ZaGO Manufacturing Co. Announced as Manufacturer of the Year Finalist for the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards

September 22, 2017- Newark,N.J. – ZaGO Manufacturing Co. a manufacturer of sealing fasteners and components, has been announced as a finalist in the Manufacturer of the Year category for the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards. The winner will be announced at the annual "Made in New Jersey" event in celebration of the sixth annual National Manufacturing Day. The event will occur on Friday, October 6th at the Bridgewater Marriott at 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

The annual celebration will be held from 7:30am to 2:30pm and include a continental breakfast and lunch, networking opportunities, keynote speeches, and breakout sessions on important topics to manufacturers including Cyber Security, Employment Law, Tax Credits and Incentives, Women in Manufacturing, Tax Laws, and more.

During the ceremony, the winners of the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards will be announced in the following categories:

  • Manufacturer of the Year (Start-Up / Young Manufacturing Company)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (Small – 50 Employees or Less)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (Medium – Between 51-125 Employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (Large – 125+ Employees)
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence

Zago's Vice President, Gail Friedberg, expressed Zago's pride upon becoming a finalist: "We are honored to be recognized by NJMEP for our determination to always provide the best possible product and purchasing experience for our customers and for our long term commitment to manufacturing in New Jersey."

The "Made in New Jersey" event is organized by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP). NJMEP is a not-for-profit that enhances the competitiveness of New Jersey's manufacturers through programs and services that increase profitability, efficiency and productivity.

For more information about the Made in New Jersey event in celebration of the sixth annual National Manufacturing Day, Lynore DeSantis at [email protected] or 973-998-9801.

About ZaGO Manufacturing Co.

ZaGO Manufacturing Co. is a proven leader in the self-sealing fastener industry. ZaGO's fasteners are uniquely designed with a groove under the head of its screws and bolts and in the body of its nuts into which an o-ring is snugly fitted. This design permits full metal to metal contact while sealing in liquids and gases and sealing out environmental contaminants such as moisture and dust.

In addition, Zago sells sealing switch boots and switch covers and its own proprietary line of "Crystal Seal" electrical covers. ZaGO has a uniquely New Jersey story having its roots at the NJIT business incubator. Established in 1994, ZaGO has grown consistently through the years from a two employee shop to a company with 25 incredibly productive employees. Throughout that time ZaGO has emphasized continuous improvement, and especially in the last decade, ZaGO has constantly refined its operations to be more professional, and more highly automated.