Lantern Award Nominations Sought for Manufacturers of the Year

April 27, 2012

Each of the eight Regional Planning & Development Districts is receiving nominations for the Region 6 Lantern Award. Louisiana Economic Development (LED) bestows a Lantern Award to outstanding manufacturers, one from each of the eight regions of Louisiana per year. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 7. These are received in each region through the state’s eight Regional Planning and Development Districts.

Nomination packages may be obtained at the Louisiana Association of Planning and Development Districts’ website and are due to the corresponding district office.Anyone may nominate a manufacturer for this award. Download the 2012 Nomination Packet.

Awards will be presented Tuesday, June 12, at a Governor’s Mansion reception. The Lantern Awards are a partnership between Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association and the Louisiana Quality Foundation. . The lanterns received by the award recipients have been handcrafted from copper and Louisiana cypress for more than 50 years by Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights in New Orleans.