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Vol. 29, No. 5, Nov / Dec 2023

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“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw Many times, being a good leader means making decisions employees may not agree with, or even like. But choosing the right decision — even if its unpopular — is one of the hallmarks of being a good leader. Is it necessary to be liked to be a good leader? In Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, likability does play a key role when you are influencing others. If you want to bring out the best in your employees, you can’t rule out the importance of being liked (or respected) and being trusted. Leaders who are likable inspire their employees to work harder and to innovate. There is a danger, though, in trying to be liked as a leader. If you focus on being liked, you won’t lead. Leadership is inherently difficult because it requires a leader to take people where they don’t naturally want to go. More important than likability as a leader is that you are exceptional at what you do. The best leaders are often decisive, proactive, knowledgeable and fair. They are willing to make decisions that favor long term goals over short term popularity. Ultimately, having a vision is far more important than being likable. A likable leader does help attract talent to a company, says Edith Hamilton, a career coach and founder of NEXT New Growth. “It comes across as being a leader with very high emotional intelligence,” who can make others feel safe, as opposed to a hard, charging leader”, she explains. But can’t we all think of incredibly successful leaders, who have so many personality traits that make them a success, but ‘likable’ isn’t one that comes to mind. Take Steve Jobs, who was famously impatient, petulant, and tough with the people around him. And what about Jeff Bezos? In the book The Everything Store, author Brad Stone depicts Jeff Bezos’ tendency to go ballistic when an employee doesn’t meet his expectations. Amazon Veterans have actually thrown together a list of the harshest things Jeff Bezos has said ranging from “Why are you wasting my life?” and “I’m sorry, did I take my stupid pills today.” While certain things — being a good listener and being empathetic — are important leaders, being likable isn’t the end all when it comes to leading a high performing team. So, does being a likable leader still matter? “Did it ever really matter?” says Hamilton. “Only to the extent that you need to win over your peers and members of the board and avoid disincentivizing your team. My experience as an executive coach is that some leaders are pre-wired to want to go out of their way to please, while for others this is not the driving force.” In sum, I recommend you evaluate your leadership style, and determine if your ‘likability quotient’ is helping or hindering your progress in business. Until next issue, I hope you have the happiest of holidays and enjoy a strong business end of year.

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companies Benchmark Electronics, M o d e r n Industries and Lux Precision Manufacturing to create the CNC Machinist Pathway that will prepare students to learn computer numerical control (CNC), a high demand trade that uses computers to precision manufacture parts. Manufacturing jobs are growing, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 7% national growth rate for machinists through 2030. “GCU’s Center for Workforce Development is part of our broader job-focused curriculum to create a skilled and caring labor workforce,” said Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller. “The trade industry is crucial to the local economy and by offering students creative pathways like this, GCU is meeting the critical need of industry demands. The financial support from company partners like Benchmark Electronics who are helping fund this new trade program model are making a difference starting in our own backyard.” Announcements Cont Next Page

Announcements & Releases Continued The CNC Machinist Pathway is a 15-week program that exists alongside the university’s growing baccalaureate engineering and business programs. CNC students will take four evening courses in areas like math, communications and CNC manufacturing. In addition to coursework, participants will work as paid interns at Lux Precision Manufacturing, based at GCU’s 27th Avenue and Camelback campus in Canyon Ventures. Students will receive real work experience manufacturing parts for medical, aerospace and semiconductor industries. Lux Precision Manufacturing is also hiring GCU’s engineering students to learn the manufacturing process as well with hands-on experience. Funding from Benchmark will go toward curriculum development and scholarships for students. Benchmark, a leader in the manufacturing industry that serves medical, electronics, defense and numerous other industries, has also committed to hiring students each semester who have completed the program. The CNC Machinist Pathway is ideal for anyone who is looking to re-career or needs an entry into a four-year college engineering program. Participants are part of the GCU community and are able to join campus events, dining and the university’s vibrant college atmosphere. For more information, email

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Sterling Fab Tech: Service Team Expands to Meet Rising Customer Demand

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Kate Gundry, a representative for the company, told Business First in a Sept.19 email that it could be six to eight weeks until Universal Hydrogen has more of an update on its Albuquerque manufacturing facility. That’s because the company has been “heads down” on FAA certification and resuming its test flight campaign, Gundry wrote in the email. “[The manufacturing facility] is such an important part of everything we’re trying to achieve,” Jon Gordon, general counsel for Universal Hydrogen, told Business First in an interview Sept. 29. “We’ve made a lot of progress on site planning and architecture, and we hope to have an exciting announcement on that front by the end of the year.” The company previously stated a goal of starting manufacturing in 2024. That timeframe depends largely on how quickly Universal Hydrogen is able to raise public and private financing, construction permitting and how long it takes to actually build the facility, Gordon said. The site of Universal Hydrogen’s planned manufacturing facility — the Aviation Center of Excellence near the Albuquerque International Sunport and Kirtland Air Force Base — was supposed to be the location for a multibillion-dollar satellite facility, called the Orion Center. But plans for that facility, to be developed by Theia Group Inc., fell through after the failed startup hit some major financial troubles and the City of Albuquerque backed away from the deal in late 2021. Besides its manufacturing facility, which the company wants to use




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to build the modules that store hydrogen on board regional aircraft, Universal Hydrogen plans to set up centralized logistics facilities called “hydrogen depots” in different parts of New Mexico. Gordon told Business First this summer that the company would use those depots to fill hydrogen transport modules that would then be transported to airports to fuel

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Bernallilo County could put nearly $50M IRB behind large solar tracker company's New Mexico relocation An Albuquerque-based solar tracker company could receive nearly $50 million in taxable industrial revenue bonds to support a relocation and expansion project in New Mexico. The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners approved an inducement resolution for a total of $49.5 million in taxable industrial revenue bonds (IRBs) that would support the relocation of that company, dubbed "Project Sunflower." Tax savings provided by the IRBs will "ensure the economic feasibility of the Company's proposed installation and acquisition of equipment necessary for this project," the resolution notes. Otherwise, Project Sunflower "would be forced to leave Bernalillo County altogether" through the closure of its existing location and "consider sites in competing states," due to the "financial gap" for the expansion project. Although the company is only referred to as Project Sunflower throughout the resolution, it says "the business is the largest solar tracker company in the world." The company is headquartered in Albuquerque and the resolution states it's an, "international manufacturer for the clean energy sector." The resolution notes the company is "seeking to relocate" to 701 Atrisco Vista Blvd. — a site to the west of Albuquerque just off of Interstate 40 near an Amazon. com Inc. distribution center — to "accommodate business growth and expand truck access."


