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Ashworth Awards – Outstanding Quality, Innovation, Service
Count on Ashworth Awards to go the extra mile for all your event award needs. For over forty years they have put their heart and soul into the manufacture of the highest quality commemorative athletic medals and awards.

  
Ashworth Awards – Outstanding Quality, Innovation, Service

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By Noreen Cohen
Posted Monday, 8 September, 2008

Ashworth Awards has earned their stripes with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. Headquartered at 8 Commonwealth Avenue, P. O. Box 831, North Attenborough, Massachusetts 02760, they are a full line manufacturer of custom designed awards, medals, pins and much more. The company takes pride in all aspects of workmanship from design creation to the finished product. Meticulous attention to detail and creativity define the company’s essence. Quality materials, reliable service, and a passion for doing things well are among the many distinctions that set their products and service apart from the ordinary, time and time again.

Family Success Story
Founded in 1965 by the late Douglas R. Ashworth, the company originally specialized in custom and emblematic jewelry. As manufacturing capability grew steadily, the company was incorporated in 1979 as Ashworth Associates, Manufacturing and Wholesale Jewelers, Inc. In keeping with the family tradition for excellence, the son of the founder and current company president, Daniel Ashworth, has built the company into an industry leader.

It is no wonder that their clients include the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, Disney Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon, and the Hawaii Ironman World Triathlon, along with many other great events. This fine tradition continues closer to home with terrific New England events such as the Mills Cities Relay, the Applefest Half Marathon, the Manchester Marathon, Fitness University for Kids, and many more. Other notable credits include their work with The Race for the Cure events, The MS Rides, and Tour de Cures events. You will want to take your cue from those who choose discerningly.

Ashworth Delivers
One of the most unique aspects of the company is that they have a manufacturing plant in Massachusetts and one overseas. They have a warehouse in Los Angeles which facilitates overseas shipments to save money on inbound freight. The customer reaps the benefits as long lead times are eliminated and the savings are passed on to you. Given 12- 14 weeks to manufacture an order, no one in the industry can touch their pricing.

With a wide variety of materials, products and manufacturing processes, they are the number one source for high quality awards that are guaranteed to make strong statement about your event. Depend on unparalleled service and personalized attention to complete the winning combination.

Knowledgeable designers are ready to handle all of your fall and winter event award needs from marathons to charity walks and everything in between. Rest assured that Ashworth’s experts will take the guesswork out every step of the way, and work with you to suit your budget and purpose. A solid medley of products including medallions, pins plaques, key tags, coins and tokens, covers the possibilities. You can also expect the finest raw materials including amaloy, pewter, jewelers bronze, wood and acrylics as well as precious metals such as sterling silver and gold. Color, stones and printed ribbons add a final flourish that completes the custom look. An extensive list of manufacturing processes are available including die casting, engraving hard fired enamel, photo etching and polymer fill. They offer experienced consultation to find just the right process to meet your requirements. They are very creative and innovative.

Look No Further When You Are Ready For the Very Best
Only the finest products pass Ashworth’s test because their quality standards are the tightest in the industry. Inspectors are on high alert to ensure the ultimate in quality control. Products with even minor imperfections are sent back to be recycled. Impeccable standards such as these elevate their products from the ordinary to the extraordinary. They make a strong statement about the quality of your event!

The Spirit of Innovation
The spirit of innovation and craftsmanship on which Ashworth Awards has built their reputation was highlighted this past spring with the popular and highly coveted Wild Rover Series Medallion. This unique “must-have” medal, (designed by Dan Ashworth) is a spectacular example of the creative flair, originality and high quality that make the company’s products so compelling. This finisher’s medallion is a true masterpiece because it is formed by interlocking medals from each of three races that fit together like a puzzle. A stunning piece of hardware for three consecutive Sundays worth of races -JP McBride’s Frozen Shamrock, The Claddaugh Pub Four Miler, and the Hynes Tavern Five Mile Road Race. The Wild Rover Medallion drew an enthusiastic response from runners throughout the area and beyond, making it one of the most successful and well received race series in New England. Next year’s medal design is currently in the works and promises to be even better!

Every Runner Knows
Good things come to those that run. Every runner knows the benefits that running brings: a sense of well- being, good health, fun, camaraderie, and the vast opportunities to be outdoors. Racing is an important and gratifying aspect to this sport; it is the icing on the cake for many runners. The races are a captivating challenge, a test of the runner against the elements, a way to measure improvement and set further goals

Training hard and racing hard bring an intense level of personal satisfaction and the inspiration to go out and do it again. Whether you are an age group ace, a PR specialist or just glad to have finished, the medal or award is a vital part of the racing experience, a lasting token that celebrates the individual triumph that only a good race can deliver. No ordinary trinket can connect with runners in this way to make a lasting impression. Only a high quality medal or award has the sure fire staying power that lives on long after the race shirt and bib number are distant memories.

And They Are Involved
There is no one who understands this more than the folks at Ashworth Awards. Certainly a family affair, Dan and his wife Kim as well as their children are all are active race participants. Each year, Dan and Kim hold a kids’ road race in North Attleborough for ages 4 and up. They are passionate about promoting kids’ running and building awareness about children’s fitness. Daughters Madison and Morgan, along with their cousin Stephen, won the 1 Mile Team Challenge. Way to go, kids! In addition, Dan just completed his first triathlon. Congratulations to Kim for running TrekUSA this spring with Dave McGillvray to raise money for youth fitness.

Make Your Race a Memorable Experience
Don’t delay! Renounce the run of the mill awards this coming race season. Take a step up. An Ashworth medal impresses runners and inspires their loyalty to come back year after year. Experienced experts are on hand to work within your budget, and design specifications. Their commitment to service goes a long way to make this one of the most pleasurable and enjoyable aspects of planning your race. Call or e-mail Ashworth Awards today, and add quality and prestige to your event. Simply the best!

 

 

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