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Vol. 2, No. 5 Oct/Nov 2012

Regional Manufacturing Magazine for The Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, and N. CA)

Fahey Machinery Celebrates 50 Years in Business, Three Generations of Sales, Service, and Impeccable Ethics for the Pacific Northwest!

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Editors Corner

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Thomas Jefferson – 3rd President of the United States of America

This Month’s Cover & Shop Profile.

Fahey Machinery Co, Inc. Fadal CNC Article

Announcements/Releases .................... 6-12 Shop Profile ......................................1,18-20 Feature Articles ....................................40-41 Buyers Guide Equipment .....................44-48 Buyers Guide Processes .......................49-53 Card Gallery .........................................44-53 Index Of Advertisers.................................54

Press on. This small phrase has been very powerful for us all. One we lived by growing up was, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Published by: A2Z Metalworker NW

We are tossed around like a ship out at sea in the middle of a long storm.We batten down the hatches; lash everything down that might fly overboard and remain focused on getting through this, because we know all storms end! We work together now more than we ever have because we know that we survive as a whole and we must survive and we know we must press on.

PUBLISHERS/EDITORS Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly

We make it out of the storm and we survive and we are stronger because of what we went through and we are smarter than when we started this voyage.This economic environment is very similar to this analogy. We are all doing very different things than we did before because it is a time for change. This change is not brought to us but comes from us and from the duress we experience. We overcome, we adapt, and we all find faster and better ways to do things. In the old days there was Atari, Pan Am and Woolworth’s -- all once industry leaders that crashed against the rocks of strategy, innovation and competition. The business climate changes so fast today and is so globally competitive we must keep an open mind and search for innovative ways to compete. But first and foremost we must press on. We must do things differently than we did them 20 years ago and we must insist that our governing system back us all the way. I had the opportunity to interview a great man and a business leader in the manufacturing industry here in the Pacific Northwest, Bill Fahey. He made it clear to me that some of the over governing practices that are currently in place have chocked our US manufacturing businesses and have resulted in outsourcing and off shoring our manufacturing industry. I believe the people of the US have spoken and have said enough. We must have a system that supports the way we do business and promotes the mechanism of business in the US to perpetuate prosperity and a strong economy. We are strong when we make things! In closing; Please read the story on Fahey Machinery in this issue and if you are not doing so today, please consider becoming an active participating member of manufacturing in the Pacific NW. We would like to see you at Fabtech in Las Vegas November 12-14th. If there is anything I can do to help your business, please call me. Thank you! And, Press On!

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CONTRIBUTORS Linda Daly Chris Seay Bill Fahey Sr Bill Fahey Jr Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacturers abreast of news and to supply a viable supplier source for the industry. Circulation: The A2Z Metalworker NW maintains a master list of over 9500 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 24,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in the Pacific Northwest! Advertising Rates have remained the same since 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished on our webite at: All photos and copy become the property of A2Z Metalworker NW. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for the contents of any advertisement, and all representations are those of the advertiser and not that of the publisher. The Publisher is not liable to any advertiser for any misprints or errors not the fault of the publisher, and in such event, the limit of the publisher's liability shall only be the amount of the publishers charge for such advertising.




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Announcements & Releases Aluminum Precision Products Upgrades Forging Facilities In So California Aluminum Precision Products with facilities in Orange and Ventura counties in Southern California is making significant investments in capital equipment and improving process flow in their “Closed Die” and “Open Die Hand Forging” operations. A complete and separate hand forging operation has been running in the Santa Ana, CA facility with extreme efficiency since its inaugural production just over 2 years ago. This operation included a newly remanufactured open die 2500 Ton Hydraulic Press along with an 8000 ton sister press for cold work stress relief of open die hand forgings. A complete Heat Treat and Age operation is included in this building along with a new automated high tech saw.

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OMAX® Cor poration Announces Major Headquarters Expansion OMAX Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and supports its advanced abrasive waterjet machines and accessories from its manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Kent, Washington. Now, the company is announcing the largest expansion of its campus since opening the Kent facility in 1999, adding a new 22,000-square-foot building that will extend OMAX’s training, research and development, and engineering efforts. The company has experienced significant growth over the past several years, making the expansion necessary. In fact, OMAX Corporation was recently named, for the second time, to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for achieving 21 percent business growth between 2008 and 2011.

In the Oxnard, CA facility a new 3000 Ton Hydraulic press is under construction and scheduled to be running in the third quarter of 2012. A mate to the new Santa Ana automated high tech saw has also been purchased, installed and has been running since February of this year. Ongoing upgrades are being done with the rebuild of three of Oxnard’s 5 Mechanical Presses ranging in size of 1300 Ton to 4000 Ton capacities. These improvements will enable APP to increase its efficiency in Aluminum Hand Forging production and hold down costs to our customers. APP has a long history and expertise in “closed die near net forgings” in both of the noted facilities and can produce Precision and Conventional Aluminum and Titanium die forgings of up to 600 square inches (Aluminum) and 200 square inches (Titanium) in Plan View Area. Our capabilities include Forged Aluminum Wheels and Pistons for the Aftermarket Automotive industries. APP facilities are certified to AS 9100C and also Nadcap certified for Heat Treat, Age, and Non-Destructive testing. Please take the time to visit our website at www.aluminumprecision. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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According to Dr. John Cheung, CEO of OMAX Corporation, such growth can be attributed in part to the company’s 2009 launch of its cost-effective MAXIEM® JetCutting® Center Series, which makes abrasive waterjet technology more accessible. Another key growth contributor is the OMAX team’s commitment to continuously developing and supporting new and improved technologies that meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of manufacturers worldwide. The building expansion allows for a new dedicated training space, including a lab area, where OMAX sales representatives, distributors and end-users can gain the highest levels of understanding and retention of the world’s most advanced abrasive waterjet technology. The expansion will also increase the company’s research and development and engineering capacities, allowing for better support of existing solutions and faster, more efficient development of new machines and accessories. The company plans to complete the building expansion this month, at which point the entire OMAX campus in Kent will encompass 130,000 square feet of space spread across three buildings. OMAX® Corporation designs and manufactures the world’s most advanced abrasive waterjet technology in a variety of table sizes and price points at its headquarters in Kent, Washington. Backed by unmatched support and powered by the company’s intuitive

control software, OMAX JetMachining® Centers and MAXIEM® JetCutting Centers bring affordable performance to a continuously expanding range of industries. For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact Sandra McLain at 800-838-0343 or visit

OMEP-The Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership Continues to Help Manufacturing Grow in Oregon!

quality new and pre-owned machinery for the metal industry.With our experience and long lasting relationships, we have bought and sold a wide variety of equipment to thousands of customers, both regionally and nationally. At Hallidie we pride ourselves in the wide variety of both new and used machinery at reasonable prices located in our warehouse in Auburn, WA. Please check out the current inventory, and if you don’t see what you are looking for please contact us and we will try to locate it for you. Hallidie is known for its tremendous parts department! We have the largest inventory of Bridgeport parts and accessories in the state! We also supply parts for all of the machine brands we sell. Call Hallidie Machine Tool Sales, Inc. at: 253-939-9020, Email: info@

OMEP helps Oregon companies grow—their clients say so! OMEP continues to bring advanced thinking and hands-on skills to guide companies towards business improvements that lead to immediate results. OMEP’s main goal for manufacturing is to sustain permanent, long-term profitability. Manufacturing day was 10-5-12 and OMEP helped celebrate manufacturing week all week by attending many of Oregon’s Manufacturing events throughout Oregon including the manufacturing event in many Oregon cities and also the Octoberbest Show at the Tektronics campus featuring many of Oregon’s finest manufacturing companies.

Mazak Demonstrates Optiplex Fiber Laser-Cutting System At Fabtech 2012 Mazak Optonics will demonstrate the OPTIPLEX 3015 Fiber at Fabtech booth number C3428. The OPTIPLEX Fiber increases the productivity of thin worksheet cutting significantly when compared to conventional laser processing machines.

OMEP is a non-profit organization that helps Oregon manufacturers respond to the challenges of competing in an increasingly global economy. OMEP works with owners, executives, managers and operators to assess company needs in all areas. OMEP moves quickly from assessment to implementation to ensure that the company’s efforts provide an immediate payback. For more information on Oregon’s Manmufacturing Extension Partnership go to their website or call Larry Pederson at 503-349-5354. It’s good for Oregon!

Hallidie is Still Here and They Still Sell New and Used Machining Equipment! Hallidie has been in business for more than 100-years, providing

The OPTIPLEX 3015 Fiber laser processes reflective materials, such as copper, brass, aluminum and exotic aerospace materials, with greater speeds and thicknesses than its CO2 counterpart.The speeds are considerably faster on carbon steels less than 4 mm. By utilizing this increased compatibility, operating costs for applicable material thickness/types can be severely reduced. Industries in varying sectors, such as food processing, medical, architectural components, and aerospace will be able to integrate the newly introduced OPTIPLEX 3015 into their workload with remarkable results. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Those that are the most (801) 292-0493 or visit their website at: This will offer a• 8new series of options forsmall three-axis millingbusinesses and enhancements in five-axis AThe Z METALWORKER • Oct/Nov 2012 ACA hasNWtaken other steps to ensure and midsize are ready for changes innovative are going to do the best,” Zylstra machining, plus industry improvements the turning and mill-turn modules. relative to large players,inholding a requirements conference in January and working said. Engineered for Performance




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See these builders and their products at the Fabtech Show - Las Vegas


Booths #C5940 & C5947

Booth #C3428

• for the precision fabricator Precision CNC Press Brakes

“New” Optiplex 4kW CO2 & Optiplex 4kW Fiber

Booth #C5135

Also offers • Conventional Brakes • Shears • CNC Plasma

High Precision, High Performance CNC Plasma Cutting Systems

• for the steel fabricator Large Brakes/Tandem Systems Finishing & Deburring Machines

• Table Sizes, up to 10’ x 40’

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options available ; • Multiple Cutting Heads • Bevel Cutting Head

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Product • 2 & 3D Laser Machines • Press Brakes Offerings: • CNC Plasma • Turret Punches • Saws • Ironworkers • Bending Machines • Shears • Finishing & Deburring Machines

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tors are added to the line to increase production when demand increases.