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The resolution goes on to note that Project Sunflower would commit to a 13-year lease, with an option to extend, and it would finance the relocation through out-ofpocket build-out costs. That's in addition to machinery, equipment and necessary improvement costs at the project location, according

Bernalillo County would issue the IRBs in two series — a $34.5 million series to support site construction and building, and a $15 million series to support internal building improvements, machinery and equipment. The facility, if built in the County, is projected to retain 318 jobs while creating 87 new full-time jobs with an average annual salary of $48,586.Source: Alburquerque Business News A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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in place so-called vertiports, the take-off and landing facilities for such aircraft. He added that city officials and regulators need to graduate from thinking about air taxis as a “theoretical” issue to asking, “How do we make this happen?” One key issue the industry and regulators will have to contend with is finding suitable locations for vertiports. Those may be easier to site in some locales than others. San Francisco, for example, has 1,392 suitable locations to place such facilities, according to a joint study earlier this year from Caltrans and the San Jose State University Mineta Transportation Institute. By contrast, the study identified only 43 suitable sites in San Jose, California. The study considered a variety of factors, including safety, access to other modes of transportation and the impact of such facilities on disadvantaged groups. Regulators also will have to figure out how to manage the airspace, especially if and as air-taxi companies begin to operate dozens or even hundreds of aircraft in particular areas. “We have to work on the airspace together,” said Caryn Lund, vice president of regulatory and government affairs for airport construction firm Ferrovial S.E., who joined Friedman on the panel. “We have to be working on the airspace now.” Source: The National Beat



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Nevada is also home to critical minerals needed for the clean energy industry, including cobalt, magnesium and copper. This has led to a rapid growth of industries like electrical equipment and component manufacturing, which are tied directly to the growth in battery manufacturing, he added. For example, in addition to battery manufacturing, the state’s economy is also driven by aerospace and defense; electronics and technology such as semiconductors; renewable energy equipment like solar panels and wind turbines; construction materials such as concrete and sheet metal; and retail and commercial bakeries, Pellino said. Along with an abundance of natural resources, the state also offers various tax incentives to attract manufacturing investments.

Nevada Is An EV Battery Gold Mine Nevada has seen an increase in construction investment in recent years with major manufacturing players moving in. Tesla is investing $3.6 billion in two manufacturing sites, and earlier this year, General Motors and Lithium Americas also announced a joint $650 million investment in the Thacker Pass mine. In years past, Nevada had one of the U.S.’s smallest manufacturing markets when looking at the industry’s contribution to total state GDP, at just 4.3% in 2017. However, that profile is changing thanks to the state’s strong presence in the EV and battery industry. By 2021, manufacturing contributed to 5.3% of Nevada’s GDP, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. A key reason Nevada is attracting battery manufacturers is it’s currently the only state where the entire lithium-ion battery lifecycle exists, said Bill Pellino, manufacturing industry practice leader at BDO USA. The state is home to lithium mine deposits, research and development operations, production and assembly and battery recycling. It’s this bounty of resources and development that has helped create an explosion of battery manufacturing jobs in the state. As of 2022, the sector employs the most workers in the state’s manufacturing industry, accounting for 18% of jobs in Nevada. The sector did not list any employees in the state a decade ago. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The lower costs of doing business here also incentivize companies to shift to Nevada from neighboring states, he added. Nevada maintains a heavy emphasis on job training with the state’s Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada program that funds workforce development and certification programs to assist incoming companies, Potts said. The program, which began in 2015, has invested $13 million in educational and job training programs administered through the Nevada System of Higher Education, the governor’s Office of Workforce Innovations, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and the Nevada Department of Education. Universities like the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas also work directly with manufacturing companies to train and supply talent. Manufacturing companies work

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With more than 220 referrals listed on her website, and several hundreds of clients, you’ve likely B U SINE SS heard of BMSC. But whether MANAGEMENT S Y S T E M S you have or haven’t, the story of CONSULTING Bretta’s personal journey as an Entrepreneur/Quality Professional is worth a read. I graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) with a degree in Industrial Engineering, and my very first job was with Intel Corporation doing very traditional industrial engineering work. I was responsible for their Work in Process (WIP) tracking software and I had a hand in preparing our submission to the Malcom Baldridge award (The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) is an award to raise awareness of quality management and recognize U.S. companies that have implemented successful quality management systems.) I left corporate to get my masters at ASU in Industrial Engineering; it is here that I was first introduced to ISO 9001. As a student, I was recommended by one of my professors for a local company that needed contracting help with facility design. In essence, my first entrepreneurial effort was as a contractor for Varian Tempe Electronics, helping them with facility design. While I was there, the quality manager quit and they asked me if I knew anything about ISO 9000. I said yes because they had mentioned it in a class I was taking (perhaps affording me 1 week of experience!) and all the sudden I inherited an ISO 9000 system with over 600 procedures and 25 controlled document books. This was the late ‘90s when it was required that you have a document for every single thing you do and everything was hard copy. When the first auditor came in to audit us, they told me I had to change a lot of things in my system so I made all the changes. Then 6 months later a new auditor came and told me I had to make some other changes and then yet another 6 months later another new auditor came and told me a whole different story; I thought this is crazy. So, I decided to take my first Lead Auditor course and see what they’re supposed to be auditing me to. It turned out they weren’t supposed to tell me how to change my system; rather they were supposed to audit what I told them we did and how we did it. So, I revamped the entire quality management system and reduced it down to having just a few internal auditors that reported directly to me and it was much better. I was happily working as an Industrial Engineer with a specialty in quality, when a few years later I became pregnant with my first son. I thought everything was going to be fine; I had two sets of grandparents and I would be able to take a six week maternity leave. But then I had my baby and thought, ”No way, I can’t go back to work.” Months later one of the auditors reached out to me letting me know there was a company in Tempe that needed help implementing their ISO system and would I quote it. I quoted them implementing ISO 9001 including design; won the contract and I went in one day a week to work with them. 4 months later they were registered with no findings from there on it was just word of mouth. One business owner told another business owner about me if they A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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needed help implementing ISO and that’s how my consulting business began. 2 years later, I decided that I should do audits through a registrar to help teach my clients how to prepare for an audit at the same time that I’m teaching them to implement their quality management systems. I started auditing for a registrar out of Houston, MCNA and then a couple of years later, Great Western Registrar, a local registrar to Arizona, where I was one of their first auditors. Shortly after that time I began working in the aerospace industry implementing and auditing to AS9000 (which has now become AS9100), more than 15 years ago. In 2006 the registrar in Houston was opening a food registrar and I went to Texas for training and that’s where I met Peter Sanderson. Peter had a consulting company in Canada and he was showing me at the training the software he was building called CIS (Continuous Improvement Software) and was helping his ISO 9001 clients become paperless. He kept telling me I should implement it for my companies. I invited him to come to Arizona (in August unfortunately for him) to present at a Great Western Users Group meeting. I had many clients with me on the day that he presented his CIS software and we were all very excited about it. One of my clients signed up for the software that day and within a year

This past year CIS software has made huge improvements and we are very, very excited to be launching our newest CIS auditing app which is amazing and can be used not only for ISO audits or aerospace internal audits, but for every kind of inspection or activity that requires questions and objective evidence and actions. It’s amazing. Our CIS software has also been upgraded to include ChatGPT 4.0 imbedded into it, so you get automatic help with root cause, problem solving and writing documents and work instructions and so much more. You can visit any one of the websites to watch videos and see everything that’s new.

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“Bretta and Debbie know the AS9100 process inside and out, and they are always extremely professional. We highly recommend BMSC to anyone embarking on the ISO or AS9100 journey. They truly want us to succeed as much as they want success for their business.” APS Machining, who

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In 2010 I met Debbie Hart. Our boys were playing football together and we became friends immediately. When we talked about what we do for a living, Debbie was working in the medical industry but doing similar things as far as documenting processes and auditing processes. I was getting so busy with customers that I needed help. I knew Debbie would be a superior addition to BMSC and that’s where our journey began! I knew from Debbie’s personality that she was going to be really great at auditing and consulting so I brought her with me to one of my clients and threw her in headfirst and said, “Go audit these processes”, and she was great at it.

