CHICAGO, IL—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 on Sept. 16, 2022, 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.
“We are very proud to be recognized by the Reshoring Initiative and owe a tremendous amount of gratitude to the hundreds of Hardinge employees in both the United States and Taiwan who worked to make this initiative a success over the last two years,” says Jeremy Michael, Vice President and General Manager of Turning & Milling. “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 email@example.com.