Hardinge Inc., a multinational machine tool and accessories builder with global headquarters in Atlanta, GA, received the 2022 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of its success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The 2022 award was presented on Sep 16, 2022, at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place in Chicago by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative. The award honors companies that have effectively reshored products, parts, or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting, or machining, including additive manufacturing. The award is made possible by the Reshoring Initiative; the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA); AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which owns and produces IMTS; SME; and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).
To receive the award on the IMTS+ Main Stage were Hardinge’s Jeremy Michael, vice president and general manager of turning & milling; Ryan Ervin, chief marketing officer and vice president of sales; David Bassett, senior director continuous improvement, quality, export compliance; and Chandra Urs, president – turning & milling.
Hardinge’s extensive work bringing back manufacturing production to the United States made theirs a winning case.
The 2023 National Metalworking Reshoring Award will be presented at FABTECH in Chicago. OEMs and contract manufacturers are encouraged to apply by June 30, 2023.
About Reshoring Initiative
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. The Initiative also trains suppliers how to sell against lower priced offshore competitors.
PMA, an inaugural sponsor of the National Reshoring Award, is the full-service trade association representing 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. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry.
About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
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. AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow.
NTMA is the voice for the precision manufacturing and tool and die industries in the United States. Backed by nearly 1,300 member companies, representing more than $30 billion in sales, NTMA provides an array of benefits to members and the industry including advocacy in Washington, training and education programs and networking events nationwide.
SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With nearly 90 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through the SME Education Foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing.
About IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show
IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show – The largest and longest-running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS 2024 will run Sept. 9-14. AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, which owns and produces IMTS, represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members – those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing.
FABTECH, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, was in McCormick Place September 13-16, 2021. Come to FABTECH 2022 to meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, and increase profits all at FABTECH. They strongly believe in the power of in-person events to discover, educate, and motivate the metal fabrication industry.