“What I have heard about other ISO and AS9100 consultants is that they overcomplicate things; they write a system that doesn’t match how we do business. With BMSC, before they started helping us to write our system, they observed our company employees in their day to day operations, and they helped us to write a simplified business system based upon what we do.” MTI

Within a year Debbie had her Lead Auditor certification and was auditing for two registrars and coming with me on all of my consulting jobs. Debbie began her own consulting company H2H Consulting for jobs that came through her but we outsource work to each other all the time.

“Certifying to ISO9001 with the help of BMSC was substantially less expensive and less difficult than I had expected. The BMSC team was fantastic. With their help, we were so prepared for our ISO audit, and we completed it with ‘0’ findings.” Marzee

I can’t remember doing a consulting implementation project without her in the last 10 years. A large portion of our clients, once they get registered to ISO 9001 or one of the aerospace standards (AS9100, AS9120, AS9110), needs to do internal audits and hold management reviews every year.

“BMSC was great to work with - they didn’t tell us what to do but rather trained us in what was needed for certification in a positive, constructive way. ISO certification didn’t mean more paperwork - it meant better paperwork. It has helped us to improve operations - in every aspect of our business.” GSA,

Many of our customers are very small companies that don’t have the resources so they outsource the maintenance activities to Debbie and me. This has become so popular that today Debbie manages most of the maintenance audit clients; sometimes going through BMSC sometimes going through H2H Consulting. We do some together, some separate and we do these audits for companies that use the BMSC system and companies that have their own systems already set up.

another client who achieved AS9100 Revision D certification with ‘0’ findings

To learn more about how you can improve your business with ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certification, contact Bretta Kelly at (602) 445-9400 or visit

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Continuous Improvement Software (CIS) Now Offers Its ChatGPT AI Assistant Say goodbye to the hassle of manual quality management and embrace a solution that simplifies and enhances your operations. Imagine the possibilities when you can effortlessly create new relational databases, design customized edit forms, establish third-party portals, and tailor existing databases like never before. Continuous Improvement Software (CIS ) empowers you to shape your quality management system precisely to your unique needs, ensuring seamless integration and optimal efficiency. The creation of CIS stemmed from general discontent founder Peter Sanderson perceived in industry over the implementation of ISO 9000. Many companies were ISO certified solely because customers required it, seeing it as something that resulted merely in a lot of meetings and wasted paper, but not any real benefits. “So I started to ask the question,” says Sanderson, “What is it all about? What will it take to make the owners feel that ISO or any quality system would make them faster, reduce their costs and make them outstanding global citizens at the same time?” Today, with CIS Software, you gain access to a proven software management solution that has been trusted by countless organizations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico since 1999. It is a fully integrated suite of 30 apps crafted to cater to the dynamic requirements of all business models. Just this year, the company introduced the ChatGPT assistant, an exclusive ASPI system, seamlessly integrated into your specific URL and embedded throughout your chosen package. Not only does CIS provide unparalleled flexibility and customization, but it also delivers a comprehensive suite of tools that streamline your quality processes. Best of all, CIS is now more affordable than ever, making it accessible to organizations of all sizes.

How CIS Came To Fruition: In 1983, Peter Sanderson saw the need for some computerization at the manufacturing entity he worked for, and he developed a system to manage production and schedule jobs. During his tenure, Sanderson also wrote a complete quality management system for his employer, which earned him a promotion to quality manager. While working with his employer’s suppliers, Sanderson recognized that several did not possess the certification that would allow them to be involved in projects with high-profile clients. When Sanderson’s employer cut hours for its employees, Sanderson broached the notion to some of their suppliers that he be hired to create a management system, train their employees and get them certified. When his first supplier expressed interested and asked Sanderson how much he wanted, “To be honest,” says Sanderson, “I needed a new roof on my house and I wanted a new furnace. The total cost was $3,200, so I asked for $3,200.” A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Sanderson went to work, and a few weeks later the management system was complete; Sanderson trained the employees and the company received certification. Sanderson received the $3,200 check for the work and also an envelope. On opening the envelope, Sanderson was presented with several quotes from other consultants, the lowest at $38,000, the highest $61,000. A year’s notice was given to his employer, and Sanderson started developing a system to effectively build quality management systems for the MIL-I standards, NCA 3800 and ISO 9001. Total Quality Management Systems Inc. (TQMS) was the name Sanderson gave the firm. Sanderson’s goal with TQMS was to simplify the creation and maintenance of quality management systems, creating a Web-based approach. The result was Continuous Improvement Software (CIS) Version 1.0, launched in 2001. Over the years, Peter says, “We looked at it from the point of view of-obviously ISO is part of it, but so is human resource management, planning, management meeting, improvements, preventive actions and calibration-all of this was part of managing a companyfrom purchasing to managing vendors. Today, the cross platform aspect of the program gives a company’s customers, suppliers and even auditors controlled access to its management system. For example, suppliers can access requirements, or see all inspections, in process receiving and nonconformities, with root corrective actions and root causes, that pertain to them. Customers can log on and submit complaints or failures, and CIS will alert the appropriate manager in real time so immediate action can be taken. Perhaps the most notable attribute of CIS is the speed with which it is implemented. In a matter of weeks a company can be up and running with CIS. To learn how your company can benefit from CIS, contact: Bretta Kelly, President of CIS’ Worldwide Sales Group; 602) 4459400 or

Semiconductor Supplier EMD Electronics Sets Up Shop In Chandler Production is underway at a semiconductor equipment manufacturer with global reach. EMD Electronics opened a new 75,000-square-foot factory in Chandler. That space will be used to manufacture equipment and specialty materials used in the semiconductor industry. That equipment could eventually be used by giants like Intel Corp, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., among others, said Kate Dei Cas, head of EMD’s delivery systems and services. In addition to the manufacturing space, the factory also has a 6,000-square-foot clean room as well as a training room. EMD will start production on one shift but can expand to multiple shifts should the demand call for it. Currently, just over 100 employees are working at the factory. EMD is the North American arm of Merck KGaA, a multibilliondollar international conglomerate based in Darmstadt, Germany. The Chandler factory plays a key role in EMD’s output locally, along the West Coast and possibly in Asia, Dei Cas said. As the company announced its plans to build the Chandler factory in early 2022, it was expected to invest $28 million into A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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the endeavor. As it opened, that figure amounted to $39 million. The investment represents the capital needed to get the facility up and running. Merck cemented its Arizona foothold in 2019 when it acquired Tempe-based Versum Materials. It bought the 95,000-square-foot facility from Lexington Tempe L.P. for $22 million in February 2021 after previously leasing the space. That space is still being utilized and the company employs 312 workers in Arizona, all of whom are locally based in the Valley. Chandler is home to a robust semiconductor ecosystem that continues to expand. Chief among those efforts is Intel’s $20 billion expansion at its Ocotillo campus. Intel is constructing two fabs that are expected to spur the creation of more than 3,000 high-paying tech jobs directly, which add to the more than 12,000 workers Intel employs at the campus. The White House has designated Phoenix as a workforce hub to help meet the demand for qualified and diverse talent in semiconductors, renewable energy and electric vehicles.By Ron Davis – Phoenix Business Journal

