66 www.CNC-West.com CNC WEST October/November 2019 Machinist Certification to Meet Industry Needs The Sacramento Valley Manufac- turing Initiative (SVMI) is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturing com- panies spanning seven counties in the Sacramento region. The organization formed early in 2018, in recognition of a crisis level skilled labor shortage. SVMI’s board is made up of execu- tive level employees and manufactur- ing business owners in the Sacramento region. The organization is led by SVMI President Kevin Mcgrew, Siemens Mobility Change Agent for Organizational Quality; George Joseph Wernette III, CEO of TRI Tool Inc. serves as SVMI vice president; Mi- Industry News or outsourced. Applications must be submitted by June 30, 2020. To view award details and enter to win, visit www.amtonline.org/reshoringaward. “In 2018 over 1,300 companies an- nounced they were shifting jobs to the U.S. from offshore, up 38% from 2017. Jobs reshored since 2010 account for 3.3% of total U.S. manufacturing em- ployment,” said Harry Moser, founder and president of the Reshoring Initia- tive. “There is still time for companies to decide to reshore and be eligible for the Award. We also hope that other as- sociations will choose to support simi- lar awards to show that their industries are also now successfully reshoring.” Sherrill Manufacturing received the 2019 National Metalworking Re- shoring Award in recognition of the company’s success bringing manufac- turing back home to the United States. Sherrill’s success demonstrates that it is feasible to reshore completely lost product categories. When Oneida Limited ceased operations, all U.S. flatware production had been lost, pri- marily toAsia. Sherrill Mfg. took over the Oneida flatware factory, launched innovative products under the Liberty Tabletop brand, and found a more ef- ficient way to market those products. Questions about the National Met- alworking ReshoringAward can be di- rected to HarryMoser at harry.moser@ reshorenow.org.