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Acme Alliance Wins 2021 National Metalworking Reshoring Award

By Reshoring Initiative Press Release

McLean, Va. – Acme Alliance, a leading die caster in Northbrook, Ill., received the 2021 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of its success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States.

From left: Matt Thavis, director of business development at Acme Alliance, Mauri Mendes, president of Acme Alliance-Lovejoy Industries, and JR Kinnett, general manager at Acme Alliance, are congratulated by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, for winning the 2021 National Metalworking Reshoring Award.

The 2021 award was presented during FABTECH 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, machining or additive manufacturing.

“In our business model, we use our worldwide manufacturing footprint to produce and deliver products to the regions where they are assembled [and used] by our customers,” said Mauri Mendes, president of Acme Alliance-Lovejoy Industries. “We truly believe being close to our customers is the most important strategy. We are seeing many large organizations switching their strategy by reshoring their supply chain.”

Acme Alliance was chosen for several reasons, Moser explained. “Acme has a record of reshoring products for their customers. In one case, their reshoring fixed a quality problem and cut the customer’s inventory by 94 percent. Acme also has successful facilities in Brazil and China. By not shipping from those facilities to the U.S., Acme has proven that reshoring is not only possible but the right business choice. Acme also has a strong lean culture—a frequent key to reshoring. Acme’s success, repeated throughout the U.S. supply chain, will achieve the 5 million additional jobs targeted by the Biden administration.”

The award is made possible by the Reshoring Initiative, the Precision Metalforming Association, The Association For Manufacturing Technology and the National Tooling and Machining Association. SME provided the venue and audio-visual recording.

OEMs and contract manufacturers are encouraged to apply for the 2022 National Metalworking Reshoring Award until June 30, 2022. The winner will be announced at IMTS 2022.

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