Entries Being Accepted for 2015 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming

Friday, May 1, 2015

Companies that excel in the areas of design, quality, training and education, safety, productivity, process control and product development are encouraged to submit an entry for PMA’s 2015 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming.

Winners receive valuable recognition in MetalForming magazine, on PMA’s website, and at the FABTECH tradeshow; and are honored with a special plaque, commemorative flag and cash prize.

The 2015 awards will recognize excellence within the following areas:

• The Higgins-Caditz Design Award, the industry’s highest recognition for designing and engineering excellence, is presented to an innovative metalforming company for creative and effective product design.

• The A.R. Hedberg Training and Education Award recognizes a company for notable efforts to technically train and educate its employees by instituting a total training program throughout the company.

• The Pridgeon & Clay Excellence in Quality Award honors a metalforming company for outstanding achievement in the development and implementation of a company-wide quality system that effectively uses continuous improvement.

• The Pitcher Insurance Agency Safety Award recognizes a metalforming company for either an effective comprehensive safety program or a specific innovative idea in the context of an effective safety program.

• The Link Systems Process Control Award promotes the application of electronic analog closed-loop process controls in metalforming by recognizing innovative electronic solutions (implemented by a North American manufacturing company) that have resulted in significant quality, cost reduction and/or productivity improvements.

• The Ulbrich Award for Competitive Excellence in Product Development recognizes a metalforming company that develops and manufactures a product that best utilizes metal in place of a competitive material, or that develops a product using flat-rolled material at a significant cost reduction to customers on a product that was previously manufactured using more costly manufacturing processes.

• The Zierick Manufacturing Corporation Productivity Award acknowledges outstanding achievement by a metalforming company in the development and implementation of programs, processes and utilization of assets that lead to significant improvements in productivity.

• The Clips & Clamps Industries Educational Institution Award recognizes a public or private educational institution that provides exemplary training and education services to companies in the metalforming industry.

The deadline for entries is June 30, 2015. Visit for submission requirements and an online entry form. Please contact Christie Carmigiano at 216/901-8800 or with questions.


See also: Precision Metalforming Association

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