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Department of Defense (DoD) Contracts Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded an $85,663,955 cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for Standard Missile depot and intermediate level repair and maintenance and provisioned items or-dered spares. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $259,478,826. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (50%); Middletown, Connecticut (13%); East Camden, Arkansas (6%); Joplin, Missouri (5%); Chandler, Arizona (3%); Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England (3%); Anaheim, California (2%); Peabody, Massachusetts (1%); Fort Worth, Texas (1%); Camden, Arkansas (1%); and various locations across the U.S., each less than 1% (15%). Work is expected to be completed by September 2024. If all options are exercised, work will continue through Septem-ber 2028. Fiscal 2023 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $67,891,259 will be obligated at time of award and $67,891,259 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This con-tract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 3204(a)(1) (only one responsible source and no other supplies or ser-vices will satisfy agency requirements). Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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the contracting activity (N0002423-C-5408). Comtech Satellite Network Technologies Inc., Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $48,567,161 firm-fixed-price contract for developing and testing modems, developing engineering and logistics support docu-mentation, and hardware and software development support. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 22, 2028. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Il-linois, is the contracting activity (W519TC23-D-0039). Honeywell International Inc., Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $95,035,166 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of UH-60 Black Hawk starters. 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 Sept. 28, 2028. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activi-ty (W58RGZ23-D-0095). The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $21,699,854 modifica-tion (P00008) to contract W58RGZ-21-C-0015 to provide multi-mission core processors in support of the Apache AH64 program. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2027. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $21,699,854 were obligated at the time of the award. Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a not-to-exceed $74,800,000 fixed-price incentive (firm target), undefinitized contract modification (P00014)

t o a p re v i o u s l y a w a rd e d contract (N0001921C0723). This modification adds scope to provide additional nonrecurring tooling, equipment, and associated labor required to in-crease the annual AIM-9X production capacity to 2500 in support of the Navy, Air Force, Army, and Foreign Military partners. Work will be performed in St. Albans, Vermont (18.1%); Simsbury, Connecticut (16.2%); Keyser, West Virginia (10.3%); Tucson, Arizona (9.7%); Murrieta, Cali-fornia (8.1%); St. Petersburg, Florida (5.5%); Midland, Ontario, Canada (4.2%); Anniston, Alabama (4.2%); and various locations within the continental U.S, and is expected to be completed in July 2026. Fiscal 2023 weapons procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $59,144,000 will be obligated at the time of award. X-Bow Launch Systems Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico, was awarded a $17,827,789 firmfixed-price contract for designing, developing, and demonstrating propulsion technologies for advanced missiles and space launch vehicles. This contract will mature the Additive Manufacture Sol-id Propellant technology within Rapid Energetic and Advanced Rocket manufacturing (RE-ARM) objectives, producing the next version of the RE-ARM system. Work will be performed at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed by Sept. 27, 2026. This contract was a competitive acquisition and one offer was received. Fiscal 2023 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,550,860 are being obligated at time of award. The Air Force Re-search Laboratory, Edwards Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity (FA930023-C-6014). The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona,


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Arizona Aviation Company, Israeli Firm, Partner To Build Facility To Convert Passenger Jets For Freight An Israeli company has teamed up with an Arizona aerospace firm on a longterm project to convert Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from passenger to cargo use. As part of a 15-year deal with Israel Aerospace Industry, a passenger-to-freight conversion company, Ascent Aviation Services will add two new wide-body hangars to its facilities in Marana, northwest of Tucson. There, Ascent will convert two lines of Boeing jets, with work scheduled to start in 2024. Pre-construction work has already started on the new hangars, which are expected to be complete before any jets are sent there. When finished, the hangars will be able to fit up to three wide-body aircraft, Ascent said. Ascent President and CEO David Querio said in an announcement that the project will potentially bring hundreds of new high-skilled jobs to the region and will further diversify his company’s offerings. “We look forward to getting started on our hangar buildout and A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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bringing dozens of aircraft to Arizona to support the maintenance and modification services required,” Querio said in a statement. “This long-term collaboration agreement will bring lasting growth to the Tucson aviation community.” A spokesperson for the Arizona Commerce Authority said that Ascent Aviation has yet to receive any economic incentive funding from the state, but that it would be eligible for funding through the Quality Job Tax Credit program, should it submit an application. Based on the project parameters, the maximum amount Ascent would be eligible to receive under the program would be $3,519,000. Israel Aerospace Industry, or IAI, said it has already completed the first passenger-tocargo conversion of its kind on a Boeing 777-300ERSF aircraft and had a successful test flight. Now it is working to finish the certification process for the conversions from the Civil Aviation Authority International and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. Those converted jets can hold loads of up

to 100 tons and are capable of long-haul flights with significant fuel savings that are expected to be in high demand, the companies said. As a result, conversion sites will be needed around the world, they said.



Other passenger jets that IAI converts for freight uses include the Boeing 747, 767 and 737 NG, as well as the A330-300 under development. The company has several shipping customers that include Amazon, DHL and FedEx. Ascent has been in business in Arizona for more than 40 years. By Jeff Gifford – Phoenix Business Journal

Amphenol Industrial Operations Expands In Mesa With New Solar Product Factory New York-based A m p h e n o l Industrial Operations, a division of Connecticutbased Amphenol Corp., is set to open a solar product factory in Mesa during the fourth quarter of 2023. The new 58,000-square-foot space will be used for manufacturing solar junction boxes, connectors, and other advanced interconnect assemblies in support of the solar energy industry. It is expected to create up to 50 jobs. The employees will be assisted by advanced machinery and robotic technologies.


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Your Veteran-Owned CMMC 2.0 Ready Shop Celebrating 35 Years Serving Some of The Largest Defense Contractors in The World Acme Metal Works Inc. is a well-kept 35 year old secret. It remains so because the company has a small number of long term, very large customers in both the defense and semiconductor industries. It puts all efforts into delivering superior products on time to the select few. They’ve never had a salesperson in their business history. Today, the ISO9001 certified company offers CNC milling, turning, forming, AWS certified welding, manual machining and several assembly processes, all done in-house. They excel at prototype and low run production runs, and while the general size of the parts they make is in the 3’ x 5’ range, they can do weldments up to 6’ in diameter and have even manufactured a 20’ long titanium band used to secure a rocket stage. Acme Metal Works Founder Thomas Eckholdt worked as an aircraft welder during his 21 years of service with the National Guard. His expertise earned him employment at Boeing’s Advanced Development Center (formerly McDonnell Douglas) when he moved to Arizona. Tom had always had a strong desire to own his own company, and so he worked side jobs on weekends and evenings. Tom says, “At McDonnell Douglas, my friend and colleague Dale Carpenter, owner of Mesa Custom Machining, was also starting his own company. He brought me work that required welding, since this wasn’t his area of expertise. When one of my first clients called me to say they were writing a check for my services, they asked me who to make the check out to. I was standing by my Ford Hot Rod (pictured on the next page), and it had signage for ‘Acme Metal Works’, so I responded to the buyer to make the check out to ‘Acme Metal Works’.” Hence, the company was named and brought to existence in 1988. Tom’s son Tim began helping his dad in the A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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business from the time he was in his early teens. Tom says, “I bought a Bridgeport mill when Tim was 14, and he came by the shop after school one day. I showed him some basics on the machine, including the x and y coordinates”, adding, “Tim told me he could run the machine, and shortly after experimenting with it, he did! When he wanted to machine on the Bridgeport on a regular basis, I told him he could do so as long as he kept up his ‘A’ grades in school.” He added, “Tim was making rocket parts at the age of 14!” In its early years, Acme Metal Works supported clients in the Aerospace, Semi-conductor and commercial industries. By the time Tim was a full time employee of the company, he recognized a trend in the industry. “Commercial products were all going overseas to be manufactured, and we wouldn’t be able to compete”, he says, adding, “We knew that we would be better off focusing on aerospace and semiconductor.” When asked about his father and mentor, Tim says, “My Dad has always been aggressive and willing to take calculated risks in the business. When I wanted a new machine for the business, he would never tell me ‘no’. Rather, he made me put together a business case for how and why the business would benefit from the machine.” Tom adds, “Tim didn’t know this, but I didn’t really read the business cases. I looked at his reports and figured if he spent this much time researching the machine and why and how it would benefit us, then we should make the acquisition.” Acme Metal Works acquired its first new CNC machine in 1995, and it was a Haas machine. Today, the shop is filled with Haas machines,

oldest Haas machine on the floor is a horizontal that we bought in 2004, and it is still performing well.” He adds, “Ellison Machinery, the distributor for the Haas line, has been a good partner with us over the years, and we really like working with Alex Anderson.” He adds, “What impressed me initially about Alex was that after doing all the research for us on our first purchase, he actually talked us out of machine options that he felt we didn’t need, saving us thousands off the price we were going to pay. Alex is honest, and he is excellent at communication and follow-up.”

