Sherrill, N.Y.—Sherrill Manufacturing has received the 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of the company’s success bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The award, given by the Reshoring Initiative, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), honors a company that has effectively reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting or machining, including additive manufacturing.
Sherrill was chosen as the award winner because its success demonstrates that it is feasible to reshore completely lost product categories, including every-day products such as flatware. When Oneida Limited ceased operations, all U.S. flatware production had been lost, primarily to Asia. Sherrill Manufacturing took over the Oneida flatware factory, launched products under the Liberty Tabletop brand and found a more efficient way to market those products.
“We are very pleased that after many years of hard work our efforts to re-establish the flatware industry in the United States are finally paying off. This is a big win for our employees, who stuck with us through thick and thin, as well as for our customers who are those loyal folks who search for and insist on Made in America,” said Greg Owens, CEO of Sherrill Manufacturing. “I was honored to accept this award for them, the dedicated silversmiths at Sherrill, and in recognition of our customers, who have supported the comeback of flatware manufacturing in the USA.”
The award was presented in Tucson, Arizona, at the MFG Meeting, organized by AMT and NTMA. A letter of congratulations was also announced from Ian Steff, U.S. Commerce Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing.
The 2020 National Metalworking Reshoring Award will be presented next fall during IMTS 2020, the 125,000+ attendee premier manufacturing technology show in North America. Additional details about the 2020 award will be available by June 2019. “Reshoring 2010 thru 2018 totaled over 450,000 jobs, about four percent of total U.S. manufacturing employment,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. “Sherrill’s success demonstrates that large categories of work considered to have been “lost forever” are eligible to be reshored. Our goal is to reshore millions more jobs.”