Manufacturing Awards for 2016
The BEST: Made In America and Build it in America Awards identify, honor and showcase leading American Manufacturers and their products. The Best awardee is acknowledged for a product that is outstanding in its field and both categories for exemplary commitment to manufacturing in the United States. The William Thornton Award is presented to an artisan in recognition of singular achievement. Each of the awards is designed to focus national attention on the tremendous economic and social value of a strong, sustained, and growing American manufacturing base and the need to support and strengthen American business.
Best MADE IN America Awardees
- Beachley Furniture Company - makes sofas, occasional chairs, tables and benches for Donghia used in the world’s finest residences as well as fine quality interior furnishings for commercial settings.
- Rockland Industries - Founded in 1832, the Baltimore company secured its place in furnishing history by developing a fabric that blocks out light. Although the company still sells blackout draperies to major hotel chains, it also makes fabrics used for bedding, crafts and sewing.
William Thornton Award for excellence in Craftsmanship
- C.W. Robertson Traditional Cabinetmakers - Parkton craftsman Chris Robertson specializes in built-in cabinets and American reproduction furniture.
- Emmanuel Nicolaidis - The Baltimore furniture and cabinet maker creates custom-designed furnishings ranging from doors and shelves to dining room tables and bed frames.
- McLain Wiesand - The artists and craftsmen at the Baltimore company work with a variety of materials to create mirrors, tables, beds, cabinets, light fixtures and murals.
- Salvations Architectural Furnishings - Based in Silver Spring, the company creates iron furnishings and accessories, including tables, drapery hardware and fire screens.
- Vicco Von Voss - The Chestertown woodworker makes tables, chairs, cabinets and public art as well as timber framing.