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I have talked with somemanufacturing entities that are having banner years, though they are likely very much in the minority. Many of us are hanging in there, just counting the days until 2020 is over and praying for some sort of return to ‘normalcy’. Thankfully, there is much good news on the horizon. Many economists are forecasting that the US economy could return to near normal late in 2021. Their projections largely hinge upon the availability and distribution of the COVID vaccine. The annual U.S. Economic Outlook indicated that the real gross domestic product is expected to rise by 4.2% in 2021. “Regardless of what happens in the near term with the virus, I think the recovery will be pretty vigorous once we get a wide rollout of a vaccine,” said Daniil Manaenkov, U.S. forecasting specialist for the U-M Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics. Other economic forecasts are similarly upbeat, as is the U-M forecast. Moody’s economist Mark Zandi, for example, is forecasting that real GDP will increase by 4.1% in 2021. Zandi said his assumptions are based on the passage of a $1.5 trillion fiscal rescue package in February 2021 and a coronavirus vaccine that could be widely distributed by mid-2021. The U-M forecast gives a glimpse into what consumers might expect when it comes to the jobs outlook, car sales, mortgages and other factors. Here’s a look: A new hope for a V-shaped recovery. Growth in the 2020 third quarter at a 7.4% quarterly rate was extremely positive and shattered most expectations, the U-M forecasters noted, giving a footing for growth ahead. More people will be working. The U-M forecast says the U.S. unemployment rate is expected to fall slowly and steadily from 6.9% in October to 5.6% by the end of 2021. The expectation is that the U.S. jobless rate could hit 5.1% by the end of 2022. And in some additional positive news specific to our industry:

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The US Manufacturing PMI (Precision Metalforming Index) jumped to 56.7 in November of 2020 from 53.4 in October, beating market forecasts of 53.The reading pointed to the strongest expansion in factory activity since September of 2014, amid a marked rise in output, largely driven by a notable uptick in new business as demand conditions improved. Moreover, the rise in production was the fastest since March 2015 and new export orders also rebounded. Finally, business confidence soared to the strongest since February of 2015.

Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable vendor source for the industry.

September 2020 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156.1 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report collaboration, was up 14.7% from August’s $136.1 million. According to Brad Lawton, chairman of AMT’s Cutting Tool Product Group, “Great, we have seen an improvement of sales numbers, which is a whisper to reduce the uncertainty from the 2020 year of trauma. The cutting tool industry will recover, but we all know it will take time and we must be patient. Stay focused and we will see the numbers continue to improve.”

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Announcements & Releases Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Ticks Up in November

will “remain the same” during the same four-month time period, an increase from 66.7% the previous month. 11.5% believe demand will decline, relatively unchanged from 11.1% in October.

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 56.1, an increase from the October index of 55.0.

• 23.1% of the respondents expect more access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions over the next four months, down from 33.3% in October. 76.9% of executives indicate they expect the “same” access to capital to fund business, an increase from 66.7% last month. None expect “less” access to capital, unchanged from the previous month.

The Foundation also releases highlights of the COVID-19 Impact Survey of the Equipment Finance Industry, a monthly survey of industry leaders designed to track the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the equipment finance industry. 55 survey responses were collected from November 2-13 on a range of topics, including payments deferrals, defaults, and staff analysis. 54% of companies expect that the default rate will be greater in 2020 than in 2019, down from 56% in October; 35% expect it to be the same, unchanged from last month; and 11% expect it to be lower compared to 9% last month. Only 4% of lenders reported having more than 10% of their portfolio now under deferral, down from 7% of lenders last month. The largest percentage of respondents (69%) have 0.014.99% of dollars outstanding currently under payment deferral in their owned portfolio. Comments from survey respondents follow MCI-EFI survey comments below, and additional survey results and analysis are available at https://www.leasefoundation.org/ industry-resources/covid-impact-survey/. When asked about the outlook for the future, MCI-EFI survey respondent Michael Romanowski, President, Farm Credit Leasing, said, “All eyes are on the election. Depending on what shakes out with the political environment will impact businesses’ longer-term plans for investment. The present environment is on shaky ground and fiscal stimulus is needed to stop the tremors.” November 2020 Survey Results: The overall MCI-EFI is 56.1, an increase from the October index of 55.0. • When asked to assess their business conditions over the next four months, 26.9% of executives responding said they believe business conditions will improve over the next four months, down from 29.6% in October. 53.9% believe business conditions will remain the same over the next four months, an increase from 51.9% the previous month. 19.2% believe business conditions will worsen, an increase from 18.5% in October. • 19.2% of the survey respondents believe demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures (capex) will increase over the next four months, down from 22.2% in October. 69.2% believe demand A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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• When asked, 30.8% of the executives report they expect to hire more employees over the next four months, up from 25.9% in October. 57.7% expect no change in headcount over the next four months, a decrease from 63% last month. 11.5% expect to hire fewer employees, relatively unchanged from 11.1% in October. • None of the leadership evaluate the current U.S. economy as “excellent,” unchanged from the previous month. 76.9% of the leadership evaluate the current U.S. economy as “fair,” up from 55.6% in October. 23.1% evaluate it as “poor,” down from 44.4% last month. • 34.6% of the survey respondents believe that U.S. economic conditions will get “better” over the next six months, an increase from 25.9% in October. 50% indicate they believe the U.S. economy will “stay the same” over the next six months, a decrease from 59.3% last month. 15.4% believe economic conditions in the U.S. will worsen over the next six months, up from 14.8% the previous month. • In November, 26.9 % of respondents indicate they believe their company will increase spending on business development activities during the next six months, an increase from 22.2% last month. 69.2% believe there will be “no change” in business development spending, a decrease from 70.4% in October. 3.9% believe there will be a decrease in spending, down from 7.4% last month. November 2020 MCI-EFI Survey Comments from Industry Executive Leadership: Bank, Small Ticket “Following the distraction of the election, business will get re-focused on winning with whatever the new rules of engagement are and will continue to find ways to win.” David Normandin, CLFP, President and CEO, Wintrust Specialty Finance Independent, Middle Ticket “We believe better health outcomes related to the pandemic (therapeutics, forthcoming vaccine) coupled with more government stimulus will allow business formation and capital expenditures to return to a more normal pace.” Bruce J. Winter, President, FSG Capital, Inc. To participate in the COVID-19 Impact Survey of the Equipment Announcements Continued Page 8


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Announcements Continued Finance Industry:The Foundation invites all regular ELFA member companies to participate each month. Survey responses are limited to one per company. If you did not receive a survey and would like to participate, please contact Stephanie Fisher, sfisher@leasefoundation.org, by November 30 to determine eligibility for inclusion in the December survey. Who participates in the MCI-EFI? The respondents are comprised of a wide cross-section of industry executives, including large-ticket, middle-market and small-ticket banks, independents and captive equipment finance companies. The MCI-EFI uses the same pool of 50 organization leaders to respond monthly to ensure the survey’s integrity. Since the same organizations provide the data from month to month, the results constitute a consistent barometer of the industry’s confidence.

