A2Z Manufacturing Magazines SW Edition Jan 2023

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Southwest Edition (AZ, NV and NM)

Vol. 28, No. 1, Jan / Feb 2023
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Where have all the workers gone? I was interviewing a shop owner and he mentioned that the service he was getting from his suppliers has gone downhill, though he says that he was aware of the struggles nearly every company is having in retaining staff.

We all see this. I was picking up a prescription at the drug store recently. On the drive up window, there was a sign posted stating, “Due to staffing issues, drive up service is not available”. When I went inside to pick up the prescription (I had already received a text that it was ready), the pharmacist said he had nobody available to fill prescriptions, and he didn’t know when my prescription would be ready. As I waited in line, many disgruntled customers were talking about switching to a new pharmacy.

Another example is the IRS letter I received telling me they hadn’t received some paperwork and that I had a penalty fine. When I attempted to call the IRS to reconcile the issue, I was told that the lines were busy and to call at another time. (Thankfully, my CPA got it fixed). Well, IRS, good luck finding those 87,000 new hires!

This isn’t an isolated event, as we all know. The pandemic caused a major disruption in America’s labor force—something many have termed The Great Resignation. In 2021, more than 47 million workers quit their jobs, many of whom were in search of an improved work-life balance and flexibility, increased compensation, and a strong company culture. Others took time off due to generous stimulus funds, and many haven’t yet returned.

But a closer look at what has happened to the labor force can be better described as ‘The Great Reshuffle’ because hiring rates have outpaced quit rates since November of 2020. So, many workers are quitting their jobs—but many are getting re-hired elsewhere.

The manufacturing industry lost roughly 1.4 million jobs at the onset of the pandemic. Since then, the industry has struggled to hire entry level and skilled workers alike.

We can’t modify what is happening with the overall labor pool, but as business owners and managers in manufacturing, we can proactively do everything we can to retain our current workers and entice new hires. Successful businesses are embracing remote or hybrid work models and flexible scheduling.

Businesses can increase their hiring pools by removing barriers to entering the workforce by expanding childcare access and “second-chance” hiring, and provide opportunities for new and existing staff to be upskilled and reskilled on the job. I am a believer in part-time work opportunities, where older skilled workers may wish to remain in the workforce, just with less hours. I am also a believer in removing the college degree required, as there are many superior employees with skills acquired over the years who lack a formal degree. I have met with employers who are hiring formerly incarcerated workers, and are having success.

Of course, you must offer competitive benefits and make your work environment one where, as one of my customers said, “Employees don’t dread Sunday night thinking about going to work the next day.” Your workforce is without doubt, one of your most important competitive advantages. I encourage you to do all that you can to retain your employees and have them recommend to others what a great place to work your company is. In closing, God bless our troops and may your new year be filled with health, business success and happiness.

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A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 5 • Jan / Feb 2023 When you need to add 5-axis capability to your 3-axis mill, Haas dual-axis rotary tables and indexers are the perfect bolt-on solutions for machining complex parts. YOUR ONE SOURCE FOR THE BEST SELECTION IN AUTOMATION SYSTEMS HAAS FACTORY OUTLET A Division of Ellison Machinery Co. LLC 1610 S. Priest Dr., Ste. 101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | HaasCNC.com | 480.968.5877 Sales & Service Scan for our complete line of integrated automation products. Haas Integrated Automation Systems. Making your job as a machinist easier. Optional Automation • 4th- and 5th-Axis Rotaries • Sub-Spindles • Parts Catcher System • Auto Door for Mills and Lathes • Automatic Coolant Refill Haas Bar Feeder All-inclusive design, with plug-and-play capabilities to Haas lathes Pallet Pool Systems • 3-Station for VF-2YT/SS, VM-2 • 6-Station for EC-400 • 6-Station for VC-400/SS • 6-Station for UMC-1250/SS • 10-Station for UMC-750/1000/SS • 10- or- 20-Station for UMC-500/SS Automatic Parts Loaders • Turning Center APL • VMC APL • Small UMC APL Robot Systems • HRP-1 System – 7 kg capacity • HRP-2 System – 25 kg capacity • HRP-3 System – 50 kg capacity

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Basic Metals Announces The Addition of Kevin Randall as General Manager

We would like to announce that Kevin Randall has joined the Basic Metals Team in Arizona as General Manager. We want to spread our quality service to a broad base of customers. Kevin has close to forty years of sales and management experience in metals distribution. He has been

in Arizona since 2002. Kevin is eager to be face to face with the customers in Arizona and provide them with the metal, customer service, and value they deserve. “Basic Metals is a place where our customers are treated like family not just a number.”

You can contact Kevin at (602) 515-4341 or email: krandall@BasicMetals.com

Harvey Performance Company Adds Local Support in Arizona

Harvey Performance Company is pleased to announce that it hired Dave Campbell as an Applications Engineer/Outside Sales person to support the market in Arizona. Though Dave is just coming back to Arizona and new to Harvey, he has years of experience in the industry. In his last assignment with a manufacturer of production cutting tools,

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A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 9 • Jan / Feb 2023 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 9 • March / April 2022 Okuma. Welcome to open possibilities. Okuma’s MULTUS U3000 Multitasking Machine offers an ideal combination of power, speed, and process flexibility. A broad scope of machining functions and the ability to complete tasks in a single setup make this machine simple and efficient for producing a variety of parts. Combining powerful turning and milling capabilities, made possible with Okuma’s OSP-P300 control, equals one thing – increased production capacity. Explore all of the powerful features of the MULTUS U3000, including: • Full 5-axis contouring (available as an option) • New compact B-axis spindle • 240-degree B-axis range • 30 hp milling motor spindle • 12,000 RPM H1 milling spindle • Wide range of ATC configurations available (40 to 180 tools) CALLING ALL MULTITASKERS MORE IS POSSIBLE Backed by Okuma’s Industry-Leading Warranty Program To learn more, visit: okuma.com/products/multus-u3000 To inquire, visit: okuma.com/distributors Arizona CNC Equipment, LLC 1205 S Park Lane, Suite 2 Tempe, AZ 85281 www.arizonacnc.com 480-615-6353

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Dave supported customers with sales and applications support in OR, WA, ID and British Columbia. In this position, he was also responsible for Boeing account management OR and WA.

Since 1985, Harvey Tool Company has been providing specialty carbide end mills and cutting tools to the metalworking industry. Along with our unique standard tool offerings, Harvey Tool can provide custom tools. Our custom tool orders range from a variation of our standard tooling to highly specialized, application-specific, custom tools.

To learn more about Harvey Tools, contact: Dave Campbell a: 602-694-7378 or email him at: dcampbell@ harveyperformance.com

is a small former copper-mining town rich in history. LEi Machining, based in a designated HUBZone, offers its mining customers CNC turning and milling, wire EDM, laser engraving, as well as industrial repair and fabrication. With its FFL (Federal Firearms License), the company also manufactures firearms.

For those unfamiliar with the term HUBZone, it is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small companies that operate and employ people in Historically Under-utilized Business Zones, including rural areas like Miami, Arizona, with a goal of awarding at least 3% of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year.

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LEI Upgrades to 5-Axis Machining with The Help of Gateway Community College’s Manufacturing

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Miami, Arizona LEi Owner Elvin Jr Fant and his father Elvin Fant, both journeyman machinists, support primarily mining customers in throughout Arizona. The sleepy town, approximately 1.5 hours due east from Phoenix,

LEI purchased its first Haas machine in 1994 and today owns several. Their latest acquisition, a Haas UMC 500, is the company’s entrée into 5 axis machining, and the purchase was made in part because LEi wants to reduce its dependence on employees. Elvin Sr says, “5-axis machining is an effective means to reduce setups and increase accuracy for multi-sided and complex parts. The Haas UMC-500 Series Universal Machining Center will be perfect for both 3+2 machining and simultaneous 5-axis machining of smaller parts.”

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Dave Zamora, (pictured with Elvin Jr and Sr), lead faculty for the Center for Industrial Technology (CIT) at Gateway’s Washington Campus, said, “Gateway is known for its hands-on training at our facility, but we have also provided virtual (remote) training as well as onsite training at the customer’s facility. For LEi, we decided to support their training needs with all 3 methodologies.”

LEi Machining secured 4 candidates (pictured) with little or no machining backgrounds to begin training. “First, the training focused on programming, so that the new machinists wouldn’t be just ‘button pushers. Next, the training focused on 5 axis machining since the company now owns the Haas UMC-500. Dave has come up from the Valley to Miami many times during

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the early training to provide in person training to the 4 new LEI hires. Elvin Jr. will be driving the students to the Gateway Phoenix campus during 2023.

If you are seeking a new shop with journeyman machinists as well as newly trained machinists, one that recognizes the benefits of utilizing new machining technologies, and one that is based in a designated HUBZone, contact LEI at 928701-1994 or email: info@leimachining.com

To learn more about Gateway’s Center for Industrial Technology (CIT) at Gateway’s Washington Campus, visit gatewaycc.edu/cit or call (602) 286-8000 for enrollment services.

Star Metal Fluids Announces The Addition of Lucas Cassil!

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Elvin Jr, says, “It has always been difficult to find people to work for us. They just don’t want to come up from Phoenix to live.” Elvin Sr says, “Recently, I saw the article in the A2Z Manufacturing magazine on Gateway Community College, and I was intrigued with how progressive they were with their equipment and training programs.” Elvin Sr. made an appointment with Dave, and the two met in Phoenix.
We are excited to announce the addition of Lucas Cassil

to the Star Metal Fluids team! Lucas has been hired on as an Account Manager for our Utah branch and will support accounts located between Salt Lake City and Gunnison. Lucas is a Utah native and enjoys mountain biking and baseball. Please feel free to reach out and help us welcome Lucas to the industry at l_cassil@ metalfluids.com.

Epic Finance – Focusing on the Buyer AND Seller

Epic Finance (Golden, CO) is taking a modern approach to the machine tool financing industry. Led by Chris Frans, CLFP (President), Epic’s goal is to provide the most optimal customer service to both the customer and the distributor or OEM that is selling the equipment, all while providing aggressively low rates.

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Allied Tool & Die Changes Its Name to ATD Precision Manufacturing LLC

ATD Precision Manufacturing LLC is the new name for Allied Tool & Die Co., LLC. The company was founded

72 years ago by the Jordan family and over the decades has transitioned from making tools, dies, and jigs to the production of components and small assemblies. A name change has been debated internally for many years. Should we keep the name known for decades or change it because it no longer communicates what we do?

A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 14 • Jan / Feb 2023 Announcements Continued Page 16 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication Corp . 3845 East Winslow Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Fax:602-437-8947 Serving the Aerospace/Aircraft, Military, and Commercial Industries Quality System is Certified ISO 9001:201 15 and AS9100" "D"  HR-4R HAAS 4-Axis Horizontal Milling Center @ 150” x 66” x 48”  Ikegai VTL CNC Lathe @ Ø 55” Diameter  OKK VP9000-5-Axis Vertical Milling Center Ø 800 mm x 630 mm In Our 5th Decade of Manufacturing in Arizona 602-437-0339 WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING AND EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS FULL 5-AXIS CAPABILITIES EQUIPMENT CAPACITIES RANGE UP TO:
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personal use, and business accounts. With the addition of Arizona Iron Supply, we can accommodate even larger industrial accounts and offer even more equipment and metal inventory to choose from.

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We feel privileged to continue to serve Phoenix and surrounding areas. We can’t wait to show you how this development will improve your metal purchasing, metal recycling, and Rolloff Service experience.

This is the second L3Harris acquisition the company has announced in 2022. It acquired Viasat Inc.’s Tactical Data Links product in October for nearly $2 billion.

Visit one of our two locations to see how this exciting change will benefit you! Davis Metals: (602) 267-7208 / 3322 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Arizona Iron Supply: (602) 244-9649 / 130 S 23rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

At trade shows people invariably come up to us looking for tooling to be made. We tell them, “Yes, we can make tooling, but we want to make parts with it and sell the parts. We haven’t sold a die set to a customer in over 15 years.” This begets the real question of how many people don’t approach us because of our name when we could be the vendor they are looking for. ATD Precision Manufacturing is a name that truly represents what we do. Sheet Metal Fabrication and CNC machining of parts for the aerospace and related industries. The company continues to be a great place to be a part of. Check out our new website “atdpmfg.com” to learn more about us.

Nikola’s federal loan application for Valley hydrogen hub advances

Landmark Hosts Open House At Metzfab Industries

Aerospace, Defense Cos. Strike $4.7b Deal

Melbourne, Florida-based L3Harris Technologies Inc. will pay $4.7 billion to buy Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. off of public markets, reports Isabel Sami of L.A. Business First.

By acquiring the El Segundo, California-based company, L3Harris would secure a stronger foothold in the aerospace and defense sector. But L3Harris wouldn’t be the first company to try; Lockheed Martin tried to buy Aerojet for $4.4 billion in a deal meant to close earlier this year, but the Federal Trade Commission sued to block the deal in January. The Lockheed deal would have given the company the ability to deny competitors components needed to build competing rockets,

Metzfab recently installed a new OMAX 80x 5 axis waterjet, a Bystronic Tube Laser system, a Bystronic ByStar Fiber Laser with full automation, multiple large high performance press brakes, and a fully automated robotic press brake. Installing soon is a new material finishing machine also coming from the Landmark Team.

Nikola Corp. plans to build a hydrogen production hub in the Phoenix metro to support

in Phoenix earlier this month.

Metzfab’s facility was chosen due to their company growth, and the addition of several new state of the art pieces of equipment. Metzfab is always pushing technology and equipment limits in an effort to build and deliver the best parts to their customers.

infrastructure for its Nikola Tre fuel-cell electric vehicle.

Nikola Corp.’s application for potentially $1.3 billion in federal loan money to build a planned hydrogen production plant in the Valley is a step closer to being approved.

Landmark Solutions open house event was a success, and we are all excited to continue our long term partnership with Metzfab. Everyone attending the event were impressed with the new equipment and technology, and how this has helped Metzfab grow and diversify their business.

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The Phoenix-based zero-emissions vehicle maker said it submitted an application in May for a loan guarantee under the Innovative Clean Energy projects program with the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program Office, and now the application has moved to the second part of the process. The money would be used to build Nikola’s hydrogen production hub on nearly 1,000 acres of land in Buckeye that the company quietly acquired for $16.5 million in September. Nikola (Nasdaq: NKLA) soon after that confirmed that it planned to build a hydrogen production facility there.

The Federal Reserve reported that industrial production in March rose 1.4%, returning to growth after an unseasonably stormy February knocked it down 2.6%. The report shows total industrial production rose 2.5% at an annualized rate during the first quarter of 2021 despite the losses endured in February by manufacturing, mining, and utilities companies.

The site is located just south of the Arizona Department of Corrections Lewis Prison and west of State Route 85 at 28702 W. Patterson Road in south Buckeye.

Energy, Carey Mendes said in a statement. “What’s more, it is expected to support clean hydrogen use in additional applications such as industrial, residential, and commercial heating, as well as for decarbonizing natural gas and power generation.”

Motor vehicles and parts production, which fell 10% in February, rose 2.8% in March but remained depressed by a persistent shortage of semiconductors. Most durable goods indexes rose between 2% to 3%.

Assuming the loan funding is approved, the company said construction of the facility’s first phase is expected to be completed in 2024.

That hydrogen hub is part of Nikola’s plan to develop an infrastructure system that will include fueling stations for its heavy duty fuel cell electric vehicles in California and elsewhere in the Southwest.

The industrial production gauge includes productivity in three sectors: manufacturing, mining, and utilities. Manufacturing production (which excludes mining and utilities output) rose 2.7% in March after falling 3.7% the month before. Mining production improved 2.7%, while utility output fell 11.4% thanks to unseasonably warm March temperatures. Manufacturing output rose 1.9% at an annualized rate.

Nikola said its access to the federal funds is wholly dependent on the results of a Department of Energy review and evaluation of the company’s Part II application and its determination of whether to proceed. The funds will be used to build the facility, which could produce at first 30 metric tons per day before ramping up to 150 metric tons and potentially expand beyond that.

In nondurable manufacturing, the index for the chemicals industry rose 4.1%, and petroleum and coal products rose 5.7%, although neither sector has fully recovered from severe weather damage—the Federal Reserve noted that some chemicals factories remain offline thanks to damage sustained from February’s winter storms. Most nondurable goods indexes rose between 0.9% and 3.0%.

Capacity utilization in manufacturing rose by 1.9 points, also reversing February losses.

Businesses are using contractors more now than any point in recent memory, and a tight labor market means that’s likely to continue — despite increased scrutiny from regulators.

Almost all market groups saw improvements in March, despite lingering challenges. The Federal Reserve’s index for other manufacturing, which includes publishing and logging, remained the same, but durable goods and nondurable goods indexes rose 3.0% and 2.6%, respectively.

“This hub is intended to provide urgently needed renewable-based energy solutions and a pathway to a decarbonized transportation sector,” Nikola President,

The latest data, from payroll and benefits provider Gusto Inc., found payments to contractors have increased 23%

If February was notable for its storminess, March was notable for its heat. The unseasonably warm month coincided with a roughly 10% drop in consumer energy products, and the 11.4% drop in utilitie s utilization was the largest recorded in the history of the index’s 48-year history.

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over the last two years, and the ratio of contractors to full-time employees has grown 63% since 2019 — from about one in 10 to nearly one in five.

U.S.-based contractors are most likely to be doing consulting work or non-technical creative work, while just 8% are doing technical work. International contractors are most likely to be doing administrative or routine work.

Meanwhile U.S.-based contractors are on the hunt for flexibility, with 50% of them saying they wanted location and hour flexibility, while 32% said they wanted to choose what they worked on. Just 16% said they were contracting because they couldn’t find a full-time job.

About 27% already have a full-time job in addition to their contracting work, and many work just 10 hours a week or less contracting for another company, according to Gusto.

“Workers really are demanding a lot more autonomy or control over when and where and how and in what ways they work,” Wilkie said.

She said the contracting survey shows the pandemic pushed people to re-arrange their lives, whether it was for flexibility, or to learn new skills or because they opted out of full-time employment in favor of caretaking or childcare.

Most of these contractors could not be lured back to traditional employment either, with 67% saying they would rather stay as contractors than traditional employees.

“What I do think is true is that as remote work expands and as our ability to break up

work and send it to other places internationally. I think we will see tasks, not necessarily jobs, being sent to places being done at their highest value for lowest cost,” Wilkie said. “I do think we can expect to see companies looking for ways to do some of these tasks across time zones or countries. Businesses are very cost-conscious.”

Federal regulators are planning to step up enforcement of independent contractor guidelines for employers, with a proposed rule from the Department of Labor in the works.

Experts say there are several steps businesses can take to avoid misclassifications of independent contractors, and it starts with letting them genuinely be independent. By:

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More Than 500,000 Jobs Added Under Governor Ducey

It’s official. Arizona has added more than half a million private sector jobs under Governor Doug Ducey, according to the latest employment report released by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.

Since January 2015, 500,200 private sector jobs have been added, placing Arizona in the top tier of states for job growth over the past eight years. Arizona ranks sixth for the total number of jobs added and fourth among all states for employment rate of growth.

“When I took office, our economy was broken, and fixing it was a top priority,” said Governor Ducey. “The engine of our economic growth has always been our people. Today, Arizonans have access to abundant jobs as well as the opportunity to work in good-paying industries with the potential for advancement. With this kind of momentum and our incredible talent, Arizona is unstoppable.”

The milestone coincides with a surge in Arizona’s manufacturing industry, with high-tech industries such as semiconductors, batteries, and electric vehicles seeing substantial growth. Over the last year, Arizona has added more than 15,000 manufacturing jobs, representing the fastest growth rate in the country.

“The Governor’s tenure has been transformational for our state,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “With his leadership, the right business environment, and a thriving innovation ecosystem, Arizona has become an international hub of advanced manufacturing, bringing new opportunities for small businesses and rural communities across our state.”

More jobs has meant more opportunity in Arizona. Since 2015, the number of people in poverty in Arizona has decreased by over 220,000 individuals – the fastest decline in the nation.

“For a mid-sized manufacturing business like us, Arizona’s growing economy has meant more opportunities to expand and grow,” said Steve Macias, President of Pivot Manufacturing. “That’s the beauty of attracting high-impact jobs in manufacturing and other sectors. Local businesses benefit immensely, and we’re thankful to Governor Ducey for all his work to support local businesses over these last eight years.”

Arizona has seen a cascade of major jobs announcements recently. Recently, TSMC announced an expansion of its Arizona operations to two chip factories, representing $40 billion in total investment and 4,500 jobs.

In Tucson last month, American Battery Factory announced a $1.2 billion lithium ion battery factory, with the potential to create 1,000 jobs. The next day, Sion Power, a leading technology developer of next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, announced an expansion of its Tucson operations, creating 150 jobs.

Over the last year, more than a dozen semiconductor technology companies have announced expansions in Arizona, including manufacturers and suppliers.

Small businesses are thriving, too. Since 2015, Arizona has added more than 20,000 business enterprises. Similarly, a study released last week ranks Arizona as the fifth-best state to hire workers. The report from Career Cloud notes that Arizona, “offers employers a large, well-educated workforce and pro-business regulatory environment.”

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Ampcera Inc. announces the first closing of its Series A funding round with lead investor Hanwha Solutions Corporation. With this new investment, Ampcera is on track to scale the production capacity of sulfide-based solid electrolyte materials to meet the rapidly increasing customer demand. This investment will also accelerate the integration of its solid electrolyte materials in solid-state batteries to better serve its customers.

The first test of a new, lightweight F-35 helmet was successful, according to the prog ram office, a promising sign that the Pentagon can qualify and implement all three fixes to the jet’s escape system by the end of the year.

Recently, at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 conducted the fir st test combining all three solutions designed to reduce the r isk of neck injury to F-35 pilots during ejection, according to spokesman Joe DellaVedova. Once the full gamut of testing is completed, hopefully by the end of the summer, the JPO can beg in implementing the two modifications to the ejection seat and issuing the new Generation III “light” helmet to the fleet, he said

The recent sled test, conducted with a 103-pound mannequin, is the latest sign that the JPO can make good on its promise to finish the three design fixes by November, allowing the military services to lift restrictions on lightweight pilots flying the F-35 Last year, Defense News first repor ted that pilots under 136 pounds were barred from flying the fifth-generation aircraft after testers discovered an increased r isk of neck damage to lightweight pilots ejecting from the plane. The US Air Force has also acknowledged an “elevated level of r isk” for pilots between 136 and 165 pounds.

working with our partners to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries as a trusted supplier of critical materials.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Ampcera. We highly value Ampcera’s technology that could make SolidState Electrolyte materials.” said Mr. Youngchul Kwon, VP, Corporate Business Development Office of Hanwha Solutions.

The prototype helmet tested weighs about 4.63 pounds, approximately 6 ounces lighter than the orig inal Gen III helmet, and is designed to ease some strain on smaller pilots’ nec ks during ejection

Supply of high quality, low-cost solid electrolyte materials at scale is critical to mass adoption of solid-state batteries, and Ampcera is well positioned to become the provider-of-choice and global leader for these materials. The company is scaling towards mass production levels to meet the market demand and bring the average material cost below $50 per kilogram, making solid-state batteries cost-competitive with conventional EV lithium-ion batteries and fossil-fuel powered vehicles.

Although the test was the fir st test of the new helmet, the JPO, Loc kheed Mar tin and seat-maker Mar tin Baker have conducted at least seven other tests with the latest version of the seat, which is equipped with two modifications designed to reduce r isk to pilots.The fixes to the ejection seat itself include a switch for lightweight pilots that will delay deployment of the main parachute, and a “head support panel,” a fabric panel sewn between the parachute r isers that will protect the pilot’s head from moving backward dur ing the parachute opening.

“Ampcera has a mission of developing and manufacturing solid electrolytes for solid-state batteries with higher energy density, better safety, and faster-charging rates than conventional lithium-ion batteries,” said Dr. Sumin Zhu, Co-Founder and CEO of Ampcera Inc., “We look forward to

The prog ram office has about another 10 tests planned, which will use a mix of low-, middle- and high-weight mannequins.

“Our sulfide-based solid electrolyte materials demonstrate superior performance with the room temperature ionic conductivity exceeding 12 mS/cm, which is comparable to the flammable liquid electrolyte that is to be replaced by the solid electrolyte. In addition to 25+ patents and patent applications and trade secrets, our technology is further bolstered through collaborations with auto OEMs, cell producers, national laboratories, and universities, including multiple projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy,” said Dr. Hui Du, Ampcera’s Co-Founder and CTO.

“This initial test had promising results and the F-35 enterpr ise is on a path to qualify the helmet . by the end of this summer,” DellaVedova told Defense News. “The lighter helmet expected to be fielded by the end of the year is in line with the seat timeframe as well.”

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After a search across about a dozen states over the course of a year, Utah-based startup American Battery Factory picked Arizona for its first U.S. facility and headquarters this year.

Nammo Defense Systems Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $498,092,926 firm-fixed-price contract for the full rate production of M72 Light Assault Weapon variants and components for shoulderlaunched munitions training systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 19, 2026. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

ABF, which was incubated from Lion Energy in 2021, is planning to build a $1.2 billion lithium-iron phosphate battery manufacturing plant that will total 2 million square feet in the Tucson metro.

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $55,121,826 costplus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N0002421C5434) for engineering and technical services in support of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile and NATO Seasparrow Missile Sys-tems programs. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. govern-ment (99%); and the governments of Japan and United Arab Emirates (1%) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (82%); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (17%); Andover, Massachusetts (less than 1%); San Jose, California (less than 1%); Aranjuez, Spain (less than 1%); Brisbane, Australia (less than 1%); and Koropi Attica, Greece (less than 1%). Work is expected to be com-pleted by December 2022. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Wash-ington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

The new factory, expected to have a $3 billion economic impact to the state, will create an initial 300 jobs for three shifts and scale up to 1,000 employees at full build-out with average annual wages of $65,000.

The initial phase of the company’s facility will produce 3 gigawatt hours annually and eventually scale up to 16 gigawatt-hours annually. It will be located at the county’s Aerospace and Research Campus close to Tucson International Airport and developed in three phases.

Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, is awarded a $22,467,124 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development, build and demonstration of the Compact Rubidium Extended

The company said it plans to have its headquarters, research

and development center and initial factory module built within the next two years. The building structure will be comprised of a tension membrane structure, which ABF said has been used by Blue Origin and Tesla and is about 30% cheaper than traditional construction to build.

Stability Timing (CREST) — a ruggedized atomic clock module with a unique combina-tion of performance and size, weight and power, capable of the abso-lute accuracy of a commercial cesium beam clock in a VPX-card-like form-factor. The CREST module will be designed to provide uninter-rupted Global Positioning System (GPS)-quality timing holdover in challenging military environments. Work will be performed in Phoenix, Arizona, with an expected completion date of Dec. 21, 2026. This contract was competitively procured under long range broad agency announcement (BAA) N00014-21-S-B001. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity).

Lithium-iron phosphate battery cells have a higher life cycle and more thermal stability than lithiumion batteries, which contain materials such as nickel and cobalt that are not always ethically sourced, said ABF. The phosphate battery cells can be used for energy storage; specific types of electric vehicles including buses, trucks and mining equipment; and military and government applications.

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Paul Charles, president and CEO of ABF, said that the initial search for their new facility started about a year ago. While they wanted to stay in Utah, where Lion Energy is located, Charles said it was difficult to source enough power for their proposed factory.“We

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The company said its initial search involved about 12 states with several sites considered in each state. ABF also looked at the greater Phoenix area, but said it chose Tucson due to the local community, education opportunities and affordable housing and high quality of life, among other reasons.

Charles added that Pima Community College will also help support and train a workforce for the company through its new 100,000-square-foot education facility, a center of excellence for advanced manufacturing.

“It’s exactly what we want to have because our workforce will be trained in incredibly automated robotic machinery that is quite unique here in the U.S.,” he said. “For a school to teach equipment that will revolutionize the manufacturing process of batteries here in the U.S., is a unique opportunity for them, but mainly or us.”

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a lease and purchase agreement with the company, while Gov. Doug Ducey also gave his support for the company’s plans.

“This transformational investment proves once again that Arizona is the premier destination for emerging technologies. The state-of-the-art factory will produce battery cells critical to our energy future right here in Tucson,” Ducey said in a statement.

The Arizona Commerce Authority said ABF is eligible for $22 million in incentives

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Tempe-based First Solar building a $1.1B manufacturing plant in Alabama

Alabama will soon welcome an Arizona green manufacturer that will invest more than $1.1 billion bringing a facility to the state.

Tempe-headquartered First Solar Inc. plans to establish a photovoltaic (PV) solar module manufacturing facility in Lawrence County, creating more than 700 new jobs in North Alabama. According to a release, the factory is part of the company’s previously announced investment in scaling its American manufacturing footprint to more than 10 gigawatts by 2025.

First Solar CEO Mark Widmar first announced in August that the company would spend $1 billion to build a new factory, its fourth, somewhere in the Southeast, but the company would not say at the time which states it was considering. Widmar said at that time that recently passed federal legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, encouraged the company to make such a big investment. The Inflation Reduction Act is a wide-ranging new set of laws that includes $369 billion for climate and energy provisions and incentives for companies to build in the U.S.

The fully vertically integrated facility in Lawrence County, Alabama’s Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex has a planned annual capacity of 3.5 gigawatts.

The Alabama facility is expected to advance a strategic push by the company to scale its U.S. manufacturing base in support of the effort to decarbonize the American economy and achieve self-sufficiency in reliable and competitive renewable energy technologies.

“This facility, along with its sister factories in Ohio, will form part of the industrial foundation that helps ensure this transition is powered by American innovation and ingenuity,” Widmar said. “Our commitment to responsible solar includes operating facilities that are among the cleanest, safest and most diverse in the country, and we’re pleased to bring our model of responsible solar manufacturing to Alabama. We are proud of the role that this facility will play in creating stable, good-paying manufacturing jobs in the state, demonstrating the economic and social value that clean energy can deliver.”

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“Indoor air quality has always been a big issue and it’s always been something that somebody talked about,” said Kocurek, the owner of Energy Balance & Integration. “But really, that’s all they did was talk about it.”Now, Kocurek said his company and many others are leading efforts to innovate and create standards around air quality.

And in September, Kocurek found himself on a larger platform from which to work.The New Mexico native was chosen to serve as the next president of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association.

The international trade association represents more than 3,500 contributing contractor fi rms and promotes quality and excellence within the sheet metal and air conditioning industry.“You know, a couple of years from now, I’d like to be able to look back at this presidency and see that I did something,” Kocurek said.

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It was once planned to be just the future manufacturer of its single-seat, threewheel Solo model, but ElectraMeccanica announced it would make the new 235,000-squarefoot Mesa assembly and technical facility its new corporate headquarters.

ElectraMeccanica Chief Revenue Officer Kim Brink said the decision to relocate the company’s headquarters from British Columbia, Canada to Mesa was made earlier this month. “I think this was a very natural place for us to come. This is the center of gravity of the electric vehicle market,” Brink said.

ElectraMeccanica announced the new headquarters as it held a commissioning of its plant. The commissioning allows for the plant to ramp up to full production, which

will allow all of the manufacturing to take place in Mesa. Currently, ElectraMeccanica imports the electric Solo models from China and the team at the Mesa plant fi xes any issues with the vehicles and prepares them for sale to customers in California and Arizona. ElectraMeccanica expects the full manufacturing of the Solo models to get going in Mesa by the end of 2023.

The company sells the three-wheel Solo and Solo Cargo for $18,500 and $24,500, respectively. Both have a range of 100 miles at full charge.

ElectraMeccanica currently has just over 70 employees but expects to bring on up to 500 employees. The facility will have the capacity to manufacture 20,000 vehicles per year and could serve as a contract manufacturer for other electric vehicle makers.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Mesa Mayor John Giles and Docherty each spoke at ElectraMeccanica’s plant commissioning.

“Arizona is a driving force of innovation, and today’s ribbon cutting for ElectraMeccanica is further proof of that,” Ducey said. “We are proud of these one-ofa-kind vehicles that will be made in Mesa, bolstering Arizona’s robust manufacturing industry. By Ron Davis – Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal

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Department of Defense (DoD) Awards

Ellison Technologies, Inc. Appointed As The Exclusive U.s. Importer For ONA

manufacturers through their advances in EDM technology.”

About Ellison Technologies

The European builder, ONA, specializing in EDM technology, has named Ellison Technologies, Inc. as their exclusive U.S. importer responsible for sales, support and distribution.

ONA is the pioneer in EDM technology, developing its first die-sinking EDM in 1955. For the past 65 years, ONA has developed their own technology combining the expertise of applications and R&D&i. Today they offer quality EDM solutions, both wire and die-sinking EDM machines, along with customer-specific solutions. “We are confident that our new partnership with Ellison will help U.S. customers to discover our full potential and capacity and will bring a new bright future for us,” said Javier Gonzalez, CEO of ONA.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $59,350,949 costplus-fi xed-fee contract modifi cation to previously awarded contract N0002422-C-5405 to exercise an option for design agent engineering and technical support for the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), SeaRAM, and Landbased Phalanx Weapon System. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (46%); Yuma, Arizona (15%); El Segundo, California (5%); Louisville, Kentucky (3%); China Lake, California (2%); and various other locations, and is expected to be completed by January 2024. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) (Korea) funds in the amount of $966,901 (29%); FMS (United Kingdom) funds in the amount of $807,511 (24%); FMS (Saudi Arabia) funds in the amount of $382,418 (12%); FMS (Taiwan) funds in the amount of $375,000 (11%); FMS (Japan) funds in the amount of $315,000 (9%); fiscal 2022 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds in the amount of $299,860 (9%); FMS (Australia) funds in the amount of $100,000 (3%) will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

As the U.S. importer, Ellison Technologies will provide existing and new ONA customers with enhanced local support, including sales and project management, engineering solutions, and national technical response centers for service and parts fulfillment.

“We are pleased to represent ONA EDM products in the U.S,” said Graham Hooper, CEO of Ellison Technologies. “Much like Ellison, their mission is providing solutions that offer productivity and profitability for

Honeywell International Inc., Tempe, Arizona, has been awarded an $8,021,667 firm-fixed-price modification (P00022) to previously awarded contract FA810919-D-0001. This is an enterprise-level strategic contract for highly specialized repair, overhaul, and engineering services for line replacement units, shop replaceable units, test equipment and individual components. This effort includes requirements from Robins Air Force Base, Georgia; Hill AFB, Utah; and Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. Work will be performed in various U.S. locations and is expected to be completed by July 18, 2025. Strategic Contracting, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8109-19-D-0001).

Ellison’s team of over 300 industry experts provide its customers with superior engineering solutions, service and parts support, turnkey solutions, robotic automation and machine financing.

About ONA

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $397,679,384 firm-fixedprice modification to previously awarded contract N0002421-C-5408 to exercise options for fiscal 2023 guided missile assemblies, shipping containers, and spare parts in support of the fiscal 2021-2023 Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block 2 full-rate production requirements. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (46%); Edinburgh, Australia (8%); San Jose, California (7%); Raufoss, Norway (7%); Mississauga, Canada (6%); Ottobrunn, and various other locations, and is expected to be completed by March 2027. Fiscal 2023 other customer funds in the amount of $214,454,970 (53%); fiscal 2023 weapon procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $163,315,684 (41%); fiscal 2020 other customer funds in the amount of $8,748,958 (1%); fiscal 2021 other customer funds in the amount of $7,233,386 (1%); fiscal

Ellison Technologies (http://www. ellisontechnologies. com) is one of the largest machine tool integrators in North America. With 16 locations to provide local support across the U.S., the company’s mission is to equip manufacturers to compete and win, both locally and globally. In addition to distributing the latest CNC machine tool technology,

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2019 other customer funds in the amount of $1,311,323 (1%); fiscal 2022 other customer funds in the amount of $1,252,150 (1%); fiscal 2022 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $824,917 (1%); and fiscal 2021 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $537,996 (1%), will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-21-C-5408).

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. (NGSC), Chandler, Arizona, is being awarded a $10,542,244 modification to a previously awarded contract (HQ0147-19-C-0005) to exercise a Static Fire Castor IV-B test. The value of this contract is increased from $343,945,282 to $354,487,526. Under this modification, the contractor will perform pre-test analysis to predict standard motor performance parameters such as pressures, temperatures, thrust, and thrust vector control. The motor used will be a Castor IV-B rocket motor, which is owned and produced by Northrop Grumman. The work will be performed in Chandler, Arizona; and Promontory, Utah. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluations funds will be used on this effort; however, no funds are being obligated at this time. A sources sought notification was posted on SAM.gov and only one response was received. The Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

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Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded an $84,087,924 modification (P00025) to contract W15QKN-19-C-0017 for procurement of 155mm Excalibur Increment Ib projectiles. Work will be performed in Healdsburg, California; Karlskoga, Sweden; East Camden, Arizona; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Plymouth, United Kingdom; Cincinnati, Ohio; Glenrothes, Scotland; Salt Lake, City Utah; Joplin, Missouri; Gilbert, Arizona; Lansdale, Pennsylvania; Santa Clara, California; Santa Ana, California; Trenton, Texas; Valencia, California; Cookstown, New Jersey; Tucson, Arizona; Phoenix, Arizona; Anniston, and Farmington, New Mexico, with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2024. Fiscal 2022 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $84,087,924 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Newark, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co. Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a $9,491,491 modification (P00019) to previously awarded contract FA867519-C-0004 for fiscal 2023 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile Targeting System contractor logistics support services. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $92,270,682. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2023. Fiscal 2023 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $9,491,491 are being obligated. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity.

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BlueHalo Opens First Dedicated Manufacturing Facility In Albuquerque

Flanked by scores of employees and several VIPs, BlueHalo’s leadership on celebrated the official opening of the company’s first facility focused on manufacturing.Located within the Sandia Science and Technology Park, BlueHalo will manufacture phased array antennas out of the 73,000-squarefoot facility. The new facility also provides additional space for research and development and offices, a sensitive compartmented information facility and 37,000 square feet of high-bay manufacturing space.

The company currently employs 300 people across its campus in Sandia Science and Technology Park. The new facility will allow BlueHalo to hire 70 more people. Those new positions will pay an average salary of $90,000.

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) spoke prior to the ribbon cutting. He recounted working on early iterations of directed energy technology at what is now known as the Air Force Research Laboratory, just to the west of the Sandia Science and Technology Park.

BlueHalo, an Arlington, Virginia-based engineering and defense company, now occupies about 200,000 square feet across three properties in Albuquerque’s Sandia Science and Technology Park. BlueHalo’s expansion comes after the company received approval for a $16 million industrial revenue bond and $2.5 million in Local Economic Development Act incentives from the City of Albuquerque and State of New Mexico. The money helped renovate BlueHalo’s new manufacturing facility.

Originally, BlueHalo had intended to build a 200,000-square-foot facility at the planned Max Q development. It later withdrew those plans and turned its attention to the Gibson Boulevard location, which is part of the Sandia Science and Technology Park.

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Assembly lines have been around for more than a century, but new technologies, processes, investments and strategies are accelerating production, increasing capacity and driving revenue growth.Here are some exciting new assembly projects that are out of this world.

Virgin Galactic, an airline and space travel company, is building a new assembly facility in Mesa, AZ, for its next-generation Delta class spaceships. The plant will be able to produce up to six spaceships per year, which will be transported by Virgin Galactic motherships to Spaceport America, NM, for flight test and commercial operation.“Our spaceship final assembly factory is key to accelerating the production of our Delta fleet, enabling a rapid increase in flight capacity that will drive our revenue growth,” says Michael Colglazier, CEO of Virgin Galactic.

In September, Northrop Grumman opened its Maryland Space Assembly and Test 2 facility at its Baltimore campus. “The new digitally integrated MSAT2 grows our advanced manufacturing, assembly and test capabilities as we continue to deliver end-toend space solutions with speed and agility,” says Scott Lee, vice president and general manager for payload and ground systems

at Northrop Grumman.

Pinnacle Aerospace LLC, a manufacturer of defense and aerospace products, is investing $14.7 million in a new facility in Wellington, KS, that will create 155 new jobs. The new operation will assemble complex hard-metal components for commercial, military and space applications.

New investments promise to maintain America's leadership in aerospace manufacturing.

Aerospace companies aren’t the only manufacturers investing in U.S. production. Other industries are boosting domestic capacity, as well, spurred by growing demand for green energy and transportation.

Heliogen, a concentrated solar power energy provider, will develop, assemble and test heliostats and other components at a new assembly plant in Long Beach, CA. Heliogen’s ICARUS system of AI-backed robots will autonomously deliver the heliostats from the plant to the field and install them with accuracy of ±2 centimeters.

Automakers are accelerating investment in electric vehicle and battery cell manufacturing as the industry looks to expand the domestic supply chain. Investments planned for lithium-ion battery factories now exceed

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In 2022, automakers announced investments of $13 billion in U.S. EV manufacturing (three times what the industry spent in 2020) and $24 billion in batteries (28 times more than the industry invested in 2020). The Alliance for Automotive Innovation reports that domestic battery manufacturing capacity could increase by 333 percent from 2020 to 2025.

General Motors’ Factory Zero, formerly known as DetroitHamtramck, reopened in 2021 following a $2.2 billion investment to shift to EV production. Factory Zero is GM’s first fully dedicated EV assembly plant and in 2022 it also began to assemble Ultium battery cells. The facility employs 710 workers.

Ford Motor Co. announced it will invest $3.7 billion in assembly plants in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri and create 6,200 jobs.

Honda and battery maker LG Energy Solution will spend $4.4 billion to build a battery assembly plant in the U.S. “Aligned with our long-standing commitment to build products close to the customer, Honda is committed to the local procurement of EV batteries, which is a critical component of EVs,” says Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe.

Sunlight Batteries USA is investing $40 million in a new plant in

Greensboro, NC. They will use robot-assisted systems to assemble lithium-ion batteries.

Automation is a common thread in all these projects. Automation increases quality and productivity, enabling manufacturers to produce more with less. Many complex assemblies that could previously only be done by hand can now be achieved with intelligent automation, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

However, successful automation projects don’t happen by accident. Engineers must “think more strategically— take a more balanced approach—to designing not just products. but also the overall manufacturing ecosystem—factories, equipment and people—that needs to support it,” says Caroline Pan, marketing officer at Bright Machines, an automation technology supplier.Companies that are considering automation to reduce costs for reshoring should consider reskilling and up-skilling their workforce.

Are you considering reshoring? When new processes, technologies and strategies are factored into a reshoring project, companies can become more resilient and reduce or even eliminate the offshore cost gap. For help, call 847-867-1144 or email harry.moser@ reshorenow.org.

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Why Does Big O Metals Exist?

In Simon Sinek’s book, “Start with Why”, he states that all organizations know what they do, some know how they do it, but few know why they do it. He goes on to explain that most companies focus on the what and the how because these objectives are typically clear and easily defi nable but determining the why takes more effort and therefore often goes unaddressed.

In his simple diagram called “The Golden Circle” he illustrates the relationship of What, How, and Why. The outer circle is the “What” because almost all companies are part of this circle. The middle circle is slightly smaller and represents the “How” because fewer companies exist here. And lastly, the smallest circle represents the “Why” because this is the circle that the fewest companies occupy.

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Although what we do at Big O Metals and how we do it are important parts of our value proposition, they aren’t enough to answer the questions of why our customers do business with us, why potential customers would want to do business with us, and why our team members want to be part of our organization. Knowing why we do what we do allows us to be able to provide answers to all three of these questions.

Our “Why” is simple and straight-forward -- We Exist to Help Our

Customers Achieve More. Knowing our “Why” then drives and informs our “What” and “How”. To deliver on our “Why” everything we do must be done in such a way as to provide the maximum benefi t to the customers we serve.

So how do we put our “Why” into practice? It starts by asking the right questions and listening to the answers provided to us. We go beyond just selling steel or providing steel fabrication services to learn how to provide these products and services in a manner that delivers the highest value as defi ned by our customer. We work very hard to adopt our customers’ priorities as our own because we know that success is a team sport.

As we enter 2023 and the economic uncertainty that it may hold, doing business with the right team may make the difference between thriving or just surviving. Partnering with Big O Metals can benefit you in many ways. Maybe it’s allowing us to help you reduce scrap by utilizing our in-house custom cut-tolength services. Maybe it’s letting us help you control your costs by providing fi xed pricing on outsourced fabrication services. Maybe we can help you overcome capacity constraints to equip you to tackle larger projects and increase revenues. Maybe we can help you shorten lead times to assist you in providing more responsive service to your customers. Maybe it’s none of these things and instead it’s something else entirely. Regardless, at Big O Metals, we love to tackle challenges to achieve success for our customers.

In closing, we want to thank every one of our customers, many of whom have been with us in excess of 15 years, for allowing us to be part of their individual growth and success stories. We also want to invite new and potential customers to give us the opportunity to get to know them and

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their needs to help them achieve the success they are seeking to attain. And lastly, we want to thank our team members for their individual and collective efforts that allow Big O Metals to help our customers achieve more.

Our Sales Team

Shawna Noyes – Outside Sales

Shawna has over 20 years’ experience in the steel industry. She began her career with Metalwest and worked in sales for Reliance Steel before joining the BOM Team in 2009. Shawna’s commitment to taking care of her customers is evident in the results she delivers and the lasting relationships that she has formed. Her unique style and positive outlook are valued by both team members and customers alike.

Jesse Gill – Outside Sales

The most recent member of the Big O Metals family, Jesse joined our team in October of 2022. He is new to the steel industry, but no stranger to hard work, achievement, and success. Leaving behind a 14-year career as a teacher and a coach, Jesse brings a passion for helping and serving others. His competitive energy and determination are infectious, and we are really excited about his potential and future success.

Sandra Augustine –Inside Sales Manager

Sandra joined Big O Metals in 2015. She brought with her a solid business and inside sales background with an emphasis in manufacturing and logistics. Sandra has a strong desire to help

people and she enjoys serving our customers and maintaining the relationships that are so critical in the markets that we serve. Her energy, drive, and commitment are unmistakable in all that she does.

Ashley Ellis – Inside Sales

Ashley has been with Big O Metals since 2015. She was new to the steel business upon arrival, but she has been a quick study and has grown to be an invaluable part of our inside sales team. Ashley has one of those amazing personalities that can make any bad day better. In addition to inside sales, Ashley also supports our fabrication operations, schedules our cut-to-length line, and lends her artistic talents to assist us with our artwork and design needs. She’s a keeper!

Juan Rodriquez – Outside Sales

Joining Big O Metals in 2015, Juan brought great people skills and manufacturing know how to our organization. Through his discipline and hard work, he has worked his way up through the company holding the titles of Machine Operator, Production Supervisor, Production Manager and Fabrication Estimator. He is currently in the process of transitioning into Outside Sales. Juan’s commitment to our team and its success are apparent in everything that he tackles.

To learn more about Big O Metals, Call: (480) 477-9182 or Visit: BigOMetals.com

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2023 Economic Outlook Forecasts 4.2% Expansion in Equipment and Software Investment and 0.9% GDP Growth Next Year Amid Mild U.S. Recession

In what is likely to be a more challenging year for both the economy and the equipment finance industry, the 2023 forecast for equipment and software investment growth is 4.2%, according to the 2023 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook. The report released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation also forecasts sluggish U.S. GDP growth of 0.9% (annualized) due to a mild recession that is expected

to begin midway through the year. The Foundation’s report is focused on the $1.16 trillion equipment leasing and finance industry and highlights key trends in equipment investment, placing them in the context of the broader U.S. economic climate.

Nancy Pistorio, President of Madison Capital LLC, said, “Equipment investment, the lifeblood of the equipment finance industry, has maintained steady growth since the onset of the pandemic. Despite higher interest rates, inflation and expectations of a downturn in 2023, the report indicates that a ‘soft landing’ in which the economy avoids recession is still possible. In addition, there are several factors that may make the looming downturn less severe for our industry than previous recessions, including pro-industrial legislation, equipment order backlogs, and reshoring trends.”Highlights from the 2023 Outlook include:

Equipment and software investment growth boomed in the second half of 2022 with nearly 12% annualized growth in Q3, providing a solid jumping-off point for 2023. However, rising interest rates are expected to weigh on investment growth next year.

The manufacturing sector continues to outperform

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expectations given rising interest rates and the global economic slowdown. Although activity appears likely to slow in 2023 given expectations for a recession, recent proindustrial legislation and a push for supply chain re-shoring should give the sector a boost.

Monetary policy is among the biggest questions facing the equipment finance industry in 2023. The Fed has hinted at the slowing down of interest rate hikes, while stressing it is committed to reining in inflation. Interest rate levels are expected to rise above 5% next year.

Industrial Supply Company Opens A Location in Arizona

The oldest maintenance, repair, operational, and production (MROP) distributor in the Intermountain West announced this week that it has opened a distribution center in Chandler, Arizona. The 106-year-old Industrial Supply Company now has eight locations in four states – Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, and now Arizona.

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President of Sales, and the one in charge of the company’s expansion into Arizona, noted that the new distribution center will allow the company to better serve current customers who have a presence in the state, and also support Arizona’s thriving construction, mining, manufacturing, and aerospace industries.

“By having supplies near where they’re needed, we can help existing and new customers improve their supply chain effi ciencies, prevent disruptions in their businesses, and maximize their profitability,” said Whipple. He added that the company is thrilled to set down roots in one of the fastest growing states in the country. “This past century, Industrial Supply has been a witness and a participant in the Intermountain West’s tremendous economic growth, and we’re very excited to continue our work in Arizona,” said Whipple.

Industrial Supply’s new distribution center is located at 4114 West Saturn Way, Suite 103 in Chandler, Arizona. For details, contact Tyler Whipple at twhipple@indsupply.com.

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KLK Precision Machining Expands With New 50,000 Sq. Ft. Facility And Retains Their Existing Facility For New Product Introduction (NPI) and Fabrication

Lee DuVall’s grandfather Bob Wilkinson launched the family business more than ½ century ago, in 1967, and today, he is the 3rd generation family member running the business. And if square footage is an indicator of growth (It is), KLK epitomizes this. From its move from a 20,000 sq. ft. facility in 2010 to 33,000 sq. ft., and then just this past July it retained its owned 33,000 sq. ft. facility and built a state of the art 50,000 sq. ft. facility. Lee adds, “Our machine tool growth has been aggressive, also, from 2016 with 6 machines to 40 today.”

KLK Precision’s customers are largely in the semiconductor industry, and in their new facility, the company has a class 10,000 clean room. It is in this room where KLK builds robotic transfer arms for wafer handling. Lee says the company has been supporting the semiconductor industry for decades, and their biggest customer in the industry has been with them since the 1970s. “To help our long term customers, we maintain inventory or ‘safety stock’ so that we can meet short lead times our customers sometimes require”, Lee says. Though KLK’s primary semiconductor customers are located in Arizona, Lee says that the majority of KLK’s parts ship overseas, to Singapore and Malaysia.

KLK’s customer support for its long term customers is so outstanding that it opened a satellite shop in 2000 strategically located within miles of 2 Intel locations, so that Intel employees could get repairs done on their fab equipment immediately.

As an AS9100 certified company since 2016, the company can and does support customers outside of the semiconductor industry. They also manufacture parts for customers in the aerospace, defense and commercial industries, and they can provide anything from prototypes to large production runs.

Lee, a Marine Corp veteran, says, “When we made the decision to build out a 50,000 new facility in Chandler, we considered selling our existing plant in Phoenix. Eventually, we decided that retaining the facility and providing a dedicated space for new product introduction would be extremely beneficial for our customers who need quick turns for prototype and R&D products.” He added, “When we retain materials for known projects, our customers allow us to eliminate special processing for these R&D

parts, and we can minimize cleaning processes, using our in-house citric passivation, so that we can typically meet a 2 week turnaround.” In addition to NPI, the Phoenix facility houses the company’s sheet metal/fabrication department, and it is run by Lee’s cousin James Wilkinson.

Today, the AS9100 certified company offers its customers precision machining (3, 4 & 5 axis), sheet metal fabrication, orbital, TIG and MIG welding, and electromechanical subassembly. Their parts can be as small as a Hastelloy pin 1/16” in diameter and 3/8” long and they can be as large as a 48” wide by 72” long and 2” thick bulkhead panel. Lee says, “The bulkhead panel was done on our Haas GR 510 gantry router, and we took the aluminum piece down from its initial 650 lbs. to 52 lbs. completed.”

KLK is clearly a family oriented business. Not only was it founded by Lee’s grandfather, Bob Wilkinson, then owned and operated by his father Larry, and now run by Lee, but Lee says there are 9 DuVall/Wilkinson family members working at the company today, including Lee’s 2 adult daughters. Also, many of their employees, including their longest tenured employee, Pedro, with 40 years employed

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by KLK, have over the years brought many family members into the business. They wouldn’t do so if KLK wasn’t a great shop to work, one which values its employees.

Lee says, “We are almost exclusively a Haas shop, and have been for many years. The Ellison team that carries the Haas line in Arizona has been very good to us. We have 2 Business Managers from Ellison since we have operations in Phoenix and in Chandler. For Phoenix, it’s Chris Hansen and for Chandler, its Alex Anderson. Both Chris and Alex are extremely knowledgeable about their machines, and they have a really good understanding of our industry, as degreed engineers.” He adds, “Not only are they both extremely knowledgeable, but they are both very professional and a pleasure to work with.”

He added, “We like the Haas machines and continue to purchase them from Ellison Machinery for a number of reasons:

• They are a very good value for the money and they do a good job with our parts; we even machine a number of titanium parts on them.

• We like that our machines have a common control so that it is easy for our guys to go from one machine to another.

• They last. We have 3 or 4 Haas machines that are at least a decade old and still run great.

• Ellison Machinery treats us very well and over the years their sales and service support has been outstanding.”

KLK is adding to their Haas portfolio of machines with another 5 axis UMC-750 planned for the Chandler campus and a Haas VF-2SSYT planned for their Phoenix NPI operations. They are also beginning their foray into automation with their purchase of a 2 station pallet changer, which they will retrofit on one of their Haas VF-4SS (Super Speed) vertical mills. Lee says, “To give you an idea of Alex’s integrity, I was toying with the idea of buying a horizontal mill, and Alex suggested that for our specific needs, the pallet changer would be a better economic alternative.”

“KLK, Inc Precision Machining is our second Haas showroom”, quips Alex, adding, “and you have to make a visit to their new Chandler facility to see how truly outstanding it is.”

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Apple To Buy Chips From Arizona Semiconductor Plant

Apple Inc. plans to buy chips from an Arizona semiconductor plant that expects to begin operations in 2024, Bloomberg News reported.

Tim Cook, CEO of the tech giant, seemed to refer to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. fab that’s under construction in north Phoenix when he made the remarks during internal meetings in Germany, Bloomberg reported.

“We’ve already made a decision to be buying out of a plant in Arizona, and this plant in Arizona starts up in ’24, so we’ve got about two years ahead of us on that one, maybe a little less,” Cook said to employees. “And in Europe, I’m sure that we will also source from Europe as those plans become more apparent.”

TSMC, which is scheduled to start mass production in Phoenix in 2024, is Apple’s exclusive chip-manufacturing partner from its plants in Taiwan, Bloomberg reported. Though, Apple has contracted with Intel Corp. — which is expanding its Chandler fabs — in the past, the report stated that a new deal is unlikely.

From its plants in Taiwan, TSMC is already the world’s largest contract chipmaker.

The Phoenix fab is set to produce 5-nanometer chips. It is also gearing up to produce more advanced 4-nanometer chips, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Bloomberg reported that it’s unclear if the Phoenix fabs would meet Apple’s future need of more advanced, 3-nanometer chips.

The Business Journal reported last year that TSMC's first phase, which was announced in late 2020, will be worth $12 billion, and that the final investment in the facility, now under construction, will be even larger, potentially worth about $35 billion. The first phase of that fab is the largest foreign direct investment in the state’s history.

TSMC confirmed that it is now constructing a building to serve as a second fab at its Arizona site, leveraging resources from construction of its first fab for greater cost effectiveness. By Phoenix Business Journal staff

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Let’s View Our Employees Like We Do Our Customers

Successful companies possess intricate customer profiles which enable them to deliver exactly what customers want. Great care, time and research go into developing these profiles.

What if employers put that same time and energy into understanding what their employees want?

“The rules of the game have changed in part due to the pandemic,” explains Tim Glowa, principal, Human Capital Services at Grant Thornton LLP. “We were used to seeing a one-sided approach in employee relations. Companies offered a value proposition to employees, and they were expected to take it. But now that power is shifting toward employees in the current labor market as employees have more choices. And we need to look at employees through the same marketing perspective that we do our customers.”

This shift manifests in a variety of ways. “People are switching to higher paid jobs as pressure results in higher wages,” notes Glowa. “Another important development is if an employee feels that the promises made about the nature of the work don’t materialize, they will go elsewhere.”

These expectations, which can be viewed as the employee value proposition, should be structured and respected, just as the company would hold up its customer value proposition.

The foundation of a successful employee value proposition is to foremost understand the specific requirements, or desires, of the workforce. And at the top of every survey ever taken employees list pay as the first determinant when either taking a job or the reason why they leave their current job for another. In manufacturing the competition is fierce for workers as other industries are now offering higher wages than they have in the past. “If Amazon, or a fast-food restaurant, or a new manufacturing company comes to town, even employees who are loyal to the company will leave for higher pay,” says Glowa.

Loyalty needs to be redefined says Glowa. “Loyalty has to go two ways. We need to pay people fairly for the work they do. And the working conditions have to be taken into account as well. For example, even though a factory is safe it could be sweaty, foul-smelling and loud. If offered the chance to work in an airconditioned restaurant with a better environment for equal or more pay many employees that were considered loyal will leave.”

Glowa says that companies need to understand the breadth of employees’ requirements, which in manufacturing includes issues such as flexibility and scheduling. “Our studies have shown that 80% of workers want more flexibility in where and when they work. While that might be harder to accommodate in manufacturing, there are still some ways to increase flexibility, if that is a top requirement of the workforce. For example, younger workers

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Once the predominant concerns are understood and converted into policies, the next step is to ensure that managers are capable of acting upon them. While that might not sound difficult, the workplace is very different these days. This new environment creates an uncomfortable position for managers, says Glowa, who now need to respond and react to conditions that they haven’t seen before.

This complicated workplace environment might explain why almost 30% of those polled by Grant Thornton, say that dealing with their manager represents the most stressful part of their day. This doesn’t surprise Glowa, but he feels this number is higher than is necessary. And one reason is that managers remain stuck in their ways especially when it comes to measuring productivity. “Many senior leaders still judge employees based on them occupying seats in the office. It’s how they were measured and so moved up to become managers in the first place. But doing things the way they have always been done is outdated thinking. The old ‘my way or the highway isn’t going to work anymore.”

But in fairness to managers, often they receive no training. “There is a disconnect between what senior leadership thinks they are providing in terms of training and how prepared managers feel. In a survey, we did of 550 HR leaders, 80% said they believed they were providing adequate training. But only 20% of the managers felt that way,” said Glowa.

The consequence of poorly trained managers shows up very clearly in a metric that most companies are viewing very closely – employee engagement. Grant Thornton’s survey, “Entice Talent Through Reimaging the Workforce Model”, which surveyed >5,000 US employees found that 49% are disengaged:

They do not recommend their employer to friends and family as a great place to work.

They do not see working at their current employer in six months’ time.

Their company does not inspire them to perform at their best.

The survey notes that the 15% with the lowest engagement score are actively disengaged and can be safely called “quiet quitters,” and of that group:

61% are female

42% are actively looking for another job

36% are Millennials, 34% are part of Gen X, 21% are Boomers, 7% are part of Gen Z 50% are frontline workers (customer-facing)

“So half of all employers are disengaged -- that’s a large number -- especially when employee engagement has a known link to profitability,” says Glowa. “Over the years that I have worked with companies, and have seen that a facility that has higher levels of engagement will perform better than those with lower levels of engagement.”

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Workforce Skills Gap Threatens Reshoring Of Supply Chains Critical To U.S. Economic And National Security

Global disruption and geopolitical risk created by black swan events like the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine resulted in unstable global supply chains and shortages of essential goods. These unpredictable disturbances spotlighted the need to invest in reshoring essential product ecosystems. Overcoming the manufacturing workforce skills-gap is critical to this effort.

Unfilled industry jobs are estimated to escalate to 2.1 million skilled jobs by 2030. Fortyfive percent of manufacturing executives surveyed have already turned down business opportunities due to lack of workers. We must resolve the skills gap in order to reshore supply chains that are crucial to U.S. national and economic security.

It is fundamentally important that U.S. manufacturers engage a wider, more diverse labor pool by increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); add flexibility models to attract and retain talent; overcome misperceptions of manufacturing careers; re-skill and up-skill existing workers; and adopt public-private partnerships to provide training that aligns with the needs of business and industry.

Simply put, we must train a larger and more diverse skilled workforce. And, to keep up with the pace of technological change, companies should consider ongoing training initiatives—in other words, lifelong learning.

Women in manufacturing are a prime DEI example. Although women make up 47% of

the total workforce, they make up only about 30% of the the people employed in manufacturing industries. Manufacturers would be wise to tap into this highly educated labor pool who earn more than half of the associate, undergraduate and graduate degrees awarded in the U.S.

Introducing flexibility in manufacturing work models can expand and diversify the talent pipeline. Implementing flexible work models such as parttime or reduced hours, flextime, compressed workweeks, hybrid work, or job sharing will result in higher employee engagement and increased productivity.

I believe overcoming two common manufacturing misperceptions is key to recruitment. First, training versus degrees: Multiple government websites show income as a function of the number of

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degrees, while failing to mention that an apprentice graduate has an income similar to a four-year university graduate. I convinced the Labor Department to change one page but there are many more online. This data is the basis for the unrelenting societal pressure to go to college.

Second, we need to change the misperception that manufacturing careers are dark, dirty, dangerous, dead-end, and declining (the “5Ds”). Conditions have dramatically improved. To overcome these misperceptions and attract more young workers, the industry needs to demonstrate that modern manufacturing is a high-skilled, high-tech, high-paying, stable career choice. By promoting the success of reshoring, we overcome the “declining” issue.

Many manufacturing jobs now require higher-tech skills to support advanced manufacturing, automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), all of which increase productivity, drive innovation and boost U.S. competitiveness. New methods of training are emerging. For example, Industry 4.0 is improving training and safety conditions through remote experts, 3D work

instructions, augmented reality, real-time monitoring, and more. Various public/private partnerships align workforce training with industry needs. Following are a few partnerships, companies, and training initiatives that are collaborating to close the manufacturing skills gap.

The Manufacturing USA network is comprised of 16 institutes with ongoing workforce development initiatives that work with educational institutions and industry to define new careers for automation, robotics, AI, and data analytics.

The U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the AFLCIO recently announced the launch of a national workforce development strategy for lithium-battery manufacturing. The $5-million investment will support workforce training programs in energy and automotive communities in an effort to bolster the domestic battery supply chain.

The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) is recognized by the Department of Labor as an Apprenticeship Ambassador, focusing on filling the skills gap through access to training and educational resources that are industry-backed, industry-tested, and industry-proven. Offerings provide tools from pre-hire testing to training. The pre-apprenticeship program is designed to develop entry-level skills. NTMA-U is a fully online educational program that provides both the related instruction for a

apprenticeship and specific incumbent worker training.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), a nonprofit association of professionals, educators, and students, creates opportunities to help advance today’s workforce and develop the next generation of manufacturing professionals.

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CMC Adds Capacity with Hwacheon VESTA-2000

“Continental Machining Company (CMC) founder Butch Yaple probably trained half the machinists in Albuquerque”, owner Kelly Denison says. “Not only was he a legend and an extremely gifted machinist, but he was also highly committed to helping to train the next generation of machinists”, Kelly adds.

And what better training ground than a machine shop that manufactures parts for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE). CMC’s complex parts range from single parts to complete assemblies, and they specialize in machining (Turning and Milling on Horizontal, Vertical and Five Axis Machines), welding (AWS and ASME certified) and fabricating very large parts. You should not be surprised to learn that CMC is consistently an ‘A+’ shop for its Quality rating. It has to be, as you just can’t get a more stringent customer than our US government. CMC’s parts have gone to Mars with CMC’s contribution on the cameras, they have parts that are used for our nuclear weapon program, and they make parts for a weapon system that defends Israel. Kelly says that as a Christian, he is very proud to be a small part of programs that defend the USA and Israel. And while the majority of CMC’s parts are for DOD and DOE, they also make parts for the pharmaceutical, space, and directed energy industries.

A little about how the company started and has come to be. Kelly’s father, Dave Denison, was one of the lucky individuals trained by Butch. Though he had recently graduated from Central New Mexico Community College — CNM — (formerly Technical Vocational Institute), his real hands on training began when he came to work under Butch’s tutelage. Work at CMC was so rewarding that Dave spent his entire career at the company.

The business, after 35 years of ownership by Yaple, changed hands in 2000 when Dave purchased the business, allowing Yaple to enjoy retirement.

Dave’s son Kelly worked at the business from the time he was 14 years old, and officially joined full time working nights while attending classes at CNM in the day. Many years later, in 2020, he purchased the business from Dave. “Not only did I have the opportunity to learn hands on machining from the best, but I also was mentored by business minded team specialists with the other disciplines of running a business, from finance to logistics to marketing to real estate.” Kelly feels that in his

early years, he was blessed to be trained in all of the facets of being an entrepreneur and running a company.

One can imagine how incredibly challenging it would be to have the US government as your primary customer. “We have to consistently excel at quality; you just can’t fail the government.” He adds, “We have always had a keen focus on quality, and Jason Romero, our Quality Manager, is just outstanding.” The company has been certified to ISO standards for more than 15 years now, and, Kelly says, “We don’t certify to be able to check it off for customers; rather we live and breathe it. We intuitively know that it is a tool that helps us to be a better company and enables the quality ratings we consistently achieve with our parts.”

Today, CMC has more than 30 machines, including 5 axis machining centers in their 26,500 square foot facility. “We specialize in very large parts, and we are skilled in machining, welding and fabricating. We are equally capable of manufacturing prototypes to production parts.” Kelly says, adding “We have a number of Haas machines, all purchased from MMT Productivity, the local dealer. We highly value the Haas machines, not just for their price points, but also for the service we get from MMT Productivity.” He continued, “Another huge benefit with the Haas machines is that since we hire many of our new employees from CNM, where they are trained on the Haas machines, when they come to work for us, they are immediately productive since they know the machines.”

Supplier loyalty is integral to the way CMC conducts its business. “I can’t say enough about the service and support we get from MMT Productivity. This includes company president Mark Smith, our local salesperson Danny White, and Dave Smith of Productivity’s tooling division. We value the company as a whole and respect

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their ethics.” He adds, “We have been working with them for a very long time, and we appreciate that Mark Smith and team have taken the company to the next level since the merger of MMT and Productivity.”

In 2019 Kelly attended MMT Productivity’s bi-annual Oktoberfest event, the largest dealer held machine tool show in the US with an average attendance between 3,000 to 4,000 visitors. It was during this event that he was introduced to the Hwacheon machine tool line. Kelly then contacted some Productivity customers who own Hwacheon machines and heard very positive feedback from all. “We recently received our first Hwacheon. We chose the VESTA-2000. We liked this machine for its value, capabilities, and quality. The finish and components are on par with other high-end machining centers. We added probing and a Nikken 4th axis rotary table to increase its capabilities”. He elaborated, “The 78” x 33” work envelope lends itself well for large part machining. In the end versatility, cost, and the service support we receive from MMT Productivity made the decision for us. Also, going from our previous machine with only 3000 rpm and now having the Hwacheon with 8000 rpm, all of our aluminum plate work will be done more efficiently and reliably.” Danny adds, “The best way I can describe the Hwacheon line is that you are getting a ‘Japanese caliber’ machine at a much lower price point. The VESTA-2000 is a solid solution for powerful cutting operations based on its rigid structure.” He adds. “To give you an idea of their reliability, I have a customer who bought 2 Hwacheon mills from me 3 and 4 years ago. He has had only 1 service call between both machines to date. Now that’s reliability!”

The company, at nearly 6 decades in business, continues the tradition of helping to ensure the next generation of machinists are available to manufacture precision parts. Kelly sits on the advisory board of CNM, he schedules quarterly visits to the school and he regularly invites students in for tours. Kelly says, “I believe in paying it forward, and frankly we have to be involved if we want our trade to survive.” Kelly also selects a machinist to accompany him to machine tool shows, saying that he wants to help CMC machinists learn about new products, and enable them to get out of the business’ 4 walls.

The CMC management team consists of Kelly, Jason Romero (Quality), Lance Palmer (Shop Foreman), and Vice President Vince Zarrella. Kelly says, “At CMC, we recognize how valuable not just our management team is, but also how integral to our success our machinists are. My dad always

said this:

is conducive to our employees not dreading on Sunday night that they have to come to work tomorrow. As a team, we really do enjoy working together and hanging out together outside of work.”

Machining isn’t just a business for Kelly. It is his passion. Kelly started learning the trade when he was just 14 years old. He spent countless hours with his father building and driving their own championship winning mini-sprints, and later became a non-winged sprint car champion. He is continuing this tradition with his 8 year old son; they are currently building a Quarter Midget. Kelly says that Conner, pictured above, is learning to use tools such as a bandsaw and shear, and the work he is doing is indeed giving him a feel for what happens in manufacturing.

MMT Productivity is a complete machine tool supplier offering quality, long-lasting CNC machines, tooling & accessories, robotics & automation, machine repair and service, advanced engineering services, machine training and related manufacturing products and services. To learn more about how they can help you with your machining needs, contact them at: 303-571-4933 or visit productivity.com

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Tucson-based startup Phantom Space wins satellite mission orders from NASA

Tucson-based commercial rocket builder Phantom Space Corp. will be sending four NASA satellites into space as part of a program meant to help develop new launch vehicles.

Phantom Space will send up NASA’s CubeSat satellites on the company’s two-stage Daytona rocket, with the initial space flights planned for 2024. Two of the CubeSats will be launched on the second Phantom flight and two more will be on the fourth, with both flights starting from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in Southern California.

The Arizona startup, which was founded in 2020, heralded the deal as a significant step for itself and its sector.

The task orders are part of a NASA program that directs what are called Venture-class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare, or VADR, missions. The VADR program has multiple objectives, including fostering the development of new launch vehicles as well as reducing costs by using less NASA oversight with payloads that can accept a higher risk tolerance.

“The new contracts will help us launch a Golden Age of commercial space, and it’s an honor to have NASA onboard — their leadership is invaluable to the space industry, and we are proud to help their programs expand humanity’s knowledge of our planet, solar system, and beyond,” said Mark Lester, Phantom Space chief operating officer and VADR program manager for the company, in a statement.

Lester said the deal with NASA will help his company increase the market for private space companies.“The more spacecraft we put up into space, the further we can reduce costs and expand access to space for businesses and nations that couldn’t afford it before,” he said in the statement. “There’s a whole new space race going on here, and we’re inspired to be part of it.”

NASA selected Phantom Space along with 12 other companies earlier this year to launch VADR missions, and the four CubeSat task orders are Phantom’s first winning bids.

The amount of the four orders with Phantom Space was not disclosed, but VADR selection announcement earlier this year said fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinitequantity contracts have a five-year ordering period with a maximum total value of $300 million across all contracts.

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Pentagon spending in Arizona fell sharply in fiscal 2021, part of an overall decline in expenditures nationally that bumped the state from seventh place among states to 13th.

The Pentagon spent $398.7 billion nationally on contracts in fiscal 2021 – a drop from $439.4 billion a year before – but that was partially offset by an increase in spending on personnel employed by the Defense Department, which went from $154.6 billion to $160.3 billion in the same period.

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Military spending overall in the state fell from $20.2 billion in fiscal 2020 to $14.6 billion in fiscal 2021. That was a sharper drop than the 5.6% decline in spending nationwide during the same period, when combined spending on contracts and military personnel fell from $593.9 billion to $559 billion.But analysts said that while Arizona may have slipped in its standing among states, the drop is not cause for concern. The defense industry remains a pillar of the state’s economy. they said, and will likely continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

“In terms of a good environment and a welcoming environment, Arizona is positioned very well to continue that growth in this industry,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Area Chamber of Commerce.

Pima County, home to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, saw spending on military salaries and benefits grow from $746 million in fiscal 2020 to $764.6 million a year later. Michael Guymon, president and CEO of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce, said that personnel spending “demonstrates that the Department of Defense is still very committed to Davis-Monthan and the missions that come out of Davis-Monthan.”

Heidi Hostetter, CEO of H2 Manufacturing Solutions, is one of eleven women honored for their achievements in business, philanthropy, and government at BizWest’s Women of Distinction Awards April 18th, 2018.

Guymon also praised the “great talent” that comes out of the University of Arizona’s engineering department, which he said helps contribute to Tucson’s robust defense economy.

Denver Precision Products upgraded two pieces of equipment at the end of 2017. We purchased a Miyano BNA-MSY42 and a Miyano BNA-42S. These two machines replaced our older machines, 1983 Miyano BNC- 34 and 1993 Miyano BND34S-2. Although our older machines were still holding tolerances of +/-.001, our new BNA machines can hold tighter tolerances with a CPK of 3.30 for +/-.0005. These two machines have also increased our productivity for many of our existing parts and have created more

The eleven women being honored have all made considerable contributions in leadership, time, and philanthropy to the Larimer or Weld county communities. This year, nine women won awards for nine different business, government, or philanthropic categories, along with a “Leading Lady” Award and an “Outstanding Mentor” Award. Hostetter will be

Military contracts have long been a staple of the Arizona economy, which includes multinational defense manufacturers such as Boeing, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, among others. But contract spending took a hit in fiscal 2021 both nationally and in Arizona, with contracts in the

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state falling from $15.7 billion to $12.3 billion, according to the Pentagon report for 2021.

Boeing saw its contracts in Arizona fall from $2.2 billion to $1.2 billion over the year. But Kathleen Jolivette, vice president of Boeing Mesa’s attack helicopter program, said that she looks forward to the future, noting the “solid and stable defense demand” in the U.S.Jolivette said Boeing in Arizona has been focused on delivering a continued supply of Apache helicopters, working to deliver “the best capability to the warfighter today while innovating for the future.”

Despite the Army lowering its orders for Apache helicopters from 49 in fiscal 2021 to 30 in fiscal 2022, Jolivette said that “strong international sales make up the gaps.”

The fiscal 2021 numbers nationwide do not reflect billions in spending this year on military assistance to Ukraine in its war with Russia. The state rankings were also skewed by “large contracts to Pfizer, Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in New York” and to “Moderna, Inc. in Massachusetts” to acquire COVID-19 vaccines, the Pentagon report said.

The Pentagon also said that while eight of the 10 companies

on its list of the top 10 contractors had been there before, Pfizer and Moderna “were both new to the list and are anomalies for traditional defense spending.”

Over the past decade, Arizona has been as low as 13th among states for defense spending – in fiscal years 2016, 2017 and now 2021 – and as high as seventh place in fiscal 2020.

“Clearly, this spending is important for Arizona,” Sanders said. “We looked at the stats for 2021 and as you look at the rest of the economy, you saw a similar drop in revenues or spending with the rest of the economy as a result of Covid.”

Sanders said the slowdown in defense spending was a “delayed effect of the economic slowdown from Covid.”But he expects the slowdown is just temporary and reiterated the importance of defense to Arizona, where the Arizona Commerce Authority says 56,500 workers are employed in aerospace or defense jobs. By Tristan Richards –Cronkite News

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Mesa-Based Startup Aiming To Revolutionize Manufacturing Secures $750k In Pre-Seed Funding

Christian LaRosa wasn’t necessarily looking to be an entrepreneur. But as the former Arizona State University engineering student worked to address a need that he saw in rocket manufacturing, it became clear that what he was working on was going to be a product — and one that would be in demand beyond his own industry.

“I’m an engineer by training, by practice,” LaRosa said. “I’m a founder by necessity.”

The necessity was finding a way to overcome the limitations of 3D printing, whose usual methods and machines are not capable of making the kinds of largedimension components needed by aerospace builders. The company he founded, Rosotics, changes all that, he said.

After about three years in stealth mode, Rosotics is ready to roll after receiving $750,000 in pre-seed funding. The investment is led by Draper Associates — an early-stage venture capital fi rm based in San Mateo, California — along with participation from Correlation Ventures, Vibe Capital and Sequoia Capital.

LaRosa, who is 23, also was an AZ Inno Under 25 honoree earlier this year.

During the past three years, LaRosa and his Rosotics team have been fine-tuning an expandable and portable 3D printing machine called the Mantis, modeled after the insect in the way it folds — like origami, LaRosa said — into a compact space a little taller than a person.

The machine uses what’s known as rapid induction printing, which replaces the traditional 3D printing process by which metal wire is fed through a nozzle and liquifi ed using a laser focused on a small area. Rapid induction instead heats metals by using a coil in the nozzle that induces a magnetic fi eld and takes advantage of the metal’s capacity for conducting electricity so that heat is generated within the metal itself.

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The advantages, LaRosa said, include increased energy effi ciency and speed along with the ability to print tough grades of metal. And with the Mantis machine’s expanding design, the process can be used to make larger prints than have ever been possible before — at dimensions measured in dozens of feet or meters, LaRosa said.

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It could make 3D printing feasible for the aerospace manufacturing, which LaRosa said is long overdue for a way to replace the welding, steamrolling and other inefficient methods that are inadequate for the needs of the rapidly advancing fi eld.

“It’s beyond the scope of just a nice to have, a novelty; it’s something you need to be doing,” LaRosa said. “Aerospace needs this. … The time that this technology needed to be here — it’s not today or tomorrow. It needed to be here yesterday.”

And while Rosotics is starting out in aerospace — with a pilot program planned with “a very major player in the rocket business” in the fi rst quarter of 2023 that he declined to name — LaRosa said the company’s technology will be expanded into a variety of industries that use heavy structure manufacturing.

That’s a big part of what attracted Draper Associates’ attention.

“Rosotics makes the largest metal 3D printers in the world and they will fundamentally change aerospace manufacturing forever,” Draper Associates Founding Partner Tim Draper said in a statement. “Their proprietary process, Rapid Induction Printing, allows customers of the company to easily iterate and produce novel vehicles for space and transportation. We at Draper Associates are thrilled to be part of their journey.”

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With the new funding in hand, LaRosa said his company is

ready to start moving very quickly to spread its reach, with the money devoted to hardware deliveries.

LaRosa describes Rosotics’ business model as “hardware as a service,” with the idea that as the hardware continues to improve, customers will be able to take advantage of the latest developments.

LaRosa isn’t naming the clients he’ll be working with yet, but the list of companies playing an advisory role to the company include some heavy hitters in aerospace — Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Blue Origin among them.B y Jeff Gifford - Digital Editor

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Arizona City Gives Green Light To Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Plant

The city of Coolidge gave its fi rst approval to Procter & Gamble’s proposed 2 millionsquare-foot manufacturing plant at Inland Port Arizona, a 2,700-acre industrial park along State Route 87 and Union Pacifi c rail line.

The company released detailslate in December about its new $500 million facility planned for 430 acres adjacent to Nikola Corp.’s automotive campus in Coolidge, a city located southeast of Phoenix in Pinal County.

The facility will serve as P&G’s fabric care manufacturing plant and support its line of products including Tide PODS, Downy Unstopables and Bounce Dryer Sheets.

Coolidge City Council unanimously approved a development

agreement with P&G on Monday for Coolidge to build up to $18.6 million in public infrastructure for the plant and giving its support for a foreign trade zone designation, which can reduce property taxes by more than 70%.

“Choosing this location, we do a lot of analysis on where we should locate our manufacturing, where we should ship our products. After analyzing over 500 properties, this was by far the best choice,” he said during the meeting on Monday night. “It has a lot of facets to how we choose this location, but ... this partnership that we’ve started to discuss over the past a little over a year was the key deciding factor. We want to be in a place where we can make an impact to the community, where we can be part of the community and we feel like this is a place we can do that.”

At full build-out, the facility is expected to create 745 total jobs, more than $41.3 million in wages and nearly $464.5 million in annual economic activity, according to an economic impact analysis conducted by Elliott D. Pollack & Co. in November for the

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plant, which was searching for a location through codename “Project FYEO.”

News of P&G’s new plant comes as more manufacturers look to expand or move operations to Arizona amid a push for the U.S. to domesticate manufacturing to reduce reliance on other countries and alleviate supply chain disruptions. The state recently said that about 58% of the projects committed to Arizona were for manufacturing in 2022 compared to 35% of projects in 2020.

P&G is eligible for about $10 million in state incentives through the Arizona Commerce Authority’s Qualifi ed Facility Program, which is performance based and dependent on jobs created, wages and investment.

The consumer goods giant has committed to creating at least 500 jobs with annual average wages of $55,000 and an investment of $500 million, according to the ACA and city of Coolidge documents.

The plant is expected to be operational by 2025 and will use the company’s “most advanced” and innovative manufacturing and sustainable technologies. It will be the company’s third greenfield manufacturing plant built since 1971.

“A detailed and thorough site selection process was conducted evaluating sites against several criteria. The search expanded across several states and included hundreds of locations. The Coolidge site best enables P&G’s Fabric Care business to deliver on our supply chain strategy to best meet the needs of our consumers and customers,” a company spokesperson said in an email to the Business Journal.

Pinal Central reported that about 70 to 80% of the 1,000 construction positions and 500 permanent plant positions over five years will be local employees.

P&G currently operates a plant in Phoenix for its personal health care business at 2050 S. 35th Ave. It has been operational for nearly 50 years and will not be impacted by the new plant, the company said.

In addition to Nikola’s automotive campus, developers and semiconductor-related companies have also made plans for the Inland Port, including NRS Logistics, a petrochemical and pharmaceutical products distributor for semiconductor and electric vehicle industries, and Crest Park Ventures, which has proposed a 1.5 million-square-foot speculative industrial facility with four buildings over 128 acres, Pinal Central reported this summer. By Audrey Jensen – Phoenix Business Journal

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This Is How Two New Mexico Labs Contributed To A Major Fusion Breakthrough

For more than two decades, researchers have worked to try and achieve fusion ignition. Scientists in California recently did exactly that — with the help of a few New Mexico labs. Reently, representatives from several organizations, announced that scientists at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) generated more energy from a fusion reaction than was put into it. The condition is called “fusion ignition,” and it’s a result researchers around the country have worked toward for decades.

“I actually never thought the day would come — and it’s just incredible that it’s here,” said Michael Cuneo, a senior manager for pulsed power science and technology at Sandia National Laboratories. “[To understand] the technical accomplishment, you really have to have been in the fi eld for 30 years to know. We’ve all been waiting for this day.”

Sandia helped develop different parts and diagnostics that the team at LLNL used to achieve fusion ignition at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), Cuneo said. It did this using its own fusion reaction facility, called the Z Pulsed Power Facility.

The facility uses what it calls the “Z machine.” The machine creates fusion reactions differently than NIF.

While NIF uses lasers to compress a target and create high pressure that leads to a fusion reaction, Sandia’s Z machine creates large magnetic currents that “squeeze metal cylinders and create really high pressures,” Cuneo said.It’s what Cuneo called a “complementary process.” Although the Sandia facility, which is run by a staff of around 200 people, doesn’t use the same physics, its test results can still complement the research being done at the NIF in California.

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GateWay’s Center for Industrial Technology Expands Opportunity, Receives Grant to Help Students

When GateWay Community College announced the launch of its new Center for Industrial Technology (CIT) on its Washington Campus, the college knew that there was a demand for its manufacturing and skilled-trade programs. With the manufacturing industry booming in the state, the college has been moving quickly to ensure its students continue to be some of the most well-soughtafter graduates upon completion by expanding its equipment and training opportunities.

And just last month, GateWay and its CIT programs were awarded a $15,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The Gene Haas Foundation has supported local communities, charities, and students for over 20 years. The grant will focus on specialty training for two specific classes: Beginning 5-Axis CNC programming and 5-Axis CNC Setup, Operation, and Probing. The funds will provide financial assistance to students to help them with their education expenses.

"This will provide opportunities for so many students. All of the programs we offer through the Center for Industrial Technology have great career prospects," said Dr. Craig Urbanski, division chair for the Center of Industrial Technology. "We've been a workforce development leader for over 50 years, and our industry partners know they can count on our students to be among the best."

To keep up with its expansion, the college also recently welcomed the arrival of brand-new equipment. Students will now train on new technology, which includes the HAAS UMC500SS machines with dynamic work offset, touch screen, full probing, and 15,000 RPM spindle for high-speed machining. Students will also learn tooling applications with new Shrink Fit tool holders, required for high spindle speeds and high-speed machining. And with classes starting in January, the new machines ensure that students train on the most cutting-edge technology.

"The Gene Haas Foundation grant will help ease the financial burden of qualified students interested in industrial design technology," said Dave Zamora, lead faculty for the program. "Combined with this new equipment, we're confident our program will help students find better careers while also playing a critical role in the Arizona economy."

With new state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, GateWay continues to find new opportunities to expand its core manufacturing and skilled trades programs. The recently launched CIT includes five of the college's existing programs: Industrial Design Technology, Automotive, HVAC, Water Resources and Environmental Science Technology, and Water and Wastewater Treatment.

"The Center for Industrial Technology programs emphasize how big of a role we play in our community as a leading workforce development college," said Dr. Amy Diaz, interim president. "Ultimately, our college's mission has always been helping students take the most direct and affordable path to high-paying jobs. The critical industries this center serves are vital to everyone."

All students enrolled in the CITIndustrial Design Technology program at its Washington campus are eligible to apply for the scholarship grant at the college.

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The materials engineering company Wall Colmonoy announced plans to give its Alloy Products plant in Los Lunas a $2.5 million upgrade.

The modernization effort includes enhancements to the plant infrastructure, alloy furnace equipment and the research and development laboratory.

“This investment is a reflection of our commitment to our customers to provide the very best quality products and to our team members to provide them with safe and advanced working environments,” Alloy Products plant manager Kurt Boehm said in a prepared statement.

Wall Colmonoy’s 52,000-square-foot Los Lunas plant has operated for the past 26 years and employs nearly 100 people. The facility manufactures products that serve a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and food and agriculture, among others.

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The upgrade includes equipment to support these products, including a modern digital microscope that can capture high-resolution images.

The business publication listed Grand Canyon Education Inc., as the seventh best small company, while Cavco Industries Inc. came in at No. 13 and Inventure Foods Inc. was 33rd.

Established in 1938, Wall Colmonoy serves consumers across the world and is based in Madison Heights, Michigan. It has additional facilities in Oklahoma City, Okla., Cincinnati, Ohio, and Franklin, Penn. The company also operates from Ontario, Canada and abroad in the United Kingdom.

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From Oct. 1, 2013, to Oct. 1, 2014, Grand Canyon’s sales were $641 million. The for-profit Christian university posted sales growth of 28 percent and earnings per share growth of 54 percent over the past five years.

Demand for tech workers remained elevated in the Phoenix metro area, despite hiring freezes and layoffs occurring in the sector nationwide this year.

Cavco brought in $539 million for the year ended Oct. 1. The factorybuilt home manufacturer reported earnings per share growth of 88 percent over the past five years, but only a 4 percent increase in return on equity for that period.

The Phoenix metro area saw a 31.7% increase in job posting growth through October, compared to the same time period last year, according to the latest 2022 Dice Tech Jobs report released Dec. 13.

Inventure posted $253 million in sales for the past year. The specialty food marketer and manufacturer posted 14 percent sales growth, 19 percent growth in earnings per share and a 12 percent return on equity over the past five years.Source: Phoenix Business Journal

The Valley ranked sixth out of cities nationwide for job posting growth and 14th for overall tech job posting volume, the report shows.

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The Valley’s monthly tech job postings peaked at 6,244 in June before dipping to 3,782 in October, according to the report.

Only four cities on the list – Atlanta; Plano, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Columbus, Ohio – experienced a year-over-year drop in tech job postings.

Although some 85,000 workers were reportedly laid off in the tech sector nationwide, more than 375,000 positions remain unfilled, signaling demand for workers continues to grow, especially in the health care, aerospace and finance industries.

Tech job postings nationwide were up 25% year-overyear and demand is looking stronger than it did in 2019, the report said.Job growth and volume statistics show increases in postings for engineering, development and data-related roles as companies look to focus on digital transformation initiatives and grow their core tech teams, according to the report.

Trends forecast a drop in job postings during the holidays, followed by a jump in January. But, those trends could be impacted by a potential economic recession, according to the report.“Employers in the healthcare, aerospace, finance and consulting industries have hired massive numbers of tech professionals to support innovation efforts in 2022 and that has continued into Q4,” the report’s author said. “With recent layoffs, a potential recession and 52% of tech professionals likely to change employers in the next year, these employers may be able to fill their open roles more quickly in 2023.”

Here are the top 15 cities by overall job posting growth with the year-over-year job increase in parenthesis:

Houston (45.6%)

Orlando, Florida (42.7%)

Detroit (41.6%)

Miami (33.6%)

Irvine, California (33.2%)

Phoenix (31.7%)

San Diego (29.4%)

Indianapolis (28.7%)

Charlotte, North Carolina (27.6%)

Boston (25.6%)

Los Angeles (23.3%)

Chicago (21.9%)

Tampa, Florida (21%)

Seattle (19.2%)

New York (17.9%)

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Nikola Signs Deal With Hydrogen Supplier Plug Power To Provide Vital Equipment For Valley Hub

Zero-emissions vehicle maker Nikola Corp. is taking another step toward establishing a hydrogen hub in Arizona by signing an agreement with Plug Power, another public company dedicated to expanding hydrogen energy.

Under the deal, Phoenix-based Nikola will sell up to 75 of its Tre hydrogen fuelcell electric vehicles over the next three years to Plug Power. In turn, Nikola will purchase a liquefaction system from Plug Power that will initially be capable of processing 30 metric-tons of hydrogen fuel per day.

Additionally, the companies entered a 125-metric-ton-per-day hydrogen supply-and-offtake deal which is expected to provide Nikola with at least 100 daily metric tons of hydrogen from various locations across the country. That amount can be increased over time.

“Nikola and Plug share a common vision for sustainable, efficient, energy solutions which supports our commitment to decarbonize the transportation industry,” said Nikola President, Energy, Carey Mendes, in a statement. “This strategic relationship will help underpin Nikola’s ambitious growth plans to expand the hydrogen energy business and to support the adoption of Nikola’s zero-emission Class 8 trucks.”

Plug Power, which is headquartered near Albany, New York, will use Nikola’s trucks to carry its liquid hydrogen tankers for delivery to customers across North America.

Nikola hydrogen hub shapes up in Buckeye Nikola’s hydrogen hub will be in Buckeye and is intended to support the deployment of Nikola’s Tre FCEV trucks and the hydrogen infrastructure that the company plans to build out to support a trucking network in California and the Southwest. The company quietly acquired the nearly 1,000-acre site for $16.5 million in September, and soon after that it confirmed that it planned to build a hydrogen production facility there.

Nikola has also applied for potentially $1.3 billion in federal loan money for the hub through the Innovative Clean Energy projects program with the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program Office.

Nikola’s FCEV trucks will be built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Coolidge, in Pinal County south of Phoenix. That’s where the company is already building its battery-electric vehicles. By Jeff Gifford –Phoenix Business Journal

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MMT, A Div of Productivity

TSM Machinery

Whiteʼs Niche Products

CNC Drill/

505-415-2004

602-233-3757

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A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 73 • Jan / Feb 2023 Buyer’s Guide & Card Gallery Equipment and Services NEW MACHINERY Additive Mfg/3 D Printing Bramac Marchinery ______ 951-383-4195 CNC Pros ____________ 602-332-5815 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 DMG Mori __________ 480-276-7019 Sodick ____________ 714-318-0095 Automation Equipment/ Robotics Acieta ____________ 402-650-8132 CNC Pros ____________ 602-332-5815 Hexagon ____________ 303-859-7159 CHIP CUTTING Boring Mills D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Magnum Precision Mach __ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389 CNC Mills Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip______480-615-6353 CNC Pros ___________ 602-332-5815 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462 Datron ____________ 480-826-3689 DMG Mori __________ 480-276-7019 Doosan Infracore America__973-618-2500 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Haas Factory Outlet _____ 480-968-5877 Magnum Precision Mach __
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EDM Machines

Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Desert Machine Sales ____ 623-826-1025

EDM Network

Makino

Methods West

480-836-1782

602-228-0347

602-437-2220

North-South Machinery ___ 602-391-4696

Sodick

TSM Machinery

Industrial Electric Inc _____ 623-582-5204

Relocation: Electrical

Geiger Electric Co _______ 623-773-1787

Industrial Electric Inc _____ 623-582-5204

Service Upgrades

Geiger Electric Co _______ 623-773-1787

Industrial Electric Inc _____ 623-582-5204

GRINDING

Grinding Filtration

Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901

Grinding Machines

ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

Bramac Marchinery ______ 951-383-4195

CNC Pros ____________ 602-332-5815

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

DCM Tech __________ 800-533-5339

DMG Mori __________ 480-276-7019

Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300

Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389

Honing Machines

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Magnum Precision Mach __ 602-431-8300

Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389

Magnetic Drills/Cutters

ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Manual Lathes & Mills ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Arizona CNC Equip______480-615-6353

CNC Pros ____________ 602-332-5815

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Haas Factory Outlet _____ 480-968-5877

Magnum Precision Mach __ 602-431-8300

Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389

TSM Machinery _______ 602-233-3757

Sawing Machines

ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

DMG Mori __________ 480-276-7019

FABRICATION

CNC Punching Centers

ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330

Latitude Machinery _____ 803-269-6676

714-318-0095

602-233-3757

EDM Filtration

Desert Machine Sales

Ebbco Inc

Sodick

623-826-1025

800-809-3901

714-318-0095

EDM: Dielectric Systems/Filtration

MMT, A Div of Productivity _ 505-415-2004

North-South Machinery ___ 602-391-4696

Grinding Machines, OD/ID

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Bramac Marchinery ______ 951-383-4195

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Haas Factory Outlet ______ 480-968-5877

Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300

Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918

Mesa Mach Sales ______ 480-545-0275

Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918

Swiss Screw Machines CNC Pros ____________ 602-332-5815

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Schenk Intertech ________ 949-360-1512

Tapping Machines

Ebbco Inc

Sodick

800-809-3901

ELECTRICAL

Equip Hookup & Disconnect

Geiger Electric Co

Industrial Electric Inc

Lighting

623-773-1787

623-582-5204

Geiger Electric Co ______ 623-773-1787

Magnum Precision Mach __ 505-345-8389

Grinding Machines, Rotary Surface

Bramac Marchinery ______ 951-383-4195

DCM Tech __________ 800-533-5339

Grinding Machines, Tool

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Bramac Marchinery ______ 951-383-4195

D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462

ACC Machinery _______ 602-258-7330

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

Automation & Controls

Acieta _____________ 402-650-8132

Datron ____________ 480-826-3689

Delta Technology ______ 480-867-6320

Bramac Marchinery

Bystronic Inc

Landmark Solutions

Mesa Mach Sales

S&S Machinery Sales

602-258-7330

951-383-4195

847-214-0300

714-393-3783

480-545-0275

602-368-8542

Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems ACC Machinery

602-258-7330

8622N.78thAvenue Peoria,Arizona85345 Office(623)773-1787
www.geigerelectric.com
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480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach
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480-545-0275
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AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives MANNY LOPEZ O: 520-622-3082 • C: 520-975-3078 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com Arizona and Las Vegas, NV Industri Industrial Electric Inc ACC Equip Jim Swartzbaugh 800.460.9014 js@northsouthmachinery.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 74 • Jan / Feb 2023

Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711

S&S Machinery Sales ____ 602-368-8542

Magnum Precision Mach __ 602-431-8300

WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers

Ebbco Inc

800-809-3901

WaterJet Cutting Systems D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Landmark Solutions ______ 714-393-3783

North-South Machinery ____ 602-391-4696

Welding Equipment ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330

METAL FINISHING EQUIPMENT

Anodizing, Plating, Passivation Equipment

Americhem Engineering ____ 602-437-1188

INjJECTION MOLDING EQUIP

3D Laser Scanners

Hexagon ____________ 303-859-7159

INSPECTION EQUIP

3D Measurement Systems

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Hexagon ____________ 303-859-7159

Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631

Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735

Coordinate Measuring Mach.

Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370

D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Hexagon ____________ 303-859-7159

Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871

Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631

Renishaw ___________ 847-286-9953

Total Quality Systems _____ 480-377-6422

Zeiss Ind. Metrology ______ 800-327-9735

Gauging Equipment

Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Hexagon ____________ 303-859-7159

Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871

Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631

Total Quality Systems _____ 480-377-6422

Washington Calibration ____ 480-820-0506

Magnetic Particle (NDT) Machines

DCM Tech __________ 800-533-5339

Metrology Instruments

Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Hexagon ____________ 303-859-7159

Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871

Mitutoyo America _______ 480-294-7631

Renishaw ___________ 847-286-9953

Total Quality Systems ___ 480-377-6422

Washington Calibration _ 480-820-0506

Zeiss Ind. Metrology ___ 800-327-9735

Optical Comparators

Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370

D & R Machinery _____ 480-775-6462

Ellison Machinery _____ 480-968-5335

Hexagon ___________ 303-859-7159

Mitutoyo America ______ 480-294-7631

Klontech Industrial Sales __ 480-948-1871

Magnum Precision Mach _ 602-431-8300

Renishaw

Total Quality Systems

Zeiss Ind. Metrology

847-286-9953

480-377-6422

800-327-9735

Rapid Optical Inspection

Mesa Mach Sales

480-545-0275

Repair & Certification

Advanced Coordinate Tech 480-921-3370

Total Quality Systems

480-377-6422

Washington Calibration _ 480-820-0506

Video Measuring Systems

Ellison Machinery

480-968-5335

Klontech Industrial Sales __ 480-948-1871

Mitutoyo America

480-294-7631

WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers

Ebbco Inc

800-809-3901

patrick ellison president Telephone: Cell: Fax: Email: 480-968-5877 480-298-9782 480-968-0522 pellison@ellisonaz.com Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company www.haascnc.com 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Bramac Marchinery ______ 951-383-4195 Bystronic Inc __________ 847-214-0300 Landmark Solutions ______ 714-393-3783 Mesa Mach Sales _______ 480-545-0275 Pipe & Tube Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Power Tools Copper State Bolt & Nut ____ 800-603-6887 Press Brakes ACC Machinery ________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Landmark Solutions ______ 714-393-3783 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 505-345-8389 Mesa Mach Sales _______ 480-545-0275 S&S Machinery Sales _____ 602-368-8542 Punch Presses Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Bystronic Inc __________ 847-214-0300 Landmark Solutions ______ 714-393-3783 Latitude Machinery ______ 803-269-6676 Shearing Machines ACC Machinery _______
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AMERICAN TOOLS & METALS INC. Cutting Tools, Lubricants & Abrasives WALTER PENA O: 480-689-5493 • C: 480-622-9348 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281 AmericanToolsandMetals.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 75 • Jan / Feb 2023

Collet Fixtures

ACC Machinery

EDM Network

K D Capital___________ 480-922-1674

Methods West

Resell CNC

S&S Machinery Sales

TSM Machinery

Zachman Machinery

844-478-8181

Air Distribution Systems

Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300

Stellar Industrial ________ 800-562-8258 Band Saw/ Blades D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918

Overdrive Tech _________ 715-379-8399

S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077

Bar Feeders

Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Chip Management

Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Hennig______________909-420-5796

Chip Removal Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335

Chuck Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335

323-587-6162

Royal Products

800-645-4174 Coolant Shields Lucyʼs Machine Company ___ 323-587-6162 Coolant Systems Castrol Industrial

Barton International

800-741-7756 Copper State Bolt & Nut

882-243-9300

Edge Technologies _______ 951-440-1574 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300 Bellows

Machine Company

Overdrive Tech

715-379-8399 S.L. Fusco

602-276-0077 Stellar Industrial

Hennig______________909-420-5796

Blast Abrasives

Barton International _____ 800-741-7756

882-243-9300

602-694-7378

480-251-6888 Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms Lone Arrow

480-507-8074

USED MACHINERY
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GMA Garnet __________
Cabinets, Custom Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074 Chip Conveyors Hennig______________909-420-5796
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Chucks Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Ellison Machinery ______ 480-968-5335 Clamping Kyocera Cutting Tools _____ 480-244-4758 SCHUNK
919-452-4535 CNC Lathe Accessories Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322 CNC Collet Chucks Royal Products _________ 800-645-4174
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800-809-3901 MP Systems
909-282-7463 Star Metal Fluids
800-367-9966 Stellar Industrial
480-251-6888 Coolant Systems: Chillers MP Systems
909-282-7463 Cutting Tools
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Kyocera Cutting Tools _____
NTK Cutting Tools _______
Overdrive Tech _________
S.L. Fusco ___________
Stellar Industrial _______
Von Ruden Manufacturing _
Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation 200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A. www.royalprod.com Tel: 1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082 orders@royalprod.com Don Loveless 181 Business Park Dr. Bristol, CT. 06010 www.gmnusa.com
Email: dloveless@gmnusa.com Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager B AR T ON INTER NATIO NAL cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 76 • Jan / Feb 2023 : DEBellhouse@ntktech.com
Copper State Bolt & Nut ___ 800-603-6887 Cutting Tools Consultants
602-277-1342 Datron
480-826-3689 Harvey Performance Tools
480-244-4758
425-365-3613
715-379-8399
602-276-0077
480-251-6888
763-682-0322
Tel: 800-686-1679 Fax: 860-409-2552

Digital Readout Units

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462

Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074

Magnum Precision Mach ___ 602-431-8300

Draw Tubes & Bars

Lucyʼs Machine Company ___ 323-587-6162

Enclosures fo Machine Tools

Hennig ____________ 909-420-5796

Fasteners

Copper State Bolt & Nut ___ 800-603-6887

Filtration Equip. Ebbco Inc ___________ 800-809-3901

Qualichem, Inc. ________ 480-320-0308

Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966

EDM Tooling Systems

EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782

EDM Performance ______ 800-336-2946

Filtermist Mist Collectors

Royal Products _________ 800-645-4174

Gaskets

Copper State Bolt & Nut ___ 800-603-6887

Grinding Wheels

Global Superabrasives ____ 888-586-8783

Live Centers

Royal Products _________ 800-645-4174

Live Tool Holders

SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535

Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322

Lubricants / Systems

Overdrive Tech _________ 715-379-8399

S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077

Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966

Machine Tool Accessories

Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322

New Way Covers & Repair Hennig______________909-420-5796

Pallet Systems

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Parts Washing Equipment D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308

S.L. Fusco ___________ 602-276-0077

Star Metal Fluids ________ 800-367-996

Power Tools

Stellar Industrial ________ 800-562-8258

R8 Quick-Change Tool System

Royal Products _________ 800-645-4174 Robot Accessories

SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535

Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Royal Products _________ 800-645-4174

480-251-6888 602-276-0077 800-562-8258

Jeff Klimowicz Regional Sales Manager

480.320.0308 mobile jklimowicz@qualichem.com qualichem.com ISO 9001:2015 All products proudly made in the USA.

Spindles

GMN USA ___________ 800-686-1679

Static Tool Holders SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322

Tooling Columns

Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766

Vibratory Equipment Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 D & R Machinery ______ 480-775-6462

Vises and Vise Jaws Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766

Waterjet Abrasives Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300

Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074

Waterjet Accessories Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300 Lone Arrow __________ 480-507-8074

Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Barton International _____ 800-741-7756

Waterjet Replacement Parts Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Barton International _____ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet __________ 882-243-9300

Wipers Hennig_____________909-420-5796

Work Holding Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Kurt Manufacturing ______ 763-574-8320

Overdrive Tech _________ 715-379-8399

Stevens Engineering ______ 602-272-6766

CONSUMMABLES

Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants)

Castrol Industrial _______ 602-921-7634

Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918

Overdrive Tech _________ 715-379-8399

Pioneer Distributing Co. ___ 602-278-2693

S.L. Fusco

602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids

800-367-9966 Stellar Industrial

Adams Machinery

EDM Network

EDM Performance accʼs

Qualichem Inc

480-775-6462

480-968-3711 D & R Machinery

480-836-1782

800-336-2946

480-320-0308

602-686-0895 Star Metal Fluids

Single Source Technologies

800-367-9966 Garnet Barton International

800-741-7756 GMA Garnet

Machine Tool Cool. Filtration

Castrol Industrial

480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc

800-367-9966

480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids

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602-921-7634 D & R Machinery

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc. Fluid Power / Mechanical Tool Products 1008 First Street NE - PO Box 699 - Buffalo, MN 55313 USA www.vonruden.com

ISO 9001:2008 Certified Made in USA

Brandon Anderson President DIRECT: PHONE: FAX: MOBILE: E-MAIL:

Lucyʼs Machine Company ___ 323-587-6162

Solvents & Degreasing Agents

Castrol Industrial _______ 602-921-7634

Qualichem, Inc ________ 480-320-0308

Star Metal Fluids _______ 800-367-9966

Lucyʼs Machine Company ___ 323-587-6162

Samuel, Son & Co _______

J 763.682.0322 763.682.3122 763.682.3954 612.251.0868 brandon@vonruden.com

Mounting Brackets

Spindle Liners

Aerodyne Alloys ________ 860-289-3820

Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Alloys: Specialty Aerodyne Alloys ________ 860-289-3820

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003

Basic Metals _________ 262- 255-9034

Bralco Metals Phoenix _____ 602-252-1918

Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959

Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061

New Mexico Metals 505-717-1900

602-721-0176

Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865

Aluminum Extrusions

Bralco Metals Phoenix _____ 602-252-1918

Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959

New Ron Muenchow rmuenchow@upmet.com 14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638 www.upmet.com

HARDWARE MATERIAL

Alloys: High Temperature

Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061

Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176

Aluinum Remnants

TCI Precision Metals ______ 800-234-5613

Bar: Large Diameter

Bralco Metals Phoenix _____ 602-252-1918

Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959

Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466

Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176

TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000

Brass

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003

Bralco Metals Phoenix _____ 602-252-1918

Bralco Metals Albuquerque __ 505-345-0959

Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061

New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900

Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Carbon

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003

Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466 Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500 New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900

Cast Iron Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Castings Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Chrome Rod Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Copper Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

Lead Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Material Sales

acquet West _________ 310-684-4370

Titanium Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124

TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000 Metals

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003

AZ Tool & Steel ________ 480-784-1600

Bralco Metals Phoenix _____ 602-252-1918

Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061

Davis Salvage Co

Ind. Metal Supply

602-267-7208

602-454-1500

Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370

Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124

New Mexico Metals

Samuel, Son & Co

Sierra Alloys TSI

Tube Service Company

TW Metals

Western States Metals

505-717-1900

602-721-0176

800-423-1897

602-267-9865

800-203-8000

801-978-0562

Aluminum

Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466

Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900

Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Bronze

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003

Coastal Metals _________ 800-811-7466

Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Since 1946 Made in USA Driven Tooling for the Machine Tool Industry PattiRobison GeneralManager 120E.CorporatePlaceSte#12 Chandler,AZ 85225 www,portplastics.com probison@portplastics.com

AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003

Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Coast Aluminum ________ 877-977-6061

New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900

Western States Metals _____ 801-978-0562

Drill Rod

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200 Extrusions TW Metals ___________ 800-203-8000

p. 480.813.6118 800.395.7378 w. 480.813.6183 f. 602.228.5598 c.

Machine Ready Blanks

TCI Precision Metals

800-234-5613

Metals-Bar & Plate

Apache Steel Company

AZ Metals

AZ Tool & Steel

Bralco Metals Phoenix

Bralco Metals Albuquerque

602-323-2200

602-688-8003

480-784-1600

602-252-1918

505-345-0959

Go from Receiving to Machining with Precision Machine-Ready Blanks • Eliminate Material Prep • Flat, Square, and Parallel • Improve Throughput and Quality 800-234-5613 • www.tciprecision.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 78 • Jan / Feb 2023

877-977-6061 Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292

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Coast Aluminum

Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208

Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370

Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176

Plastics- Acrylic/PVC, Tubing, Nylon, Many Others

Port Plastics __________ 480-813-6118

Titanium

Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124

Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176

Nickel Alloys

Jacquet West _________ 310-684-4370

Stainless Steel Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370

Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176

Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897

Tool Steel

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208

Titanium & Hastelloy Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

Laube Titanium___805-388-1050x124

Sierra Alloys TSI ________ 800-423-1897

Tubing & Pipe

Apache Steel Company ____ 602-323-2200

AZ Metals ___________ 602-688-8003

Ind. Metal Supply _______ 602-454-1500

New Mexico Metals ______ 505-717-1900

Samuel, Son & Co _______ 602-721-0176

Tube Service Company ____ 602-267-9865

Vice Jaws

TCI Precision Metals ______ 800-234-5613

INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE

Abrasives

Industrial Supply _______ 928-258-2101

Boring Tools

Harvey Performance Tools _ 602-694-7378

THINBIT _____________ 800-THINBIT Carbide

Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342

Harvey Performance Tools___602-694-7378

Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957

LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775

THINBIT _____________ 800-THINBIT

Chucks & Collets

Sulli Tool & Supply ______ 714-863-6019

Clamping & Gripping Hainbuch America _______ 818-970-7874

Kyocera Cutting Tools _____ 480-244-4758

SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535

Cutting Tools

B&T Tool & Engineering ____ 602-267-1481

Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342

Harvey Performance Tools___602-694-7378

Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957

Kyocera Cutting Tools _____ 480-244-4758

LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775

Sulli Tool & Supply ______ 714-863-6019

The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130

THINBIT _____________ 800-THINBIT

Cutting Tools: Custom

B&T Tool & Engineering ____ 602-267-1481

Fullerton Tool _________ 720-273-0846

Harvey Performance Tools___602-694-7378

Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957

LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775

Sulli Tool & Supply ______ 714-863-6019

THINBIT _____________ 800-THINBIT

Drills

Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342

Fullerton Tool _________ 720-273-0846

LRW Cutting Tools ______ 602-269-1775

The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130

End Mills

Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162

Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342

Fullerton Tool _________ 720-273-0846

Global Superabrasives ____ 888-586-8783

Harvey Performance Tools___602-694-7378

LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775 The Tool Crib Inc. _______ 602-978-3130

Fixtures SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535

Form Tools

Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162

Cutting Tools Consultants ___ 602-277-1342

Fullerton Tool _________ 720-273-0846

Global Superabrasives ____ 888-586-8783

Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957

LRW Cutting Tools _______ 602-269-1775

Sulli Tool & Supply ______ 714-863-6019

THINBIT _____________ 800-THINBIT

Inserts, Indexable Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162

Global Superabrasives ____ 888-586-8783

Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957

Kyocera Cutting Tools _____ 480-244-4758

THINBIT _____________ 800-THINBIT

Inserts, PCD/CBN Coast Aluminum Sales ____ 480-797-5162

Global Superabrasives ____ 888-586-8783

Horizon Carbide ________ 480-968-0957

THINBIT _____________ 800-THINBIT

Measuring Tools

Industrial Supply _______ 928-258-2101

Reamers & Drills, PCD Coast Aluminum Sales

Global Superabrasives

Power Tools

Industrial Supply _______ 928-258-2101

Precision Toolholding Products

Fullerton Tool _________ 720-273-0846

SCHUNK ____________ 919-452-4535

Sulli Tool & Supply ______ 714-863-6019 Von Ruden Manufacturing __ 763-682-0322

Socketsl& bits Industrial Supply

928-258-2101 Thread Mills Coast Aluminum Sales

480-797-5162 Global Superabrasives

888-586-8783 Horizon Carbide

480-968-0957

Tooling Columns/ Tombstones Ellison Machinery

480-968-5335 Stevens Engineering

602-272-6766 Tooling Systems Ellison Machinery

480-968-5335 Von Ruden Manufacturing

763-682-0322 Workholding

Hainbuch America

847-593-8420

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YOUR PARTNER IN CUSTOM TOOLING SOLUTIONS CHRIS WINDSOR Director of Business Operations p. 602.269.1775 f. 602.269.0542 1735 N. 28th Ave #1 Phoenix, AZ 85009 chris@lrwtool.com www.lrwtool.com toll free
Edward Merkle General Manager ttctime2@gmail.com www.ttcroundcutters.com 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ 602-978-3130 1-800-689-8665 THE TOOL CRIB INC. The MACHINE SHOP PIT STOP Sean Arsenault Account Manager Vero Software Part of Hexagon sean.arsenault@verosoftware.com www.verosoftware.com T: +1 866-675-6551 x5432 M: +1 602-359-2530 F: +1 866-200-7791 The World’s #1 Manufacturing Solutions Provider • Production Milling • 4/5 Axis Milling • Production Turning • Multi-Axis Mill/Turn Cutting Tools made in the U.S.A. since 1964 www.thinbit.com A2ZWCBG2019.indd 1 12/6/2018 10:33:33 AM Crib Tom Chambers West Coast Regional Sales Manager Cell Phone 818-970-7874 tchambers@hainbuchamerica.com www.hainbuchamerica.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 79 • Jan / Feb 2023 LRW Cutting Tools
4114 West
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skrueger@indsupply.com Call: (928)
818-970-7874 Sulli Tool & Supply
714-863-6019 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic
Systems
Corporation
Safety Glasses
847-593-8420 ROBOTICS
402-650-8132
877.845.7940
THINBIT INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY
Saturn
Suite 103 Chandler, Arizona 85226 Scott Krueger Email:
258-2101 INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY 4114 West Saturn Way, Suite 103 Chandler, Arizona 85226 Scott Krueger Email: skrueger@indsupply.com Call: (928) 258-2101
INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY 4114 West Saturn Way, Suite 103 Chandler, Arizona 85226
Scott Krueger Email: skrueger@indsupply.com Call: (928) 258-2101

Bramac Marchinery ______ 951-383-4195

Delta Technology

480-867-6320

Part Loading Systems

Midaco Corporation

CAD/CAM

Adams Machinery

847-593-8420

480-968-3711

Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

Feature Cam __________ 602-502-9654

MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ____ 480-696-6056

MLC CAD (SolidWorks) ____ 480-696-6056

Vero Software _________ 602-359-2530

Software, Inv. Control

Feature Cam

MLC CAD (MasterCAM)

MLC CAD (SolidWorks)

MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ___ 480-696-6056

MLC CAD (SolidWorks)

SERVICES

480-696-6056

AS9100 / ISO9001 Certification

KALOS

480-486-8007

602-502-9654

480-696-6056

480-696-6056

Software, NC Programming

Adams Machinery

Datron

Ellison Machinery

Feature Cam

480-968-3711

480-826-3689

480-968-5335

602-502-9654

MLC CAD (MasterCAM) ___ 480-696-6056

MLC CAD (SolidWorks)

480-696-6056

Software, Servicing

Feature Cam __________ 602-502-9654

Calibration

Calibration: Repair & Certify Advanced Coordinate Tech

402-639-0475

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Platinum Registration _____ 303-639-9001 Auctions/Appraisals KD Capital ____________ 800-922-1674 Zachman Machinery _____ 602-908-3447
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Automation & Controls Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 Banks Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 Banterra Bank
480-770-0007 Tech Financial Services ____ 402-639-0475 Western Banks _________ 480-917-4243
Services Advanced Coordinate Tech __ 480-921-3370 Arizona CNC Equip_____ 480-615-6353 Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Klontech Industrial Sales ___ 480-948-1871 Washington Calibration ____ 480-820-0506
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Consulting:Business Improvement BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 GoYellowbird.com _______ 480-229-2272 Contract Inspection Klontech Measure Sol ______ 480-626-8131 Contract Programming Adams Machinery ________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335 Klontech Measure Sol ______ 480-626-8131 CNC Training Adams Machinery ________ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335
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Benefits CBIZ ______________ 480-748-9634 Engineering Services Advanced Coord. Tech ____
FAA Repair/ Overhaul Galaxy International ____ 623-882-2783 FAA Repair / APUs Galaxy International ____
FAA Repair/ Aircraft Components Galaxy International ____
Facility Safety Hennig_____________909-420-5796 Financial Services Alerus Bank & Trust ______
Banterra Bank ________
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Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Washington Calibration ____ 480-820-0506 Commercial General Contractor KLM Realty
602-723-3508 Consulting BMSC
480-445-9400
928-284-0856
GateWay Community College
602-286-8050 Crates/Pallets Beauʼs Crates
480-966-3630 Craters & Freighters
480-966-9929 Crating Technology
602-528-3628 Crating Onsite Beauʼs Crates
480-966-3630 Craters & Freighters
480-966-9929 Design Services Fast DMS
424-FAST-DMS
Inc.
480-967-4889 Metalcraft Inc.________480-967-4889 Employee
623-780-4137
623-882-2783
623-882-2783
480-905-2414
480-770-0007
Services

C&M Rigging

Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _______________ 800-334-2409

Safety Training

GoYellowbird.com

Schools, Custom Training Arizona MEP

Ellison Machinery

GateWay Community College _ 602-286-8050

Schools, Machining & Training GateWay Community College _ 602-286-8050

Scissor LiftRentals

Pro Lift Rental _________ 480-925-6190

Shipping

Craters & Freighters ______ 480-966-9929

Transportation

C&M Rigging _________ 602-253-8200

IRH ____________ 800-334-2409

Transportation: Air/Freight/Ground

C&M Rigging _________ 602-253-8200

IRH _____________ 800-334-2409

Working Capital, Credit Lines

Banterra Bank _________ 480-770-0007

Epic Finance __________ 402-639-0475

Equipment Leasing Services__ 480-458-7413 Western Banks _________ 480-917-4243

RECYCLING

Consolidated Resources Inc. __ 623-931-5009 Davis Salvage Co _______ 602-267-7208

REPAIR/DESIGN

Bar Feeder Repair

Edge Technologies _______ 951-440-1574

Machine Tool Rebuilding Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156

API Services __________ 757-223-4157

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

DM Machine Repair ______ 480-709-1450

EDM Network _________ 480-836-1782 Martin Engineering ______ 602-692-7357 The Werks C&C, Inc ______ 602-569-1809

Universal CNC Repair _____ 520-510-7008

Machine Retrofitting/CNC Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 API Services __________ 757-223-4157 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Universal CNC Repair _____ 520-510-7008

Contract Programming Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711 Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131

Martin Engineering ______ 602-692-7357

CNC Training Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

GateWay Community College _ 602-286-8050

Engineering Services

Advanced Coord. Tech ____ 623-780-4137

Fast DMS ____________ 424-FAST-DMS Martin Engineering ______ 602-692-7357

Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571

Maint/Repair Services

Adams Machinery _______ 480-968-3711

Advanced Precision ______ 602-525-0156

Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353

DM Machine Repair ______ 480-709-1450

D & R Machinery _______ 480-775-6462

Ellison Machinery _______ 480-968-5335

Martin Engineering ______ 602-692-7357

The Werks C&C, Inc ______ 602-569-1809

Universal CNC Repair _____ 520-510-7008

Whiteʼs Niche Products ____ 602-290-9402

Prev. Maint Programs

Adams Machinery ______ 480-968-3711

Advanced Precision

602-525-0156 Arizona CNC Equip

602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc

602-569-1809 Repair - Portable Advanced Precision

602-569-1809

602-272-4571

Western Banks _________ 480-917-4243 HazMat Pachaging & Shipping Craters & Freighters ______ 480-966-9929 Heavyhaul Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _____________ 800-334-2409 Human Resouces CBIZ ______________ 480-748-9634 Insurance Services NFP Property & Casualty ___ 480-458-6052 ISO/AS9100 Consulting BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856 ISO9001 Lead Auditor Training KALOS Certifications ______ 480-486-8007 IT/ Network Specialists Phreedom Technologies ____ 602-336-3451 Leasing and Financing Alerus Bank & Trust ______ 480-905-2414 Banterra Bank _________ 480-770-0007 Epic Finance __________ 402-639-0475 Equipment Leasing Services__ 480-458-7413 KLM Realty __________ 602-723-3508 Tech Financial Services ____ 402-639-0475 ROC 213527 ~ ROC 213528 KLMcIntyre@cox.net K L McINTYRE GC General Contractors 602-723-3508 Kenneth McIntyre, Sr. Group 1: February 03-04 & 10-11 Group 2: February 05-06 & 12-13 Group 3: February 17-20 Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center Enroll Now at 480-327-8949 or www.isiworld.net Designed for professionals with little to no experience with Lean Thinking. This immersive fourday course provides the tools and skills to build the foundation of critical Lean concepts and techniques, that will strengthen your organizations bottom line. Senior Leaders Front Line Leaders Lean Green Belt Training “ Industrial Solutions allowed us to find the potential in ourselves to become problem solvers. The training provided by ISI allowed employees of all experience levels to be empowered and knowledgeable regarding waste reduction and ways to share valuable input from different perspectives. We plan to build upon the foundation they provided and have true enthusiasm regarding the prospective gains to be realized.” M. Rollins Corporate HR Manager Benefits, Training & Dev. Hopkins Mfg. Corp. Discover new ways to help your business • Reduce Lead Times by 80% • Reduce Work In Process (WIP) up to 90% • Reduce used Floor Space by 75% Improve Quality by 90% Clients we’ve helped: Presented By: goyellowbird.com Michelle Tinsley Western Banks _________ 480-917-4243 Lean Consulting BMSC _____________ 480-445-9400 Industrial Solutions ______ 480-327-8949 Machinery Installation C&M Rigging _________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _______________ 800-334-2409 Martin Engineering ______ 602-692-7357 Machinery Moving C&M Rigging _________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _______________ 800-334-2409 Machinery Storage C&M Rigging _________ 602-253-8200 Hunter Machine Moving ____ 602-246-8783 IRH _______________ 800-334-2409
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Moving Equipment Rentals Pro Lift Rental
480-925-6190 Procurement Fast DMS
424-FAST-DMS Public Relations New Angle Media
602-295-1813 Real Estate, Commercial
Realty
602-723-3508 Reverse Engineering BMSC
480-445-9400 Klontech Measure Sol
480-626-8131 Metalcraft Inc._________480-967-4889 Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571 Rigging
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Testing,
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Cutting Tools
SERVICES/MARKETING/DESIGN Photography Takashi Sato __________
sales@proliftrental.com 480-925-6190 Justin Hagerty 18329 E. Navajo Dr. Queen Creek, AZ 85142 ExpertsinEquipmentFinance ChrisFrans President Direct:402-639-0475 chris@epicapprovals.com www.epicapprovals.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 81 • Jan / Feb 2023 Front of Card: Martin Engineering LLC Since 1990 P:602-692-7357 T:800-995-0181 rmartin699@msn.com mymartinengineering.com 6116 W Myrtle Ave Glendale AZ 85301 ( machine photo ) Back of Card: Since 1990 ME P: 602-692-7357 T: 800-995-0181 rmartin699@msn.com mymartinengineering.com 6116 W Myrtle Ave Glendale AZ 85301 MARTIN ENGINEERING LLC CNC Plasma Cutting E Rob Schwister Executive Vice President 9977 North 95th Street, #110 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Rschwister@equipls.com Cell (480) 458-7413
480-615-6353 DM Machine Repair
480-709-1450 D & R Machinery
480-775-6462 Ellison Machinery
480-968-5335 The Werks C&C, Inc
602-569-1809 Repair -Hydraulic Advanced Precision
602-525-0156 The Werks C&C, Inc
/Maintenace Robots
402-650-8132
Metallurgical
Testing Lab.
Coating, Treatment
Consultants 602-277-1342
602-790-3160

Processes

Moore Tool & Die _______ 602-909-6697

Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673

Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625

Wrico ____________ 480-892-7800

Clean Room Assembly

Janʼs Inc. ____________ 480-833-7305

L&W Fluid ___________ 602-323-2560

AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

Delta Technology _______ 480-867-6320

BAR CODING

Sensing Solutions

Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501

Thermo Couples

Cleveland Electric Labs ____ 480-967-2501

Bending: CNC

AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477

Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625

Brazing: Aluminum Dip

Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727

Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432

BROACHING

Air Gear ____________ 602-275-7996

Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144

CASTINGS

AATC _____________ 602-268-1467

Western Cast Parts ______ 480-250-9764 Castings: Prototype

602-268-1467

Western Cast Parts ______ 480-250-9764

AATC

Castings: Production

602-268-1467

Western Cast Parts ______ 480-250-9764

COATING

Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443

Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____ 602-244-2432

CAP _____________ 602-464-9629

Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575

Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117

Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130

Louieʼs Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530

Perfection Industrial Finishing ________ 520-434-9090Gold Tech Industries ______ _480-968-1930

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917

The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448 Sav-On Plating _________ 602-252-4311

Coating: Dry Film Lube Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575

CRC Surface Technologies ___ 602-288-0394

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917

Coating: Liquid Collins Metal Finishing ___ 602-275-3117

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

Pilkington Metal Finishing _ 801-972-2146

WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC

Steve Whisel Field Sales & Engineering 4024 E. Casitas Del Rio Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phone: (480) 284-6618 Cell: (480) 250-9764 Email: swcastings@cox.net

Coating: Nickel/Teflon Coating Technologies

Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117 Coating: NP3 Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575

Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Chemetall

714-739-2821 Coating Technologies

Collins Metal Finishing

623-242-9575

602-275-3117

CRC Surface Technologies

PAS Technologies

602-257-0530

602-288-0394 Louieʼs Black Oxide

602-744-2600

Coating:Passivation CAP

602-464-9629 PAS Technologies

602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div of Mistras

602-275-1917

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602-476-7477 Creedbilt
623-939-8119 Jaguar
Machine
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928-772-9887 Abrams Airborne Mfg
520-887-1727 AEI
480-733-6594 ANEWCO
520-751-1222 CAP
602-464-9629
480-967-2501
480-396-1800
520-889-8325
801-782-4403
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480-892-5480 800-809-3901 480-239-8254 928-772-9887 520-751-1222 480-813-1002 480-834-4637 480-584-5227 800-777-2483 602-278-6666 480-503-1283 928-310-7110 480-966-2300 480-622-1705 714-373-0098 623-780-4100

