New York-Based Sherrill Manufacturing/Liberty Tabletop Wins 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award

McLean, Va. (April 16, 2019) - Sherrill Manufacturing, Sherrill, N.Y., has received the 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of the company’s success bringing manufacturing back home 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 Mfg. took over the Oneida flatware factory, launched innovative 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 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 120,000+ 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.”

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 on how to sell against lower-priced offshore competitors.

The Precision Metalforming Association, 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.

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents U.S. provides 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.

The National Tooling and Machining Association 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.

IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show is the largest and longest running manufacturing technology trade show in the United States is held every other year at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. IMTS 2020 will run Sept. 14-19. IMTS is ranked among the largest trade shows in the world. Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent stages for introducing and selling manufacturing equipment and technology, IMTS attracts visitors from every level of industry and more than 117 countries. IMTS 2018 was the largest in number of registrations (129,415), net square feet of exhibit space (1,424,232 sq. ft.), booths (2,123) and exhibiting companies (2,563). IMTS is owned and managed by AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology.


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