including 5 vertical, 5 horizontal, and 2 UMC 5 axis machining centers, as well as a 4-axis lathe. Tim says, “We still have a manual machining center department, and in fact, this is where we like to start new inexperienced machinists. When this isn’t feasible, because we are so busy, we start them on the Haas toolroom mill, because this gives them a combination of manual and CNC experience.” The company’s latest machine tool acquisition was its Haas GM-2 (Gantry Mill). Alex Anderson, Business Manager for Ellison Machinery, says, “The GM-2 is a heavy-duty 3-axis gantry mill designed for large-part machining, such as airframe components, large plates, and long extrusions. It was a good choice for Tom and Tim,as they were getting into larger components and wanted more grunt than their existing gantry router machine.” He says that Acme Metal Works was the first shop in Arizona to purchase a GM-2. Tim adds, “The new GM-2 is already showing dramatic reductions in cycle time for some of our projects.” Tim says, “We have always felt the Haas machines were solid machines with a good price point and we liked their control. Our

When you are building rocket parts, ISO certification is a requirement, and the company has long been certified to ISO9001:2015 and compliant to AS9100. More recently, manufacturing entities small and large who are making parts for the Department of Defense (DoD) must meet specific cybersecurity requirements. The DoD developed the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, termed CMMC 2.0, which is designed to safeguard the information that supports and enables our warfighters. Tim says, “We started the CMMC certification process years ago, and today we are awaiting formal certification.” Tim and Tom recognize that their company wouldn’t be where it is today without its exceptional team. Tim says, “Our employees are the heart of this company and we do everything we can to make working here enjoyable.” Of their team of 38, more than half have been with the company for 7 years or longer, and their longest term employee has more than 30 years of tenure with the company. Tim says that the company offers paid education programs, competitive benefits, earned PTO, and a strong focus on work/life balance. During the economic downturn in 2008-2009, they even offered a program to help their team members more affordably purchase a new house. Tim says, “We are so thankful that we have extremely low turnover, as this has helped us to retain superior quality and on-time delivery for our customers.” Acme Metal Works is extremely busy and they are always seeking more great employees for the company. To learn more about Acme Metal Works, or to apply for employment with this superior place to work, contact them at: (480) 926-4171or visit: Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of CNC Vertical and Horizontal Machining Centers, Turning Centers, 5-axis Machining Centers, and Rotary Products, and fully integrated Automation Solutions. To learn more about the Haas machines, as well as Ellison Machinery’s other fine lines, contact Haas Factory Outlet / HFO130, a Division of Ellison Machinery Company, visit or call (480) 968-5877. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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In August 2022, Nikola announced plans to buy Romeo Power for $144 million. Then in January, Nikola said it was moving Romeo’s battery-making operations from Cypress to Arizona.

Mullen Automotive Spends $3.5 Million On Assets Of Company Purchased By Nikola Mullen Automotive Inc. said it spent $3.5 million to purchase battery pack production assets from Romeo Power, a company purchased by Phoenixbased Nikola Corp. almost a year ago. The Brea, California-based electric vehicle maker said the assets include equipment, inventory and intellectual property for highvolume EV battery pack and module production. The equipment was obtained via an auction on Sept. 7, when

Mullen said the purchased assets include “production lines for EV pack assembly and precision R&D module and pack development with associated inventory allowing for production of modules and vehicle battery packs. Additionally the purchased assets include battery testing and validation equipment, computer numerical control equipment for battery pack and module enclosure production. The purchase also includes all furniture and fixtures.” Having the internal ability to build its own battery packs will lessen the use of third-party suppliers and prevent any possible future material shortages, Mullen officials said, adding that the purchased Romeo assets will be transferred to Mullen’s Monrovia, California production facility. By Ben Miller – Contributing writer A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is pioneering virtual reality (VR) to promote entrylevel manufacturing career paths across the Valley. In an innovative partnership with the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at Mesa Community College, Baltu Technologies, and Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), MCCCD is recruiting the next generation of the high-technology manufacturing workforce. The U.S. is experiencing a boom in the semiconductor industry with the bipartisan passage of the Chips and Science Act in August 2022. Billions of dollars have jumpstarted the nation’s semiconductor industry, strengthening our economy, supply chains and training programs. Arizona is on track to become a national leader in the microchip manufacturing industry and remains a hub for global semiconductor corporations as they locate and invest in the state’s economy. As one of Arizona’s largest pipelines for workforce development, MCCCD is poised to train 4,000-6,000 semiconductor technicians in the next years to fill the growing demand for a skilled entry-level workforce. Since access to fab clean rooms is restricted, VR provides a realistic experience for prospective students to step into the space virtually to see the job roles in action. The interactive virtual reality experience is a summarized version of performing maintenance on a complex semiconductor tool. Through the hands-on gamified 3D experience, students gain valuable insight into what it takes to work in modern manufacturing facilities and can explore potential career paths. “The machines and equipment used in semiconductor manufacturing are worth millions of dollars and are not accessible to the general public. When you’re inside these factories, they look as though they’re from the future. Many aren’t aware that they have the opportunity for a successful and lucrative career working inside these factories, even with limited or formal education. Through this immersive cutting-edge VR technology, we provide a taste to prospective students of what working in a semiconductor fab would be like,” said Peter Costa, cofounder and CEO of Baltu Technologies. Through innovative course offerings and regional partnerships, MCCCD harnesses cutting-edge technology to connect Arizona’s employers with a highly qualified workforce that alleviates labor shortages and supply chain disruptions. The Aerospace Cable Harness Wiring Boot Camp and Semiconductor Technician Quick Start are accelerated and efficient routes to gain the expertise and skills needed to enter full-time, benefited, in-demand careers in less than two weeks. Learn more about Maricopa Community Colleges at


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Raytheon To Develop What Could Be Military’s Next-Generation Missile Propulsion System The Tucson-based Raytheon missiles and defense operation will be the first to put a new kind of air-breathing missile propulsion unit into a test system under a $29 million contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA. Under the deal, Raytheon, which is a division of RTX, will develop a system called Gambit that uses a new rotating detonation engine (RDE), which the company says is more compact and efficient than conventional systems and could cut costs. It could eventually be used by multiple military services. “This is a revolutionary propulsion system,” said Colin Whelan, president of Advanced Technology at Raytheon, in a statement. “We’re leveraging existing digital design tools and experience from across the entire RTX business to rapidly prototype this next-generation strike weapon and mature the technology.”

