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This month we celebrate excellence in collaborative
culture development with our first The Reliability
of Everything Culture Improvement Awards on p. 7.

dirty factories; and frequent layoffs.
While I believe that perception is changing, it's not changing fast enough to fill the
skills gap that everyone faces. We need a concerted effort to inform parents and educators
and to demonstrate to tomorrow's workers
that manufacturing can and should be a
career goal and that they will find it offers the
technology and growth challenges they seek.
Another part of this culture picture is recognition. While Efficient Plant can only help
by offering information about how to improve
your culture, we can actively do something
about recognition. In early 2019, we partnered
with Dr. Klaus Blache of the Univ. of Tennessee Reliability and Maintainability Center,

Knoxville, to establish a new award program
called The Reliability of Everything Culture
Improvement Awards. Supporting this effort
as our signature sponsor is Emerson, St. Louis
(emerson.com). The awards recognize culture
success in three categories: Best Sustaining
Culture, Best Culture Start-Up, and Best Culture Innovation. We are proud to announce
the first winners of these awards on p. 7. The
awards were presented at the 2020 MARCON
conference and feature articles about these

culture successes will be published in upcoming issues.
If you have a successful culture-development program, consider entering the 2021
competition. Details about how to enter will
be announced in Efficient Plant and at efficientplantmag.com in the next few months.
Congratulations to our 2020 winners and
we hope improved culture is in the future for
your organization. EP
gparr@efficientplantmag.com

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