Teams of employees from three manufacturers on the cutting-edge in employment and work practices were honored at the National Assn. of Manufacturers' (NAM) recent annual conference in Washington. Winning the first annual NAM Awards for Workforce Excellence were: Philtex Chemicals Plant POWER Team, Phillips Petroleum Co., Borger, Tex.; Team Ultra, Monarch Marking Systems, Miamisburg, Ohio; and Product Quality Team, Bison Gear & Engineering, St. Charles, Ill. The awards are given to one team of employees at companies in each of three categories: large, medium, and small manufacturers (based on number of employees). Each winning team will split a $10,000 prize. The awards program is cosponsored by NAM, The Manufacturing Institute, and Arthur Andersen.