RDEs as a new class of propulsion. A rotating detonation engine is less complex than a gas turbine engine, with no moving parts, according to the Air Force Research Lab. It burns fuel through a supersonically traveling detonation wave that delivers high performance in a small volume, the lab said. The contract calls for iterative development of performance models and incremental system tests. A future phase will lead up to a flight-weight free-jet test. Separately, RTX also this month announced that Raytheon’s Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, or LTAMDS, completed milestone tests that proved the radar’s design and performance effectiveness.

The company said the compact engine would increase range and speed capabilities over what’s currently being used, making for quick response to advanced threats.

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took place at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range, where multiple radars were used in increasingly complex tests meant to put stress on the system, which was connected to the Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command. In all, 11 mission sets were completed, including searching and tracking drones, fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, and surrogate cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles (or TBM). The system was also used to communicate with a PAC-3 missile and in a simulated engagement against a TBM. The contract project includes six radars, and testing will continue throughout this year and into next year, with full operational capability expected in 2024.

TSMC Says It’s On Track To Begin Operations At Arizona Fab Site In First Half Of 2025 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is on track to begin production at its Arizona chip factory in the first half of 2025, the company said. TSMC is receiving “strong support” from local, state and federal governments for its two fabs under construction in north Phoenix and continues to “develop positive relationships and work closely with local trade and union partners,” C.C. Wei, CEO of TSMC, said on the third quarter earnings call. “We are making good progress on the fab infrastructure, utilities, and equipment installation issues in our first fab, and the situation is improving,” he said. “We have also begun early preparation for our Arizona fab operations and hired close to 1,100 local TSMC employees so far.”

A TSMC spokesperson confirmed the 1,100 employees Wei referred to on the call are based in the Phoenix area. In 2021, TSMC broke ground on its $40 billion chipmaking facility, which has an average of 12,000 construction workers on the site every day. It could eventually build out the site to include six fabs that would provide “the most advanced chips made in the U.S.,” the Business Journal previously reported. The company expects to employ more than 4,500 workers at its Arizona campus, where it will manufacture 3-and 4-nanometer semiconductor chips. To date, TSMC has hired more than 2,000 employees for its Arizona fab, some of whom relocated with their families from Taiwan. Hundreds of U.S. workers completed monthslong training in Taiwan, the Business Journal previously reported. By Amy Edelen – Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Bank of Herrin (BOH) Opens Its Machine Tool Finance Division in Phoenix, AZ With A Team Managed By John VanDaele Offering Products That Work Best For Their Clients, (i.e. Simple Interest Loans, No Lease Products Or Equipment Finance Agreements (EFA)) The valley has welcomed a new player in the Machine Tool Finance business. Illinois-based Bank of Herrin (BOH) has opened a specialty lending division focused on supporting machine shops and other precision manufacturers. In its 88th year, the Bank of Herrin is a privately held commercial bank that understands the importance of manufacturing to the US economy and national defense. While the loan operations center for BOH Machine Tool John VanDaele, Bank of Herrin, F i n a n c e i s l o c a t e d Market Manager, Machine in Illinois, the true headquarters for the Tool Finance department is right here in Phoenix. The department is managed by 35 year banking and machine tool finance veteran John VanDaele who relocated to Arizona back in early 2020. Also located in Arizona, his son Drew VanDaele works in the department and is now entering his 7th year focused exclusively on machine tool finance. According to the senior VanDaele, making the move over to BOH was Drew VanDaele, Bank of easy. “Much of the senior Herrin, Machine Tool Finance management team has Division worked with me in the past and Drew even worked there while in college. Herrin bank A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Pictured with John and Drew, Jason Henson President Bank of Herrin and Jeff Gentry - Vice Chairman Bank of Herrin President Jason Henson has been a good friend since 2009. Working together has been something we have always talked about but the timing was never right. Last year that changed and I couldn’t be happier with the bank’s commitment to making this happen.” He continued, “It is difficult for community banks to enter specialty markets and the machine tool finance industry is unique compared to other specialty lending businesses. There are large investments needed to be able offer the products and service required in order to succeed. Bank of Herrin has not hesitated to do what is necessary to be innovative and put in place the tools needed to be a player in the industry.“ John says the key to the early success of the department is related to the culture of using the community bank model to create a positive customer experience and the loyalty of many long-time customers. It is important to VanDaele that the bank is committed to understanding the importance of this business. They understand that the precision manufacturing industries are critical to America and they are committed to helping these companies succeed. “My father was foreman and GM at a fab shop which started my interest and appreciation for the business. Our customers know that we love what we do, we

love what they do, and we truly want them to succeed. Most people can’t say that about their bank.” VanDaele goes on to explain, “After 35 years in the business I have a very good Drew with Client Bill, Owner GSA understanding of what the customers want when it comes to financing new equipment. Most of the competition offers a lease product or an EFA (Equipment Finance Agreement). These products are great for the bank but not so great for the customer. They are generally non-cancellable in nature and come with both prepayment penalties and other hidden charges. Our direct, Private Client Group customers benefit from our simpleinterest loan is what the vast majority of companies want. Our product is truly simple interest which means customers can pay down the principal at any time with no prepayment penalties. Even paying early each month will shorten up the amortization of the loan allowing customers to pay less in interest.” The department operates nationwide but Arizona is home base for the department and local customers benefit from having the in-person experience and ability to get to know senior management and the folks who in general are making the lending decisions. BOH works hard to make it easy to borrow and do business with them. They have an aggressive application-only process for smaller loan requests and even new customers can borrow up to $500,000 with a simple one-page application. “Our organizational structure and lack of bureaucracy allows us to move very quickly when it comes to larger requests or applications that require a full underwriting process”, Drew VanDaele says. The department has already developed a reputation of being good at helping smaller and new companies purchase the equipment they need to expand. John says, “We have the support of the board and shareholders to grow this business and make the Bank of Herrin a player in Machine Tool Finance. I hope that anyone will feel comfortable reaching out to us to discuss their equipment financing needs. Whether you are a production shop, tool and die maker, molder, or fabricator we are here to help. That includes manufacturers of firearms and firearms related products which is a problem for many banks. At BOH Machine Tool Finance we understand that we only succeed when you succeed.” For more information, please call directly at (618) 942-4200 or visit

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$64M Department of Defense Contract Largest Yet For This Albuquerque Aerospace Company The latest federal award for Albuquerque-based X-Bow Systems Inc. — the company’s largest single award to date — could pave the way for future military production contracts as X-Bow continues to scale its manufacturing and testing capabilities. X-Bow announced the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy had selected it for a $64 million contract. That award is what Jason Hundley, the CEO of X-Bow (pronounced “cross-bow”), called a “qualification contract” to evaluate the efficacy of the New Mexico company’s large solid rocket motor design for U.S. Navy and U.S. Army hypersonic applications. That’s opposed to a full “production contract,” where X-Bow would manufacture those motors for direct application. Hundley called it an “on-ramping effort” to qualify for the Army and Navy’s hypersonics programs. But even though the contract is only for qualifying X-Bow’s technology, he said there’s a good probability it will lead to a production contract down the road. According to Hundley, the government “rarely on-ramps a supplier without an intent to put it in production.”“Our expectation would be if we’re performing A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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well, sometime during this qualification contract we will very likely start negotiating with the government about what a production contract looks like — how many they need, when exactly they need it, that kind of stuff,” he said. X-Bow responded to an initial request for information the DoD put out last fall. The New Mexico company then completed a full proposal in February 2023 and was awarded the contract in August, Hundley said. The DoD office is a new customer for X-Bow, he added. Over the next few years, X-Bow will provide solid rocket motor hardware components to the DoD for various modeling and testing, including what Hundley called “thrust curves” and static fire tests. The purpose of those tests is to ensure the company’s motor design will perform as expected when used by the Army or the Navy in future applications. An actual flight test of the hypersonic motor design X-Bow will research and develop through the DoD contract is still a couple of years out. That flight test could take place at White Sands Missile Range in Southern New Mexico, or at a different location if preferred by the customer, Hundley said. The company’s solid rocket motors will provide boost propulsion for Navy-designed hypersonic All Up Round, a propulsion system used by the Navy’s Conventional Prompt Stike weapon system, as well as the Army’s Long Range Hypersonic Weapon System. Those hypersonic applications require an upgraded solid rocket motor design from X-Bow’s existing sounding rocket motors.


