MMS Announces Top Shops Honorees for 2021

Modern Machine Shop’s annual Top Shops benchmarking survey results include a detailed data analysis report, identification of emerging operational and business metrics and the unveiling of this year’s four program winners.

The annual survey enables owners and managers of U.S. machine shops to compare their operations’ performance and practices against industry leaders. The survey is divided into four primary sections: machining technology, shopfloor practices, business strategies and human resources. An honors program winner is chosen for each of these categories:

  • Machining Technology – Reich Tool & Design Inc., Menomonee Falls, Wis.
  • Shopfloor Processes & Practices – Forest City Gear, Roscoe, Ill.
  • Business Strategies and Performance – ACR Machine, Coatesville, Pa.
  • Human Resources – AccuRounds, Avon, Mass.

“Each year, honors program winners are vetted and selected from a top-tier benchmarking group established from answers to select survey questions,” says Matt Danford, Modern Machine Shop’s executive editor and technical director for the magazine’s Top Shops benchmarking program and event. “This year’s honorees demonstrate a dedication to improving manufacturing operations and a willingness to share and learn from others.”

The Top Shop awards will be handed out during the inaugural Top Shops Expo held October 12-14 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 2021 honorees will also be part of a panel discussion where they will elaborate on ways they have improved as a shop and grown their business.

About Modern Machine Shop: Modern Machine Shop is the leading media brand in North America devoted to CNC machining. To report on the ways CNC machining technology is advancing and succeeding, our staff writers travel the world exploring the ways job shops, contract shops and captive operations use machining equipment, processes and strategies to become more effective and efficient. MMS combines unprecedented editorial access to manufacturing facilities with decades of experience to provide content that is both insightful and impactful.

About Top Shops Expo: Founded in 2010 with the introduction of Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops benchmarking survey, Top Shops is a business intelligence, business improvement and business development tool for North American manufacturers. Today, Top Shops includes an annual benchmarking survey and awards program; annual tradeshows and conferences; media and marketing services. Individual Top Shops programs are produced by Gardner Business Media’s Modern Machine Shop, Plastics Technology, Products Finishing and CompositesWorld brands.


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MMS Announces Top Shops Honorees for 2021