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Women of Excellence Honored by MetalForming Magazine

Seventh-annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in the metal forming and fabricating industries

CLEVELAND, OH—December 7, 2022—MetalForming magazine, in conjunction with the Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), has announced its 2022 Women of Excellence honorees, recognizing 35 outstanding women in the metal forming and fabricating industries. This seventh-annual list is published in the December issue of MetalForming magazine and in a special expanded online section, including biographical information.

“In this issue of MetalForming, we explore, for our seventh year running, the role of women in metal forming and fabricating facilities and recognize their achievements,” says Brad Kuvin, MetalForming editorial director. “The 2022 WoE class provides excellent examples and inspiration for those who may follow in their footsteps.”

MetalForming’s 2022 Women of Excellence class includes 35 recipients, spanning career fields from the shop floor to the boardroom. Each honoree has demonstrated on-the-job excellence and a commitment to manufacturing.

The Women of Excellence in Metal Forming and Fabricating program exists to recognize the vital role that women play in our industries, and to inspire the next generation to reap the rewards of a manufacturing career. MetalForming’s editorial staff, supported by PMA and WiM, recognized these women for their longevity and accomplishments in the industry, as well as a commitment to others in their careers and in their communities.

Efforts to increase manufacturing opportunities for women while recognizing their skills is an important function of PMA, MetalForming’s parent organization, and WiM, an organization that grew out of PMA’s commitment to these efforts.

“We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s group of honorees, and we hope that their stories inspire future women to pursue careers in this industry and current women in industry to aspire to great things,” says Allison Grealis, WiM president and founder.

PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metal forming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes. Its more than 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. 


MetalForming magazine is published monthly by PMA through PMA Services, Inc. It is distributed to 55,000 readers engaged in forming and fabricating sheet metal. 


The Women in Manufacturing® Association is a more than 16,000-member-strong association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in manufacturing. For more information about WiM, visit is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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