Four manufacturing associations announced the Second National 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 Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT; McLean, VA) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA; Cleveland) join the inaugural sponsors of the award, the Reshoring Initiative and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA; Independence, OH) in hosting this competition.
To be eligible for the award, the work must have been reshored between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2018, from outside North America to North America. A complete definition of reshoring is available here. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2019. To view award details and enter to win, go here.
“In 2017, about 170,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs were announced to come back from offshore, up 2,800% from 2010,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. “We anticipate that this award will motivate more companies to re-evaluate their offshoring and see that it is often more profitable to produce or source domestically. We also hope that other associations will choose to support similar awards to show that their industries are now successfully reshoring.”
Questions about the National Metalworking Reshoring Award can be directed to Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards will be presented in Tucson, AZ, on March 8, 2019, at the MFG Meeting.
The Reshoring Initiative, founded in early 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased parts and tooling. It also trains suppliers how to sell against lower-priced offshore competitors.
PMA represents the North American metalforming industry—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming, and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes.
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents U.S. builders and distributors of manufacturing technology—the advanced machinery, devices and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive.
NTMA is the voice for the precision manufacturing and tool and die industries in the United States