Sherrill Manufacturing, based out of Sherrill, New York, won the 2019 National Metalworking Reshoring Award in recognition of the company’s success in bringing manufacturing back to the United States. The award was presented to the silverware maker by the Reshoring Initiative, the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).
Sherrill was chosen for demonstrating the feasibility of reshoring categories that some U.S. manufacturers have deemed lost to foreign production strategies. The company actually took over a former Oneida Limited facility after that company ceased its operations, sending nearly all U.S. flatware production overseas.
Since taking over the factory, Sherrill Manufacturing has launched new products under the Liberty Tabletop brand and found a more efficient way to market those products, which has yielded consistent growth. According to remarks made at the event by Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initiative, “Reshoring 2010 through 2018 totaled over 450,000 jobs, about four percent of total U.S. manufacturing employment. Sherrill’s success demonstrates that large categories of work considered to have been ‘lost forever’ are eligible to be reshored.”