Reshoring Initiative Data Report: Reshoring Up Despite Covid. Key To A Strong Recovery In 2021 And Beyond Despite COVID, reshoring is up in 2020. Job announcements for 2020 are projected to reach 110,000, which will bring the total since 2010 to over 1 million by year’s end. In 2020 reshoring is exceeding foreign direct investment (FDI) in job creation. Reshoring will continue to be key to manufacturing growth and to U.S. economic recovery in 2021 and beyond. From 2010 through A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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2019 over 900,000 reshoring and FDI manufacturing jobs have been announced. Allowing for a conservative two-year lag, over 600,000 will have been hired. This figure accounts for 44% of the 1.41 million increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs since the manufacturing employment low in 2010, and 5% of total 12/31/19 manufacturing employment of 12.9 million. The 2019 combined reshoring and FDI announcements totaled more than 117,000 manufacturing jobs, the third highest pre-revision annual rate on record. Additionally, the number of companies reporting new reshoring and FDI in 2019 was at the second highest annual level in history, 1,100 companies. The numbers demonstrate that reshoring and FDI are major contributing factors to the country’s rebounding manufacturing sector. About the Report The Reshoring Initiative’s 1H2020 Data Report contains data on U.S. reshoring and FDI by companies that have shifted production or sourcing from offshore to the United States.The report includes cumulative data from 2010 through 2019, as well as projections from 2020 1st half data and provides data and analysis in 10 categories, ranging from the number of manufacturing jobs gained, to reasons cited for reshoring, to a breakdown of data by industry, country, region and state. See the full report: Reshoring Initiative Data Report, Updated Through 1H2020: Jobs Announcements Continued Page 10


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Announced to Reach 1 Million by Year End, 2019 Data Updates and Forecasts for 2020. Top Takeaways from the Report Due to the pandemic, in 2020 we are seeing U.S. reshoring outpacing FDI for the first time since 2014. COVID uncertainty is causing companies to emphasize operations in their home countries. The national demand to shorten and close supply chain gaps for essential products to make the U.S. less vulnerable is most likely to benefit the following industries: PPE, medical, tech, and defense. Already, 60% of cases after March 2020 mention the pandemic as a factor in reshoring decisions.

AgieCharmilles, Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative to move lost jobs back to the U.S. For his efforts with the Reshoring Initiative, he was named to Industry Week magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2010. Additional information on the Reshoring Initiative and its many sponsoring associations and companies is available at www. reshorenow.org.

NUNTMA Welcomes Newest Member Silencerco

Going forward, we believe President Biden will prioritize reshoring highly but apply different methods than President Trump.

The (NUNTMA) Northern Utah Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association is pleased to announce its newest member, SilencerCo. SilencerCo is a manufacturer of firearm suppressors headquartered in West Valley City, Utah, founded in 2008.The SilencerCo Omega 36M has been awarded the Suppressor of theYear award from Guns & Ammo magazine for the second consecutive year.

There is continued growth in efforts by MEPs, EDOs and states to enable reshoring. The Reshoring Initiative is deeply involved in these efforts. By year’s end we will be working with 50 or more companies to reshore about 100 products. As a measure of corporate interest, the demand for this service is more than 20X the rate of 2019. Companies are doing their best to reshore, and we are here to help.

Established in 2010, the NUNTMA is a gathering place for machine shops in Northern Utah.The (NUNTMA) Northern Utah Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association’s mission is to help members achieve profitable growth and business success through advice, camaraderie, education, networking, information, advocacy, collaboration and services.

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Corporate Expansions Will Be in Suburbs, Mid-Sized Cities While 61% of projects are moving forward, the location choices at the top of the list include Boise, Colorado Springs and Columbia, S.C. The impact of COVID-19 has extended into the decision-making process that determines where a company will locate.Suburban areas and mid-size cities, followed by rural areas, will be the biggest winners of new corporate expansions and relocations, with large urban areas falling to the bottom of the list, according to a survey releads on July 16 by the Site Selectors Guild.“Everything from physical distancing to changing transit preferences has affected the way that corporations view location decisions,” said RickWeddle, CEO of the Site Selectors Guild. Conducted the week of June 29, 2020, in partnership with Development Counsellors International (DCI), the survey of Guild members aimed to uncover changes and new trends in corporate location strategy brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. Suburbs and Mid-Size CitiesWill Be the NextWinners for Corporate Location Projects -The pandemic has brought suburban areas and mid-size cities into the forefront of consideration for future site selection projects and even put rural areas well ahead of large urban areas. When members were asked about locations that are “likely” or “very likely” to be considered by corporations looking to expand, relocate or open new facilities in the next 12 months, 64% chose suburban areas, 57% chose mid-size cities, 31% chose rural areas, and just 10% chose large urban areas. Consultants indicated that NewYork would be hit especially hard among the nation’s largest cities. Of the consultants who agreed that large urban centers are “not at all” or “unlikely” to be considered for future projects, 100% said that New York City would be among the least likely locations to be considered for future projects in the next 12 months. Los Angeles and Chicago followed with 63% and 42%, respectively. Consultants were also asked to name specific mid-size cities that would be strong candidates for new loA2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain•

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cations in the next year and named the following cities: • Boise, ID • Colorado Springs, CO • Columbia, SC • Columbus, OH • Greenville, SC • Huntsville, AL • Indanapolis, IN • Kansas City, MO • Raleigh-Durham, NC • Reno, NV • Tucson, AZ Consultants Report 61% of Site Selection Projects are Moving Forward- Consultants reported an uptick in projects moving forward in June compared to April, with 61% of Guild members reporting that companies are moving forward with site selection projects, a 16% increase since April. Of Guild members surveyed, 34% said that companies are pausing site selection projects, and 5% reported companies are consoli-


dating facilities or canceling site selection projects. Guild members also indicated that manufacturing will continue to be driven by the need to de-risk the global supply chain. There will be an accelerated rate of reshoring as well as more, smaller regional facilities to mitigate risk. Majority of Project Activity Predicted To Resume in 2021- When asked to predict when client companies will restart expanding or adding new facilities, 13% of consultants reported that projects had already started moving forward in Q2 2020; however, with a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., none of the Guild members predicted paused projects would restart in Q3 2020. Twenty-two percent indicated companies will restart projects in Q4 2020, 39% indicated Q1 2021 and 26% indicated after Q1 2021.

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The problem is not unique to the hot tub industry. Sports and recreational products like bicycles and golf clubs, along with supplies for home improvement projects, have also experienced heightened demand.At the same time, manufacturers of those products, including hot tubs, are battling a shortage of labor and materials as people hunker down in their homes and turn to outdoor exercise. When the pandemic first hit, it wasn’t clear how the economic shutdown would affect the hot tub industry.“As it started to go on, we started to think maybe people are going to want stuff for their home,” Gold said. “But it did (happen) much harder and quicker than I thought.” Sales started to pick up in April and stayed that way until October, Gold said. Jim Ferguson, southwest sales manager for Utah-based hot tub manufacturer Bullfrog Spas, said the pandemic has led to a reduction in workforce because companies have had to implement social distancing rules on assembly lines. “That’s why this whole supply and demand is actually flipped upside down,” Ferguson said. “There’s a significant demand and an inability to supply the demand.” Ferguson said Bullfrog sales are up about 35% over 2019. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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President-elect Joe Biden’s take on manufacturing is varied and complex. He wants to offer tax incentives for reshoring while raising corporate tax in general. He’s pushing to add high-paying manufacturing jobs, but he intends to make sure unions are at the table. Yet, perhaps his strongest offering to manufacturers is the likelihood of stability on tariffs. President-elect Biden’s incoming administration intends to “mobilize American manufacturing and innovation to ensure that the future is made in America. In recent speeches, Biden has noted he intends to bring home critical supply chains so that the US isn’t dependent on other countries in future crises. Biden also plans to build a strong industrial base and small-business-led supply chains to retain and create millions of good-paying union jobs in manufacturing and technology. A big part of Biden’s talk about manufacturing involves his intention to promote reshoring. He wants to discourage companies from building overseas.To do so, his platform offers companies a 10% advanceable tax credit for investments meant to create US manufacturing jobs or modernize US-based manufacturing facilities. For those companies offshoring their production while selling products back to the US, he wants them to pay a 30.8% tax penalty on their profits.

4/6/2020 2:04:17 PM A Biden policy proposal to encourage reshoring may come with some unintended thorniness. “Biden has proposed a 10% Made in America Tax Credit and a 10% surtax on offshoring. These would certainly help reshoring,” Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative told Design News.Stability may be Biden’s most important offering when it comes to trade and tariffs. “Under Trump, companies could not forecast what tariff rates would apply to what products for how long. So, they delayed decisions,” said Moser.

During the Democratic primary, candidates pushed for strong tax policies aimed at corporations. Biden was generally considered far more moderate. His moderate tendencies will be more pronounced if the Senate remains in Republican hands. “The more extreme policies heard during the Democratic primary will probably not be implemented,” said Moser. “Those include much higher corporate and individual income taxes, wealth taxes, and Green New Deal. They won’t pass as long as the Senate stays in Republican hands.” Moser believes that a greater move toward alternative energy under a Biden administration could be good news for manufacturers – but only if it’s done right. “Alternative energy can potentially have a positive effect on manufacturing, but with two conditions,” said Moser. “First, the vast majority of the manufacturing of the alternative energy equipment must be done in the U.S. Thus, the windmills and solar panels must be made here and not just installed here.”“Second, the price business pays for electricity, and gas must be as low or lower than today, despite the first condition and without government subsidies,” said Moser. “US manufacturing costs are far too high now. A further disadvantage would be disastrous. By: Rob Spiegel A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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ing and similar industries in space was also a big draw, Acierno said. The company doesn’t yet have an office and is working from Acierno’s apartment, so finding a headquarters and lander development space for the small team will be among Ispace’s first tasks. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade last month authorized a tax incentive package worth up to $1.5 million to Ispace if it expands to as many as 48 employees. State officials, including Gov. Jared Polis, praised the company’s choice to grow here. “Ispace is a natural fit with Colorado’s robust aerospace sector,” said Betsy Markey, executive director of OEDIT. “Colorado earns the largest number of NASA and U.S. Government contracts outside of Washington, D.C., and our talented workforce enables growth. Given the role that the Ispace lunar lander is poised to play in continued space transport and discovery, the future for Ispace and Colorado’s aerospace sector is bright.” The state incentives helped sway to company toward the Denver area, but the main draws were the depth of workforce skill in the areas Ispace needs, the ease of access to the rest of the country and to Japan, and the


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Mark Smith, General Manager overseeing the Rocky Mountain divisions of MMT Productivity, says, “I was a proud member of the Moncktons MMT Productivity’s Salt Lake City Machine Tools Showroom team, in business since 1952 serving the Rocky Mountain States. with offices in Denver and Salt Lake City. 5 years ago, we merged with a larger entity, Productivity Inc. of Minneapolis, MN. Since 1968, Productivity, Inc. supported customers throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and western Wisconsin. Through this merger, Productivity expanded their footprint to Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and New Mexico.” Mark elaborates, “This purchase was very favorable for our customers for a number of reasons: •

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Mark highlights a few leading brands. “Haas is the largest US manufacturer of CNC machine tools, and they continue to evolve in so many ways.Their ‘Haas Build A Quote’ has been in existence for years but more recently Haas has really perfected it. During this pandemic it has been invaluable to our customers. They can literally select their machine and options and get complete pricing online. Haas is the only machine tool builder that offers complete transparency in their pricing. This means that whether you are a Fortune 1000 customer or a 2-man shop, you will see the same pricing. With our Haas line, we’ve seen a 100% increase over the past 2 years in 5 axis machine purchases. Haas significantly expanded their UMC 5 axis line from just the 750 to now a 500, 750, 1000, 1250 and 1500. With our Haas line, we keep a parts inventory of ~$40,000 in our vans at any given time, and within the company, we have an inventory that approaches $3 million. Another valuable program we can offer our customers through Haas is the ‘Haas Operator Certification Program. To date, we’ve certified approximately 50 machinists. Smith calls Makino “phenomenal on high-end aerospace and medical,” highlighting its ATHENA voice-controlled platform. “You talk to the CNC control and it creates code and operates the machine.” Japanese-made machine tools are often handcrafted, and that makes a big difference, notes Smith. “It’s the hand-scraping, hand-balancing, and attention to detail during assembly.” The end result is “a higher level of Continued Next Page A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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accuracy built into the machine. Our Okamoto line offers our customers some of the most advanced grinding machinery in the industry. MMT also sells Citizen’s Swiss-style lathes and low-frequency vibration (LFV) machines. “We’ve grown that business,” says Smith. “That’s probably one of our biggest growth areas in the last five years.” He says a Citizen LFV machine “actually breaks the chip by coming in and out of the cut and yet still holds geometric tolerance. Chip management is one of the biggest problem areas for automation.” Korea is renown for it industrial prowess, and Hwacheon has been a superior Korean machine tool builder since 1952. Hwacheon spindles and CNC software are created with their own proprietary technologies; they aren’t using a 3rd party as some machine tool builders do. Miyano Machinery, now wholly owned by Citizen, has become a world leader in the manufacturing of precision machining equipment. The primary features of Miyano products that have propelled the brand to its success are its high rigidity spindles, hand scraped slideways, and platform-style construction of the machine bed. Matsuura has been at the forefront of providing engineering excellence through innovation since 1935, and they are indeed pioneers in the development of high speed machining and the manufacture of automated, unmanned high accuracy CNC machine tools.Their products are considered by many to be technology leaders in 5 axis, horizontal, vertical, linear motor and multi tasking CNC machine tools.” Preventive maintenance “is one of our biggest areas of growth,” says Smith. MMT’s program involves annual evaluation and educational sessions that help reduce downtime. “There’s nobody else doing that.” Contact MMT Productivity today to see how they can help you with all your machining and tooling needs.You can visit their website at mmtproductivity.com or call them 1-800-947-8665. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Hear from Nate Lebsack, Axelson Machine, Frederick, CO “5 years ago we weren’t getting the service we expected from our current tooling supplier. Moncktons (MMT) had just partnered with Productivity, Inc. so we contacted them to do some quoting on our tooling needs. Cory Lottman was our tooling account manager from Productivity when we started with them, and he continues to provide outstanding support for us today. We have Productivity’s Fast Track Vending solution for our tooling. It is beneficial in so many ways for our machine shop. We get a weekly report (we could get daily if we needed) and this tells us what tools we need to reorder. This system helps us to understand the true cost of the tooling on a given project and it also really provides a cost savings to us; we can reduce shipping costs and we’re not writing orders everyday for tooling. The advantages to having an organized system are huge and with this system we never have a machine down due to tooling.” Cory says, “Productivity developed its own software system with the Fast Track Vending, and this helped to lower the cost of the system. It is actually very cost effective even for small and medium machine shops.” Nate adds, “The fact that Productivity’s tooling support is local is a huge plus for us. Cory and his team can get me anything I need from cutting tools, to inserts, to thread gages, to name a few.Their turnaround on quotes is outstanding, nearly always within a day. He continues, “When we are trialing a new tool with Cory and Productivity, if the tool doesn’t work they take it back and there is no cost to us. Only when it works, do we get invoiced.” Cory says, “Our Fast Track Vending system helps our customers to manage their tooling requirements. It’s got a nice feature that allows Nate and other customers to override the system; changing order points if a particular job gets very busy or has a planned slow down. Fast Track gives our customers complete control of the tools they need.” Nate often takes advantage of the products in Productivity’s ‘Redline’ catalog. “The entire catalog contains Productivity branded products, and 100% of these products are made in the USA”, he says. At Axelson Machine, they purchase nearly 1000 different SKU items from Productivity. Axelson Machine has built a reputation for success in custom design requirements, prototype and production capabilities. Continued Next Page


