An Update On Whats Going On

Aug 14
2013

The summer is not quite over however we are getting geared up for the fall season and with a full build sheet and commitments into November . We are excited about the remainder of the year and having another great year of growth.
We have shipped a number of the Generation X3 machines as they have become popular around the world. We have received commitments for purchase from Russian, Korean and Chinese companies as well as the American Company that helped launch the project. The more the word gets out the more sample grinding we are doing on it, producing a revolutionary way to produce micromachined parts that need a sub spindle fourth axis.

We also have shipped our EMO show machine and its is on its way. We are in a small 4.5m square stand in Halle 11, Stand B05. We are bringing a Hi-Accuracy Machine to the show grinding a valve spool. We are enthused to reconnect with our European Customers as well as the many other countries that visit this show. If you have never been, it is like IMTS, however with a much different international flair. The Stands serve coffee, drinks, and food all day. Many are raised off the floor 2’-3” for a much grander stance Most are custom designed and made on the show floor from plywood, then spackled and painted. Royal Master has a much simpler design then we do at IMTS. We use their standard booth, put down our flooring and power up our machine. We bring a simple Coffee maker and buy some cookies at a local grocery store, but yet every time we have exhibited, we gain plenty of business from the exhibition. We have gained sales from Bulgaria, Turkey, and many Western European Companies from this exhibition.

On a much lighter note, Recently we had a long time employee retire. Marilyn was a staple in our company for many years. Replacing Margaret in the mid 1990’s she answered phones then went to work in purchasing. After her retirement I calculated the average tenure of our employee. Our employees have been here for an average of 17 years. John Srt and I take great pride in this as we like to think we provide a nice place to work, with a good group of people who truly care about what we do here, and care about our customers.

When she left her parking space came available. After figuring out who was moving where, and making the changes, one of our employees brought in his “ Sunday Driver “ and was worried when Rich parked his pickup next to his corvette. At afternoon break, we made the appropriate modification to his parking place.

I’ll be blogging from EMO in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned.