NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joy Corp. and Marquis College teamed up to honor the winners of the 21st annual National Manufacturing Awards program with a ceremony and reception at Marquis College on Thursday evening in New York City.

United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross holds his award from Joy Corp. CEO Daniel Touché for setting an example by demonstrating an integrity for keeping ethics and working with a fair wage at the 21st Annual National Manufacturing Awards Ceremony at Marquis College in New York City, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross held the award presentation for Jacobs Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of high-performance abrasives, and Winsted Manufacturing Company, which makes reproductions of precision components.

The event was attended by 350 senior executives from the auto industry and government leaders.

The awards are hosted by The Associated General Contractors of America and commemorates the contributions of 50 manufacturing companies, including the top five overall winners.

Jacobs’ Chief Executive Officer Daniel Touché thanked his employees for their hard work. Jacobs made $70 million in profit last year after earning $35 million in 2016, according to The New York Times.

Winsted President and CEO Richard McGuire thanked the company’s employees, customers and shareholders for their support.

(This version of the story was refiled to fix spelling of CEO’s name)