PRIDE Industries Earns ML100 Award for Manufacturing Leadership

Contract Manufacturer and Service Supplier Honored for Implementation of Game Changing Technologies

Roseville, Ca. Feb 27, 2012 - PRIDE Industries, a social enterprise providing first-rate manufacturing and service solutions to business and government, announced today that it has been selected as a winner in the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards. PRIDE was selected by Manufacturing Executive, the global community for manufacturing leadership, and was recognized in the Game Changing Technologies category.

As a nonprofit organization, PRIDE Industries fulfills its social mission of creating jobs for people with disabilities through its own business services and by partnering with others in the community. PRIDE’s services include electronics and medical device contract manufacturing, as well as a comprehensive range of contract packaging, fulfillment and supply chain solutions. PRIDE’s customers range from Fortune 10+ companies to prototype developers. The company tailors its solutions to the unique needs of each customer, creating efficiencies and cost-savings as a single-source provider of flexible, scalable services.

PRIDE was recognized for an integration solution of divergent systems which had scaled rapidly with the organization’s growth, but lacked a cohesive interface. To streamline processes, ensure accuracy, and reduce operational costs, PRIDE implemented an Infor EAM LN solution to open lines of communication between Infor ERP and EAM systems. Automating processes previously done manually increased operational visibility and allowed decision makers to identify and solve problems in real time. Integrating ERP and EAM systems supported PRIDE’s overall strategies of enabling faster, easier data access for users including employees with disabilities, and decreasing internal expenses to control service costs to customers. Ensuring that applications work seamlessly together helps PRIDE Industries maintain and enhance its competitive position in the marketplace.

“As a social enterprise maintaining the highest standards of quality, efficiency and service is an imperative," said John Vaughan, PRIDE Industries CIO and SVP Manufacturing and Logistics. "This ML100 award is a direct result of our efforts to ensure rigorous processes and procedures that deliver maximum results for our customers, and drive a 100% manufacturing survey response rate of customers confirming that they would use or refer PRIDE Industries again.”
PRIDE Industries was selected as an ML100 winner by a panel of distinguished judges from among hundreds of nominations. The ML100 Awards will be officially presented May 2 in conjunction with the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL.

About PRIDE Industries

PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization meeting the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities service needs of business and government nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. Operating in 11 states and the nation's capital, PRIDE employs more than 4,500 individuals, including more than 2,500 people with disabilities. Headquartered in Roseville, CA, PRIDE ranks as the fourth largest manufacturing and service company in the greater Sacramento region. To learn more, visit www.prideindustries.com.