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PMA Member James McGregor
Named to Bush Admin. Manufacturing Council
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Commerce Secretary Donald Evans has named James McGregor, president of Morgal Machine Tool and Ohio Stamping, Springfield, OH, as a key member of the Bush Administration’s Manufacturing Council. The Council consists of manufacturing leaders from across the industry. Together they will create a strong voice for pro-manufacturing policies within the United States. “With this Council,” says Evans, “the Bush Administration is giving manufacturers a permanent seat at the table that will facilitate a continued dialogue between government and manufacturers in order to help them create manufacturing jobs and strengthen the sector across America.”
Jim McGregor serves on the Precision Metalforming Association’s Government Relations/PMAVIC Committee and is a member of the PMA Educational Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also active locally by serving as the PMA Ohio Valley District Chair. His previous involvement includes participation on PMA's Board of Directors as well as on several committees, including the Training & Education, Finance, and Planning Committees. In 2003, Jim won the Excellence in Leadership Award, PMA’s highest recognition granted to an individual in the metalforming industry.
Rogers Assoc. Machine Tool Opens East Coast Office
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Rogers Associates Machine Tool Corp., Rochester, NY, a builder of high- and low-volume machining and assembly systems, fixturing and tooling, has opened an East Coast engineering office in Stroudsburg, PA. The office serves customers in the Syracuse metropolitan area as well as in CT, NJ, VA, PA and NC. The firm was recently acquired by an investment group led by Jeff McFadden, president and CEO.
Metalformers Express Lagging Optimism
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
The June 1 Business Conditions Report from the Precision Metalforming Association indicates that metalforming-company executives foresee a modest decline in average daily shipping levels and take a cautious view of the outlook for overall economic activity over the summer months. While in May, 66 percent projected an increase in shipments, now only 53 percent project such an increase in June. Another 30 percent expect no change in shipments in June, and 17 percent project that June shipments will slide, up from 8 percent who expected declines in the May report.