To be eligible for consideration, organizations must:

• Must be a manufacturing trade association representing manufacturers in the United States (501 c6)

• Have an office in the United States

• Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States*

• Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

* To ensure credibility, organizations having 15-24 employees must have an 80% or better response rate on the employee survey in order to be considered for the list. Temporary, per diem, PRN, seasonal, 1099 employees, independent contractors, non-employee real estate agents, consultants, interns and volunteers are not counted in the number of employees or included in the survey process.  For staffing organizations, employees who are placed with other organizations are not eligible.

* Unfortunately, surveying organizations with less than 15 employees would not produce the levels of statistical credibility needed to be included in the overall ranking process. For a program of this nature, we have to make sure that the data we are using to compare organizations has the highest reliability possible. Does your organization have between 5-14 employees?

How to enter your organization

All organizations will participate in one of three ways:

1. As an individual organization possessing one Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

2. As the parent/holding company of multiple organizations with one FEIN for all subsidiaries. The parent/holding company must register with all eligible employees working for that parent/holding company.

3. Subsidiaries of a parent/holding organization may register separately if each subsidiary organization possesses a separate FEIN. If the organization has multiple facilities, branches, factories, offices or stores, all locations must be included in the survey if they operate under the same FEIN.

Which employees to include

Include all current, full- and part-time United States employees in the survey process, from the CEO, partners, all the way to line-level employees, including remote employees. Remote employees are defined as employees that work from home or on the road who directly report to a supervisor in United States.

Exclude all temporary, seasonal or per diem employees, PRN, 1099 employees/independent contractors, volunteers, interns, outside consultants or staffing employees placed by other organizations. 



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