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Rochester Toolmakers Form Alliance

Rochester Toolmakers Form Alliance

Tuesday, April 29, 2003
 
The Rochester (NY) Tool and Machine Association has formed the Rochester Manufacturing Network, a coalition of small and mid-sized companies providing tooling and machining services. As reported in the city’s newspaper, Democrat and Chronicle, the greater-Rochester area is home to more than 400 companies that make screws, dies, molds and similar industrial hardware. Most are small family-owned operations, and the association feels that forming this coalition will help the companies overcome any size disadvantage. As envisioned, according to the newspaper, “customers would approach the network with a contract for a project. The network would then allow individual members to bid for pieces of the contract that fit their specialties.” This would “knit more than 400 companies into one giant machine and tooling company with multiple manufacturing capabilities.” Adds association executive director Doug Seward: “This creates a one-stop shop network of companies.” Similar alliances have developed in Dayton, OH and Meadville, PA.

 

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