National Association of Manufacturers Honors Humtown Products

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The National Association of Manufacturers is recognizing Humtown Products with two awards for leadership, which puts the company on par with world-class manufacturers such as Boeing, Ford, Lockheed Marti and Cisco that also earned awards.

Humtown, in business for more than 50 years, is a family-owned, ISO 9001 certified manufacturer that specializes in conventional and 3D printed production of sand cores and molds for the foundry industry. It is a member of America Makes, the national additive manufacturing institute based in Youngstown.

The company received Manufacturing Leadership Awards in two categories: Engineering and Production Technology Leadership and Talent Management Leadership.

The first award, for Engineering and Production Technology Leadership, honors Humtown’s “commercialization of 3D printing in the metal casting industry.” The company has embraced “the newest design and production approaches to game-changing process improvements,” according to the National Manufacturers Association, making Humtown “one of the world’s leaders in additive manufacturing.”

“At Humtown, we are the industry’s first to commercialize 3D printed sand cores and molds,” notes Brandon Lamoncha, director of additive manufacturing. “But we could not have done this alone. Without the support of our partners at America Makes, Youngstown Business Incubator and Youngstown State University, these awards would not be possible. In addition to the partnerships, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has been supportive of additive manufacturing on a state and federal level.”

The second award, for Talent Management Leadership, recognizes Humtown’s strides in “unleashing human potential.” Winners of this category nurture and develop a new generation of leaders for the Manufacturing 4.0 era. This award specifically recognizes Humtown’s development of the patented Visual Earnings System.

“Success is when vision meets reality,” says CEO Mark Lamoncha. “It is my vision to help our employees, or industrial athletes as we like to call them, reach their full potential and feel valued. Our Visual Earnings System helps make that vision a reality.”

Other winners in Humtown’s award categories include General Motors, IBM, Merck, and Siemens Energy.

“It’s an honor to be named among such national industry powerhouses,” he says. “To receive two awards is a testament to our dedicated team of industrial athletes.”

David R. Brousell, executive director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, says “the award winners truly stand out as leaders of manufacturing’s digital transformation.”

Humtown and the other honorees will be recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which will take place Oct. 8 as a virtual event.

Pictured at top: Brandon and Mark Lamoncha.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.