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4/26/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Sherrill Manufacturing Recognized for Success in Reshoring

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The award is given by the Reshoring Initiative, PMA, AMT, and NTMA honoring companies for effectively reshoring products, parts or tooling made by metalworking.

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Sherrill Manufacturing (Sherrill, New York) has received the 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award. The award, given by the Reshoring Initiative, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), honors companies for effectively reshoring products, parts or tooling made primarily by metalforming, fabricating, casting or machining (including additive manufacturing).

Sherrill Manufacturing was chosen as the award winner this year because, according to the Reshoring Initiative, its success demonstrates that it is feasible to reshore whole product categories, including everyday products such as dining flatware. When Oneida Ltd. ceased operations a few years ago, U.S. flatware production became offshored, primarily to Asia. Sherrill Manufacturing took over the Oneida flatware factory, launched its own products under the Liberty Tabletop brand and found a more efficient way to market those products. Sherrill is now growing consistently.

“We are very pleased that after many years of hard work our efforts to reestablish 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,” says Greg Owens, CEO. “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 presented 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. Additional details about the 2020 award will be available by June 2019.

“Reshoring 2010 thru 2018 totaled over 450,000 jobs, about 4% of total U.S. manufacturing employment,” says 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.”

 

For help reshoring now, email info@reshorenow.org. To learn about reshoring and the 2020 Award, subscribe to the Reshoring Iniative’s e-newsletter, which sends six times per year.

 

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