Manufacturers in the U.S. reach significant milestones and make ambitious commitments every day. These announcements by companies show how the industry is progressing and what’s on its mind.

This message board is updated on a rolling basis.

Manufacturing + sustainability = win win! PepsiCo and Frito-Lay North America will give a $1.2 million grant to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) for the conservation and protection of the Guadalupe River Basin’s water resources.


Toyota will invest $35 billion to build a full suite of battery-powered EVs by 2030.


Kimberly-Clark is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its RightCycleProgram, an innovative initiative that diverts typically hard-to-recycle PPE, such as nitrile gloves, face masks and safety glasses, and turns it into material for new goods.


Kimberly-Clark has received a 2021 Climate Leadership Award for “Goal Achievement in Greenhouse Gas Management” from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry.


The EPA has named the Clorox Company a 2021 Safer Choice Partner of the Year for its outstanding work manufacturing products with ingredients that are safer for people, pets and the environment. This is the company’s fourth time receiving the recognition.


IndustryWeek has released its 2021 list of top 50 manufacturers. The top three places went to BWX Technologies Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boston Beer Co. Inc. Other winners include: Clorox Co., Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., Microsoft Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Hershey Co., PepsiCo Inc., Tempur Sealy International Inc., Atkore Inc., Toro Co., Rockwell Automation Inc., Illinois Tool Works Inc., Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Amphenol Corp., Lam Research Corp., Donaldson Co. Inc., Winnebago Industries Inc., Graco Inc. and Sherwin-Williams Co.


Republic Services was highlighted as one of the “top recycling partners supporting the manufacturing industry today” by CSR International. You can also read about Republic’s 2020 sustainability report here


Citrin Cooperman’s manufacturing and distribution practice has released its 2nd annual survey, which this year measures the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing and distribution businesses.


Walmart announced the finalists for its eighth annual Open Call event, to be held on June 30. More than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses will pitch their products to Walmart merchants.


Ewellix launched a new high precision large ball screw range for automation and high duty applications.


Siemens completed a $36 million expansion of its Spartanburg, S.C., facility, creating 180 new jobs.


Kent Corporation was named to the Deloitte-Wall Street Journal list of best-run private companies with at least $250 million in revenue for the second consecutive year.


Etna Products was certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise.


Reinke Manufacturing will renovate a Hebron, Ky., motel, using the building to provide housing for its employees in the area.


Eaton, Lincoln Electric and Timken Companies were included on Ethisphere Institute’s 2021 list of the world’s most ethical institutions.


Ashley Furniture was recognized as one of America’s Best Large Employers 2021 by Forbes.


S&C Electric was named a Top Workplace for Manufacturing in 2021 by Top Workplaces.


Intel released its 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Report, showing improvement in its advancement of women in experienced and senior positions.


Abbott announced its 2030 Sustainability Plan, which prioritizes designing life-changing technologies for access and affordability.


Engis Corporation received the President’s “E” Award for Exports, the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.


Nixon Gear celebrated its 100th year in business.


BWX Technology was recognized as one of Investor’s Business Daily’s best environmental, social and governance companies for the second consecutive year. 


Textron was honored for its excellence in workforce education and training with an inaugural Pledge to America’s Workers Presidential Award, presented at a ceremony at the White House.


United Safety was named one of the “fastest-growing companies in America” for the second year in a row by Inc. 500, coming in at number 1,266 with a growth rate of 355.98%.