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2022 Outstanding Women in manufacturing

Each year SVAM accepts nominations for its Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award. The nominees are scored by a panel of judges based on company impact, community impact, personal drive, and leadership. Through the Outstanding Women in Manufacturing program, many amazing women have been recognized for their contributions to the world of manufacturing in Southwest Virginia. The purpose of this program is to change the image of manufacturing and highlight the significant role that women play at all levels in manufacturing. It is SVAM’s hope that through the positive example that the winner and honorees of this award display, other women will be encouraged and see the opportunities they have to succeed in a manufacturing career.


It is with great pleasure we announce that the winner of SVAM’s 2022 Outstanding Woman in Manufacturing Award is Brenda Justus, President/CEO of Consolidated Steel, Inc.

Universal Fibers
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Somic America
Scholle IPN
Tempur Production
Speyside Bourbon Stave Mill
Tadano Mantis Corporation
Hitachi Energy
Reline America LLC
Consolidated Steel, Inc.
Smyth County Machine