The FiberMark Metal and Plastic Marking Laser is Right for Your Application

Do you need... To etch 2D, linear, and data matrix barcodes. Engrave logos and graphics on your parts and tools. To mark, polish, anneal and etch with one machine. To be able to set up custom jobs quickly and easily. To engrave fonts as intricate as 2 pt.

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A machine that runs on the software you already use. A machine capable of metal marking large parts and tools.

Processes are designed to go from raw material to a finished part with one piece of inventory between each process step minimizing material handling and eliminating inventory. Sensors and other error proofing strategies are utilized to prevent the production of defective parts. Right Sized Equipment strategies require lower capital investment than traditional batch production strategies and eliminate inventory, wasted floor space, complex production flows, set-up, and other forms of waste associated with over production. With over 25 years experience in manufacturing, we understand flow. Machine set-up and shared production resources create complex batch and queue production flow. Product focused, one piece flow cells greatly simplify the production process and drive out waste.

To engrave multiple tools at once with a jig. To etch cylindrical parts and tools. A system that can be set up and running in minutes.

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Lambie Engineering, LLC specializes in designing and producing Right Sized Equipment. Right Sized Equipment are machines designed to produce parts at the same rate as customer demand requires. Machines are designed to cycle unattended and automatically unload freeing the operator to perform other tasks while machines cycle. Machines are typically arranged in a U shaped cell for flexibility in staffing the line and to minimize travel distances. OperaA2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Eliminate batch production Eliminate set-up waste Eliminate material handling Reduce plant floor space Simplify the production process Drastically reduce inventory Lower investment cost Lower risk Improve quality Error proof with in-die sensors Reduce maintenance cost Increase safety

Reduce scrap and rework Reduced energy cost We utilize state of the art CAD/CAM tools and CNC equipment to design and build our machines and tooling and provide fully detailed solid models.

For more information, visit their website at or call (509) 868-3100. Lambie Engineering will be an exhibitor at Fabtech, Booth #C4850

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High-quality precision tooling, components, and fixtures for aerospace and commercial industrial applications since 1966 PTI is a full-service manufacturing facility. Our commitment to quality and on-time delivery is reflected in our investment in advanced manufacturing and inspection equipment and the capabilities required to deliver the precision products demanded by the commercial aviation industry.

As your full-service resource, PTI has: • The Technical Background to help you develop new products • Experience to assist in design for manufacturing • Size to support your production needs Fast Responsive Customer Support • ISO/AS9100 Certification to provide traceability and reduce your WIP inventory PTI supports integrators of large aircraft subsystems. We manufacture complete subcomponents allowing integrators to focus on their core competencies of larger assemblies. We are your tool for solving problems!

Boeing Co said it doubled deliveries of its fuel-efficient 787 jets in the third quarter to 12, compared with six in the second quarter Boeing is years behind its initial delivery schedule on the new light-weight, carboncomposite 787 aircraft after extensive development delays. The company declined to say how many of the 787s delivered in the quarter came from a group of previously produced jets that needed engineering changes after they left the factory. Boeing has produced more than 70 of its 787 jet and delivered 26, suggesting that 45 or more jets require the post-factory retrofitting, said Russell Solomon an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service in New York. “When you do the math, there are 50-ish sitting there with some level of work that needs to be completed,” he said. “We think most of those will get delivered next year. A few more from that group should be delivered this year.” A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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All of 787s delivered so far have been produced at Boeing’s plant in Everett, Wash.Boeing is trying to speed up production to five 787s per month by year-end.The rate will include jets made at its plant in South Carolina. That factory is expected to deliver its first 787 from South Carolina to Air India.

Overall, the company delivered 149 jets in the third quarter, down from 150 in the second, but up from 137 in the first quarter. Deliveries rose 17 percent from a year ago. Orders rose sharply in the latest quarter, hitting 404, compared with 36 in the second quarter. Orders for the new 737 MAX drove the increase, Boeing said.The company logged orders for 377 of the single-aisle 737 jets in the quarter, up from just three in the second quarter of 2012, and compared with 243 in the third quarter of 2011. Among the big buyers, United Airlines ordered 100 of the 737 MAX planes, and Air Lease Corp and GE Capital Aviation Services ordered 75 each. Virgin Australia Airlines ordered 23.

Long Products – a sampling of what we offer Carbon Steel Bar

Stainless Steel Tube

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• 304 SQUARE TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 12"SQ X .500W • 304 RECTANGLE TUBE – 1/2" X 1" X .065W THRU 12"SQ X 8" X .500W • 304 ROUND TUBE – 1/2"OD X .065W THRU 6.0"D X .375W • AVAILABLE IN MILL FINISH AND 180 GRIT POLISHED

CF1018 ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 6" CF1018 SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" CF1018 FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 3-1/2" X 6" CF1045 ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 6" CF1144 STRESSPROOF ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 4-1/2" CF12L14 ROUNDS – 1/2" THRU 6"

Alloy Steel Bar • • • •

CF4140ANN ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 4-1/2" CF8620ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/8" THRU 4-3/4" CF4140HT ROUNDS – 3/4" THRU 3-1/2" HR4140ANN ROUNDS – 1-1/2" THRU 24"

Aluminum Bar

Carbon Steel Tube • ERW STEEL TUBE – 1/2"OD X .049W THRU 6"0D X .188W • ORN STEEL TUBE – 1/2"SQ X .065W THRU 4"SQ X .120W • STRUCT STEEL TUBE – 1-1/2"SQ THRU 6"SQ X .250W (INCLUDING RECTANGLES)

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303, 304L, 316L, 17-4 ROUNDS – 1/8" THRU 12" 304L, 316L PLATE CUT FLATS – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 1/2" X 8" 303, 304L, 316L ROLLED BAR – 1/4" X 3/4" THRU 1-1/2" X 2" 304L, 316L ANGLES – 3/4" X 3/4" X 1/8" THRU 4" X 4" X 1/2" 304L, 316L CHANNELS – 2" X 1" X 1/8" THRU 6" X 4" X 3/8"

• 6061 EXTR & CF ROUNDS – 3/16" THRU 12" • 6061 EXTR SQUARES – 1/4" THRU 6" • 6061 EXTR RECTANGLES – 1/8" X 1/2" THRU 4" X 8" • 6061, 6063 EXTR ANGLES, CHANNELS, BEAMS • 2024 CF ROUNDS – 3/8" THRU 4"

Tube & Pipe • 6061, 6063 EXTR SQUARE TUBE – 3/4"SQ X .065W THRU 8"SQ X .500W • 6061, 6063 EXTR RECTANGLE TUBE – 3/4" X 1-1/2" THRU 2" X 8" X .250W • 6061 EXTR ROUND TUBE – 1/2" X .125W THRU 8"OD X .250W • 6061 EXTR PIPE – 1/2" SCH40 THRU 8" SCH80


Carbon & Alloy Plate We routinely stock: • Carbon from general purpose to structural, PVQ and improved machining grades. • Alloy in construction, case hardening, PVQ, aircraft quality and abrasion resisting grades. Plate processing: Oxy-fuel Cutting Plasma Cutting Shearing

Ryerson simplifies customer manufacturing and procurement. From one-of-a-kind components to parts in production quantities, our one-stop shopping reduces overall costs and streamlines operations. Lower Production Costs Trim outsourcing handling costs and inspection points. Eliminate scrap handling costs and inspection points. Minimize capital expenditures. Our ready-to-assemble parts reduce customer work-in-process inventory.

Aluminum Plate We routinely stock: • Heat treatable, cast tooling and cast mold plate • Standard thicknesses to 16” • Widths to 60.5” • Standard lengths of 96”, 120”, 144”, 240” and 288” • Diamond Tread plate

Consolidate Supplier Base Save transportation and administrative costs. We’re responsible for all work

Plate processing: Sawing Band Saw Cutting Shearing Cutting to Length

Plate processing: Plasma Cutting Sawing Shearing Cutting to Length Precision Leveling

Increase Flexibility Test new designs and prototypes without tying up machines or employees. We know fabrication and materials and recommend the best for customer applications. Meet Demand Fluctuations Eliminate bottlenecks. Avoid capacity overloads. Eliminate capital tied up in underutilized equipment. We help customers focus on core competencies and meet processing requirements.

Stainless Plate We routinely stock: • All standard grades • Plate up to 4” thick • Coiled plate inventory: 36, 48, 60, 72” wide • Stainless floor plate in 1/8, 3/16 and 1/4” thickness

performed, even for services of our extended fabrication network. We screen and audit all of our sources.

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Gates’ fiscal 2012 Pentagon budget proposal called for $2.99 trillion in defense spending from 2013 to 2017. That projection was cut by $259 billion after Congress passed the Budget Control Act in 2011. Romney believes additional cuts mandated under the Budget Control Act, known as sequestration, also need to be reversed, his advisers said. The fiscal 2013 Pentagon budget proposal is 3.3 percent of GDP. Dov Zakheim — Roger Zakheim’s father and another senior Romney adviser who has served in numerous defense positions under Republican presidents, including Pentagon comptroller under President George W. Bush — acknowledged that Romney would not necessarily be able to achieve the 4 percent GDP level of spending in his first term as president.

“We’re not going to come in with this massive supplemental” spending measure, he said. Specific defense budget numbers would rely on GDP levels. So if the GDP grows quickly, the defense budget would grow faster. If it does not grow as fast, the Defense Department budget would be smaller. The defense budget needs at least 2 percent real growth each year or procurement and research and development historically is cut, Roger Zakheim said. As for policy, Romney believes the Pentagon should be focused on the Asia-Pacific, Roger Zakheim said. That said, the campaign believes the Obama administration’s strategy to focus heavily on the Pacific and Middle East is not achievable due to a planned truncation in force structure. A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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With the wireless system built into the missile and the missile case, the next-generation TOW works with existing launch platforms, including the Improved Target Acquisition System, Improved Bradley Acquisition System, TOW2 Subsystem and M220 Ground TOW. The system performs exactly like the wire-guided version, enabling soldiers and Marines to continue using the proven weapon without changing tactics or incurring additional training. “TOW remains the U.S. Army and Marine Corps’ primary heavy anti-tank and precision-assault weapon,” said Scott Speet, Raytheon Missile Systems’ TOW program director. “It is currently deployed on more than 4,000 TOW launch platforms including the Army Stryker, Bradley Fighting Vehicle System and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.” A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Fahey Machinery Celebrates 50 Years in Business, Three Generations of Sales, Service, and Impeccable Ethics for the Pacific Northwest! Raymond and Lauretta Fahey founded Fahey Machinery Co., Inc. (Fahey Machinery) almost 50 years ago as a machine tool distributor, specializing in sheet metal and steel fabricating equipment. Fahey Machinery has become a leading distributor and represents some of the finest machine tool manufacturers in the industry with a territory that spans the following states: Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, and Northern California.

In January of 1964 Raymond’s son, Bill Fahey Sr. was fresh out of college and joined the family business. Bill Sr. had a good amount of experience working with the tools that his family business sold because while going to college he would work for the local shops and with many of the fabrication tools. “It worked out pretty well,” says Bill Sr. “I got to sell the machines I worked with in college and I had a pretty good knowledge of how they worked.This helped me to sell the machinery and help my customers with top of the line products.

He continued, “When I joined the business mom and dad gave me my old room back, a gas card, and a small Founders Raymond and salary per month. I started slow and went on errands Lauretta Fahey the first 4-6 months and basically watched and listened. I went on sales calls with dad and I would watch how Years ago, Raymond Fahey worked in the Los Angeles, he interacted with customers and I would listen. Six California area for the aircraft industry doing precision Aerospace months later dad gave me a list of about 500 names on it and he said fabrication during the Second World War. He worked with various this is your account list, go see them, and I realized at that moment precision sheet metal machines and became proficient at his trade. how little I knew. As a young man one can be pretty cocky and think he is hot stuff, but it took me almost a year before I made my first sale and I will never forget it. I kept plugging away and finally made one. It wasn’t much but it meant the world to me and the feeling and In 1943 the Fahey family moved to the Portland, Oregon area and confidence I had from that first sale propelled me to more sales.” Raymond worked for an aircraft related business there. Shortly after the war ended, the company Raymond worked for went out of In the early days of the business it business. He then went to work was just Bill Sr. and his mom and for a machine tool company that dad. Bill Sr. would drive all over sold metal working machinery. Oregon making sales calls proRaymond’s division sold sheet moting the business to customers metal to sheet metal shops. This and introducing Fahey Machine. company also had a division that After a while his dad let him go sold fabrication equipment and into Idaho and it could take up Raymond soon found his calling to two weeks before he would and began to sell equipment to be home again, a real road warshops in the area. Through his rior considering this was the time vast knowledge of working with when the interstate system was fabrication equipment people just coming into existence and it came to him for advice on what took forever to get anywhere. Bill to purchase for their shops. Sr. would drive through Idaho and into Montana shaking hands and Bill Jr. and TJ Hatfield with Marvels in stock, ready for shipment making a name for Fahey MaEventually Raymond felt he could chinery all the while developing do a better job supporting the the territories. Eventually he worked his way into eastern Washington shops with the fabrication machinery he was knowledgeable about. and expanded the territory there. His sister Mary was hired soon Raymond saw his niche and never looked back. After many 12 hour thereafter as secretary and the four of them worked hard to make days and strategic business moves Raymond and his wife Lauretta every year better than the last. decided to build the business together as a family. The Fahey home became the business location for a number of years. While Raymond pioneered the territory in sales for Fahey Machinery, Lauretta Fahey “Through hard work and determination the business grew every year ran the accounting and day to day affairs at the office, creating a great and it felt good to be a part of the family business,” says Bill Sr. “In partnership with Raymond and a great foundation for Fahey Machinthose days we were a very small company and there were some very ery.When Raymond and Lauretta started the business, Raymond was big competitors with many employees. These other companies had 49 years of age and three of Raymond’s children were either in or many branches throughout the states we covered and we were workgoing to college. It takes a strong individual to strike out on his own ing out of the house. The thing was we specialized in sheet metal and during a period of uncertainty. fabricating equipment and we were the only ones that did that so we A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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had our niche. The bigger companies sold everything under the sun and did not specialize in a line of products.” Bill Sr. continued. Fahey Machinery’s claim to fame was pounding the pavement. “Our customers knew who they were dealing with; we would shake their hand and look them in the eye. They knew we were not an order taker type of business. We were, and still are, their expert in fabrication equipment,” Bill Sr. said. In the late 1960’s Boeing was not in great shape with the SST program and in 1971 the House of Representatives voted to end SST funding. Due to this project cancellation Boeing placed a glut of new/used machinery on the market. It was a difficult time to sell machinery in the Seattle area. In 1974 Bill Sr. moved up to Seattle to try and grow the territory. By then, Boeing was going straight up, the Alaskan pipeline was being built and high tech was just coming into play, and the timing was impeccable. Everyone else was selling

with the state of the economy and the government moving away from supporting US manufacturing and thus shrinking the middle class. Some of the consequences of over regulating by the government (OSHA & EPA) have made it so difficult for manufacturing to do business in the US that companies have either gone out of business or outsourced and offshored their work. This over regulation has resulted in less customers for us today. In the perfect world I see manufacturing growing again in the United States. We see some business coming back from Asia and that is encouraging. Businesses are finding out that it doesn’t make sense anymore to do business there with rising costs in fuel and labor and the decline of quality. When manufacturing comes back and we have higher paying jobs the economy will rise again and I see a good future on the horizon.”

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October 1st the Fahey’s celebrated 50 years in business; 3 generations of Fahey’s supporting fabrication in the NW machine tools and Fahey Machinery was one of the only machinery businesses selling fabrication equipment. From 1974 through 1980 was a great time for making money in the Seattle area. Fahey Machinery did well during this period and the business grew.

Fahey Machinery is very proud they started with virtually nothing but knowledge and determination.They have continued a solid business for 50 years into their third generation with Bill Fahey Jr. as President. “Today the industry is very Internet driven and extremely competitive. There is a lot of price-cutting just to get the sale. Back in the days of my grandfather you could do a deal on a handshake and we built relationships back then. It was harder to get information

In 1968 the Fahey’s bought property and in 1977 built the building they currently operate out of in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Fahey Machinery paid off the new location in only 15 years. “This is the best thing we ever did. Fahey LLC, my two brothers and myself own the 10k sq. ft. building. With this business space we stock all varieties of equipment both new and used. Sometimes a customer will want a new piece of equipment and they will want us to buy their used machine. If it’s in decent shape we will usually buy it and they end up with new machinery,” Bill Sr. said. Bill Sr. came back to Portland to run the company as President in 1980 when his father stepped down as Chairman of the Board. Where is Fahey Machinery going in the next 5 years? Bill Sr. said, “In long term we want to continue to grow the company slowly practicing controlled growth.Times have been so unsettled for years

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quality information.Today the Internet has made it a different playing field and even though our company services what we sell, competitive pricing rules,” Bill Jr. said.

1986, I deal with Bill Sr. primarily and Bill has become more of a friend over the years, he stays in contact and takes the time to know my business. Bill Fahey isn’t pushy and I appreciate the way he conducts himself. Bill tries to understand what I need and what I’m doing and comes up with a solution for every situation. The Fahey Company really stands out to me. I recommend Fahey Machinery to everyone I can. Fahey has good lines and represents them well.” Scientific Research, Mike Hollowell

“As President I look forward to our company continuing to grow.We have a great team, Jackie Fahey (sister-in-law), Leonard Foster as Service Specialist, and Lisa Malone, Book Keeper. I see us adding some more service personnel Leonard Foster, Service Specialist and some sales professionals to support the business and help our customers. We have added a strong sales professional with T.J. Hatfield. T.J. joined the company as VP in January and is buying into the business “We have known Bill and been doing business with the Fahey’s for as a partner. T.J. brings many years of experience in machinery sales about 40 years. My dad dealt with his dad and we have done business to the company and follows the same strict ethics the Fahey’s have for three generations and ours is about 60 years old. It’s unusual to fostered for years,” Bill Jr. continued. find any one in a business for 40 years. I have a great business relationship with Fahey Machinery. You don’t do today Fahey Machinery is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. what you did 30-40 years ago. Bill and They house a wide variety of new and used equiphis company represents a full breath of ment and machines for: bending, punching, shearing, equipment lines in our industry and he stamping, sawing, burning, welding, rolling, finishing, is knowledgeable of most all of it. Fahey as well as milling and turning. Along with a profescompetes hard and fair for your busisional sales team, Fahey Machinery employs full time ness. Bill is a professional with strong service, parts, and tooling departments.The company character and a man of his word and is dedicated to keeping their customers’ equipment great at follow up and promises what operating smoothly and with precision. he can deliver. Bill understands that you build relationships for the long haul Today Fahey Machinery continues the legacy of 50 and building these relationships takes years (as of October 1st) of serving their customers time and trust. Over the years Bill has and the industry through honesty, hard work, and made relationships and intends to keep some of the highest ethics in the industry. For service them. Fahey Machinery is a leader in and sales of the finest fabrication machinery in the their field.” industry you can depend on Fahey Machinery. Capital Industries, Ron Taylor Here’s what some of Fahey Machinery Customers have to say:

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“I have nothing but great things to say about Fahey Machinery! They have great people working there. The service guy there, Leonard is real good. Fahey Machinery is one of the only machinery distributors I trust. I highly recommend them!” Cd’A Metals, Larry Coulson “We started in the back yard with a hand break we bought from Fahey Machinery in 1989.They are the sole supplier for new equipment and get first crack on everything. Fahey Machinery is hands on, always answers their phone and, is very good with follow up service. Great representatives. It’s good to have a rep that knows the application. I highly recommend Fahey Machinery to everyone!” Evans Metal Fab, Chris Evans “Scientific Research has been doing business with the Fahey’s since A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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“Bill is one of the most knowledgeable machine tool salespersons out there. He listens to our needs and meets our needs and requirements. He also brings years of experience to the table. Bill will not sell you a machine you do not need. This year I had a need for a mill. After I explained to Bill what I needed, I got a call a few days later with a mill he thought would work and the name of the sales rep. he thought could help me. We bought the mill and have another one planned for 2013. Bill did not forget about the mill or us just because he did not carry what we needed. Bill is a guy that always will get 1st opportunity. Bottom line, Bill is a guy who cares about what he does.” Buyken Metal Products, Mark DeLaurenti

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Manufactured exports—a bright spot of the U.S. economy in recent years—are set to surge. Combined with jobs created as a result of reshoring, higher U.S. exports could add 2.5 million to 5 million jobs by the end of the decade, as manufacturers shift production from leading European countries and Japan to take advantage of substantially lower costs in the U.S., according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG projects that by around 2015, the U.S. will have an export cost advantage of 5 to 25 percent over Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., and Japan in a range of industries. Among the biggest drivers of this advantage will be the costs of labor, natural gas, and electricity. As a result, the U.S. could capture 2 to 4 percent of exports from the four European countries and 3 to 7 percent from Japan by the end of the current decade. This would translate into as much as $90 billion in additional U.S. exports per year, according to BCG’s analysis. When the increase in U.S. exports to the rest of the world is included, annual gains could reach $130 billion. BCG forecasts that the biggest U.S. export gains will be in machinery, transportation equipment, electrical equipment and appliances, and chemicals. “The export manufacturing sector has been the unsung hero of the U.S. economy for the past few years. But this is only the beginning,” said Harold L. Sirkin, a BCG senior partner and coauthor of the research. “The U.S. is becoming one of the lowest-cost producers of the developed world, and companies in Europe and Japan are taking notice.” The analysis is part of BCG’s ongoing “Made in America, Again” series on the changing global economics that are starting to favor manufacturing in the U.S. Previous reports in this series have focused on production and jobs that are likely to be brought back to the U.S. as China’s once-formidable cost advantage erodes, but the new research delves more deeply into the competitive position of the U.S. relative to other developed economies. Together, the developed economies account for about 60 percent of global manufactured exports. The new analysis raises BCG’s previous estimate of U.S. job gains. Earlier this year, a BCG report titled U.S. Manufacturing Nears the Tipping Point: Which Industries, Why, and How Much? predicted that the U.S. would gain 2 to 3 million jobs from higher exports and production work shifting from China to the U.S.


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Although the reshoring trend—also referred to as “insourcing” and “onshoring”—is still in its early stages, several large foreign manufacturers have already announced plans to use the U.S. as an export base for other markets. Toyota, for example, has announced that it will export Camry sedans assembled in Kentucky and Sienna minivans made in Indiana to South Korea, while Honda and Nissan both say that they expect to boost exports of vehicles made in their U.S. plants to the rest of the world. Siemens is building gas turbines in North Carolina to ship to Saudi Arabia

for construction of a 4-gigawatt power plant. Rolls-Royce recently opened a new aircraft engine parts manufacturing facility inVirginia citing lower labor costs, productivity and dollarization (doing business in U.S. dollars to mitigate local currency risk). “Over the coming years, as European and Japanese companies decide where to locate new capacity, we can expect many more announcements like these,” said coauthor Michael Zinser, a BCG partner who leads the firm’s manufacturing work in the Americas. “Producing in the U.S. offers increasingly compelling cost advantages—to supply not only North America but also some of the most important overseas markets.” BCG estimates that average manufacturing costs in 2015 will be 8 percent lower in the U.S. than in the U.K., 15 percent lower than in both Germany and France, 21 percent lower than in Japan, and 23 percent lower than in Italy. Average manufacturing costs in China will still be 7 percent lower than those of the U.S. in 2015. But those costs do not include transportation, duties, and other expenses. And it is less than half of the advantage that China enjoyed a decade ago. As explained in a previous BCG report, when the many risks and hidden costs of managing extended global supply chains are taken into account, it will be just as economical to manufacture many products in the U.S. if those goods are sold in the U.S.

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The administration announced that 10 public-private partnerships across America will receive $20 million in total awards to help revitalize American manufacturing and encourage companies to invest in the United States. The 10 partnerships were selected through the Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, which is a competitive multi-agency grant process announced in May 2012 to support initiatives that strengthen advanced manufacturing at the local level. These public-private partnerships consist of small and large businesses, colleges, nonprofits and other local stakeholders that “cluster” in a particular area.The funds will help the winning clusters support local efforts to spur job creation through a variety of projects, including initiatives that connect innovative small suppliers with large companies, link research with the startups that can commercialize new ideas, and train workers with skills that firms need to capitalize on business opportunities. The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge is a partnership among the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Science Foundation. In order to create an economy built to last, America needs to make more things the rest of the world wants to buy. After losing millions of good manufacturing jobs in the years before and during the deep recession, the economy has added nearly 500,000 manufacturing jobs since February 2010 — the strongest period of sustained job growth since the 1990s. While there’s more work to be done, steps like today’s announcement build on this momentum. The awards will help regional clusters grow by strengthening their connections to regional economic development opportunities and advanced manufacturing assets, helping develop a skilled and diverse advanced manufacturing workforce, increasing exports, encouraging the development of small businesses, and accelerating innovation in technology.The 10 winning initiatives — based in Arizona, California, Michigan, NewYork, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,Tennessee and Washington — will each receive approximately $2 million to fund projects that are expected to train a total of 1,000 workers and help nearly 650 companies leverage a cluster’s resources in their regions and create jobs across the country. “The SBA pioneered the federal government’s first regional cluster strategy two years ago, and we’ve already seen the tangible benefits of these investments, including job creation, innovation and increased

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Enter GTL. Using a high-temperature reformer technique, natural gas can be converted to a synthesis gas which can then be turned into these consumer-ready products via Fischer-Tropsch (FT) chemical reactions. This gas-to-liquid process is not magic and the energy cost is high, but as long as the natural gas feedstock price is low enough it makes commercial sense. Against that background, Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP announced in a Sept 6 press release that it plans to expand its Karns City, PA specialty products facility to include a nominal 1000-barrelsper-day GTL plant. Calumet is a specialty petroleum products manufacturer, operating 135,000 bpd of refining capacity in the United States, and producing some 1500 different products. “Converting natural gas into ultra-high quality feedstock through GTL will reduce our costs, increase security of supply and improve product quality,” said Calumet’s Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Grube in the press release.

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Calumet has commissioned Ventech Engineers, LLC, specialists in modular petroleum processing plants, to design and deliver the GTL plant using an Autothermal Reformer (ATR) from Haldor Topsoe Inc and Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology from Velocys Inc., according to Calumet. Haldor Topsoe’s ATR will reform the natural gas into synthesis gas, a mixture of largely hydrogen and carbon monoxide. In the GTL plant, this synthesis gas will be routed through the Velocys FT process for conversion into long chain hydrocarbons. Velocys is the US-based subsidiary of the UK-based Oxford Catalysts Group, according to Oxford. “Due to the historically large gap between high oil prices and low gas prices in North America, we’re experiencing very strong interest from potential clients keen to take advantage of this arbitrage opportunity. We are confident of the coming growth of GTL in North America and elsewhere, and of playing a leading role in this emerging market,” said Roy Lipski, CEO of Oxford in announcing its own involvement in the project. The plant design is expected to be completed by late 2012, followed by site specific engineering and a decision to commence fabrication in

the first half of 2013. Production is currently expected to begin in the second half of 2014.The entire plant will be constructed as truckable modules at Ventech’s fabrication facility in Pasadena, Texas, and then transported to Calumet’s site in Karns City for rapid installation and interconnection with the existing refining facility. As long as there is a price difference between natural gas and oil that is large enough, GTL will remain attractive. The biggest issue is the volatility in the price arbitrage. Oil prices can drop significantly and natural gas prices may rise—the current low prices may not last. Forexpros - Natural gas futures sold at the highest level since December 2011 earlier, after a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed U.S. gas supplies rose less-than-expected last week. On the NewYork Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in November traded at USD3.578 per million British thermal units during U.S. morning trade slipping 0.76%.

ministration said in its weekly report that natural gas storage in the U.S. in the week ended October 5 rose by 72 billion cubic feet, below market expectations for an increase of 77 billion cubic feet. Inventories rose by 108 billion cubic feet in the same week a year earlier, while the five-year average change for the week is an increase of 84 billion cubic feet, according to U.S. Energy Department data. Total U.S. natural gas storage stood at 3.725 trillion cubic feet as of last week. Stocks were 236 billion cubic feet higher than last year at this time and 269 billion cubic feet above the five-year average of 3.456 trillion cubic feet for this time of year. U.S. natural gas stocks peaked at a record 3.852 trillion cubic feet in November of last year. The report showed that in the East Region, stocks were 67 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, following a net injection of 42 billion cubic feet.

