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Machine-Tool Consumption Rises 10 percent in May

Tuesday, July 13, 2004
 
According to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, U.S. machine-tool consumption in May totaled $224.30 million, up 10 percent from April and up 54.2 percent from May 2003 figures. Year-to-date machine-tool sales are up 46.1 percent over 2003 sales. Regionally, year-to-date sales compared to 2003 are up 52.2 percent in the Midwest, up 53.7 percent in the Central region, up 68.5 percent in the Northeast region and up a whopping 71.2 percent in the Western region. Southern-region sales year-to-date are nearly flat from 2003.

Columbia Marking Tools Gains ISO Cert.

Monday, July 12, 2004
 
Columbia Marking Tools, Inc., Chesterfield Township, MI, has achieved certification to ISO 9001/2000. The firm manufactures metal- and plastic-part identification equipment including stamps, roll-marking dies and machines, peen-marking machines and more.

Precision Machining Show Returns to Columbus in 2005

Monday, July 12, 2004
 
The Greater Columbus (OH) Convention Center will host the Precision Machining Technology Show on May 3-5, 2005. The biennial show, sponsored by the Precision Machined Products Association and co-sponsored by Production Machining and Modern Machine Shop magazines, features more than 200 exhibitors of turning centers, machining centers, rotary transfer machines, cutting tools, wire-EDM machines and more. Learn more at www.pmts.com.

 

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