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2016 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Winners Announced

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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CLEVELAND, OH¾November 16, 2016¾The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the winners of its 2016 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming.  Presented annually, the awards recognize the high standards of achievement set by the metalforming industry in the areas of design, safety, quality, innovation and technology, training and education, process control, product development, and productivity.

Winners were honored with a special plaque, commemorative flag and a cash prize on November 15, 2016, during the FABTECH tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV, and will be featured in the December 2016 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 
Federal Tool & Engineering, LLC
West Bend, WI

Pitcher Insurance Agency Safety Award 
E&E Manufacturing Co., Inc. 
Plymouth, MI

Zierick Manufacturing Corporation Productivity Award 
Tella Tool & Mfg. Co. 
Lombard, IL

Plex Systems Innovation & Technology Award 
HK Metalcraft Manufacturing Co. 
Lodi, NJ

Ulbrich Award for Competitive Excellence in Product Development 
Pentaflex, Inc. 
Springfield, OH

A.R. Hedberg Training & Education Award 
DeWys Manufacturing Inc. 
Marne, MI

Clips & Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award 
Middle Tennessee State University 
Murfreesboro, TN

Information about each award-winning entry is available at

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. PMA leads innovative member companies toward superior competitiveness and profitability through advocacy, networking, statistics, the PMA Educational Foundation, FABTECH and METALFORM Mexico tradeshows, and MetalForming, Fabricating Product News and 3D Metal Printing magazines.