NIA’s Premier Industry Manufacturer™ Award

Premier Industry Manufacturer™ Award

With the help of our Associate (Manufacturer) members, NIA has established the Premier Industry Manufacturer™ award. This program recognizes and distinguishes exemplary companies as industry advocates and leaders. Through this program, NIA’s Associate members demonstrate to customers that their company is a recognized leader amongst their peers.

Available exclusively to NIA Associate Member companies, this program was developed to reward the most active manufacturers for their actions. The plan is to continue to develop the program to ensure it provides the most value to NIA’s Associate members and brings recognition from peers and clients. To learn more about NIA membership, click here.

Congratulations to the 2024 Premier Industry Manufacturers!

The 2024 Premier Industry Manufacturers are:

  • Aeroflex USA
  • Armacell
  • Johns Manville
  • Knauf Insulation, Inc.
  • Owens Corning
  • ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation

Key Dates for NIA’s Premier Industry Manufacturer Award Program

Deadline to apply for the 2024 calendar year: Friday, November 8, 2024
2024 Associate Award Point Questionnaire Due: Tuesday, December 31, 2024

How It Works

There is no cost to apply to the program and NIA encourages all Associate member companies to apply.

  • Applicants must be NIA Associate members in good standing for their application to be considered. (i.e., your company’s 2024 NIA membership dues must be paid in full, at the appropriate dues category, by the time your application is submitted).
  • The deadline to apply for the 2024 calendar year is Friday, November 8, 2024. Once the application is complete, NIA will begin tracking your points (retroactively to January 1) for the 2024 calendar year.
  • NIA will track the majority of the point opportunities available to Associate member companies after the application is completed and submitted. Some activities will require the individual member company to complete an Associate Award Points Questionnaire. This form will outline all eligible activities, including their assigned point value, and must be completed and submitted to by Tuesday, December 31, 2024, to receive points for these activities.
  • Manufacturers earn points for their participation and involvement in NIA, and for being members of regional associations. In most cases you will be able to earn points for things you are already doing.
  • Points will accumulate over a calendar year and are available through a variety of opportunities, including many no-cost options. Companies that reach a minimum of 175 points throughout the 2024 calendar year will be recognized as Premier Industry Manufacturers.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please call the NIA office at 703-464-6422 or email

Opportunities to Earn Points Include:

  • NIA membership;
  • Becoming a Foundation contributor;
  • Participating in NIA activities;
  • Attending NIA meetings and events;
  • Attending Training Classes;
  • Subribing to NIA's Education Center;
  • Advertising and sponsorship; and
  • Other industry memberships.
  • And much more! Additional point opportunities are available. View them here.