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CONTRACTS Communications and Power L.L.C., Palo Alto, Calif., is being awarded a $45,500,539 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for the evaluation, repair and new production of the simplified driver traveling wave tube that will be used by the Navy and Missile Defense Agency. The simplified driver traveling wave tube is required to support navy shipbuilding programs, in-service engineering agent requirements, foreign military sales and fleet replenishment requirements for the AN/SPY-1D(V) radar system which is part of the Aegis Weapon System MK 7. The AN/SPY-1D(V) radar is an air/surface search and tracking system used on DDG 51 class ships starting with DDG 91. The simplified driver traveling wave tube provides radio frequency (RF) amplification in the RF amplifier stage for input to the final power amplifier. Work will be performed in Palo Alto, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2017. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Pursuant to FAR 6.302-6, Communications and Power L.L.C., is the only available source for this system.The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-12-D-GR53).

Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Goleta, Calif., is being awarded a $15,802,292 firm-fixed price contract for 48 integrated multi-platform launch controllers (IMPLCs) for installation on F/A-18 aircraft. The IMPLC is a component of the AN/ALE-50(V) countermeasures decoy dispensing set and the InteA2Z METALWORKER NW •

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grated Defensive Electronics Countermeasure System. Work will be performed in Forest, Miss. (66 percent), Goleta, Calif. (25 percent), and Nashua, N.H. (9 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2014. Contract funds in the amount of 7,881,260 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-13-C-0006). General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., was awarded a $102,588,732 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract. The award will provide for the services in support of the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system. Work will be performed in Poway, Calif. One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-12-C-0075). The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $1,904,545,643 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the procurement of 11 P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Low Rate Initial Production III aircraft. Work will be performed in Seattle, Wash. (75.5 percent); Baltimore, Md. (4 percent); Greenlawn, N.Y. (2.5 percent); North Amityville, N.Y. (2.3 percent); McKinney, Texas (1.8 percent); Cambridge, United Kingdom (1.5 percent); and various location inside and outside of the continental United States (12.4 percent), and is expected to be completed in May 2015. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.



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In this election year, candidates across the country, from President Obama and Governor Romney on down, have jumped onto the manufacturing bandwagon. Beacon Hill has cut the corporate excise tax, passed bills to control medical and energy costs, strengthened theWorkforceTraining Fund Program and the community colleges, and created the industry-led Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. Nationally, however, the reality has been not bipartisan consensus but partisan deadlock. If Congress really cares about manufacturing, there are issues that demand immediate action. Most urgent is heading off about $500 billion in tax increases that will hit the U.S. economy on January 1, along with huge automatic spending cuts. The top tax rate on dividends will almost triple, the top tax rate on capital gains will increase by more than half, and many small and midsize manufacturers will see their top marginal tax rate rise, because nearly 70 percent of manufacturers file taxes at individual rates. The Research and Development tax credit expired for the 15th time at the end of 2011. And the U.S. corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world. Action in other areas is equally vital, if less pressing; for example, the future of workforce development programs, largely shaped by federal policy, remains up in the air. America’s manufacturing sector, historically the backbone of our economy and of upward mobility in our society, is entering a period of renewed opportunity.We need congressional action, now, to ensure that future expansion takes place here rather that abroad.


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The improvement in the United States comes even as growth is slowing overseas. Europe’s financial crisis has pushed many countries in the region into recession. Growth in emerging nations such as China and India has slowed. China’s manufacturing sector shrank in September, according to a survey by a Chinese trade group. But its measure of factory activity rose for the first time in four months, to 49.8, from 49.2.

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When youyou think of of manufacturing think When think manufacturingininthe theUnited United States, States, you you think quality, you think precision & speed, you think about a closed quality, you think precision & speed, you think about a closed distributor of distributor network, network, but but Brian Brian Denny, Denny, founder founder of, thinks Denny, thinksabout aboutthe thefreedom freedomofofchoice. choice. Mr. Denny has has demonstrated superior to demonstrated superiorknowledge knowledgeofofutilizing utilizing the the internet internet to support manufacturing from the perspective of offering support manufacturing from the perspective offering replacement parts anyoneininneed, need,regardless regardless of of geographical geographical replacement parts totoanyone location; much autoparts partsbusiness. business.Not Notjust just in in the United location; much likelike thetheauto United States.’scustomers customers States.’s globe. spanspan thethe globe. FadalCNC.comwas wasfounded foundedmore more than a decade ago to solve a problem than a decade ago to solve a problem in the machine tool business we in the machine tool business we don’t see much in America; lack of don’t see much in America; lack of free market parts sales free(competition). market Through parts the 2000’s, sales (competition). Through the service 2000’s, company was involved in a his local Idaho sales and his relationship local Idahowith salesFadal and Engineering service company was degrees involvedwhich in a to varying relationship with Fadal Engineering to varying degrees which played into the full development of Originally, played into thewas fulltodevelopment of purchased the concept offer only parts directly Originally, from Fadal theEngineering concept wastoto internet offer onlycustomers; parts purchased directly those customersfrom whoFadal fell Engineering internet customers; those customers whoparts fell victim to to hiked up pricing, poor communication about orders lackluster service. Their was to continue deal victim to &hiked up pricing, poor choice communication abouttoparts with&their local distributor, or sellchoice the machine and buy another orders lackluster service. Their was to continue to deal withbrand. their local distributor, or sell the machine and buy another brand.’s mission was not necessarily to bring prices down, but to bring quick,was reliable solutions thoseprices who’s mission not service necessarily to to bring were straying from Fadal for these reasons. They started by down, but to bring quick, reliable service solutions to those who publicizing the Fadal Parts Suggested Price List. That lit the fire. were straying from Fadal for these reasons. They started by There was such an outpour of opposition from the Fadal publicizing the Fadal Parts Suggested Price List. That lit the fire. distributors to allow Fadal Engineering to continue to sell to There was such an outpour of opposition from the Fadal that eventually Mag Fadal terminated all distributors allow Engineering sell to agreementstowith Mr.Fadal Denny’s company &tohecontinue was free to to source that eventually MagThisFadal terminated all parts from suppliers of his choice. brought prices down agreements with Mr. Denny’s company & he was free to source significantly and quality up with many items.

parts from suppliers of his choice. This brought prices down significantly quality up with machine many items. Mr. Dennyand expanded, “These shop owners, often very small businesses with limited capital, were forced to pay very high

Mr.replacement Denny expanded, “These machine very costs, simply because theyshop wereowners, forced tooften buy from their local dealer and hadcapital, no other course, small businesses with limited wereoptions. forced And to payofvery high they to justbuy hadfrom to machine down meant lost revenues, replacement costs,time simply because they weresoforced their dealer and no other options. course, bitelocal the bullet. The had problem is much largerAnd scaleofthan just one guy with American’s were they just had to machine down timea parts meant budget lost revenues, American machines withlarger plentyscale of capability, bitebuying the bullet. Themade problem is much than just

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gooddesign, design,is iseasy easy work fairly reliable, but were good to to work on on andand fairly reliable, but were beingbeing choked out by replacement parts pricing. So in the choked out by replacement parts pricing. So in the scopescope of of competing globally, globally, between betweenalready alreadyhighhighlaborlabor competing costs,costs, environmentalfees fees& & other overhead costs many other countries environmental other overhead costs many other countries arenot notsubject subjectto,to, now forcing Fadal machine owners are now wewe addadd forcing Fadal machine tool tool owners totopay $70 for a $10 off-the-shelf relay. This takes our ability to to pay $70 for a $10 off-the-shelf relay. This takes our ability compete andand makes it far more difficult; all the competeworldwide, worldwide, makes it far more difficult; all while the while lining Corporate American withwith liningthe thepockets pocketsofof Corporate American to to FadalCNC.comwaswasconceived conceived support the thousands of customers support the thousands of customers worldwide whowho ownown FadalFadal machine worldwide machine tools and need to keep their machines tools and need to keep their machines running. Today, they retain an running. Today, they retain an inventory of Fadal parts that exceeds inventory of Fadal parts that exceeds $3 million, and includes parts made million, andbuilt includes for$3 Fadal machines as far parts back asmade for Fadal machines built as back as 1984. Superior customer service is an integral ingredient far to the 1984. Superiorbuying customer serviceand is an ingredient to the experience, theintegral team is proud of their buying experience, and the team is proud of their >98% customer retention rate!

