Humtown Products Named 2020 Manufacturer of the Year

COLUMBIANA, Ohio — The National Association of Manufacturers announced today that it’s named Humtown Products its 2020 Manufacturer of the Year in the small to medium enterprise category.

The association’s panel of judges cited Humtown’s utilization and commercialization of 3D printing in its decision. By bringing 3D printing to foundries, one of the world’s oldest industries, Humtown has become a world leader in 3D sand additive manufacturing, according to a company release.

“We stand on the shoulders of giants,” said Mark Lamoncha, Humtown CEO and president. “Our fabric of success is woven with longstanding relationships and partnerships. I am beyond grateful to Humtown’s team of industrial athletes, as well as to Youngstown State University, Youngstown Business Incubator, America Makes, University of Northern Iowa, Columbiana County Port Authority, TCI Financial, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and many others, for their help on this journey to Manufacturer of the Year.”

For more than 50 years, the family-owned Humtown has specialized in the manufacturing of sand cores and molds. The company supplies those cores and molds to foundries worldwide.

Foundries pour molten metal into the molds to form metal parts, which are used in industries such as agriculture, construction, mining, national defense, public utilities and transportation.

At its plants in Columiana and Leetonia, Humtown uses 3D printing technology to produce sand cores and molds for foundries worldwide.

“At Humtown, we are the industry’s first conventional sand core and mold manufacturer to commercialize 3D printing,” said Brandon Lamoncha, Humtown’s director of additive manufacturing. “Adopting this new toolingless technology has revolutionized our capabilities and expanded the markets and customers we can serve. It has been a long, arduous road to get where we are today, which makes this honor all the more welcome.”

Humtown also received the High Achiever award in the Engineering and Production Technology Leadership category, standing out among international nominees such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Merck & Co. and Siemens Energy. Humtown’s manufacturing facilities are located in Columbiana and Leetonia.

“The need for digital transformation in manufacturing is more urgent than ever, and these companies and leaders are examples of some of the best,” said David R. Brousell, co-founder, vice president and executive director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “I commend this year’s winners for their noteworthy accomplishments and for continuing to expand what is possible.”

Pictured: Mark and Brandon Lamoncha, Humtown CEO/president and director of additive manufacturing, respectively.

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