Legends in Manufacturing Awards


Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a program of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Foundation, recognizes up to 4 outstanding leaders in manufacturing each years at its “Legends in Manufacturing” awards, as part of ABI’s Iowa Manufacturing Conference.

Nominees for the first three categories should be individuals who are/were key company leaders, past or present. Nominees for the Manufacturing Champion award should be individuals or organizations not directly engaged in manufacturing activities, but whose activities support the industry. Nominators can nominate as many people as they wish! 

Click here to nominate a legend.

Awards Celebration

The Iowa Association of Business & Industry (ABI) and Elevate Advanced Manufacturing host the annual Legends in Manufacturing Awards to celebrate the manufacturing industry and to recognize legends in manufacturing for their hard work and dedication to Iowa, the industry, and their company.

The 2024 Legends awardees will be recognized during a lunch seremony on October 2 as part of the Iowa Manufacturing Conference.

If you wish to support the Legends in Manufacturing Awards and the Iowa Manufacturing Conference as a sponsor, please contact Holly Mueggenberg at 515-235-0572 or hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org for more information.