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We won business in the early years by understanding our We won expectations business in &the early years understanding customer’s exceeding them. by Offering parts at a our more competitive price helped, but knowing that shipping customer’s expectations & exceeding them. Offering parts at a anything (lower price orprice not) that doesn’t when it’sthat received more competitive helped, butwork knowing shipping was the real killer.price Customers remember price for ait’s while, anything (lower or not) that doesn’tthe work when received but you shipping them remember a part that the didn’t work a wasremember the real killer. Customers price forfor a while, long time. Thus, Mr. Denny & his team designed a 100% test-all but remember you shipping them a part that didn’t work for a quality program. Anything moves mechanically or long time. Thus, Mr. Denny &that his team designed a 100% test-all electrically, or consumes power is tested on an actual Fadal quality program. Anything that moves mechanically or machine in his showroom. This insures 100% of the items electrically, or consumes power is tested on an actual Fadal shipped from are fully tested before making their machine in his showroom. This insures 100% of the items way to the shelf. “We are the only replacement parts resellers that shipped from are fully tested before making their I know of that take this extreme step towards 100% customer way to the shelf. “Westop are the only replacement parts resellers satisfaction. We don’t there either. We always go the extra that I know that take towards 100% customer mile to beofcertain partsthis wereextreme shipped step out next day correctly by a satisfaction. We don’t stop there either. We always go the extra double check & pack system, and offer superior warranty mile to be certain shipped out next dayitems correctly exchanges. We evenparts pay were overnight charges for all sent by a doubleneed check & pack under system, and offer superior which replacement warranty. It’s our servicewarranty that exchanges. even pay& overnight charges brothers for all items makes us who We we are today what the deCaussin knew sent which replacement under warranty. It’s our service that early on.”need Mr. Denny states proudly.

makes us who we are today & what the deCaussin brothers knew early on.” Servo Mr. Denny proudly. andstates Spindle Motor Repairs

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lead the way in the industry. Additionally, with such an extensive inventory typically has new and remanufactured motors on the shelf and ready for immediate shipment. is proud to share that its failure rate is less that 1% under warranty, and that this compares to approximately 8-10% failure rate for products that motor shops and other sources Fadal owners use to save money on parts. “When you have us rework a motor for you, have confidence that it is done right, and it is always tested on a Fadal machining center. We don’t just bench test and call it a day. We install it on a machine, under full load, at full rapid speed for 30 minutes. We know our customers’ down time is critical, so we eliminate all possibilities of failure.

On-site Fadal repair services, sponsored by, will be the new age in buying and selling used equipment. The team at is launching a website where anyone interested in buying or selling a new or used machine (Fadal only in this case), can list it on their website. Mr. Denny says, “We won’t be charging a commission fee based upon the sale price like all others. Instead, we’re pricing our service at a flat, and unheard of $30 per month. Holding true to our Mission Statement, this is another area our customers really need help with.” The model is working very well for the founders and employees of It is also working exceptionally well for their customers located throughout the world. FadalCNC are experts in a number of brands of CNC machines, not just the Fadal brand, so you can expect the innovative entrepreneur to soon offer other OEM’s parts and accessories. Go to to learn more about how to gain the edge over others still using the “old OEM system!” Great service, fair prices, and superior technical expertise. It’s what you should expect. Done. Done Right. Overnight! has parts and service resellers all over the world. In the United States they have partnered with dozens of ex-Fadal distributors with a full staff of incredibly qualified service technicians, as well as very qualified 3rd party service technicians who have vast experience with Fadal troubleshooting. They work with you to be sure your Fadal diagnosis and parts are exactly what you need. They first recommend you try to find a local Fadal service technician with their Fadal Service Provider Lookup feature ( If no Fadal service technicians are available in your local area, give them a call, as they have more resources for you. lead the way in the industry. Additionally, with such an extensive inventory, typically has new and remanufactured motors on the shelf and ready for immediate shipment. is proud to share that its failure rate is less that 1% under warranty, and that this compares to

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Boeing’s Next-Generation 737-900ER (extended range) reached 100 Jimdeliveries Albaugh,with The aBoeing Company and CEO Somon for Comdelivery this weekPresident to Tajikistan-based Air. mercial Airplanes, and AIA Executive Committee member, gave a call toTo arms about leadership the second centuryfrom of flight at the date, the U.S. 737-900ER hasinlogged 414 orders 16 customers. Woodrow Wilson Center for 18. for The Next-Generation 737International family (all Scholars models)on hasSeptember won orders more than 6,000 airplanes and Boeing has delivered more than 3,800. In his National Aerospace Week remarks, Albaugh stated, “Aerospace is“Airlines more thanaround an industry. It’s aare force for good the in the world.performance We help the world recognizing superior drive global economy. We’re good stewards of the737-900ER,” environment.said andthe operating economics of the Next-Generation WeBeverly bring people together, connect our promote un- the Wyse, 737 vice president and world, generaland manager. “It an offers derstanding of different and points of view.” But Albaugh best seat-mile cost ofcultures any single-aisle airplane which is especially warned of threats our aerospace leadership. important withtotoday’s high fuel prices.” “While other countries are investing aggressively in aerospace and defense, we are doing the opposite,” he said. “We are so focusedison what to cut, we are forgetThe Next-Generation 737-900ER a short-to-medium range twinjet how to grow.” 737 family. The that increases the capability of ting the Next-Generation higher-capacity, longer-range derivative of the 737-900 was launched addressed specific policies in July 2005 with an order for Albaugh 30 airplanes from Indonesia’s Lion Air thinks the United States needs and introduced into service in he April 2007. to institute to keep its aerospace and defense sector the forefront The Next-Generation 737-900ER replaces the in larger, single-aisle of leadership. First,The he said Amer- is Boeing 757, which ceased production in 2004. 737-900ER a strategy “to ensure the capable of operating more thanica90needs percent of the 757 twin-engine’s long-term routes yet at a much lower operating cost.viability of our defense industrial base.” Albaugh added, “I think thatcarrying starts with identify- in The 737-900ER is the longest 737, typically 180 passengers ing key enabling and a two-class layout with an exit limit certified for technologies up to 220 passengers ensuring we keep design teams together, even if it’s at a low level to in a single-class configuration. support them.” As part of this strategy he said the U.S. government “must ensure weinplay by the same [trade]is rules – on both sides Somon Air,that based Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the country’s first private of full-service the Atlanticcarrier. and Pacific.” he said our 737-900ER country needs to This is Second, the airline’s second delivered invest in research and development, noting, “wherever R&D goes, with the Boeing Sky Interior. innovation and economic growth follow.” He noted with alarm that “U.S. government R&D as a percentage of our GDP has fallen by 60 percent since 1964,”Wins and calledContract for reinstating the U.S.Landing R&D tax Goodrich for credit that expired last year.

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S.L. Fusco National City ___619-477-773 Swift Tool Co, Inc. ____ 800-562-0900 Dust Collectors, Filtration Equip. Jaws DCM Tech _________800-533-5339 Desert EDM Sales ___ 480-816-6300 EDM Materials & Supplies EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Lubricants / Systems Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782 California Cold Saw ____877-700-7610 EDM Performance _____800-336-2946 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Global EDM Supply ____480-836-8330 S.L. Fusco San Leandro _ 510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _310-868-1010 EDM: Dielectric Systems S.L. Fusco National City __619-477-7733 /Filtration Swift Tool Co, Inc. ____ 800-562-0900 Ebbco Inc _________ 800-809-3901 Machine Tool Cool. Electronics Filtration Fadal CNC _________208-855-9426 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 End Mills S.L. Fusco San Leandro _ 510-895-9000 Horizon Carbide ______480-335-7688 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _310-868-1010 Micro 100 _________208-888-7310 S.L. Fusco National City __619-477-7733 Modular Spray Systems Sandvik __________ 503-381-8740 Swift Tool Co, Inc. ____ 800-562-0900 S.L. Fusco San Leandro __510-895-9000 Motors S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City __ 619-477-7733 Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Parts Washing Equipment Swift Tool Co, Inc. _____800-562-0900 Ebbco Inc _________800-809-3901 Fixturing/Fixtures DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 5th Axis Fixtures _____858-505-0432 Resolvers Inserts Fadal CNC ________ 208-855-9426 Horizon Carbide ______480-335-7688 Saw Blades & Replacement Sandvik __________ 503-381-8740 Parts Seco Tools Inc. _______503-267-4805 California Cold Saw ____877-700-7610

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Waterjet Accessories KMT Waterjet Systems___800-826-9274 Waycovers Fadal CNC _________208-855-9426 Workholding 5th Axis Fixtures ____ 858-505-0432 Innovative Tool Sales ___714-780-0730 DOOR SYSTEMS Automatic Door opening Systems Midaco Corporation ___ 847-593-8420 FIRE SUPPRESSION Fire Suppression Systems Firetrace __________480-544-4450 GRINDING Grinding Filtration S.L. Fusco San Leandro __510-895-9000 S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _ 310-868-1010 S.L. Fusco National City __619-477-7733 Grinding Machines Chevalier USA _______ 562-903-1929 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Carlos R. Lugo Sales Manager




(206) 583-2333 Fax (206) 583-0698 Cell (206) 898-6900

1222 S. Weller St. Seattle, WA 98144


Edward Gieblewicz

Account Manager


970 Industry Drive Tukwila, WA 98188

Toll Free: 1-866-437-7315 Cell: (206) 300-3945 Fax: (780) 437-7328 Web:

Micro 100 Tool Corporation

Jeff Saltness

Manufacturer Representative - Oregon Sales Office 23180 SW Price Terrace Sherwood, OR 97140 Email: Office: 503-625-1578 Fax:503-715-0430 Cell: 503-330-5414

Company Office 1410 E. Pine Avenue Meridian, ID 83642 Toll Free: 800-421-8065 Ph: 208-888-7310 Fax: 208-888-2106

Copper CNC Machine Services _ 425-788-4500 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Laser Cutting Services, Inc__503-612-8311 Hallidie Machine Tool__ 253-939-9020 Western Machine Center 408-955-1000 Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Saw Replacement Parts Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-648-8000 Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 Electrical Steels North-South Machinery _ 253-333-2439 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 TCI Precision Metals ____ 800-234-5613 SawBlade.com______ 800--240-2932 Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 Aluminum Extrusions North Western Machinery _ 206-583-2333 Punch & Die Hastelloy Tube & Pipe Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-631-9765 Performance Machine Tools 510-249-1000 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Armor:Commercial Haynes International ___ 425-422-6496 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For INSPECTION EQUIP Temtco Steel_______480-389-2883 High Temperature Alloys Grinders OGP __________480-889-9056 Armor: Military Grade Haynes International ___ 425-422-6496 Midaco Corporation ____ 847-593-8420 S.L. Fusco San Leandro __ 510-895-9000 Temtco Steel_______480-389-2883 Laser Cut Material S.L. Fusco R. Dominguez _ 310-868-1010 Aircraft brake rotor Brass Laser Cutting Services, Inc _503-612-8311 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 S.L. Fusco National City __ 619-477-7733 Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 Material Sales Grinders, Rotary Coastal Metals _______ 800-811-7466 Haynes International ___ 425-422-6496 CMM Probes CNC Machine Services _ 425-788-4500 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Coastal Metals _______ 800-811-7466 Silicon & Quartz Coordinate Measuring Mach. Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 Bronze Laser Cutting Services, Inc _503-612-8311 Manual Lathes & Mills Gauging Equipment Coastal Metals _______ 800-811-7466 Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-648-8000 Ganesh Machinery ___ 888-542-6374 Total Quality Systems Inc. _ 480-377-6422 Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-648-8000 Temtco Steel _______ 480-389-2883 Laser Trackers Hallidie Machine Tool___253-939-9020 Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Metals: Bar & Plate Metrology Instruments Machine Toolworks ____800-426-2052 Carbon Steel Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 North Western Machinery 206-583-2333 OGP __________480-889-9056 Coastal Metals _______ 800-811-7466 Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Optical Comparators Western Machine Center 408-955-1000 OGP ___________ 480-889-9056 Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-648-8000 Sawing Machines Particle Inspection Mach Laser Cutting Services, Inc 503-612-8311 Sequoia Brass & Copper__ 800-362-5255 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 DCM Tech ________ 800-533-5339 Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Nickel Alloys Hallidie Machine Tool Sales _ 253-939-9020 Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-648-8000 Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 MATERIAL North Western Machinery _ 206-583-2333 Ceramics Aluminum Haynes International ___ 425-422-6496 Performance Machine Tools 510-249-1000 Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-648-8000 Marzee Inc. ______ 602-269-5801 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Vice President/General Manager

Plate: Wear and Structural LMI Machinery Inc.___866-437-7315 North-South Machinery _ 253-333-2439 Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 North Western Machinery206-583-2333 Temtco Steel _______ 480-389-2883 North Western Mach’y__206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools 510-249-1000 Sheet & Coil Performance Machine Tools510-249-1000 Tornos USA. ______ _951-240-0818 Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Selway Machine Tool __ 503-314-3165 Custom Design/Build MaStainless Steel chines Selway Machine Tool __ 425-931-1680 Fry Steel __________ 800-423-6651 Tornos USA. _______ 951-240-0818 Lambie Engineering __ 509-868-3100 Double Column Vertical Milling Laser Cutting Services, Inc _503-612-8311 CNC Lathes Machines Ryerson Corporation_____425-204-2601 Chevalier USA ______ 562-903-1929 Samuel Son & Co_______800-648-8000 Ganesh Machinery ___ 888-542-6374 Chevalier USA ______ 562-903-1929 EDM Filtration TCI Precision Metals ______800-234-5613 Hallidie Machine Tool__253-939-9020 Temtco Steel _______480-389-2883 Machine Toolworks ___800-426-2052 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Titanium Rod, Bar, & Wire Muratec ________ 949-466-8255 EDM Machines4 Supra Alloys, Inc._ ______866-949-1699 North Western Mach’y__206-583-2333 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Titanium Sheet & Plate OmniTurn _________ 541-332-7004 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Supra Alloys, Inc._ ______866-949-1699 Performance Machine Tools 510-249-1000 North-South Machinery __ 253-333-2439 Titanium Tube & Pipe Selway Machine Tool __ 503-314-3165 EDM Service Haynes International ___ 425-422-6496 Selway Machine Tool __ 425-931-1680 Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 Supra Alloys, Inc._ ______866-949-1699 CNC Routing Machines EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 Tool Steel Sanson Machinery ___ 425-513-8263 EDM Tooling Systems Samuel Son & Co _____ 800-648-8000 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Desert EDM Sales ____ 480-816-6300 TCI Precision Metals ____800-234-5613 Ellis Machinery WA ___253-838-3443 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 CNC Mills Ellis Machinery OR ___ 503-258-0526 Global EDM Supply __ 480-836-8330 Chevalier USA _______562-903-1929 Ganesh Machinery ___ 888-542-6374 CNC Horizontal Boring & MillGanesh Machinery ____888-542-6374 LMI Machinery Inc.___866-437-7315 ing Machines Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020 Machine Toolworks _____800-426-2052 Chevalier USA ______ 562-903-1929

Slant Bed Lathes Chevalier USA ______ 562-903-1929 Sub Spindle Lathes Chevalier USA ______ 562-903-1929 Used Wire EDM Machines Desert EDM Sales ____480-816-6300 EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 Manual Rotory Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 REPAIR Bandsaw Tech________562--419-7675 ROBOTICS Robotic Part Loading Systems Midaco Corporation ____847-593-8420 NEW MACHINERY FABRICATION Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools 800-952-0151 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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BMSC ____________602-445-9400


Supply Chain Assessments

All World Machinery ___815-943-9111 ABS Quality Evaluations __ 702-371-7591 Bearings(Precision) SPINDLES & SLIDES Band & Cut Off Saws DW Machinery Sales __ 425-827-6931 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Jorgenson Machine Tools 801-214-7309 North Western Machinery 206-583-2333 CNC Turret Punches DW Machinery Sales __ 425-827-6931 Muratec ________ 949-466-8255 Drill Lines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 Cold Saws/Saws DW Machinery Sales __ 425-827-6931 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 North Western Mach’y__206-583-2333 Hardware Insertion Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031

All World Machinery ___815-943-9111 Spindle Rebuilding/Repair Metric O -R ings GMN USA LLC________800-686-1679 Presses All World Machinery ___815-943-9111 Setco ___________ 714-222-6523 DW Machinery Sales ___ 425-827-6931 Switches (Proximity, Limit) Spindle Sales New Press Brakes All World Machinery ___815-943-9111 Fadal CNC _________ 208-855-9426 DW Machinery Sales ____425-827-6931 Valves (Hydraulic, GMN USA LLC________800-686-1679 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__503-620-9031 Pneumatic) Setco ___________ 714-222-6523 Hallidie Machine Tool __253-939-9020 All World Machinery ___815-943-9111 USED MACHINERY

Jorgensen Machine Tools _ 800-952-0151

Jorgensen Machine Tools _ 800-952-0151 Punches Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__503-620-9031 Rolling Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__503-620-9031 Sanders/Finishing DW Machinery Sales ____425-827-6931 Shearing Machines Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__503-620-9031

Iron Workers Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 Jorgensen Machine Tools _800-952-0151 Hallidie Machine Tool _ 253-939-9020

Tooling Jorgensen Machine Tools 800-952-0151 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__503-620-9031 Laser Cutting Tube Bending DW Machinery Sales __ 425-827-6931 DW Machinery Sales ____425-827-6931 Laser Marking Hallidie Machine Tool Sales 253-939-9020

CNC Machine Services _ 425-788-4500

Welding Equipment


EDM Network _______ 480-836-1782

LMI Machinery Inc. ___866-437-7315 Ganesh Machinery____888-542-6374 SERVICES AS9100 Registration ABS Quality Evaluations __ 702-371-7591 Great Western Registrar __ 623-580-1881 Gap Analysis Training ABS Quality Evaluations __ 702-371-7591 Financial Services Spectra Financial______ 602-680-7570 ISO Registration ABS Quality Evaluations __ 702-371-7591 Great Western Registrar ___623-580-1881 Lean Consulting Training ABS Quality Evaluations __ 702-371-7591 Lambie Engineering __ 509-868-3100

Hallidie Machine Tool 253-939-9020 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 K.D. Capital Equipt____480-922-1674 Machine Tools Northwest _ 206-650-8999 North Western Mach’y__206-583-2333 Performance Machine Tools_510-249-1000 WATERJET CUTTING Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 Flow International_____ 909-620-5707 Jorgensen Machine Tools_800-952-0151 Machine Toolworks ____800-426-20521 OMAX Corp_________800-838-0343 Waterjet Abrasives

Liquid Penetrant KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Rocky Mountain Saw Blades 303-761-3000 Team Industrial Services__ 801-397-2202 Waterjet Replacement Parts Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 OTHER ACCESSORIES Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 EDM Performance _____ 800-336-2946 Notchers Tooling Systems X-Ray KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 USA EDM Supply ____ 480-836-8330 Team Industrial Services__ 801-397-2202 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Pipe & Tube BendersNotchers Team Industrial Services__ 602-269-7868 KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 Hallidie Machine Tool 253-939-9020 PROG. SYSTEMS Plasma/Gas Factory Automation/Logistics Cutting Tools/Systems Muratec _________ 949-466-8255 DW Machinery Sales __ 425-827-6931 CAD/CAMSoftware, CAD Magnetic Drills/Cutters Delcam __________ 877-DELCAM1 Innovative Tool Sales ___ 714-780-0730 Software, Solid Modeling Muratec ________ 949-466-8255 Delcam __________877-DELCAM1 Plate Bending & Rolls

ISO9000 / AS9100 Certification

Waterjet Nozzels

KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 ABS Quality Evaluations __ 702-371-7591 Waterjet Pumps BMSC ____________602-445-9400 Flow International_____ 909-620-5707 Machine Tool Rebuilding EDM Network ______ 480-836-1782 KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274

Waterjet Robot Kits Management Systems Training Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._ 503-620-9031 Shop Floor_________ 877-611-5825 ABS Quality Evaluations __ 702-371-7591 KMT Waterjet Systems___ 800-826-9274 A Z METALWORKER NW • 2

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Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Processes



Innol/ative Tool !!iales


Manufacturers Representatives


Randall J. Wilson Industrial Products 755 East Debra Lane Anaheim. CA 92805



ITS Office, (714) 780-0730 Weld Shop: [7 I 4) 533- 1690


[714] 780-0735


(714) 51 2-73 I 4





MarZee I nc. 2345 N. 34th Dr.