Hear from Dave Jeffrey, JPM Advanced Manufacturing, Colorado Springs, CO When you hear about a successful precision manufacturing company that got its start as a prototype shop, you immediately recognize the talent of its founders. After all, making prototype parts means you aren’t really ever making the same part more than once or twice. You are being tasked by your customer with assisting with the design of the developer’s initial concept. And prototyping is just how JPM Prototype & Manufacturing got its start approximately 20 years ago. Dave Jeffrey started the company out of his garage and his first customer was his former employer. “They asked me to move from Colorado to Minnesota, and when I didn’t agree to this, they offered me a severance package.This severance package provided the seed money to start my business.” Business grew rapidly for Dave, so much so that he had to move the business out of his residence and into a 1500 square foot bay. Shortly after, the bay wasn’t enough, and so JPM expanded another 1500 square foot into an additional bay. “Our customers apparently were very pleased with our work”, Dave says, “and they encouraged us to support their production machining requirements.” In 2008, (yes 2008) right before the recession, JPM secured a loan to purchase their own building, a 42,000 square foot facility. The loan also enabled the purchase of 7 new machines that would be required for the production work they were doing, as well as the cost of the build out of the initial 18,000 square feet they needed. There are several factors that have contributed to JPM (now renamed JPM Advanced Manufacturing)’s success: 1) A belief in continuous investment in new technology. “We’ve purchased a new machine every year of our business”, Dave says.The company has additionally embraces automation in their machine tool purchases, including 5-axis machining and robotics. 2) Through the request of their customers, they shifted from 90% of their business coming from prototype work to one in which 90% of their business now is in production work.

3) They value relationships, from their customers to their suppliers to their employees, and to the industry. Dave remains active in manufacturing associations that help to promote precision manufacturing, and is today current Board Chair of Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association (CAMA). Additionally, the company has supported its customers so well over the years that it has seen consistent growth year over year, and this despite the fact that they don’t do any marketing nor do they have a dedicated sales force. “All growth has happened through word of mouth”, Dave says. When it comes to the employees at the company, Dave says that many have years of tenure with the company. “We’ve never done a layoff, and we have in Sean Walker, our General Manager, not only one of the most gifted machinists you will ever encounter, but also a key executive who helps to mentor and grow the organization’s skills.” 4) Dave says, “When it comes to our machine tool dealer, in MMT, A Division of Productivity, we found in Mark Smith, Vice President of the Company, a true champion for our business.” Dave met Mark ~ 20 years ago, when he was planning to purchase his first new Haas machine. “Since then, nearly every new machine we’ve ever purchased has been through MMT Productivity, including so many of the lines they carry, including: a. b. c. d. e. f.

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Raytheon Acquiring Colorado Small-Satellite Manufacturer Raytheon is buying into the small-satellite manufacturing business by acquiring growing Lafayette-based Blue Canyon Technologies. The Waltham, Massachusetts-based defense and aerospace giant announced it reached agreement to acquire Blue Canyon and make it part of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a company division that has a growing 2,500-employee hub in Aurora. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blue CanyonTechnologies will continue to operate out of its Boulder and Lafayette locations, retain its existing management and serve the same customers, the company said. It currently employs 287 people. The company launched in 2008, founded by veteran employees of Ball Aerospace. Blue Canyon Technologies today is one of the leading developers of instruments and satellite bodies for affordable, capable small satellites, which are being used for earth observation, communications, space exploration and a growing number of other uses.


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Defense prime contractors have grown more interested in small satellite technologies as the U.S. military begins to test them as a resilient and flexible way of placing critical surveillance and data capabilities in orbit. The interest in the technology has spurred several industry partnerships and acquisitions. Lockheed Martin Space has been adding small satellite manufacturing capabilities at its large Jefferson County campus. Blue Canyon Technologies is currently building more than 90 spacecraft for government, commercial and academic customers. It opened an 80,000-square-foot satellite constellation factory and headquarters facility in Lafayette earlier this year, expanding beyond its offices in Boulder and manufacturing space in New Mexico.

Japanese aerospace company Ispace Inc. has selected Denver to house its U.S. subsidiary, selecting Colorado over sites in Texas and Florida. The company is developing a lunar lander to help establish industries on the moon. CEO Kyle Acierno cited the proximity to offices of some of the company’s commercial partners and the Denver area’s depth of experienced space industry and engineering workers as factors in the decision. Acierno and engineering lead Kursten O’Neill expect to hire a team to start competing for NASA contracts funding the development of lunar landers. “It will require tens or dozens of people,” Acierno told the Denver Business Journal. A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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Colorado’s most high-flying startup surpassed its most important milestone yet — finishing the test version of its supersonic jet and readying it for its first takeoff.

Boom, formed in 2014, is a graduate of the Silicon Valley startup acceleratorY Combinator. It has raised more than $140 million from investors and pursued plane designs promising to cut international travel times in half, making Washington D.C. to Paris a four-hour flight or Seattle to Tokyo in less than seven hours, and yet still having affordability comparable to fares today.

Boom Supersonic, the Centennial-based company formed to build supersonic planes for passenger airlines, unveiled its XB-1 test plane in a virtual video show that featured some of the company’s high-profile investors, military and former NASA officials, as well as slick video of highlighting the glossy new jet itself.

