For 75 years the Jackson Area Manufacturer’s Association (JAMA) has held an Annual Meeting to discuss key manufacturing issues while recognizing students, educators, and manufacturers in the Jackson community for outstanding achievement. This year the Jackson Area Manufacturer’s Association held their 76th Annual Meeting on January 7th, 2013 and recognized EverLast® with a prestigious award.
“We’re proud of Jackson, and how we’ve been able to contribute. Furthering Michigan’s economy and Jackson’s economy is at the top of our list,” commented Michael Nevins, CEO of EverLast® Lighting. "When Bill Rayl contacted us to let us know that we were Jackson’s 2012 Manufacturer of the Year, I felt like our efforts were appreciated.”
Each year, the awards program criteria outlines that an individual must have owned or principally operated a JAMA member manufacturing business for more than five years and must have demonstrated a measurable positive impact on operations over at least a three-year period. Outside of their company doors, the individual must be looked upon as a model of success in manufacturing by his/her peers and additionally must be a contributor to the success of the local community beyond the company’s economic impact through school involvement, volunteerism, or other community organization support.
The dinner event and awards ceremony brings Jackson manufacturing to the forefront and provides a great networking opportunity for those involved. There was an exceptional attendance and overwhelming support from the manufacturing community as there were nearly 350 Jackson area manufacturing representatives in attendance.
EverLast® was presented with the award in the later part of the evening held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. The event was held at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson and featured an address by the Executive Director of JAMA, Bill Rayl, and a keynote presentation by Gus Whalen, Chairman of the Warren Featherbone Company.
In addition, Bill Rayl announced the JAMA Board Members and Executive Committee for the 2013 year. Rayl also discussed several JAMA resources available to Jackson manufacturers and emphasized manufacturing talent and teamwork.
About EverLast® Lighting, Inc.
EverLast® Lighting, Inc. is a sister company of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications.