The award is from the National Association of Manufacturers.  Specifically, the award is for manufacturing legislation excellence.  It’s given to members of congress who support a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda and achieve a rating of 70% or better on key manufacturing votes.  Neugebauer  received a rating of 92%

In announcing  the award, Neugebauer wrote on his website:

“In our current financial situation, it is important that we support  the manufacturing industry. “

According to Neugebauer, the U.S. is the  world’s largest manufacturing economy and supports an estimated 17 million jobs.