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Your AS9100 Rev D and ISO 9001: 2015 Certified HUB-Zone Located Company Re-Energizing American Manufacturing Lux Precision Manufacturing has one of the most unique, creative business models you will find in a machine shop. Consider these key differentiators: • Its new state of the art 10,000 square foot facility resides on the campus of Grand Canyon University (GCU), which is in a designated HUB-Zone • It has 15 full-time employees, many who graduated with Engineering degrees from GCU, with its engineering talent including Mechanical, Electrical and even Chemical • Through a partnership with GCU, Benchmark Electronics and Modern Industries, Lux Precision is a training ground for students to apprentice in machining • The company specializes in prototype, R&D and light manufacturing, with very attractive turn times and competitive pricing • It has the benefit of internal mentorship with its highly experienced Chief Operating Officer, Mark Luccitti, who is not only a Certified Small Business Mentor, but has also been a senior manager at many large manufacturing companies Founder and CEO Weston Smith is the genius behind this unique collaborative business. A little background on how the company began is warranted. During Weston’s 2nd year as a student at GCU, he approached Timothy Kelley, founder of Canyon Angels, an angel investment group, with a business plan. “GCU is a large campus and time consuming to get around”, Weston says. So in order to solve the issue of transportation on campus, Weston launched an electric longboard rental company. Within the first year of renting out the boards, the rental boards started having a 90% battery failure rate. With his education in Mechanical engineering, Weston was determined to come up with a solution: A flexible battery pack that uses the same technology found in tesla cars. This creation led Lux to move into electric longboard manufacturing. This pivot was successful and the company was shipping and selling boards nationally and even worldwide. However, Weston elaborates, continuing, “Then Covid came, and we couldn’t get critical parts needed from China, as they were stuck in ports for weeks.” Weston is highly mechanically inclined, having grown up on a ranch, and when his key components remained stranded, he made the decision to open his own machine shop to make these parts. “We bought 3 CNC machines (2 mills and a lathe), and we were operating out of a very small space GCU allocated for us, less than 700 square feet.” Weston comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, and he is an extremely driven young man. Once he ascertained that the consumer product industry was difficult because of the supply chain and increasingly expensive marketing costs, Weston determined that his machine shop could become a business unto itself. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Weston began networking with business owners throughout Arizona, and it didn’t take long for Lux to secure work as a job shop, partering with companies in the defense, medical, and aerospace industries. “We can make almost anything clients hand to us,” Nathan Olsen, GCU engineering student and Manufacturing Engineer, says. “Ironically, the project we are running now is for another machine shop that said the part was too complicated for them to make – but we figured it out.” “Word continued to get out that Lux could make high precision parts, done quickly and extremely cost effectively”, Weston says, “and this brought on a new challenge - we needed more skilled machinists.” As one of the founding companies within GCU’s walls, Weston had established a bit of a reputation as an entrepreneur, and he has had the pleasure to get to know GCU President Brian Mueller and the GCU management team. “I came to GCU because of its unique approach to building programs that align with what industry wants. I approached President Mueller and his team with the idea to build a program for precision machining, a program that I would help to develop.”

Just months ago, in S e p t e m b e r, G C U announced its partnership with manufacturing companies Benchmark Electronics, Modern Industries and Lux Precision Manufacturing to create the CNC Machinist Pathway that will prepare students to learn CNC machining. “ G C U ’s C e n t e r for Workforce Development is part of our broader jobfocused curriculum to create a skilled and caring labor workforce,” said Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller. “The trade industry is crucial to the local economy and by offering students creative pathways like this, GCU is meeting the critical need of industry demands. The financial support from company partners who are helping fund this new trade program model are making a difference starting in our own backyard.” Today, GCU’s first CNC Machinist Pathway launched with 20 students. These students will train and work in the Lux facility, which now has 14 machines, both mills and lathes, and recently added a 5th axis machining center, equipped with nearly every option available, Weston says. Benchmark and Modern are providing scholarship monies for the students, and they plan to hire some of the graduates of the program. GCU is providing the technical training for the students. Lux is hiring the students to work in their facility to get real tangible hands on experience. Coinciding with the expansion into its 10,000 square foot facility, its new machines and its formal partnership with GCU, Benchmark and Modern, Weston knew that certifying to ISO/AS9100 would be a prerequisite for growth. “Bretta Kelly and Debbie Hart were recommended to me by several machine shop owners”, Weston says. I contacted them in June and let them know we had to achieve certification before the Grand Opening of our new facility, which was scheduled for September. They worked with us, and we certified to both ISO and to AS9100 in just about 4 weeks!” Weston and the team highly recommend H2H Consulting and the Bretta/Debbie team. “They were professional, knowledgeable and extremely flexible”, Wes says, adding, “Initially, we were just going to certify to

ISO9001: 2015, and wait for a later time to certify to AS9100 Revision D”, Wes says, adding, “We thought it would be too difficult to certify to both in such a short time frame. But just weeks before we were scheduled to certify, I made the decision to add AS9100 certification to our list. Bretta and Debbie worked with this last minute change just like the professionals they are!” “ D e b b i e a n d B re t t a , t h r o u g h D e b b i e ’s consulting company H2H Consulting, and the experience of certifying to ISO/ AS9100, was outstanding. It was difficult at times, but now that we are certified, we really see the impact it has on our business. It has buttoned up a lot of the processes that we put into place as a start-up”, Weston says. Mark says, “I have done a lot of start-ups, most in the manufacturing space, and LUX has been one of the smoothest I have encountered. Weston is a phenomenal young man, he is very mature for his years, and growing up on a ranch instilled in him a superior work ethic. It permeates everything he does.” Weston says. “We will be leveraging this designation to help win federal contracts now that we are AS9100 Revision D certified”, he adds. Located strategically on the campus of Grand Canyon University, Lux benefits from an industry edge in workforce talent, reduced overheads, and synergies with academia. Certified under AS9001D and ISO 9001:2015, the company, located in a designated HUB-Zone, consistently delivers on precision, quality, and timely deliveries. Weston says, “Our commitment extends beyond mere manufacturing— by streamlining supply chains, reducing lead times, and fostering the next generation of manufacturing professionals in collaboration with Grand Canyon University, we not only offer excellence in production but also drive the future of American manufacturing.” To learn more about how Lux can support your precision manufacturing needs, contact them at: (928) 380-0317 or visit H2H Consulting helps clients with process mapping, writing and auditing quality management systems in preparation for ISO 9001, AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 certifications. To learn more about how they can help you, contact them at: or call (602)619-0440. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Solar Parts Manufacturer Plans To Triple Operations In Nevada It’s been one year since the wide-ranging Inflation Reduction Act was passed, and a manufacturing company credits the legislation for its recently opened Las Vegas location. Unimacts hired 80 people and opened a manufacturing facility that makes metal torque tubes in Las Vegas at the start of 2023 thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act or the IRA, CEO Matt Arnold said. The metal tubes allow solar panels to rotate during the day, boosting efficiency by about 10 percent. The IRA incentivizes companies to bring operations related to clean energy to the U.S. The act offers both loans and tax credits for operations housed in the country. Unimacts is taking advantage of a specific credit that covers 87 cents per kilogram of torque tubes produced in the U.S. That allows Unimacts to get a credit of $870 for every ton of torque tube produced, Arnold said. Boston-based Unimacts has three manufacturing facilities across the globe, but its only U.S. manufacturing facility is in Las Vegas. The other two are in Spain and Mexico. At its Las Vegas facility, located in the shadow of The Orleans, Unimacts can make enough torque tubes in a year to support A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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two gigawatts worth of solar panels. But Arnold said the company is looking to triple the size of its operations in the near future to build enough capacity to support six gigawatts worth of solar panels and employ over 200 people. The company is looking to finalize details on opening another manufacturing facility in Nevada, he said. “We want this to be the premier facility in the Southwest, for the industrial side of solar.” Arnold said that before the IRA passed, almost any manufacturer related to the solar industry housed operations outside the U.S., since it was cheaper to do so. However, supply chain problems exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic gave companies with American customers a desire to be closer to the U.S. “We got clobbered by steel prices, etc. and people are like, ‘Oh, this is kind of bad. We better start thinking about how we can get back here in the states,’” Arnold said. “People were leaning here, and nearshoring in Mexico. Then the IRA came in, and it was like, game over, go now.” The same week the IRA was passed, he said, Unimacts began looking to open a facility in the U.S. The company chose Las Vegas because of its central location within the Southwestern states, which all have a high demand for solar projects.

