October 5, 2022. We welcome all former Legends honorees to attend this year’s event. Registration will open soon! Go to bit.ly/abi-legends-dinner. 

Elevate Iowa is a statewide campaign to promote careers and educational pathways in advanced manufacturing