Affordable supersonic flights will alter more than just travel times, Blake Scholl, Boom’s CEO and founder, is fond of saying.“Ultimately, it will change the way we experience the world,” he said

“We’ve now shown the world that we can take a paper airplane and turn it into a physical build,” said Julie Valk, vice president of Boom operations, in the rollout presentation.

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Aerospace, Defense Giant Northrop Grumman Is Adding 350 Jobs To Colorado Workforce Northrop Grumman Corp., a global defense and aerospace company, plans to add 350 employees to its Colorado workforce. Lauren Smith, an operations manager with Northrop Grumman in Aurora, said the company will add jobs in Colorado over the next several months and years.

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Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 Ken Lambert (801)673-4783 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Gage Lab Products______ 801-716-2972 Innovative Measuring Systems_602-527-5488 Klontech Industrial Sales__ 480-948-1871 LK Metrology________ 949-716-4440 Moncktons Mach Tools__ 303-571-4933 Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 Helping You Find The Right Solutions For Your Measuring Needs

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Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager 480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 | All products proudly made in the USA.

AlIen Webb Sales Associate

KNUTH Machine Tools USA, Inc. 590 Bond St. Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Ph: (847) 415-3333 x260 Fax: (847) 415-2402 a.webb@knuth-usa.com

www.knuth-usa.com

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Plate-Precision Saw Cut Erickson Metals______877-543-6061 Pre-Honed Tube Western States Metals__801-978-0562 Stainless Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC_____ 480-784-1600 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals Corp___480-389-2883 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson___________ 303-227-6310 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 Steel AZ Tool Steel LLC________480-784-1600 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals Corp___480-389-2883 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson___________ 303-227-6310 Ryerson___________ 303-227-6310 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124 METAL DISTRIBUTORS Erickson Metals______ 877-543-6061 Coastal Metals_______ 800-811-7466 Jacquet West_______310-684-4370 Kloeckner Metals Corp___480-389-2883

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Laube Titanium___ 805-388-1050x124 Olympic Metals______ 303-286-9700 Ryerson__________ 303-227-6310 TW Metals_________ 800-203-8000 United Perform. Metals_ 317-946-0025 Western States Metals__ 801-978-0562 NEW MACHINERY 3D Metal/ Additive Manufacturing Machines Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Renishaw__________ 847-286-9953 CHIP CUTTING CNC Drilling/Tapping Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 CNC Mills Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 DMG Mori_________ 801-561-2001 Doosan__________ 973-618-2500 Foothills Machinery Sales__ 303-466-3777 Hurco___________ 800-634-2416 J.M. Grisley________ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley________ 208-861-8991 KTR Machine_______ 623-202-7177 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Romi Machine Tools LLC_ 859-647-7566

Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 Sharp Precision______ 310-370-5990 Smith Machinery Co___ 801-263-6403 Tornos USA_________951-695-0342 Triad Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Lathes Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 DMG Mori_________ 801-561-2001 Doosan___________ 973-618-2500 Foothills Machinery____ 303-466-3777 J.M. Grisley_________ 801-486-7519 J.M. Grisley_________208-861-8991 Hurco____________ 800-634-2416 KTR Machine________623-202-7177 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Selway Machine Tool___ 888-735-9290 Smith Machinery Co____801-263-6403 Triad Machine________303-424-0268 CNC Swiss Turn Machines AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266


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Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Tornos USA_______ 951-695-0342 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Machines AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Methods West_______ 602-437-2220 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Smith Machinery Co___ 801-263-6403 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 EDM Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales_____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 EDM Perform. Access.____ 800-336-2946 Global EDM Supply____ 480-836-8330 Manual Mills & Lathes KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Angle Rolls Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Band Saws Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718

KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Triad Machine_______ 303-424-0268 Ultimate Machinery_____ 480-966-2000 Magnetic Particle (NDT) MaBar Feeders chines Edge Technologies______ 951-440-1574 DCM Tech__________ 800-533-5339 Bending Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers Bystronic Inc__________213-309-1694 Bystronic Inc_________ 213-309-1694 Cold Saws S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Plate Rolls CNC Punching Centers S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Plasma Cutters CNC Routers Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Drill Lines Bystronic Inc__________ 213-309-1694 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 KNUTH Machine Tools____ 847-415-3333 Fiber Lasers Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Multicam__________ 970-218-9046 Press Brakes Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Grinding Machines Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 DCM Tech_________ 800-533-5339 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 Bystronic Inc__________ 213-309-1694 Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Iron Workers Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Rotary Surface Grinders Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 DCM Tech__________ 800-533-5339 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 Sawing Machines Laser Cutters Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Shearing Machines Bystronic Inc__________213-309-1694 Action Machinery _______888-289-9100 KNUTH Machine Tools____847-415-3333 MMT, A Div of Productivty_303-571-4933 Bystronic Inc__________ 213-309-1694 Production Machine Tools__ 425-881-1200 Bud’s Machine Tools____ 385-271-6718 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542 S&S Machinery Sales___ 602-368-8542

Vacuum Tables DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 OTHER ACCESSORIES Grinding Accessories Multitool USA_______ 800-660-0880 Tooling Systems Desert EDM Sales______ 480-816-6300 USA EDM Supply______ 480-836-8330 PALLET SYSTEMS Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Automatic Door Opener Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Manual Rotary Pallet Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco___________ 847-593-8420 PLASTICS Acrylics And Polycarbonates Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Plastics: Fabrication Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687 Graphics Materials Laird Plastics_______ 303-292-1687

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Gregory S. Pfeuffer

Partner and Business Advisor 3 Park Plaza | Suite 400 | Irvine | CA | 92614 gpfeuffer@muellerprost.com Phone: 314 862 2070

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ISO Registrar Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 Lean Manufacturing MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network_______ 480-836-1782 Nadcap Approvals - Consulting Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Level III NDT Consulting_ 602-578-8109 Process Improvement BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Sustaining Edge Solutions___ 888-572-9642

Mechanical/Engineering Material Western States Calibration_ 801-466-1700 Consultant,Operational Laird Plastics________303-292-1687 Consultant, ISO PROG. SYSTEMS ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 AME, Inc._________ 303-922-9266 MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Delcam (Autodeck)_____ 877-35-2261 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Contract Inspection MultiCAM_________ 970-218-9046 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 Klontech Measure Sol___ 480-626-8131 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Reverse Engineering Education 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ _303-469-6161 Ogden-Weber Tech College_ 801-395-3795 Electrical: Breakers/Switches/Diversified Metal Services___ 801-972-6093 RECYCLING Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Starters Recyclable Metals Rigging & Transfer Denver Breaker Supply __ 855-4UR-BRKR Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 IRH ____________801-972-5581 Engineering Services Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Davis Applied Tech College_ 801-593-2483 Scrap Metal Recycling Spindle Rebuilding Financing Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Univerity Federal Credit Union_ 801-463-3597 GMN USA__________ 800-686-1679 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 First Article Inspection Transportation ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 IRH ____________801-972-5581 Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 Heavyhaul Consulting/Engineering Robot Accessories IRH ____________801-972-5581 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Injection Molding SCHUNK___________ 919-452-4535 SPINDLE REPAIR 3D Parts To Go______ 801-380-7935 RMS Assembly & Mfg___ 303-777-3064 SERVICES Inspection Services Accounting / CPA TOOLING Advanced Coord. Tech _____303-469-6161 Mueller Prost_______ 314-862-2070 PrecisionToolholding Products Lean Consulting Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 AS9100 Certification ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 BMSC___________ 602-445-9400 _ Tooling Systems Process Improvement/ Audit MEP ___________ 801-863-7001 Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Business Advisors Live Tool Holders Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 Mueller Prost_______ 314-862-2070 Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 X-Ray Business Forms/ Certified Inspection Service__602-267-0661 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Custom labels/Brochures Static Tool Holders ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert. Pryntink___________ 855-675-1444 BMSC ______________ 602-445-9400 Industrial Supply____ 800-288-3838 Calibration Services MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 Von Ruden Mfg______ 763-682-0322 Advanced Coord. Tech ___ 303-469-6161 Orion Registrar ________303-645-4017 TRAINING Klontech Industrial_____480-948-1871 Sustaining Edge Solutions__ 888-572-9642 MEP Center________ 801-587-0713 2 A Rocky Mountain Mountain •• A2Z Z Manufacturing Manufacturing Rocky

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Office: 801-463-3597 Cell: 801-979-3361 Fax: 801-294-3319 mdenison@ucreditu.com www.UcreditU.com

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Andy Martin The CNC Pros, Inc. 3329 W 2555 S West Valley City, UT 84119 PHONE: 801-973-0800 CELL: 801-637-8806 andy.martin@cncprose.com www.thecncpros.com www.facebook.com/thecncpros

BAR CODING Western Sintering______ 509-375-3096 BROACHING Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Specialty Steel Services___801-539-8252 3D SCANNING The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 ADDITIVE MFG/ 3 D PRINTING Faustson___________303-420-7422 SolidCAM_________ 530-863-0461 ASSEMBLIES Advantage Manufacturing__ 877-727-0281 Acu-Tec CNC__________ 303-365-9245 CAID Industries________435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Dayton Rogers______ 763-717-6303 JD Machine________ 801-782-4403 Pillar Machine________ 801-965-1900 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Wrico____________ 480-892-7800 Electronics Assemblies Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-7270281 CAID Industries_______ 435-890-8823 Welded Assemblies Weiser Engineering_____ 303-280-2778

CASTINGS Aluminum Casting Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Die Casting TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Die Casting: Aluminum/Zinc TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 CHEMICAL PROCESSING PAS Technologies____ 480-487-1906 COATING Coating:Black Oxide PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating:Chemfilm Frontier Group________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating: Liquid Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Frontier Group________602-437-2426

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Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Micropulse West________480-966-2300 Paramount Machine_____801-886-2755 COMPOSITES S.A. Composites_________970-776-3877 The Toolroom Inc._______ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine______505-823-1453 DESIGNCAD/CAM Wrico_____________480-892-7800 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 ENGINEERING/DESIGN DIES Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 AzMark___________480-926-8969 EDM CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EDM: Drilling Small Hole LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 CNC Machine & Design Inc__ 801-531-9922 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Innovative Precision____ 801-334-6317 Reverse Engineering Maverick Mold & Machine__ 970-535-4604 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Micropulse West________ 480-966-2300 FABRICATION Prec. Mach’d Products______970-482-7676 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 EDM: Wire Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Auburn Tool & Machine_ 303-278-8769 EDM Express_______ 800-780-7075 Innovative Precision_______801-334-6317 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906

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Paramount Machine

www.paramount-machine.com sales@paramount-machine.com Office: 801.886.2755 Fax: 801.886.2759

CNC Machine & Design___801-531-9922 Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Custom Auto/Truck/Bike H& S Machine_______ 801-755-7627 Fabrication: Filament Winding S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Fabrication: Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877

EMJD Corp__________ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Fabrication: SheetMetal Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EMJD Corporation______ 303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Group Mfg Serv_______480-966-3952 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Fabrication: Steel Bandsaw LLC_________303-744-7181 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 EMJD Corp________303-761-5236

FINISHING Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Fabrication: Enclosures Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Fabrication: Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Medium & Large CAID Industries______435-890-8823 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906

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Precision Mach’d Prod____ 970-482-7676 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Anodizing/ Passivation Focused on Machining_____303-922-307 Dry Film Lubrication PAS Technologies______602-744-2600 Finishing: One Stop Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Iron Phosphates Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969

CPCS_____________303-438-8328 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Sandblasting Metals Finishing LLC______801-718-7969 Wasatch Powder Coating__ 801-718-7969 Shot Peen PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Silk Screening Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443

Passivation Certified Inspection Service___602-267-0661 Aluminum (Medium & Large) Coating Technologies____623-581-2648 Aero Tech________ 801-292-0493 Frontier Group________602-437-2426 FOUNDRY PAS Technologies______602-744-2600 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 GAS NITRIDING Photochemical/Etching VACCO Industries______ 626-443-7121 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 GEAR CUTTING Powder Coating Arizona Finishing______602-438-4443 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801


Specialty Steel Svcs____ 801-539-8252 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Gear Hobbing Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 GRINDING AzMark___________480-926-8969 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 BC Tool & Cutter Grinding__ 713-638-0303 GMN USA_________ 800-686-1679 Exact Tool Grinding_____ 801-712-2720 PAS Technologies______602-744-2600 FORMING Prec. Mach’d Products__ 970-482-7676 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Star Precision________303-926-0559 HEAT TREATING Superior Grinding______801-487-9700 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Controlled Thermal_____ 602-272-3714 Grinding, Blanchard Auburn Tool & Machine_303-278-8769 Pilkington Metal Finishing__801-972-2146 Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 Steel Services Grinding___ 800-662-0126 The Toolroom Inc.______801-773-63311 HONING/LAPPING Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Superior Grinding______ 801487-9700 LAYKE, Inc._________602-272-2654 IDENTIFICATION Grinding, Centerless Industrial Labels Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 TUFFLabels_________855-855-8833 Sun Grinding________602-238-9595 Silk Screen Grinding, Cold Saw AA Carbide________ 801-486-4881 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 INSPECTION Grinding: OD Inspection, First Article AzMark___________480-926-8969 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131

Inspection Services Klontech Measure Sol____ 480-626-8131 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Sustaining Edge Solutions__888-572-9642 LASER CUTTING Laser Cutting Advantage Manufacturing____ 877-727-0281 EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Kustom Koncepts______ 307-472-0818 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 Star Precision________303-926-0559 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Wrico____________480-892-7800 Laser Cutting: Pipe&Tube Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 MACHINING Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Advantage Manufacturing___ 877-727-0281 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926

Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 TVT Die Casting______ 800-280-2278 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: 3D Faustson___________303-420-7422 Machining: 5 Axis Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Faustson___________303-420-7422 GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 41 41

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S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Machining: Aerospace AzMark___________480-926-8969 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Flex-Pro___________480-773-3239 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Paramount Machine____ 801-886-2755 Pinnacle Precision____ 435-563-2722 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Mach’d Products_ 970-482-7676 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & MFg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Automatic StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Machining: Ceramic O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Ceramic: Sapphire, Alumina, Silicon, Aluminum, Quartz O’Keefe Ceramics______ 719-687-0888 Machining: CNC Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

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JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Paramount Machine____801-886-2755 Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 Electromechanical Design Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 Machining: DoD CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 Machining: Large Diameters GL Manufacturing_______ 801-634-5894 Machining: Laser AzMark___________480-926-8969 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Gerome Mfg________520-622-8402 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 L.A.R. Manufacturing___ 801-280-3505 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Southwest Waterjet-Laser__480-306-7748 VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining:Medical A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Teton Machining_____ 208-642-9344 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

GL Manufacturing______ 801-634-5894 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine__435-755-0500 Pillar Machine______801-965-1900 Prec. Mach’d Products__970-482-7676 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

Machining: Mold Base Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Maverick Mold & Machine___970-535-4604

Machining: Production Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 Machining: Milling Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Elite Machine________ 801-710-7891 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 CNC Machine& Design__ 801-531-9922 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 DATRON__________ 480-826-3689 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482


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Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Paramount Machine___ 801-886-2755 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Precision Tech________801-285-7288 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800 Radtech____ ______303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Star Precision________303-926-0559 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Machining: Prototype Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Accutech Machine______ 801-975-1117 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 Denver Precision______ 303-469-1771 Faustson___________303-420-7422 Flex-Pro ___________ 480-773-3239 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 Innovative Precision___ 801-334-6317 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine___435-563-9425 Micropulse West______ 480-966-2300 Mountain View Machine_ 435-755-0500 Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 Quick Turn Machine_____ 801-334-6800

Radtech__________ 303-789-4247 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 Skydandee Mfg______ 801-774-8031 S.A.Composites______ 970-776-3877 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 The Toolroom Inc._____ 801-773-6331

American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Dynamic Design & Mfg___ 303-652-0431 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Machining: Precision Able Machining & Eng.__ 801-268-6766 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Advantage Manufacturing_ 877-727-0281 Machining: Swiss American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 CM Manufacturing____ 406-543-4450 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Cornerstone Machine___ 801-731-8862 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Flex-Pro___________ 480-773-3239 Focused on Machining____303-922-3076 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Jensen Precision_______ 801-866-0175 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 Kings Peak Manufacturing_ 801-337-5926 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 LV Swiss___________435-635-1482 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Machining: Turning Newport Tool________801-295-7411 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 Ponderosa Ind________ 303-298-1801 American Machine & Eng.__ 801-973-0494 Precision Enterprises____731-642-8709 Apex Engineering_____ 435-713-0072 Quick Turn Machine_____801-334-6800 Auburn Tool & Machine__ 303-278-8769 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 AzMark___________480-926-8969 Precision Machined Prod.__ 970-482-7676 Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Denver Precision Products__ 303-469-1771 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 EPOCS Mfg_________970-535-4540 TVT Die Casting_______800-280-2278 Faustson__________ 303-420-7422 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 HPMP____________ 801-619-9850 Machining: R & D Acu-Tec CNC_________303-365-9245 JD Machine_________801-782-4403

LAYKE, INC__________602-272-2654 Leading Edge Machine___ 435-563-9425 Machinists Inc_______ 800-244-4130 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Mountain View Machine___ 435-755-0500 Precision Enterprises____ 731-642-8709 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 RP Machining_______ 719-550-1724 StarRex Precision_____ 480-834-6344 Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 The CNC Pros________801-973-0800 Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 MANUFACTURING A&L Machining_______303-373-1540 CAID Industries______435-890-8823 CNC Machine & Design Inc__801-531-9922 Group Mfg Serv______480-966-3952 GroveTec Machining_____503-557-4689 Precision Enterprises___ 731-642-8709 Electromechanical Design CAID Industries______435-890-8823 RD Machine & Mfg____ 801-977-0447 Composites S.A. Composites_______ 970-776-3877 Contract Teton Machining_______208-642-9344 Manufacturing: Electrode Wire-Tech_________ 480-966-1591 Production Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493

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Electroless Nickel Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Nickel/Chrome/ Copper Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Tin Plate Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 POLISHING PRECISION FORMING Richards Fab________801-409-0392 Thompson Machine_____505-823-1453 Wrico____________480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Chemical PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 Etching/Photochemical VACCO Industries_____ 626-443-7121 PROTOTYPE MACHINERY Molds: Plastic Injection 3D Parts To Go________801-380-7935 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604

EMJD Corporation_____303-761-5236 Robotic CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Routering CNC DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Skid Manufacturing ENS Welding Service___208-670-0538 Small Part Pinnacle Precision____435-563-2722 Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 METAL STAMPING Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Hi-Production Precision Stamping Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__ 480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 MOLDS Blackwing Machine____ 801-645-4485 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 Maverick Mold & Machine_ 970-535-4604 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain •

Molds Steel DMSI____________ 801-972-6093 Aero Tech_________ 801-292-0493 Arizona Finishing_____602-438-4443 Loveridge Machine Co.___ 801-262-1414 PACKAGING Tymar Industries______ 719-548-8995

PUNCHING JD Machine_________801-782-4403 Group Manufacturing Serv_480-966-3952 Star Precision________303-926-0559 Weiser Engineering__ 303-280-2778

RECYCLING Recyclable Metals PAINTING Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Coating Technologies_____ 623-581-2648 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 CPCS___________ 303-438-8328 REPAIR Frontier Group_____ 602-437-2426 Bearing Surface PAS Technologies____ 602-744-2600 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Pillar Machine______ 801-965-1900 Hydraulic Cylinder Richards Fab_________ 801-409-0392 Denver Machine Shop____303-295-6000 Rolling: thread Painting CARC Frontier Group________ 602-437-2426 Ron Grob Co.________970-667-5320 PLATING Scrap Metal Recycling Blanchard Metals Proc.__ 801-972-5590 Iron & Metals, Inc_____ 303-292-5555 Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 Utah Metal Works_____ 801-364-5679 PAS Technologies______ 480-487-1906 ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT Anodizing Integrated Systems Inc__ 928-649-9600 Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 ROUTERING, CNC Frontier Group________602-437-2426 Micropulse West_______480-966-2300 Pilkington Metal Finishing_ 801-972-2146 SERVICES Copper AS9100 Certification Foresight Finishing_____480-921-0000 ABS Quality Evaluations_ 702-371-7591

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Calibration Services Advanced Coord. Tech __ 303-469-6161 Klontech Industrial____480-948-1871 Western States Calibration_801-466-1700 SAW CUTTING Diversified Metal Services__ 801-972-6093 SHOT PEENING Blanchard Metals Proc.___801-972-5590 SINTERING Western Sintering______509-375-3096 SPINNING: METAL Metal Spinning Solutions__ 480-899-0939 SPLINES Specialty Steel Services__ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Custom/Compression/Extension/Assembly/Torsion Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 Flat & Wire Ace Wire Spring & Form__ 412-458-4831 SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 STAMPING Dayton Rogers_______ 763-717-6303 Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 Metalcraft__________888-280-7080 Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Richards Fab______ 801-409-0392 The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 High Production PrecisionStamping Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 Stamping:Aerospace Precision Die & Stamping__480-967-2038 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Deep Draw Frontier Metal Stamping__ 303-458-5129 Thompson Machine___ 505-823-1453 Wrico__________ 480-892-7800 Stamping:Design The Toolroom Inc.______ 801-773-6331 Stamping:Flat Forming SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Foil Forming Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453 Stamping: Light SPRING WORKS Utah____ 801-298-0113 Thompson Machine_____ 505-823-1453

