Due to all of their efforts in 2016, 31 chapters have achieved platinum, gold, silver and bronze status. For the first time, three chapters share the top spot of platinum status after having met all four award categories/requirements; since 2013, Greater Charleston Chapter 430 had been the only chapter to achieve this status.
The four designated categories of success are: advancement of manufacturing, merit, professional development, and communication to members and the community. Requirements for the categories range from interaction with other chapters and community outreach to maintaining current websites and social media pages.
2016 Chapter Recognition Award winners: