ANN ARBOR, MI — Clevite Engine Parts is currently accepting applications for the 2004 Victor Reinz Machinist of the Year Award. Along with the Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA) and the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE), Clevite Engine Parts presents this award annually to recognize the valuable contributions machinists make to the automotive rebuilding industry.
To further expand the Machinist of the Year Program, Clevite will provide a cash prize of $250 to the person who nominates the winner of this year’s award, in an effort to encourage bosses, colleagues, family and friends to nominate a broader selection of deserving machinists.
To be eligible, a machinist must be a full-time employee of a machine shop specializing in automotive or heavy-duty engine work and be ASE-certified in any one of the three specialist classifications:
– cylinder head specialist
– cylinder block specialist
– engine assembly specialist
The following criteria is used to select the Machinist of the Year:
– special machining skills
– special training
– community involvement
– good business practices
– range of shop services offered
– ability to represent the industry in a positive manner
Victor Reinz Machinist of the Year Award applications will be distributed in the January and February mailings of the AERA newsletter. All applications must be submitted to Dana/Clevite Machinist of the Year Nominations headquarters by March 26. The Victor Reinz Machinist of the Year Award will be presented at the AERA New Products Showcase in Las Vegas on April 23.
The Victor Reinz Machinist of the year award consists of an all-expense paid trip to the AERA Expo, $500 in spending money, a custom Victor Reinz jacket and a commemorative plaque. Information on the Machinist of the Year Award as well as additional applications can be found on the Clevite Engine Parts web site: www.engineparts.com.
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