Second Annual Award Recognizing Manufacturers that Support Reshoring
Isaac Maw posted on November 01, 2018 |

Bringing manufacturing back to the United States has numerous benefits for American manufacturers, but beyond the internal benefits, shouldn’t businesses that support the American manufacturing sector be recognized more officially?

That’s the view of The Reshoring Initiative, PMA (Precision Metalforming Association), AMT (The Association For Manufacturing Technology) and NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association), and it’s why they’ve launched the National Metalworking Reshoring Award.

Those four manufacturing associations have now called for submissions for the second annual 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.

AMT and NTMA are pleased to join the inaugural sponsors of the Award, the Reshoring Initiative and PMA in hosting this competition.

To be eligible for the award, the work must have been reshored between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2018, from outside North America to North America. A complete definition of reshoring is available here.

Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2019. To view award details and enter to win, visit

“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 reevaluate 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 The awards will be presented in Tucson, AZ, on March 8, 2018, at the MFG Meeting.

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