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Hardinge Wins 2022 National Metalworking Reshoring Award

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Oct 24, 2022
The award honors companies that have effectively reshored products, parts, or tooling made primarily by metal forming, fabricating, casting, or machining, including additive manufacturing.

Hardinge Inc., a multinational machine tool and accessories builder with global headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, 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 last month, 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. 

“We are very proud to be recognized by the Reshoring Initiative and owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the hundreds of Hardinge employees both in the United States and Taiwan who worked to make this initiative a success over the last two years,” says Michael. “Our teams worked late hours with their counterparts overseas to ensure that knowledge and processes were transferred to our facility in Elmira, New York, and these efforts were rewarded as we began to see machine tools rolling off the new lines and out to customers.”

Hardinge’s extensive work bringing back manufacturing production to the United States made theirs a winning case. “Hardinge shifted the manufacturing of its milling and turning machine center solutions from its Taiwan plant to its plant in Elmira, New York,” Moser says. “What could be more appropriate at IMTS 2022 than for the winner to be a leading AMT member and IMTS exhibitor, which has manufactured machine tools in the United States since the 1890s?” 

Moser believes that reshoring work done by companies like Hardinge has helped invigorate manufacturing in the United States and recognizing their accomplishments is important, saying, “The Reshoring Award has helped accelerate reshoring from 6,000 manufacturing jobs per year in 2010 to 260,000 in 2021.” 

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.

For questions about the National Metalworking Reshoring Award, contact Harry Moser at 847-867-1144 or harry.moser@reshorenow.org. 

For more information on AMT’s reshoring work and supply chain efforts, visit the supply chain resources page on IMTS.com. 

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