Powder Coating
Finishing _______
Precision ________
Metal Finishing ____
Group_________
Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090
Fab & Design_____480-590-5058
Metal Finishing_____801-972-2146 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090 COIL PROCESSING Big O Metals __________ 480-477-9182 CUTTING Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___ 480-306-7748 The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448 Bandsaw Cutting Echols Saw & Supply _____ 602-278-3918 Laser A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191 AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594 Allied Tool & Die ________ 602-429-2514 Big O Metals __________ Desert Precision Mfg _____ F&B Manufacturing ______ Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___ Fine Line Laser Cutting ____ Plasma Cutting AEI Fabrication ________ Big O Metals __________ Marzee ____________ Tube Laser Cutting Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___ Tube Service Company ____ Turret Punching A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace AEI Fabrication ________ Big O Metals __________ DIE CASTING TVT Die Casting ________ Die Casting/Aluminum & Zinc TVT Die Casting ________
Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 call: (855) 593-5668 Made in USA Pallet Changers & AutoDoors for Affordable CNC Automation Carlos De Leon P: 602-268-1467 x232 Email:edeleon@aatcinc.com F: 866-792-2814 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 83 • Jan / Feb 2023
602-438-4443 AZMF
602-476-7477 Collins
602-275-3117 Frontier
928-636-0130 Perfection
Phoenix
Pilkington

AZMF Precision

BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881

BID Machine, Inc

Big O Metals

480-892-7304

480-477-9182

Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483

Creedbilt Inc __________ 623-939-8119

Dayton Lamina ________ 248-489-9122

Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication _ 602-437-0339

Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506

Gilbert Metal Stamping ____ 480-503-1283

JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403

K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575

LEI Machining __________ 928-310-7110

Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575

Magnum Companies _____ 602.272.3600

Metzfab ____________ 602- 539-9591

Moore Tool & Die _______ 602-909-6697

Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114

Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625

Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ 623-847-4028

RM Garrison Machining ____ 623-582-6544

Scriven Precision ________ 480-961-9775

Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400

TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448

Wal-Tek Industries ________ 623-587-4611

Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778

Whitley Machine________602-323-5550

Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800

Aluminum (Medium & Large)

Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493

Bending

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191

Fabrication: Custom Metal

AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594

AZMF Precision _________ 602-476-7477

Allfab Engineering______602-437-0497

Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506

K-2 Mfg ___________ 602-455-9575

Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625

Fabrication: Medium & Large

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191

Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727

AEI Fabrication _______ 480-733-6594

ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222

BEL Machining_________480-445-9881

Big O Metals __________ 480-477-9182

Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339

Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506

Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701

Fine Line Fabricating ____ 602-863-3506

Janʼs Inc. ___________ 480-833-7305

JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403

Magnum Companies ____ 602.272.3600 Metzfab ___________ 602- 539-9591

Precise Metal Products ___ 602-272-2625

Precision Metalworks ____ 602-455-9575

RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544

Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748

Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400

TMM Precision _______ 800-448-9448

Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778

Fabrication: Steel Magnum Companies ____ 602.272.3600

Industrial Repair & Fabrication: LEI Machining _________ 928-310-7110

Metal Forming

Allfab Engineering______602-437-0497

AZMF Precision _________ 602-476-747

Big O Metals __________ 480-477-9182

Desert Precision Mfg ____ 520-887-4433

K-2 Manufacturing _____ 602-455-9575

Moore Tool & Die ______ 602-909-6697

Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ 623-847-4028 TMM Precision

602-269-5801

SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACHINED PARTS- WASHERS -WIREFORMSFORMEDTUBING -ASSEMBLIES
Spring&ManufacturingCo.,Inc.
ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly President/C.O.O. CraigRoth AERO SPRINGS ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly SPRINGS ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACHINED PARTS- WASHERS -WIREFORMSFORMEDTUBING -ASSEMBLIES Spring&ManufacturingCo.,Inc.
Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com 3325EastWierAvenue Phoenix,Arizona85040 ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly President/C.O.O. CraigRoth AERO SPRINGS ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACHINED PARTS- WASHERS -WIREFORMSFORMEDTUBING -ASSEMBLIES Spring&ManufacturingCo.,Inc.
Phone:(602)243-4329 Cell:(602)370-5777 Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com 3325EastWierAvenue Phoenix,Arizona85040
Phone:(602)243-4329 Cell:(602)370-5777
Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com 3325EastWierAvenue Phoenix,Arizona85040 ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly President/C.O.O. CraigRoth AERO SPRINGS ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACHINED PARTS- WASHERS -WIREFORMSFORMEDTUBING -ASSEMBLIES Spring&ManufacturingCo.,Inc.
Cell:(602)370-5777 Aerospring1@aerospringmfg.com 3325EastWierAvenue Phoenix,Arizona85040 ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly President/C.O.O. CraigRoth AERO SPRINGS ACompleteManufacturingFacilityfor Fabrication,MachiningandAssembly Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800 ENGINEERING/ PROGRAMMING K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575 Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191 Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727 AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594 AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493 Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497 ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222 ATEC Engineering _______ 480-569-3337 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969
Phone:(602)243-4329 Cell:(602)370-5777
Phone:(602)243-4329
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Precision Metal Forming A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-219 AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594 AZMF Precision _________ 602-476-7477 Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433 K-2 Mfg ____________ 602-455-9575 Desert Precision Mfg & Fine Line Fabricating Engineering 21631N.3rdAvenue Phoenix,AZ85027 p (623)4929400x215 f (623)4929071 pstewart@stewartmfg.com www.stewartmfg.com PatrickH.StewartII President valtechmfg@qwestoffice.net mpson Stamping Companies LIN PRYOR (480) 316-2893 (480) 477-9182 OWNER / CEO LINPRYOR@BIGOMETALS.COM 50 S. 43RD. PHOENIX, AZ 85009 WWW.BIGOMETALS.COM DIFFERENT BY DESIGN A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 84 • Jan / Feb 2023 A1PMA.COM Precision metal fabrication and sheet metal design 2216 E. MAGNOLIA ST. PHOENIX, AZ 85034 JACK TERRELL Owner & VP (623) 377-2191 JACK@A1PMA.COM SHELLEY TERRELL Owner & President (623) 670-3406 SHELLEY@A1PMA.COM
800-448-9448 Wal-Tek Industries
623-587-4611 Metal Restoration Capital Metal Finishing
520-884-7473 Metal Stamping High Production Precision Stamping Allied Tool & Die
602-429-2514 Precision Die & Stamping
480-967-2038 Thompson Machine
505-823-1453 Plasma Cutting Big O Metals
480-477-9182 Martin Engineering
602-692-7357 Marzee

Moore Tool & Die _______ 602-909-6697

Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ 623-847-4028

SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113

Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453

Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800

Punching

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191

Big O Metals __________ 480-477-9182

Desert Precision Mfg _____ 520-887-4433

Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701

K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575

Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114

Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575

Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778

Roll Forming

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191

Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320

Saw Cutting

Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163

Shearing

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191

FINISHING

Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443

AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477

Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575

EPSI______________714-256-8950

Louieʼs Black Oxide _____ 602-257-0530

PAS Technologies ______ 602-744-2600

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

Phoenix Heat Treating____602-258-7751

TVT Die Casting _______ 800-280-2278

Abrasive Blasting

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917

STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

Carburizing

Controlled Thermal Tech ___ 602-272-3714

Dry Film Lubrication

Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432

CAP ____________ 602-464-9629

PAS Technologies ______ 602-744-2600

Semiray, A Div of Mistras ___ 602-275-1917

Electro-Polishing

Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117

Glass Bead Clean

A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566

Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575

Lone Arrow _________ 480-507-8074

PAS Technologies ______ 602-744-2600

Gun Finishing

Louieʼs Gun Finishing ____ 602-257-0530

Nitriding: Gaseous Controlled Thermal Tech ___ 602-272-3714

Nitriding: Salt Bath Controlled Thermal Tech ___ 602-272-3714 Passivation CAP

of Mistras

Industries _______ 503-232-9109 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231 Stripping Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575 FIXTURES Allied Tool & Die ________ 602-429-2514 Blaze Precision ________ 480-584-5227 Exactitude Precision ______
Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494 FOUNDRY AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 GEAR CUTTING Air Gear ____________ 602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc _______ 623-934-7144 GRINDING Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Auer Precision _________ 480-834-4637 AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969 Blue Streak Grinding ____ 602-353-8088 CRC Surface Technologies ___ 602-288-0394 East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601 sales@abrams.com ISO 9001:2008/AS9100C Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. WillettaPhoenix, AZ 85009 Phone: (602) 353-8088 Mike@BlueStreakGrinding.com www.bluestreakgrinding.com 602-254-4173 1138 W Watkins St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 vmw1909@valleymachineworks.com www.valleymachineworks.com VALLEY MACHINE WORKS CUSTOM MACHINING & WELDING SINCE 1909 PORTABLE REPAIR & 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 85 • Jan / Feb 2023
____________ 602-464-9629 Coating Technologies ___ _623-242-9575 CRC Surface Technologies __ 602-288-0394 PAS Technologies ______ 602-744-2600 Semiray, A Div
___ 602-275-1917 Polishing EPSI______________714-256-8950 RM Garrison Machining ___ 623-582-6544 Sand Blasting A2Z Sandblasting ______ 602-716-5566 Coating Technologies ____ 623-242-9575 Masic
602-316-6957

GMN USA ___________ 800-686-1679

Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767

JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401

Powill Manufacturing _____ 623-780-4100

Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320

Shaw Precision ________ 480-785-4925

Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701

Grinding, Blanchard

Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701

Grinding: Centerless (OD)

Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication _ 602-437-0339

Rolamech Mfg __________ 623-587-8444

Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767

National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401

Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320

Shaw Precision ________ 480-785-4925

Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701

Grinding, CNC/Contour

Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088

National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869

Powill Manufacturing_ ___623-780-4100

Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701

Grinding… Cylindrical

Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767

Grinding… Double Disc

Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401

Grinding…Gear/Spline Air Gear ____________ 602-275-7996

Grinding: ID/OD Air Gear ____________ 602-275-7996

AzMark ____________ 480-926-8969

Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767

National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Rolamech Mfg __________ 623-587-8444

Ron Grob ___________ 970-667-5320

Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701

Grinding: Surface Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002 Blue Streak Grinding _____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767

National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401

Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494

Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

Superior Grinding _______ 888-487-9701

Grinding: Tool & Cutter CTE

Controlled Thermal Tech ___ 602-272-3714

Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751

Heat Treating/NADCAP ABS Metallurgical _______ 602-437-3008 Bolts Metallizing - CWST ____ 602-244-2432

Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Aluminum Heat Treating Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575

Phoenix Heat Treating_____602-258-7751

HONING/LAPPING

Global Superabrasives ____ 888-586-8783 Grindworks __________ 623-582-5767 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654

National Grinding & Mfg ___ 602-588-2869

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Paramount Honing & Machine 480-577-9774

Phoenix Grinding _______ 602-437-8401

Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100

_______________ 800-783-2400
HYDRO FORMING F&B Manufacturing ______ 602-512-5237 Precision Aerospace ______
IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code EPSI______________714-256-8950 Leach Laser _________ 602-254-1141 Mobile PartMarking Leach Laser _________ 602-254-1141
/ PartMarking
Group_________
Leach Laser __________
Perfection Industrial Finishing
TechMark __________ 480-820--9444 Silk Screen Arizona Finishing ______ 602-438-4443 Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090 INJECTION MOLDING (PLASTIC) LTM Plastics _________ 303-592-9548 Pro-Tek____________928-759-9494 INSPECTION Calibration Field Calibrations ______ 480-756-8828 Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131                  FAA CRS AI0R143N FAA CRS AI0R143N CRS -- EASA.145.4079 EASA.145.4079 3301 EAST MADISON STREET 3301 EAST MADISON STREET PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85034 PHOENIX, 85034           A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 86 • Jan / Feb 2023 PREMIUM PLASTIC-INJECTION MOLDING Brian Parker Owner 303-592-9548 brian@ltmplastics.com Chris Torres - President Jennifer Torres - Vice President O ce: 480-785-4925 Chris Cell: 602-349-7921 • chris@shawprecision.com Jennifer: jen@shawprecision.com
602-352-8658
Tool
(Laser) Frontier
928-636-0130
602-254-1141
520-434-9090

Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422

Inspection Services

Arizona Wire & Tool ______ 480-813-1002

Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802

East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601

Klontech Measure Sol _____ 480-626-8131

Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571

Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300

Total Quality Systems ____ 480-377-6422 Inspection Services, Welding Metals Eng & Testing Lab. ___ 602-272-4571

ISO9000 / AS9100 Cert.

BMSC_____________480-445-9400

Gladhill Assoc _________ 623-939-4412

Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856

Process Improvement/ Audit

BMSC_____________480-445-9400

Quality Training Consultants _ 928-284-0856

MACHINING

Machining: 3D

3D Machine LLC ________ 480-239-8254

Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608

Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005

Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802

L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560

MAKstride __________ 928-460-6054

Micropulse West _______ 480-966-2300

Pro Precision ________ 602-353-0022

Machining: 5 Axis

Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608

ANEWCO ___________ 520-751-1222

ARCAS Machine _______ 480-562-4203

AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477

Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339

Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200

F&B Manufacturing ______ 602-512-5237

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325

Industrial Tool Die & Eng ___ 520-745-8771

Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545

JDB Ltd ___________ 602-992-9627

Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889

Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673

Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340

T-N Machining ________ 602-278-8665

Tech Five Machining _____ 480-699-4856

Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601

Machining: Aerospace

AATC______________602-268-1467

Abrams Airborne Mfg _____

520-887-1727

Allied Tool & Die ________ 602-429-2514

Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608

ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222

Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005

Axian Technology ______ 623-580-0800

AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969

Backerworks Mfg ______ 505-342-2943

Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005

Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802

Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339

East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601

Evans Precision Machining _ 623-581-6200

Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng __ 520-889-8325

HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704

Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276

Jaguar Precision Machine __ 505-242-6545

JBʼs Precision ________ 623-581-9088

JD Machine _________ 801-782-4403

KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331

L&W Machine Co ______ 602-323-2560

LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654

Lynch Brothers Mfg _____ 602-267-7575

Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451

Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889

Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673

Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Powill Manufacturing ____ 623-780-4100

Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625

Pro Precision _________ 602-353-0022

Service & Sales

Southwest Swiss Precision

Specialty Turn Products

Uni-Tek

480-968-9084

602-438-4670

602-426-9340

602-272-2601

Machining: Contract

Aero Design & Mfg

AERO Spring & Mfg Co

Arizona Wire & Tool

Avtek Industries

Axian Technology

Cleveland Electric Labs

Evans Precision Machining

Flex-Pro

GHT Services

Gibbs Precision Machine

Gilbert Metal Stamping

Group Mfg Serv.

HK Machining

Infinisys

Janʼs Inc.

JD Machine

602-437-8080

602-243-4329

480-813-1002

602-485-4005

623-580-0800

480-967-2501

623-581-6200

623-581-0551

480-396-1800

480-753-1166

480-503-1283

480-966-3952

602-278-6704

602-276-2276

480-833-7305

801-782-4403

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BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881

BID Machine, Inc

Blaze Precision

Challenger Aerospace___ _ 480-894-0802

Cleveland Electric Labs

Continental Machining

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339

East Valley Precision

Evans Precision Machining

Flex-Pro

GHT Services

480-288-6601

623-581-6200

623-581-0551

480-396-1800

480-753-1166

480-423-3848

602-278-6704

520-889-8325

602-276-2276

480-833-7305

505-242-6545

623-581-9088

801-782-4403

602-992-9627

480-804-9541

602-267-1331

602-323-2560

602-272-2654

928-310-7110

928-460-6054

480-966-4451

480-967-4889

602- 539-9591

480-966-2300

480-961-7673

623-587-0335

520-792-3160

480-635-9163

623-780-4100

602-352-8658

Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845

T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665

Tech Five Machining ______ 480-699-4856

Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601

Val-Tech Mfg

480-966-7376

Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800

Machining: Industrial & Repair

BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881

LEI Machining _________ 928-310-7110

Machining: Large

Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322

Alpha Mfg Solutions ______ 602-332-3608

Backerworks Mfg _______ 505-342-2943

Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483

Empire Precision Mach. ____ 480-633-4580

F&B Manufacturing ______ 602-512-5237

HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704

K-zell Metals, Inc. _______ 602-232-5882

KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331

Machining: Milling

3D Machine LLC ________ 480-239-8254

AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594

Allied Tool & Die ________ 602-429-2514

ARCAS Machine ________ 480-562-4203

Avtek Industries ________ 602-485-4005

AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477

Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802

East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601

Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957

Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551

Genesis Precision _______ 602-687-9600

GHT Services __________ 480-396-1800

Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166ʼ

Jemelco, Inc.

L&W Machine Co

MAKstride

602-323-2560

928-460-6054

Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889

Morsch Machine

520-792-3160

480-961-7673 P4 Swiss/Lindel

Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163

Phoenix Fab & Design____480-590-5058

Pro-Tek____________928-759-9494 RMSS

623-780-5904 Rolamech Mfg

970-667-5320

623-587-8444 Ron Grob

Select Machining

602-881-5845 Stewart Precision Mfg

602-272-2601 Wal-Tek Industries

623-587-4611

Machining: Milling - Long Part K-zell Metals, Inc.

602-232-5882

Machining: MultiSwiss GRPM

480-423-3848

GRPM _____________ 480-423-3848

623-587-8444

602-272-2625 Rolamech Mfg

480-892-5480

623-780-5904

970-667-5320

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325

Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276

Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545

JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403

JDB Ltd.

602-992-9627

Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340

Machining Plastic

Blaze Precision _______ 480-584-5227

East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601

JDB Ltd ____________ 602-992-9627

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RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 RMSS
Ron Grob
Con Machine East Valley Precision
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GHT Services

Machining Precision

3D Machine LLC __ ______480-239-8254

AAE ______________ 928-772-9887

AATC

602-268-1467

Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727

AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594

Aero-Mach Precision

Allied Tool & Die

Alpha Machine

480-201-0251

602-429-2514

602-437-0322

Alpha Mfg Solutions ______ 602-332-3608

ANEWCO

ARCAS Machine

Arizona Wire & Tool

ATEC Engineering

Auer Precision

Avtek Industries

Backerworks Mfg

BID Machine, Inc

Cassavant Machining

Challenger Aerospace

GRPM _____________ 480-423-3848

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325

HK Machining _________ 602-278-6704

HPMP _____________ 801-619-9850

Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545

JBʼs Precision _________ 623-581-9088

JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403

JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627

Jemelco, Inc. __________ 480-804-9541

JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600

LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654

Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575

Matrix Machine ________ 480-966-4451

Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300

Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889

Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673

Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376

Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611

Weiser Engineering ______ 303-280-2778

Machining: Production AAE ______________ 928-772-9887

Aero-Mach Precision ______ 480-201-0251

GHT Services __________ 480-396-1800 JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627

LEI Machining _________ 928-310-7110

MAKstride ___________ 928-460-6054

P4 Swiss/Lindel ________ 520-792-3160

StarRex Precision _______ 480-834-6344

T-N Machining _________ 602-278-8665

Tech Five Machining ______ 480699-4856 Machining: Prototype AAE ______________ 928-772-9887

JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627

JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600

KLK Ind. ____________ 602-267-1331

L&W Machine Co _______ 602-323-2560

MAKstride ___________ 928-460-6054

Metalcraft Inc. _________ 480-967-4889

Micropulse West ________ 480-966-2300

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058

Pro Precision ________ 602-353-00220

RM Garrison Machining ____ 623-582-6544

RMSS ___________ 623-780-5904

Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845

StarRex Precision _______ 480-834-6344

Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400

T-N Machining

602-278-8665

520-751-1222

480-562-4203

480-813-1002

480-569-3337

480-834-4637

602-485-4005

505-342-2943

480-892-7304

602-437-4005

480-894-0802

Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL) __ 480-967-2501

Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication _ 602-437-0339

Evans Precision Machʼg

623-581-6200

Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551

Genesis Precision _______ 602-687-9600

Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166

Nelson Engineering ______ 602-273-7114

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

P4 Swiss/Lindel ________ 520-792-3160

Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163

Powill Mfg ___________ 623-780-4100

Precision Aerospace ______ 602-352-8658

Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

RM Garrison Machʼing _ __623-582-6544

RMSS_____________623-780-5904

Rolamech Mfg __________ 623-587-8444

Service & Sales ________ 480-968-9084

Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670

Specialty Turn Products ____ 602-426-9340

StarRex Precision _______ 480-834-6344

Stewart Precision Mfg _____ 623-492-9400

Tech Five Machining ______ 480699-4856

Uni-Tek ____________ 602-272-2601

AATC______________602-268-1467

Aero-Mach Precision ______ 480-201-0251

Alpha Machine ________ 602-437-0322

ARCAS Machine ________ 480-562-4203

Backerworks Mfg _______ 505-342-2943

BID Machine, Inc _______ 480-892-7304

Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483

Evans Precision ________ 623-581-6200

Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957

Flex-Pro ____________ 623-581-0551

GHT Services __________ 480-396-1800

Gibbs Precision Machine ___ 480-753-1166

Infinisys ____________ 602-276-2276

Jaguar Precision Machine ___ 505-242-6545

Janʼs Inc. ____________ 480-833-7305

Jemelco, Inc. __________ 480-804-9541

JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403

480699-4856 Uni-Tek

480-966-7376

Machining: Quick Turn Flex-Pro

623-581-0551

480-753-1166 Genesis Precision

602-687-9600

602-278-6704

480-804-9541

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L&W Machine Co _______
Machining: Swiss Cassavant Machining _____
www.clevelandelectriclabs.com ISO/IEC 17025 Rich Schwab Sr. Sales Representative 361 South 52nd Street • Tempe, AZ 85281 Phone: 480-967-2501 • Fax: 480-967-2530 rschwab@cel-atg.com Cell: 480-375-1437 Avery 5371 CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021 Jon Schaeffer (President) Office: 602-687-9600 Mobile: 602-881-1055 E-Mail: jon@genesisprecisionaz.com Web: www.genesisprecisionaz.com A2Z MANUFACTURING SW • 89 • Jan / Feb 2023 GRP HK Machining
Jemelco, Inc.
Paragon Machining & Design
602-267-1331
602-323-2560
602-437-4005

