PRESS RELEASE: FieldComm Group Seeks Nominees for 2023 Plant of the Year Award

PRESS RELEASE: FieldComm Group Seeks Nominees for 2023 Plant of the Year Award

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Get International Recognition for Your Exceptional Use of HART®, FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus and FDI™ Technologies

AUSTIN, Texas, July 6, 2023 – FieldComm Group ( is actively seeking qualified nominees for the 21st annual Plant of the Year Award. End users and manufacturers from all world areas are encouraged to nominate their plant or their customer’s plant for this prestigious award. The FieldComm Group Plant of the Year is the only international award presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize the exceptional and valuable application of FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus, FDI™ and / or HART® Communication technologies.

“Selection of the Plant of the Year is based on a plant’s use of our field communication and integration technologies - not on the size or location of the installation. We are seeking a plant that has taken the capabilities of FDI™, FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus, HART®, HART-IP® or WirelessHART® enabled devices beyond configuration and calibration,” says Ted Masters, FieldComm Group President and CEO. “It can be a plant that is using real-time device diagnostics and process information integrated with control, information, asset management, safety systems or any other system to lower operating costs, reduce unplanned downtime and improve operations.”

The 2023 Plant of the Year winner will receive an award plaque to display at their facility and an official award presentation by FieldComm Group Management at an event held at the plant site. Additional winner benefits include: 

  • Global industry recognition for its excellence via press releases and articles in Control Magazine and other publications (with final review approvals provided to awardee)
  • An intelligent device best practice benchmark report covering technology adoption, operational readiness and organizational maturity
  • A Microsoft Surface or a financially equivalent donation to a charity of your choice
  • One year free membership with FieldComm Group ($1,000 value!)
  • One opportunity to receive the award and present at a major industry event at no cost to the awardee
  • Recognition in the FieldComm Group Insider e-newsletter, a magazine supplement to Control, and on the FieldComm Group website

This globally recognized award has been presented to plants demonstrating significant savings and benefits by making a digital transformation utilizing the information available in their smart measuring devices improving reliability, quality, safety or compliance.

Previous recipients include Wanhua Chemical Group (China), HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL) (India), Dow Chemical - Texas Operations (USA), Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (USA), MRPL (India), Shell (Australia), MOL (Hungry), Nucor Steel (USA), Dow Chemical (USA), Monsanto (USA), Shell (Canada), MOL (Hungary), Mitsubishi Chemical (Japan), PDVSA (Venezuela), Statoil (Norway), Sasol (South Africa), Clariant (Germany), and DuPont (USA). A complete list of recipients and their success stories are available at

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About FieldComm Group
FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI (Field Device Integration) technology. FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage, and promote global standards for integrating digital devices to on-site, mobile, and cloud-based systems; provide services for standards conformance and implementation of process automation devices and systems that enable and improve reliability and multi-vendor interoperability; lead the development of a unified information model of process automation field devices while building upon industry investment in the HART®, FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus and FDI™ standards. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, please visit