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Awards of Excellence in Metalforming

PMA's Awards of Excellence in Metalforming recognize the high standards of achievement set by the metalforming industry in the areas of design, quality, safety, training and education, process control, product development and productivity.  View the descriptions and submission requirements for each award.

Entries for the 2015 competition are now being accepted. Deadline to apply: June 30.  Submit an entry today! Contact Christie Carmigiano with any questions.   

Benefits of Entering

PRIDE: Instill a sense of accomplishment in your employees. Create awareness for the valuable contributions they make to your products and services. Watch their competitive spirit soar!

PROFESSIONALISM: Winning an award is a great way to recognize individual effort and motivate others to adopt a winning attitude.

PRESTIGE: Distinguish yourself from the competition! Be perceived as an industry leader by your customers, earning their respect and admiration for accomplishments that improve your business and theirs.

PUBLICITY: Award recipients will be featured prominently in MetalForming magazine reaching more than 55,000 readers, PMA's member newsletter (Update) and other metalworking and customer-related publications.

PRIZES: Win a cash prize of $1,500. Use your winnings to reward your employees for a job well done or contribute to a worthy cause. Winners receive a plaque commemorating their achievement at a special Awards Ceremony held at the FABTECH tradeshow.

You'll benefit from:

  • company acknowledgement at the FABTECH tradeshow.
  • recognition in a video presentation highlighting the winning companies' accomplishments
  • prominent coverage in MetalForming magazine reaching more than 55,000 readers in the metalforming industry.
  • customized announcements to send to your key customers, suppliers and prospects.
  • key presence on PMA's website, visited by nearly 100,000 people annually.
  • induction into the prestigious winners circle

2014 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Announced

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the winners of its 2014 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming. Presented annually, these awards recognize the high standards of achievement set by the metalforming industry in the areas of design, safety, training and education, product development and productivity.

Winners were honored with a special plaque, commemorative flag and a cash prize on November 10, 2014, during the FABTECH tradeshow in Atlanta, GA and are featured in the December 2014 issue of MetalForming magazine.

PMA applauds the achievements of this year’s winners, who have dedicated themselves to continuous improvement of their products and services:

Higgins-Caditz Design Award
Trans-Matic Mfg. Co., Inc.
Holland, MI

Pitcher Insurance Agency Safety Award
Pentaflex, Inc.
Springfield, OH

Zierick Manufacturing Corporation Productivity Award
Metal Flow Corporation
Holland, MI

A.R. Hedberg Training & Education Award
Pentaflex, Inc.
Springfield, OH

Ulbrich Award for Competitive Excellence in Product Development
Trans-Matic Mfg. Co., Inc.
Holland, MI

Clips & Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award
Workshops for Warriors
San Diego, CA

Entries for the 2015 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming competition will be accepted beginning in early 2015. Please contact Christie Carmigiano with any questions.