ProtoCAM was recognized for creating jobs that pay and their economic impact within the Commonwealth as part of the third annual Governor’s ImPAct Awards held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015.
“We’re honored to have been one of only five companies in the Lehigh Valley nominated for the governor’s Small Business Impact Award,” said Ronald L. Belknap, President and CEO of ProtoCAM. “It’s gratifying to receive external recognition for the company’s contribution to the state’s economy. I’m privileged to see the hard work and innovation of our dedicated team of additive manufacturing professionals on a daily basis, and it’s great to be honored as a state finalist. We look forward to celebrating this achievement with the other nominees at May’s awards luncheon.”
ProtoCAM was nominated for the ImPAct Awards in recognition of their decades of positive economic impact on the Lehigh Valley and state of Pennsylvania. In more than 20 years of operations, ProtoCAM has seen and helped industrial 3D printing grow from a little-know rapid prototyping technique into a technology widely predicted to drive the next industrial revolution.
The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognizes companies from throughout the state in five categories: Community Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact, Export Impact, Jobs That Pay, and Small Business Impact. ProtoCAM was nominated for a Small Business Impact Award.
- Community ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that exemplifies the tenet of “doing well by doing good.” The winners in this category show a sustained commitment to the growth and development of their employees and the communities in which they do business.
- Entrepreneur ImPAct Award – This award is given to an entrepreneur who has led his or her company to a position of strength in the marketplace by way of growth in one or all of the following areas: creativity, innovation, managerial ability, leadership skills, and turnaround.
- Export ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that has significantly increased its export sales and the number of new foreign markets to which it sells
- Jobs That Pay ImPAct Award – This award is given to a company that has demonstrated consistent job growth and retention over the past two years. The company must have had a positive net gain in new jobs during this time period.
- Small Business ImPAct Award – This award is given to a small business that has been an innovator within its industry, demonstrated revenue/profit growth, increased its workforce, and committed to the growth and development of its employees and community. The company must have 100 or fewer employees.
ProtoCAM was nominated for the Small Business ImPAct Award by the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) network. Each of the 10 PREP regions submitted up to five nominations per category.
PREP is a statewide network of partners that works to regionalize and coordinate local economic development services to businesses and entrepreneurs.
Representatives from the Team Pennsylvania Foundation and Journal Multimedia evaluated the nominations and selected the award recipients.
For more information and the full list of nominees, visit newpa.com/gia.
Based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, ProtoCAM is a leading provider of value-added additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping services for customers in a wide variety of industries, including defense, aerospace, automotive, medical, architecture and consumer goods. For more than two decades, engineers and product designers across the globe have turned to ProtoCAM to meet their prototyping needs because of the company’s collaborative process, commitment to service, unparalleled expertise and depth of knowledge.