GRPM ____________ 480-423-3848

P4 Swiss/Lindel _______ 520-792-3160

Pacific Swiss & Mfg ______ 503-557-9407

Rhino Machine _______ 480-250-3366

RMG Machining _______ 623-582-6544

Rolamech Mfg _________ 623-587-8444

Southwest Swiss Precision _ 602-438-4670

Specialty Turn Products ___ 602-426-9340

StarRex Precision ______ 480-834-6344

Wal-Tek Industries _______ 623-587-4611

Mach: Turning CNC

3D Machine LLC _______480-239-8254

AAE _____________ 928-772-9887

Aero-Mach Precision ______ 480-201-0251

Allied Tool & Die _______ 602-429-2514

Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322

Alpha Mfg Solutions _____ 602-332-3608

ARCAS Machine _______ 480-562-4203

ATEC Engineering ______ 480-569-3337

Avtek Industries _______ 602-485-4005

AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477

BEL Machining_________480-445-9881

Cassavant Machining ____ 602-437-4005

Cleveland Electric Labs ___ 480-967-2501

Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339

East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601

Exactitude Precision ______ 602-316-6957

Flex-Pro

Genesis Precision

GHT Services

GRPM

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng

623-581-0551

602-687-9600

480-396-1800

480-423-3848

520-889-8325

JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403

JDB Ltd. ____________ 602-992-9627

Jemelco, Inc. __________ 480-804-9541

Metzfab ____________ 602- 539-9591

Morsch Machine ________ 480-961-7673

Osborn Products ________ 623-587-0335

P4 Swiss/Lindel _______ 520-792-3160

Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163

Phoenix Fab & Design____480-590-5058

Precision Metalworks ____ 602-455-9575

Rhino Machine _______ 480-250-3366

RM Garrison Machʼing__623-582-6544

RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904

Ron Grob __________ 970-667-5320

StarRex Precision ______ 480-834-6344

Select Machining ______ 602-881-5845

Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400

Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601

Val-Tech Mfg _________ 480-966-7376

Metalcraft Inc. ________ 480-967-4889

Morsch Machine _______ 480-961-7673

Uni-Tek ___________ 602-272-2601

Machining: Turning: Automatic

American Prec. Machine ___ 602-269-6298

AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969

Challenger Aerospace ____ 480-894-0802

Evans Precision Machʼg ___ 623-581-6200

JBʼs Precision Ind ______ 623-581-9088

LAYKE, Inc.__________ 602-272-2654

Matrix Machine _______ 480-966-4451

Paragon Machining & Design 480-635-9163

Rhino Machine _______ 480-250-3366

RMSS ____________ 623-780-5904

StarRex Precision ______ 480-834-6344

Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400

Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778

Machining: Ultra-Precision

Auer Precision ________ 480-834-4637

Axian Technology _______ 623-580-0800

GRPM _____________ 480-423-3848

Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing 503-557-9407

Rhino Machine ________ 480-250-3366

Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670

MACHINING: LASER

Laser Cutting

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191

AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594

AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477

Allfab Engineering_______602-437-0497

Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506

K-2 Mfg ____________ 602-455-9575

Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625

Fabrication: Medium & Large

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace 623-377-2191

Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727

AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594

ANEWCO ____________ 520-751-1222

BEL Machining_________ 480-445-9881

Big O Metals __________ 480-477-9182

Continental Machining ____ 800-777-2483

Dynamic Machine & Fabrication _ 602-437-0339

Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506

Fry Fabrications ________ 602-454-0701

Fine Line Fabricating _____ 602-863-3506

Janʼs Inc. ____________ 480-833-7305

JD Machine __________ 801-782-4403

Magnum Companies _____ 602.272.3600

Metzfab ____________ 602- 539-9591

Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625

Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575

RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544

Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748

Stewart Precision Mfg ____ 623-492-9400

TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448

Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778

Fabrication: Steel

Magnum Companies ____ 602.272.3600

AEI Fabrication ________ 480-733-6594

Allfab Engineering ______ 602-437-0497

Allied Tool & Die _______ 602-429-2514

AZMF Precision _______ 602-476-7477

Big O Metals _________ 480-477-9182

EDM Tech __________ 602-278-6666

F&B Manufacturing _____ 602-512-5237

Fine Line Laser Cutting ___ 602-863-3196

K-2 Manufacturing______ 602-455-9575

K-zell Metals, Inc. ______ 602-232-5882

KLK Ind. ___________ 602-267-1331

M3 (Modern Metal Masters) 623-233-7932

Marusiak LLC ________ 480-318-8883

P3 Built ___________ 602-830-8300

Phoenix Waterjet & Laser __ 602-484-9393

Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625

Precision Aerospace _____ 602-352-8658

Reiterʼs Custom Welding___ 623-847-4028

Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748

The Metal Man ________ 800-448-9448

TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448

Tube Service Company ___ 602-267-9865

Wal-Tek Industries ______ 623-587-4611

Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800

Weiser Engineering _____ 303-280-2778

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AAE ______________ 928-772-9887

Abrams Airborne Mfg _____ 520-887-1727

Aero Tech

Creedbilt Inc

Exactitude Precision

801-292-0493

623-939-8119

602-316-6957

Hi-Tech Machining & Eng ___ 520-889-8325

K-2 Mfg

KLK Ind.

Metzfab

602-455-9575

602-267-1331

602- 539-9591

RM Garrison Machʼing___623-582-6544

RMSS____________623-780-5904

Scriven Precision

Wal-Tek Industries

Manufacturing: Electrode

Quality Mold_________ 480-892-5480

Mfg: PhotoChemical

Aero Tech

Etching Fabrication

Turnkey Product Services Aero Tech

MOLDS

AAE ______________ 928-772-9887

JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600

Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494

Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

Molds: Construction AAE ______________ 928-772-9887 JWB Manufacturing ______ 480-967-4600

Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

Mold

Molds: Plastic Injection AAE ______________ 928-772-9887

Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494

Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

Pro-Tek Mold

Molds: Steel Aero Tech ___________ 801-292-0493

PAINTING

Arizona Finishing _______ 602-438-4443

CAP _____________ 602-464-9629

Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473

Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575

CRC Surface Technologies ___ 602-288-0394

Frontier Group_________ 928-636-0130

PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

Precise Metal Products ____ 602-272-2625

STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

Painting& Blast Booths

STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

Phosphate

Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575

Wet Paint/CARC

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

Sandblast/Automated

Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473

STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

Screenprinting & Pad Printing

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

STP Performance Coating LLC _ 602-276-1231

PLATING

Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473

CRC Surface Technologies ___ 602-288-0394

Coating Technologies _____ 623-242-9575

Collins Metal Finishing ____ 602-275-3117

E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950

Foresight Finishing ______ 480-921-0000

Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109

PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600

Electroless Nickel

Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473

CRC Surface Technologies ___ 602-288-0394

Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109

Embrittlement Relief

E.P.S.I. _____________ 714-256-8950

PAS Technologies _______ 602-744-2600

Perfection Industrial Finishing 520-434-9090

Sav-On Plating _________ 602-252-4311

POLISHING

Capital Metal Finishing ____ 520-884-7473

Masic Industries ________ 503-232-9109

PRODUCTION

Challenger Aerospace _____ 480-894-0802

Louieʼs Black Oxide ______ 602-257-0530

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Thompson Machine ______ 505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550

Testing: Turbine Instrumentation Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL) __ 480-967-2501

THERMAL SPRAY

THERMAL SPRAY

Bolts Metallizing - CWST___602-244-2432

Controlled Thermal Tech

602-272-3714 Empire Precision Mach.

THREADING Thread Grinding Blue Streak Grinding

602-353-8088

623-582-5767 Osborn Products

623-587-0335

ThreadRolling Shaw Precision ________ 480-785-4925

TOOL & DIE 3D Machine LLC

928-772-9887 Arizona Wire & Tool

480-813-1002 Gilbert Metal Stamping

480-503-1283 Moore Tool & Die

Thompson Machine

505-823-1453 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550

480-892-7800

TOOLING

602-278-6666 Moore Tool & Die

EDM Tech

480-622-1705 Paragon Machining & Design _ 480-635-9163 Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494 Western Sintering

TUBING Assembly

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Formed Tubing Service & Sales ________ 480-968-9084 Formed Tubing AERO Spring & Mfg Co ____ 602-243-4329 WATERJET CUTTING Alpha Machine ________
AZMF Precision ________
Creedbilt Inc __________
East Valley Precision ______ 480-288-6601 EDM Tech ___________
Flow International ______
Janʼs Inc. ____________ 480-833-7305 M3 (Modern Metal Masters) _
MAKstride ___________
Marusiak LLC _________ 480-318-8883 Marzee ____________
Metzfab ____________
Milco _____________
Moore Tool & Die _______
Phoenix Waterjet & Laser ___
Precision Aerospace ______
Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___
Rhino Board __________
RM Garrison Machining ____
Southwest Waterjet-Laser ___
602-437-0322
602-476-7477
623-939-8119
602-278-6666
800-446-3569
623-233-7932
928-460-6054
602-269-5801
602- 539-9591
714-373-0098
602-909-6697
602-484-9393
602-352-8658
623-847-4028
505-842-5100
623-582-6544
480-306-7748
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Whitley Machine_______602-323-5550

Waterjet, 5-Axis

Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748

Waterjet, Multi head

Whitley Machine_______602-323-5550

Waterjet, High Press. Cutting

Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322

Marzee ___________ 602-269-5801

Phoenix Waterjet & Laser __ 602-484-9393

Rhino Board _________ 505-842-5100

Southwest Waterjet-Laser __ 480-306-7748

WASHERS

AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329

WIRE FORMS

AERO Spring & Mfg Co ___ 602-243-4329

Moore Tool & Die ______ 602-909-6697

SPRINGWORKS Utah _____ 801-298-0113

WELDING

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace623-377-2191

AEI Fabrication _______ 480-733-6594

Allfab Engineering______602-437-0497

Alpha Machine _______ 602-437-0322

ATEC Engineering ______ 480-569-3337

AzMark ___________ 480-926-8969

AZMF Precision ________ 602-476-7477

BEL Machining________ 480-445-9881

BID Machine, Inc ______ 480-892-7304

Bolts Metallizing - CWST ___ 602-244-2432

Continental Machining ___ 800-777-2483

Desert Precision Mfg ____ 520-887-4433

Empire Precision Mach. ___ 480-633-4580

F&B Manufacturing _____ 602-512-5237

Group Mfg. Serv ________ 480-966-3952

Janʼs Inc. ____________ 480-833-7305

K-2 Manufacturing ______ 602-455-9575

K-zell Metals, Inc. _______ 602-232-5882

Lynch Brothers Mfg ______ 602-267-7575

Magnum Companies _____ 602.272.3600

P3 Built ____________ 602-830-8300

Precision Aerospace ______ 602-352-8658

Precision Metalworks _____ 602-455-9575

Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

Reiterʼs Custom Welding ___ 623-847-4028

RM Garrison __________ 623-582-6544

Scriven Precision ________ 480-961-9775

Val-Tech Mfg __________ 480-966-7376

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Wrico _____________ 480-892-7800

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Dynamic Machine & Fabrication 602-437-0339

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ATEC Engineering _______ 480-569-3337

Backerworks Mfg _____ 505-342-2943

Continental Machining __ 800-777-2483

Cutting Edge Mfg ______ 480-609-7233

Frontier Group_________602-437-2426

Janʼs Inc.____________480-833-7305 K-2 Mfg

602-455-9575 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480

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3D Machine ................................82

A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace......63,84

AAE ...............................................91

Abrams Airborne Mfg..............................85

ABS Metallurgical .................................61,86

ACC Machinery .........................................73

Acieta..............................................................73

Adams Machinery ...................49,71,73,96

Advanced Precision .................................. 80

AEI Fabrication...........................................92

Aero Spring & Mfg ........84

Aero Tech 89

Air Gear ......................................................... 86

Alerus ................................................................ 7

AllFab Engineering 85

Allied Tool & Die 83

Alpha Machine 91

Alpha Mfg Solutions (AMS) .............. 87

American Aerospace (AATC)...............83

American Tools & Metals..................74,75

Americhem Engineering 75

ANEWCO 88

Apache Gear 85

Apache Steel ..................................................77

Arizona CNC .........................9,57,73,76,78

Arizona Finishing 86

Arizona Tool Steel 78

Arizona Wire & Tool................... .............93

ASU Engineering .......................................38

ATEC Engineering.....................................93

Auer Precision 85

Avtek 88

Axian Technology 82

Ayers Gear & Machining.........................71

AZ Metals ..................................... 1,42-43,76

AZMARK (Imaginetics) .........................91

AZMF Precision.........................................92

B&T Tool & Engineering 79

Backerworks Mfg 89

Banterra Bank.................................2,81

Barton International .......................... 48,76

Basic Metals 44,78

Beau’s Crates 80

BEL Machining 84

BID Machine, Inc...................................... 84

Big O Metals.................... 1,23,42-43,59,84

Blaze Precision.............................................83

Blue Streak Grinding 56,85

BMSC 70,83

Bolts Metallizing-CWST 83

Bralco Metals..........................................76,77

Bramac Machinery................................... 74

Bystronic 74

C&M Rigging 20,81

Capital Metal Finishing 91

Cassavant CAP......................................36,93

Cassavant Machining .............................. 90

Castrol Industrial....................................... 76

CBIZ 80

Challenger Aerospace 87

ChemResearch(CRC) 62,87

CIS................................................................... 82

Cleveland Electric Labs........................... 89

CNC Pros 26-27,73,75,77

Coast Aluminum.................................12,77

Coastal Metals.......................................38,78

Coating Tech....................................... 72,83

Collins Metal Finishing............................83

Consolidated Resources....................44,80

Continental Machining....................54-55,88

Continental Precision.........................86,87

Controlled Thermal Tech.................28,86

Craters & Feighters..............................71,80

Crating Tech................................................72

Creedbilt Inc................................................93

Index of Advertisers

D & R Mchy.........................15,39,73,74,79

DATRON.....................................................75

Davis Metals ...................................22,92

DCM Tech............................................74

Delta Technology................................74

Desert Precision MF..........................84

DM Machine Repair..........................80

DMG Mori 73,74

Dynamic Machine ..................................14,86

East Valley Precision .....................................89

Ebbco Inc. 74

Echols Saw & Supply 73

Edge Technologies 76

EDM Network ............................... 65,77

EDM Perform Access. ...................... 78

EDM Tech ............................................ 84

Elite Powder 59

Ellison Machinery 5,67,73,75,77

Empire Precision Mach. 89

Enterprise Manufacturing ............... 90

Epic Finance..........................................17

EPSI 91

Equipment Leasing Services 81

Evans Precision Mach’g 85

F&B Manufacturing .......................... 86

Fast DMS ...............................................81

Field Calibrations ............................... 79

Fine Line Fabricating Inc. 85

Fine Line Laser Cutting 91

Flex-Pro 89,93

Foresight Finishing ............................ 92

Galaxy International .......................... 80

GateWay Comm College 64,66,80

Geiger Electric Inc 74

Genesis Precision 89

GHT Services LLC............................. 82

Gibbs Precision Machine ................. 90

Gilbert Metal Stamping 82

Gladhill Assoc 60,87

Global Superabrasives (GSA) 79

GMN USA 76

Grindworks .......................................... 83

GRPM....................................................92

Hainbuch America 37,79

Harvey Performance Tools 76 Hennig 76

Hexagon ................................................ 75

Hi-Tech Machining & Welding ..... 84

HK Machining 88

Horizon Carbide 82

Hunter Machine Moving 53,80

Hurco ..................................................... 15

Ind. Metal Supply ..........................56,78

Ind.Tool Die ..........................................87

Industrial Electric Inc 74

Industrial Solutions 81

Industrial Supply 79

In nisys ............................................ 83,87

IPG..........................................................86

IRH 82

ITDE 87

J&W Manufacturing 89

J B’s Prec Ind............................. ............87

Jacquet West......................................... 78

Jaguar Precision Machine ................ 90

Jan’s Inc 88

JD Machine...........................................82

JDB Ltd..................................................86

Jemelco Inc............................................80

K D Capital........................................... 73

K-2 Manufacturing 91

K-Zell Metals, Inc. 92

KALOS Certi cations.........................81

KLK Inc ..................................... 46-47,88

Klontech Metrology...........................73

KTR Machine 74

Kurt Manufacturing Co..................... 78

Kyocera................................................... 76

L&W Machine Co. 87 Landmark Solutions 25,75 Latitude Machinery 41

LAUBE Technology............................ 77

Layke Inc................................................ 83 Leach Laser............................................87

LEI Machining 88 LK Metrology 35 Lone Arrow 76

Louie’s Black Oxide ........................84,86

LRW Cutting Tools ............................. 79

LTM Plastics 51,86

Lucy’s Machine Company 76 Lynch Brothers 86 M3 Metals.............................................. 93

Machinery Resources......................... 73

Magnum Prec.................... ..11,73-75,95 Makino 73 MAKstride 83

Manufacturing Technology (MTI) 68

Martin Engineering .............................81 MarZee .......................................... 8,85,92

Mario Pinto 80 Matrix Machine 82,83 Matsuura 73 Mesa Machinery .............................64,75 Metalcra Inc. ...................................... 87 Metals Eng & Testing Labs 83 Methods West..................................74,75 Metzfab 71,91,93 Midaco Corp ........................................ 83 Milco ....................................................... 83 Mistras (Semiray) ...........................34,83 Mitutoyo 57,75 MLC CAD Systems 80 Moore Tool & Die 84 Morsch Machine ................................. 82 MP Systems........................................... 76

NAI Horizon.........................................63

National Grinding & Mfg. 85 Nelson Engineering 60,84 New Angle Media ............................... 82 New Mexico Metals ............................ 78 NFP Property & Casualty ................. 80 North-South .........................33,73,74,76 NTK Cutting Tools..............................76

Osborn Products 83,85 Overdrive Tech..................................... 74

P4 Swiss Lindel................................ 87,91

Paragon Machining & Design 89

Paramount Honing Machine 87

Perfection Industrial Finishing 90

Phoenix Fab & Design ....................... 87

Phoenix Grinding ............................... 83

Phoenix Heat Treat ............................. 86

Phoenix Waterjet & Laser 16,90

Phreedom Technologies 69,80

Pilkington Metal Finishing 92

Pioneer Distributing Co. ................... 83

Platinum Registration .................. 10,80

Port Plastics 78

Powill Mfg 86

PPE Engineering 93

Precision Aerospace............................ 93

Precision Die & Stamping........... 50,82

Productivity, MMT ...............45,73

Pro Li Rentals 81

PRO-TEK 83

Qualichem, Inc......................................77

Quality Improvement Consulting........81

Quality Measurement Services..............93

Quality Mold..........................................85

R&D Gage...............................................26

Reiter’s Custom Welding................32,92

Renishaw............................................40,75

Resell CNC..............................................76

Rhino Board Waterjet..........................92

Rhino Machine......................................89

RMG Machining...............................6,85

RMSS............................ ...........................90

Rolamech Mfg.......................................89

Ron Grob................................................86

Royal Products.................................48,76

S.L. Fusco.................................................75

Samuel, Son & CO................................78

Sav-On Plating .......................................90

Schenk Intertech 74

SCHUNK 79

Scriven Precision Fab. ..........................82

Select Machining 88

Service & Sales........................................92

Shaw Precision .......................................86

Single Source Technologies ................73

Sodick 73

Southwest EDM.....................................19

Southwest Swiss Prec............................88

SW Waterjet & Laser 21,91

Specialty Turn Products (STP) 18,90

SPRINGWORKS Utah .......................93

StarRex Precision 88

Star Metal Fluids 13,76-80

Stellar Industrial.....................................75

Stevens Engineering 77

Stewart Precision Manufacturing 84

Sulli Tool & Supply .........................................79

Superior Grinding........................... 58,86

TCI Precision Metals 36,78

The SMBHub ...............................................52

TJ Snow ............................................................31

TMM Precision 82,85

T-N Machining 88

T.S.M. Mach. ..........................................73

Takashi Sato 88

Tech Financial Services 69,80

Tech Five Machining ............................ 87 TechMark 85 e Metal Man 82,85 e Tool Crib Inc...................................79 e Werks C&C 78 inbit...................................................3,79

ompson Machine .............................84

Total Quality Sys .................................... 77

Tube Service 77

TVT Die Casting ............................. 68,85

TW Metals...............................................77

United Performance 78

Universal CNC Repair 81

U S Shop Tools .......................................76

Uni-Tek 87

Val-Tech Mfg...........................................84

Valley Machine Works .........................85

Vero So ware 79

VonRuden 78,80

Wal-Tek Industries ................................92

Washington Calibration 74

Weiser/Mile High Precision 85

Westcott Designs .............................66-67

Western Cast Parts ................................82

Western Sintering Co 93

Western State Bank 79

Western States Metal....................... 69,80

White’s Niche Products 29,75

Whitley Machine 24,85

Wrico................................................... 30,84

Yellowbird.com 81

Zeis Metrology 74

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