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2012 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming Announced

Monday, November 12, 2012

For more information, please contact Christie Carmigiano


CLEVELAND, OH—November 12, 2012—The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced the winners of its 2012 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, training and education, process control, quality, productivity and product development.

Winners were honored with a special plaque, commemorative flag and a cash prize on November 11, 2012, during the FABTECH tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV, and will be featured in the December 2012 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 
Honeywell Aerospace
Phoenix, AZ

Ulbrich Award for Competitive Excellence in Product Development 
Pridgeon & Clay, Inc. 
Grand Rapids, MI

Link Systems Process Control Award  
Ramcel Engineering Co. 
Northbrook, IL

Pitcher Insurance Agency Safety Award 
Unirac, Inc. 
Albuquerque, NM

A.R. Hedberg Training & Education Award 
The Diemasters 
Elk Grove Village, IL

Waukesha® Metal Products Excellence in Quality Award 
Pridgeon & Clay, Inc. 
Grand Rapids, MI

Zierick Manufacturing Corporation Productivity Award 
Eclipse Manufacturing Co. 
Sheboygan, WI

Clips & Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award 
Orleans/Niagara Occupational & Technical Education Center 
Medina, NY

Information about each award-winning entry is available at

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113-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 tradeshows, and MetalForming magazine.