Nipro Diagnostics named Florida Manufacturer of the Year

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nipro Diagnostics on Thursday was recognized by the Manufacturers Association of Florida with the 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Award.

Nipro was recognized in the large-company (500+ employees) category. The award, based on evaluation of leading-edge management practices, manufacturing and process quality, and other performance-excellence criteria, was presented at the 2011 MAF Manufacturers Summit & Marketplace award ceremony. The criteria for winning Manufacturer of the Year includes leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce focus and process management. The panel of judges visited each finalist company’s facility to evaluate organizational practices pertinent to the six judging criteria categories.

“This award is a tribute to the employees of Nipro Diagnostics,” Nipro president and CEO and Scott Verner. “We build excellence into every aspect of our operations, and this recognition exemplifies our dedication to manufacturing quality blood-glucose monitoring systems. I congratulate every employee who has helped us achieve and maintain our quality/value leadership position in our industry.”

Nipro Diagnostics — formerly Home Diagnostics Inc. — is a manufacturer and marketer of diabetes monitoring and management products with headquarters and manufacturing facilities here.

Nipro Diagnostics also announced the purchase of two buildings in Fort Lauderdale. The company will expand manufacturing, as well as other operations, in these two facilities. “The acquisition of these buildings solidifies our presence in South Florida and is another example of our commitment to growing our business,” Verner stated.

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