“There are several ways to perform almost any act – an efficient, workable, artistic way and a careless, indifferent, sloppy way. Care and artistry are worth the trouble. They can be a satisfaction to the practitioner and a joy to all beholders.” – Helen Nearing, Author

MTM manufacturing is like no other



Some say manufacturing in America has become a lost art. Not at MTM. We are committed to US manufacturing and employ over 300 skilled artisans throughout the country. MTM’s capacity is unmatched in our industry with vertically integrated solutions throughout our many facilities.



Investment in our infrastructure is what makes us unique in our industry. From skilled craftsmen to the tools they use, MTM offers our clients the best in technology with state-of-the-art printing, etching, mold-making, die striking, woodworking and more.



Many times we are asked “do you do this?” and our answer is invariably “yes!” MTM was built on capacity and growth and a wide-by-design model. The saying “if you can imagine it, we can create it” has become our mantra. With over 350,000 sq. ft of manufacturing space, MTM takes awards creation to the next level, surpassing the capabilities of anyone in our industry.



Making sure MTM’s operations are compliant with all pertinent regulations is of utmost importance. We don’t only ensure compliance; we go beyond to keep your employees engaged, happy and healthy. MTM employs a full-time health and safety director, and takes full advantage of the audits offered through the Department of Labor OSHA division.

We transform the symbols of your organization into beautiful handcrafted heirlooms.

manufacturing-rings-4Rings & Jewelry

MTM’s Illinois location is particularly known for artisan skills of pavestone setting and custom-designed works of art. MTM award rings are presented to corporate and sports champions and other jewelry to service and performance awards recipients.



MTM’s “wide by design” philosophy results in an array of unique products ranging from medals, plaques and trophies to some of the most prestigious, one-of-a-kind symbols of achievement. On any given day, a stroll through MTM may reveal a nine-foot clay sculpture, a crystal bowl, a hand-painted collage highlighting a company’s heritage or a coveted medallion for a commemorative service program.


If you can imagine it, we can create it:

  • Medals
  • Plaques
  • Trophies
  • Ribbons
  • Coins
  • Watches
  • Rings
  • Fine jewelry
  • Custom awards
  • Crystal
  • Wood fabrication
  • Embroidery
  • Mold making
  • Sculpting
  • Etching
  • Plating
  • Framing
  • Engraving
  • Printing
  • Assembly
  • Paper casting
  • Die striking
  • Screen printing


Our Commitment to the World:

Globalization has made developing strong supplier relationships imperative.

MTM Recognition works closely with our suppliers to ensure that our business operations protect the citizens of the countries from which we source. All metals that we purchase must be certified as non-conflict in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Similarly, our diamonds are sourced from vendors in compliance with the Clean Diamond Act.

Read more about our global commitment

Our Commitment to Quality:

MTM is dedicated to continuous improvement in all facets of its business.

Demonstrated by its commitment to the Malcolm Baldridge Criteria and the Oklahoma Quality Foundation (OQF). Thirteen employees are now OQF examiners. The Governor’s Award on Manufacturing was recently awarded to MTM.

Learn about our story

Our Certifications

  • G7 Master Qualification
  • Certified gemologist from the GIA¬†(Gemological Institute of America)
  • ISO9001: 2008 certified
  • Certified in APICS (Association for¬†Operations Management)