Sherrill Mfg./Liberty Tabletop Wins Metalworking Reshoring Award
Sherrill Manufacturing (Sherrill, New York) has received the 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of the company’s success with bringing manufacturing back home to the U.S. 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 a company that has effectively reshored products, parts or tooling made primarily by metalforming, 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 everyday products such as flatware. When Oneida Ltd. 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,” says Greg Owens, CEO of Sherrill Manufacturing.
The award was presented in Tucson, Arizona, at the MFG Meeting, organized by AMT and NTMA.
“Reshoring 2010 thru 2018 totaled over 450,000 jobs, about four percent 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.”