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Larry Tatiel Announced as Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence Finalist for the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards

Oct 11, 2017



Date: October 11, 2017

(Wharton, N.J.) – Larry Taitel at Convertech Inc, a manufacturer of chucks and shafts for the converting industry, has been announced as a finalist in the Raymond Hopp Award for Excellence category for the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards which was held on Friday, October 6th at the Bridgewater Marriott at 700 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

The annual celebration included a continental breakfast and lunch, networking opportunities, keynote speeches, and breakout sessions on important topics to manufacturers including Cyber Security, Employment Law, Tax Credits and Incentives, Women in

Manufacturing, Tax Laws, and more.

During the ceremony, the winners of the 2017 New Jersey Manufacturing Awards were announced in the following categories:

“I am very pleased to be nominated for this award. I always strive to be a vocal proponent of manufacturing, in the processes my company uses to produce our products as well as trying to improve and increase the pool of eligible people who are interested in making manufacturing a career. Thank you for recognizing me.” Larry Taitel, Convertech Inc.

The “Made in New Jersey” event was organized by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP). NJMEP is a not-for-profit that enhances the competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers through programs and services that increase profitability, efficiency and productivity. NJBIA and New Jersey Business Magazine served as the event’s partners. To view all of the sponsors and partners for the event, click here.

For more information about the Made in New Jersey event in celebration of the sixth annual National Manufacturing Day, please click here or contact Lynore DeSantis at ldesantis@njmep.org or 973-998-9801.

About Larry Taitel and Convertech Inc.

Larry Taitel has grown up around manufacturing. His parents started Convertech in 1978 and prior to that owned another manufacturing company. Larry took over Convertech Inc. with his business partner once his parents retired in 1989 and Larry is still President and co-business owner today. Convertech, Inc. has provided the wide- and narrow-web industry with reliable, high-quality expanding air shafts and core chucks. Each air shaft and core chuck is designed and manufactured from the ground up to meet exact specifications delivered with the fastest lead-time in the industry.


NJMEP is a private, not-for-profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey’s manufacturers. Backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance. For more than 20 years, NJMEP has used its extensive network of connections and proven track record of success to help manufacturers adapt to the latest innovative technologies and best practices to realize more than $3.4 billion in value. Services are categorized into the following three areas: Operational Excellence, Innovation and Growth Strategies, and Workforce Development.