FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – May 14, 2018 – Valley Forge Fabrics was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year category in The 16th Annual American Business Awards® on May 1, 2018.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11. Tickets are now on sale.
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Valley Forge Fabrics was nominated in the Company of the Year category for Large Manufacturing.
The winning nomination, called Diversification in our Industry, centered on Valley Forge’s strategic plan to diversify the business. Historically the company sold only fabric on a roll, and has evolved to encompass more valuable finished product categories for the hospitality industry; from finished bedding to the fabrication and installation of Window Treatments. Favorable comments about the nomination from the judges include, “Love this company! Great mindset of diversification. Great focus on sustainability. Great approach to expanding the business and product offerings….” and “What a fascinating story and realization of a 2017 strategic objective! Well done!”
Diana Dobin, 2nd Generation leader of the business said, “Our diversification into more complex textile products for hospitality allows us to provide more value to our customers, and also successfully feed the creativity of our talented team. We are innovators at heart and are deeply passionate makers who are very proud and motivated by manufacturing here in the USA.”
More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About Valley Forge Fabrics
Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. is a 40+ year old family owned and operated company and the world’s largest supplier of decorative textile performance products for the hospitality industry.
For more information on Valley Forge, visit the website www.valleyforge.com .
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors of The 2018 American Business Awards include HCL America, John Hancock Financial Services and SoftPro.
Shannon Francis | Brand Manager
SFrancis@valleyforge.com | 954.642.3450
1650 W. McNab Road | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309