Manufacturing is the engine that drives the economy in both the United States and in Utah. Producing more than $20 billion in economic output, manufacturing is a significant contributor to the number one diverse economy in the country. Utah manufacturing companies produce the products, food and items we use every day.

Annually, the Utah Manufacturers Association recognizes several Utah manufacturing companies for Outstanding Performance in Operational Performance and Best Practices, Economic Achievement, Workplace Safety, Community and State Involvement and Outreach, and Fidelity to the Principles of Free Enterprise. The Utah Manufacturers Association was pleased to have received numerous outstanding applications for the manufacturer of the year award.

At the 114th Annual Awards Banquet for the Utah Manufacturers Association held on November 2, 2019, twelve exceptional manufacturing companies in the state were recognized as 2019 Manufacturers of the Year. These companies have demonstrated areas of expertise and outstanding business practices in their individual manufacturing industry subsectors as well as demonstrating this to the general business community. 

Awards were presented to the following companies:

Capstone Nutrition, Ogden, Utah

Futura Industries, Clearfield, Utah 

Little Giant Ladders, Springville, Utah

Marathon Petroleum Company, Salt Lake City, Utah

Merit Medical, South Jordan, Utah

Monnit Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah

Packsize, Salt Lake City, Utah

Petersen Incorporated, Ogden, Utah

Powerblanket, Salt Lake City, Utah

Purple Innovations, Alpine/Grantsville, Utah

US Synthetic, Orem, Utah

Sleep Number, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Congratulations to these companies and their employees on being selected for this prestigious award. The Utah Manufacturers Association expresses our thanks to these manufacturers for their contribution to UMA, the manufacturing industry and to the State of Utah.