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09/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/13/2019 08:20

The Reshoring Initiative, PMA, AMT and NTMA Launch 3rd Annual National Metalworking Reshoring Award

McLean, VA - Four leading manufacturing associations have announced the 3rd National Metalworking Reshoring Award. Companies that have successfully reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing, are invited to apply. The Reshoring Initiative, the PMA, NTMA, and AMT are pleased to sponsor this competition. To be eligible for the award, the work must have been reshored between January 1, 2013, and May 31, 2020, from outside North America to North America. Reshoring includes work that is produced either in-house or outsourced. A complete definition of reshoring is available here. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2020. To view award details and enter to win, visit www.amtonline.org/reshoringaward. 'In 2018 over 1,300 companies announced they were shifting jobs to the U.S. from offshore, up 38% from 2017. Jobs reshored since 2010 account for 3.3% of total U.S. manufacturing employment,' said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. 'There is still time for companies to decide to reshore and be eligible for the Award. We also hope that other associations will choose to support similar awards to show that their industries are also now successfully reshoring.' Sherrill Manufacturing received the 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of the company's success bringing manufacturing back home to the United States. Sherrill's success demonstrates that it is feasible to reshore completely lost product categories. When Oneida Limited ceased operations, all U.S. flatware production had been lost, primarily to Asia. Sherrill Mfg. took over the Oneida flatware factory, launched innovative products under the Liberty Tabletop brand, and found a more efficient way to market those products. Questions about the National Metalworking Reshoring Award can be directed to Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or [email protected] The 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award will be presented next fall during IMTS 2020.