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have sold more than 700 new Mazak machines to our customers in the Mountain State

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Clark tain SawSaw Blades...52 Samuel SonSon & CO..7,43,52 • Mazak – 43 years Smith and everyone at Smith Machinery and Smith Neo-Tech, Sawblade.com...7 nSA...52 USA...52 • Marvel – 33 years Sandvik...49 Inc., say a big “Thank You” to their loyal customers. “You are the 10 Years With Smith Scientific Cutting Tools...32 • Star CNC (Swiss) – 17 years Sawblade.com...5 b CO....57 people that create wealth and great jobs, by manufacturing worldO....57 9 Years With Smith • Shigiya – 16 years 4 Years With Smith Seco Tools Inc...50 class products here in the mountain states!You make our country Machinery Seco Tools Inc...50 • Romi -14 years oducts...38,49 better and play an important role in the future of this great nation. Machinery Sentry Insurance...54 cts...18,49 Machinery Setco Spindles & Slides...50 • Mitsubishi EDM – 13 years Our success is only a reflection of your commitment and talents.” .15,49,51-53 Setco Spindles & Slides...50 14 Years With Smith • ANCA – 12 years Smith 10 Years With ,49,51,52,53 Shop Tools, Inc..10,50 Smith Years With Smith ars With Smith 19 Years With Smith10 Machinery attributes its With longevity and customer loyalty to 16 Years Smith • HydMech – 5 years Shop Tools, Inc..18,50 posites...61 30 Years With Smith Skydandee Mfg...55 tes...61 Machinery a number of factors: Machinery • Milltronics – (their newest partner) 1.5 years ® Skydandee Mfg...55 Machinery Machinery Smith Machinery...49,63 Machinery hinery...50 Machinery Machinery ery...50 1. The Machine Tools Builders they represent. Smith Machinery...49,63 Clark says, “We are proud to have represented Mazak line for the last 43 years. SolidCAM...20,54 onCO..7,43,52 & CO..5,23,52 11 the Years With Smith Specialty Steel Serv....30,56 & Clark says, “We are proud to have represented Mazak line for the last 43 The Smith Machinery team offers their customers superior and Specialty Steel Serv....30,56 years. Mazak was the pioneer of Multi-Tasking machine tools and has extended e.com...7 SPRING WORKS Utah...60 unique platforms that enable unattended operation, advanced Machinery SPRING WORKS Utah...60 the concept to true DONE-IN ONE® production.Today, with 5-axis HYBRID multi-tasking, 5-axis machining, EDM, as well as Swiss-turning, St. Vrain Manufacturing...59 Cutting Tools...32 Multi-Tasking, they produce single machines with the productivity and capaSt.Vrain Manufacturing...59 High-Speed milling and visual inspection.They carry a full line of m...5 bility that once required entire production cells, including subtractive, additive Stacy Machine & Tooling,...34,55 9 Years With Smith quality products that most machine shops need, including sawing, Star Metal Fluids...13,49,50,51 ls Inc...50 and joining techniques.” He continued, “Mazak believes there is no limit to the ® With Smith nc...50 9 Fluids...13,49,56 Years grinding, milling and manual/CNC combination lathes.They are Metal StarStar Precision...56 sales of machine tools, as long as new products are more efficient and more Machinery surance...54 particularly thankful for the long-term relationships they have 3 Years With Smith 15 Years With Smith Star Precision...56 es & Slides...50 productive.” As a family business, Mazak plans and invests with a long-term Steel Services Grinding...57 Machinery with the builders. For the customer, this means better quality commitment to future generations.This year Mazak is celebrating their 100th ndles & Slides...50 Machinery Steel Services Grinding...57 11 Years With Smith Machinery 14 Years With Smith and consistency of the sales and support needs you will have, for nc..10,50 Steen & Sons Machine..58 year in business. the life of the machine. Steen Grinding..8,57 & Sons Machine..58 ols, Inc..18,50 30 Years With Smith Superior Machinery Machinery Mfg...55 • 26 Nov / Dec Superior Grinding..6,57 35 Years With Smith ® With Smith Superior Metal Products...60 Years With Smith ee Mfg...55 inery...49,63 Sustaining Edge Solutions...50 ® 16Coherant Machinery Edge Solutions...50 MachinerySustaining Smith Machinery’s Other Fine Lines: Acer, Sharp, CurrentEDM, Laser, Renishaw achinery...49,63 Machinery hinery TAPIT All Lubricants...50 20,54 TAPIT All Lubricants...50 11 Years With Smith Steel Serv....30,56 TCI Precision Metals...51 TechLeader Tooling...36 el Serv....30,56 3 Years With Smith 11 Years With Smith Machining...58 WORKS Utah...60 Machinery TCITeton Precision Metals...15,40-41,51 RKS Utah...60 Machinery The ToolRoom Inc...61 Machinery Todd Machinery...18,49 Manufacturing...59 nufacturing...59 Todd Machinery...1,26-29,40,49 Thompson Machine...57 chine & Tooling,...34,55 Thompson Machine...57 uids...13,49,50,51 Tornos...9,49 al Fluids...13,49,56 Tornos...11,49 Triad Machinery...39,50 n...56 6 Years With Smith 3 Years With Smith entEDM, Coherant Laser, Renishaw Triad Machinery...39,50 15 Years With Smith ision...56 Trusty Cook...11,54 9 Years With Smith s Grinding...57 3 Years With Smith 15 Years With Smith Trusty Cook...11,54 Machinery 20 Years With Smith TVT Die Casting...44-45,55 Machinery vices Grinding...57 Machinery s Machine..58 Machinery TVT Die Casting...46-47,55 Machinery Machinery TW Metals...52 Machinery Sons Machine..58 TW Metals...52 inding..8,57 Universal Laser Systems...22 Grinding..6,57 U.S.Performance Carbide...43 Metals...27,53 United etal Products...60 Universal Laser Inc...16,52 Systems...22 g Edge Solutions...50 Utah Metal Works, dge Solutions...50 Smith Machinery’s Other Fine Lines: Acer, Sharp, CurrentEDM, Coherant Laser, Renishaw United Performance Metals...43,53 Visser Precision Cast...1,30-31 Smith Machinery’s Other Fine Lines: Acer, Sharp, Laser, Coherant Laser, Renishaw ll Lubricants...50 hinery’s Acer, Sharp, CurrentEDM, Coherant Renishaw bricants...50 Other Fine Lines: Utah Metal Works, Inc...14,52 Von Ruden Mfg...49,51 ision Metals...51 Von Ruden Mfg...49,51 Tooling...36 Wasatch Laser Forming...59 achining...58 Wasatch Laser Weiser/Mile High Forming...59 Precision...61 n Metals...15,40-41,51 A2Z Manufacturing Rocky Mountain

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