At the FABTECH tradeshow in Chicago, Illinois, last fall, three manufacturing companies and an institution of higher education were honored as winners of the Precision Metalforming Association’s (PMA) 2017 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming. The awards program annually recognizes high standards of achievement by honoring top performers in areas such as design, safety, quality, innovation and technology, training and education, process control, product development, and productivity. All four winners received a special plaque, commemorative flag, and a cash prize.
The winning entrants were Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio), winner of the Zierick Manufacturing Corporation Productivity Award; Hatch Stamping Company (Chelsea, Michigan), winner of the Plex Systems Innovation and Technology Award; and Metal Flow Corporation (Holland, Michigan), winner of the Ulbrich Award for Competitive Excellence in Product Development. In addition, Southwestern Illinois College (Granite City, lllinois) won the Clips & Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award.
The Precision Metalforming Association is a trade association that represents North America’s metalforming industry, which creates a wide range of precision metal products via manufacturing processes such as stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming, and roll forming. Its nearly 800 member companies include suppliers of equipment, materials, and services to the industry.