Phoenix, AZ 85009


Home of 5 Omax Waterjets 80” x 240” Cutting Envelope Virtually Zero Taper Available Fast Quoting & Turn Arounds Prototype to Production














DIE CASTING Hilton Tool _________503-657-9312 TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278



602-269-5810 1-877-885-1059 FAX

COLD SPRAY Accuwright Industries __ 480-892-9595




Castings: Repair ASSEMBLIES DIES Precision Casting Repair _ 801-972-2345 Diamond Tool & Die_____510-534-7050 Tool & Dies Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 CHEMICAL ETCHING Hilton Tool_________503-657-9312 Prescott’s MFG ________719-659-0262 Acu-Line __________ 206-634-1618 Micropulse West Inc. ___ 480-966-2300 PMA Photometals _____ 480-773-3239 BENDING Plastic Injection Molding _ 509-531-2634 VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Mandrel EDM Aeroform, Inc. _______360-403-1919 CLEANING EDM: Dialectric Systems BK Machine Inc. _____ 801-253-1929 Wasatch Metal Finishing801-779-2020 /Filtration Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Ebbco Inc _________ 586-716-5151 COATING Solid Form Fabrication __ 503-435-1400 EDM: Drilling Small Hole Accuwright Industries __ 480-892-9595 BONDING Coating Technologies ___ 623-581-2648 Layke Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 Diffusion Micropulse West, Inc. ___ 480-966-2300 Coating: Black Oxide Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking) VACCO Industries ______626-443-7121 Coating Technologies ___ 623-581-2648 Micropulse West, Inc. ___ 480-966-2300 Coating: Dry Film Lube BRAZING Petersen Inc.________ 800-410-6789 Precision Casting Repair _ 801-972-2345 Coating Technologies ___ 623-581-2648 Wright Prototype _____ 541-924-1203 Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome BROACHING EDM: Wire Coating Technologies ___ 623-581-2648 Ponderosa Ind ________303-298-1801 Central Valley Machine __ 435-752-0934 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Specialty Steel Services __ 801-539-8252 Coating Technologies ___ 623-581-2648 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc. _ 510-534-7050 Micropulse West, Inc. ___ 480-966-2300 Turning: Automatic Electro-Coating Services Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Jet Processing _____623-869-6749x117 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Pacific Tool, Inc. _____425-882-1970 Plastic Injection Molding _ 509-531-2634 Powerhaus Precision ___ 480-225-8845 ENGINEERING/DESIGN Nuclear Filter Tech____303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc. _____425-882-1970 FABRICATION Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. ______ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG ______801-891-2740 Central Valley Machine __ 435-752-0934 Cygnet Stamping & Fab __ 818-240-7574 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc. _ 510-534-7050 Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776 Mountain View Machine _ 435-755-0500 Solid Form Fabrication __ 503-435-1400 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _ 425-207-5951 Fabrication: Custom Metal Cygnet Stamping & Fab __ 818-240-7574 Group Mfg Serv ______ 480-966-3952 A2Z METALWORKER NW •

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Patrick McGrath T: 425-455-9200 F: 425.455.1750 Redback Industries 1400 112th Ave. SE Bellevue, WA 98004

Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776

FINISHING Industrial Machine Svcs __ 503-240-0878 Arizona Finishing _____ 602-438-4443 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Coating Technologies ___ 623-581-2648 Solid Form Fabrication __ 503-435-1400 METCO Metal Finishing __ 602-276-4120 VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Galvanizing: Hot Dip Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _ 425-207-5951 TMM Precision ______ 800-448-9448 Weiser/Mile High Precision 303-280-2778 Glass Bead Clean Wrico ___________ 480-892-7800 Byington Steel Treating, Inc. 408-727-6630 Wright Prototype _____ 541-924-1203 Coating Technologies ___ 623-581-2648 Fabrication: Liquid Painting Medium & Large Aeroform, Inc. ______ 360-403-1919 Aero Tech MFG ______801-891-2740 BK Machine Inc. _____ 801-253-1929 IndustrialEX ______ 303-456-6847 Group Mfg Serv ______ 480-966-3952 MPI International _____ 956-631-6880 Howell Precision ______ 623-582-4776

Passivation Industrial Machine Svcs __ 503-240-0878 Coating Technologies __ _623-581-2648 Solid Form Fabrication __ 503-435-1400 Jet Processing _____623-869-6749x117 Weiser/Mile High Precision 303-280-2778 METCO Metal Finishing __ 602-276-4120

Precision Tech _______ 801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co ________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding _____ 801-487-9700 TCI Precision Metals ____ 800-234-5613 Grinding, Blanchard Diversified Metal Services _ 801-972-6093 Sandblasting Byington Steel Treating, Inc. 408-727-6630 Superior Grinding _____ 801-487-9700 Silk Screening TCI Precision Metals ____ 800-234-5613 Arizona Finishing ______602-438-4443 Grinding, Centerless IndustrialEX _______ 303-456-6847 Ron Grob Co ________ 970-667-5320 Grinding, Double Disc Potting/Encapsulation IndustrialEX _______ 303-456-6847 TCI Precision Metals ____ 800-234-5613 Grinding: OD FORGINGS Pacific Tool, Inc. _____425-882-1970 Aluminum Aluminum Precision ___ 805-889-7569 Precision Tech _______ 801-285-7288 Ron Grob Co ________ 970-667-5320 Hand Forgings Superior Grinding _____ 801-487-9700 Aluminum Precision ___ 805-889-7569 Grinding: Surface Titanium Aluminum Precision ___ 805-889-7569 ChemResearch_______ 602-253-4175 Quality Mold _______ 480-892-5480 GLASS/OPTICAL Superior Grinding _____ 801-487-9700 Prescott’s MFG _______719-659-0262 TCI Precision Metals ____ 800-234-5613 GRINDING ChemResearch ______ 602-253-4175 Westwood Precision ____ 425-742-7011

Grinding: Tool & Cutter Industrial Machine Svcs ___ 503-240-0878 Powder Coating Mountain View Machine __435-755-0500 Get An Edge________425-355-9593 Aero Tech MFG ______801-891-2740 Self Clinch _________ 801-746-2689 Pacific Tool, Inc. _______425-882-1970 Superior Grinding_____888-487-9701 FASTENERS/HARDWARE


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Shawn Carlin

Marjorie Langton President

J&M Machine, LLC 1703 NE 43rd Street Renton, WA 98056 Phone: 425-204-0848 Fax: 425-204-0850 Email:


DIAMOND TOOL & DIE, INC. CNC Machining and Manufacturing Since 1968

510 534-7050 Ext 215 Fax 510 534-0454

508 29th Avenue Oakland, CA 94601 USA

VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Precision Etched Parts PMA Photometals _____ 480-773-3239 VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 MACHINING Advanced Mfg Services __ 310-320-2897 3rd Gen Machine______435-794-4980 BK Machine Inc. _____801-253-1929 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____928-636-2115 Britz Machine & Design __ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine __ 435-752-0934 Diamond Tool & Die, Inc. _ 510-534-7050 Faustson __________ 303-420-7422 Howard PMP ________801-619-9850 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Nuclear Filter Tech ___ 303-384-9785 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______ 425-882-1970 Premier Precision _____ 623-466-3156 Ron Grob Co ________ 970-667-5320 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Solid Form Fabrication __ 503-435-1400 TVT Die Casting ______ 800-280-2278 Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _ 425-207-5951 Westwood Precision ____ 425-742-7011 Wright Prototype _____ 541-924-1203

HEAT TREATING Inspection Services Byington Steel Treating___408-727-6630 IRON STITCHING Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Precision Casting Repair_801-972-2345 Cryogenics LASER CUTTING Phoenix Heat Treating __ 602-258-7751 Laser Cutting Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100 Howell Precision ______623-582-4776 Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630 Wrico __________ 480-892-7800 Heat Treating/Aerospace Laser Cutting: Micro Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630 Howell Precision ______623-582-4776 Large Capacity Drop Bottom VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Oven/Aluminum Laser Cutting: 3D Byington Steel Treating__408-727-6630 Howell Precision ______623-582-4776 HONING E-Coat Valley Machine Shop, Inc. _ 425-207-5951 MPI International _____ 956-631-6880 Westwood Precision ____ 425-742-7011 EMI/RFI Shielding INJECTION MOLDS IndustrialEX ______ 303-456-6847 Hilton Tool _________ 503-657-9312 Laser Engraving Plastic Injection Molding _ 509-531-2634 PMA Photometals _____480-773-3239 INJECTION MOLDING VACCO Industries ____ 626-443-7121 Plastic Injection Molding _ 509-531-2634 Machining: 5-Axis Laser Marking Prescott’s MFG _______719-659-0262 PMA Photometals _____480-773-3239 Howard PMP ________801-619-9850

St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Machining: Aerospace Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 Howard PMP ________801-619-9850 Layke Inc. ________ 602-272-2654 St. Vrain _________ 303-702-1529 Teton Machine _____ 208-642-9344 Machining: Proto-R & D Advanced Mfg Services __ 310-320-2897 BK Machine Inc. _____801-253-1929 Bar-S Machine, Inc. ____ 928-636-2115 Britz Machine & Design __ 509-457-2800 Central Valley Machine __ 435-752-0934 Howard PMP __ 801-619-9850Industrial Machine Svcs _______ 503-240-0878 Innovative Precision ____801-334-6317 Matrix Machine ______ 480-966-4451 Petersen Inc ________ 800-410-6789 Pacific Tool, Inc. ______ 425-882-1970 Prescott’s MFG _______719-659-0262 Ron Grob Co ________ 970-667-5320 A2Z METALWORKER NW

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Rebecca Prentice Business Manager

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