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Best of PA 2024 Contest

The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing® Best of PA 2024 Contest featured videos from contests throughout the state. A national panel of judges selected the state’s top three videos, and the team with the most votes per day in its regional contest received the state Viewers Choice Award.

Contest Winners

First Place

Broughal

Bethlehem, PA
Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing

Second Place

Greater Johnstown

Johnstown, PA
JWF Industries

Third Place

Bangor Area

Bangor, PA
C.F. Martin & Company, Inc.

Viewers Choice

Chestnut Ridge

Fishertown, PA
Creative Composites Group


Best of PA Nominees

Nominees are selected from regional What’s So Cool About Manufacturing® contests throughout Pennsylvania. A contest’s number of nominees is determined by its total number of entries.

Berks Schuylkill

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Mahanoy Area

EMD Electronics

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Conrad Weiser

Reading Bakery Systems

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Exeter Township

PhytogenX, Inc.

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D.H.H. Lengel

Cardinal Systems, Inc.


Central Susquehanna

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Central Columbia

Bloomsburg Carpet

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Mount Carmel Area

Great Dane, LLC


Lehigh Valley

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Bangor Area

C.F. Martin & Company, Inc.

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Northampton Area

Follett Products, LLC

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Broughal

Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing

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Nazareth Area

KB Systems Inc.


North Central PA

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Smethport Area

Graham Packaging Company

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St. Leo Catholic

Advantage Sales & Supply Company, Inc.


Northern Tier PA

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Montrose

Golis Machine, Inc.

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Wyalusing Valley

UnityLab


Philadelphia Region

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Neil Armstrong

Spike’s Trophies


Pittsburgh Central

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Mount Lebanon

Haemonetics


Pittsburgh East

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Greater Johnstown

JWF Industries


South Central PA

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Pequea Valley

Savencia Cheese USA

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ELCO

Tech Cast, Inc.

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Ephrata Area

Weaver Industries, Inc.


Southern Alleghenies

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Chestnut Ridge

Creative Composites Group

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Tussey Mountain

Mayville Engineering Company


Best of PA Judges

Aaron Coseo

Aaron Coseo

Vice President Engineering & Media Operations
WQLN PBS, Erie, PA

Gina Masciola

Gina Masciola

Executive Director of Education
WQED PBS, Pittsburgh, PA

WQED Education

Gwen Anderson

Education Outreach Coordinator
WQED PBS, Pittsburgh, PA

Brittany Stephens

Brittany Stephens

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
Mount Laurel, N.J.


Previous Best of PA Winners

2023Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
2022Eyer Middle School, Macungie, PA
2021Contest Not Held
2020Saint Clair Area Middle School, Saint Clair, PA
2019Neil Armstrong Middle School, Fairless Hills, PA
2018Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem, PA

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Best of PA Partners


Best of PA Planning Team


Best of PA Contest Manager

Karen Buck
Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC)
610.628.4626