Slice Engineering Wins SMBE Gold Award and Recognized as High-Performing Manufacturer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (JUNE 25, 2021)-- Slice Engineering announces today that it was selected as a Gold Winner of the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards.


FloridaMakes and The Florida Sterling Council partner to award and recognize high-performing manufacturers and elevate Florida’s manufacturing community. Slice Engineering was selected as one of 18 winners from over 140 nominees in the manufacturing industry. 


"We are beyond excited to be honored with the SMBE Gold Award,” said Dan Barousse, CEO and Co-Founder of Slice Engineering. “As a start-up, it is truly a dream come true to be listed as a winner alongside well-established companies that are household names. We are incredibly thankful to FloridaMakes and the Florida Sterling Council for both the award and the expert advice and support they have provided.”


Slice Engineering will collaborate with FloridaMakes to share industry best practices through webinars and leadership events. It will also be invited to participate in the SMBE panel in the future. Additional SMBE Gold Award winners include Lockheed Martin Aerostructures, CAE Healthcare, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, and Pierce Manufacturing. 


According to the FloridaMakes website, the purpose of the SMBE Awards are to recognize high-performing Florida manufacturing companies, offer an avenue for networking and sharing of best practices, provide feedback and opportunities for improvement to encourage and develop higher performance in participant companies, and elevate the community perception of the Florida manufacturing sector and its positive contribution to the Florida economy.


Nominated companies were judged on criteria including leadership, strategy, customers, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce, operations and results. 


“Manufacturing is a critical industry here in Florida, and our manufacturers set the bar for the rest of the nation,” said John Pieno, Chairman of the Florida Sterling Council, in a news release. “We are pleased to honor these eighteen outstanding Florida organizations who are role models in their industries and are deserving of this prestigious award.”


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About Slice Engineering


Slice Engineering (FL, USA) is one of the fastest-growing startups in the additive manufacturing industry. We optimize 3D printer thermodynamics. Our dedicated team of engineers designs and manufactures US-made, high-end 3D printer components for 3D printer manufacturers, businesses, and consumers interested in pushing the boundaries of what is possible with FDM technology. Our ever-growing IP portfolio includes the well-known Mosquito and Copperhead extrusion technologies, and client list includes the US Navy, NASA, Argonne National Laboratory, Lulzbot, Stacker3D, Hage3D, Michigan State University, University of Kentucky, and Case Western Reserve University among others.


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