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Daimler Truck, the German company that makes electric big rigs for the U.S. market in Portland, Oregon, and has a parts distribution center in Goodyear, is in a new joint venture to manufacture battery cells in the United States.

Daimler and partners Cummins and Paccar said they expect to invest $2 billion to $3 billion into the Accelera joint venture, which will supply cells for electric commercial vehicles and industrial applications. Indiana-based Cummins and Bellevue, Washington-based Paccar and Daimler are “considering anywhere in the U.S.” for the planned 21-gigawatt battery factory, Jon Mills, a spokesman for Cummins, said. . The move follows a trend of investment in battery manufacturing by transportation OEMs that are transitioning A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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“This strategic joint venture enables its owners to create the necessary scale for access to cost effective12/21/18 and 10:14 AM differentiated battery cell technology, ultimately creating value for commercial vehicle customers in North America,” the partners said in an announcement. The Valley has become somewhat of a hotspot for electric battery facility investment in recent years. South Korean battery giant LG Energy Solution is planning a 1.4 million-square-foot battery plant in Queen Creek that’s expected to create 4,000 jobs. LG’s project, which is expected to break ground this year, will consist of a $3.2 billion cylindrical battery manufacturing facility for electric vehicles with a capacity of 27 gigawatt hours and a $2.3 billion lithium-iron phosphate pouch-type battery plant for energy storage systems with a capacity of 16 gigawatt hours. And earlier this summer, KORE Power said it had secured a conditional commitment from the federal government for an $850 million loan through the Department of Energy to support construction of the 2 million-square-foot KOREPlex in Buckeye that will house several production lines to manufacture batteries for EV and energy storage systems in the U.S. The facility is expected to create 1,250 jobs and deliver products by late 2024 or early 2025.

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Woman-Owned ▪ Woman-Run What’s more, American Battery Factory selected Tucson as the site of its corporate headquarters and planned 2 million square foot gigafactory, which will become the largest in the country. The company will produce lithium iron phosphate battery cells at the factory. Arizona also ranked No. 9 among states for the largest number of clean energy projects since the Inflation Reduction Act passed in 2022, according to a recent report from the national advocacy group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). The Grand Canyon State ranked No. 7 for total estimated project investment, accounting for $5.9 billion and 2,280 new jobs. The historic growth of clean tech and mobility innovation in Greater Phoenix has positioned the region as a West Coast leader in next-generation battery technology and electric vehicle development, Chris Camacho, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council, told the Business Journal. “We’ve seen numerous companies choose Greater Phoenix thanks to policies that support EV and clean tech innovation, including Exro, KORE Power and LG Energy Solution,” Camacho said. “The region’s competitive operating costs, reliable infrastructure, a robust supply chain and longstanding automotive R&D ecosystem which creates a diverse talent pipeline is attractive to the industry and would support a joint venture such as this.”By Pete Danko and Amy Edelen – Phoenix Business Journal

US September Industrial Production Beats Expectations The September industrial production figure was above the median expectation of economists surveyed by MarketWatch. U.S. industrial production rose more than expected in September, the Federal

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German Antenna Manufacturer To Set Up Shop In Albuquerque Mtex Antenna Technology, a Wiesbaden, Germany-based antenna and telescope manufacturer, is putting down stakes in Albuquerque, bringing 62 jobs with it to the city. Mtex’s clients include the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The company stated in a news release that Albuquerque’s vicinity to its North American clients was a factor in calling the city home. The company’s new 70,000-square-foot facility in the Sandia Science and Technology Park — located in Southeast Albuquerque near Kirtland Air Force Base — will cost an estimated $16 million. The project is partially being funded through a $1 million grant from the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) and an additional $300,000 from the City of Albuquerque’s municipal LEDA funds, with the funds being paid out as economic development and job-creation benchmarks are met. It will have an estimated economic impact of $182 million over 10 years.A second facility focused on testing and integration for ground stations is also being planned near the technology park.

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Mtex is a major partner in NRAO’s project to expand and update its Very Large Array near Magdalena, which aims to add or replace 225 satellite dishes throughout New Mexico, West Texas, Eastern Arizona and Mexico. The NRAO and its partner, Associated Universities Inc., signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of New Mexico in early September.

“We look forward to possible collaborations with University of New Mexico, engineering schools such as New Mexico Tech, and other high-tech companies,” Stenvers said in the statement. Mtex’s Albuquerque facility will also play a role in testing of submillimetre telescopes — a technology aiming to observe star formation and collapse. The deal was formalized in Leipzig, Germany, with a New Mexico delegation consisting of Mark Roper, New Mexico Economic Development Department economic division director, and Max Gruner, City of Albuquerque economic development director. “Albuquerque’s existing strengths and infrastructure allow us to prioritize advanced manufacturing, and welcome companies like Mtex to a built tech environment,” Gruner said in a statement. “We offer unparalleled advantages in this industry, including a robust workforce, universities graduating top tech candidates, and proximity to complimentary, supportive institutions.”

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Utah-Based American Battery Factory Is Planning To Build A 2 Million-Square-Foot Battery Manufacturing Plant In Tucson American B a t t e r y Factory has d e l a y e d the start of construction for its $1.2 b i l l i o n lithium-iron phosphate battery manufacturing plant and new headquarters in Tucson by nearly two months in order to complete additional site work. ABF said in filings with Pima County that Bechtel, which is overseeing construction of the project, needs more time to finish site surveying and to gather more geotechnical data. As a result, the company submitted a request to delay the groundbreaking from Sept. 2 to Oct. 26 after refiling construction permits, county records show. The new factory is expected to comprise 2 million square feet when built out. It’s projected to have a $3 billion economic impact in the state and will create an initial 300 jobs for three shifts and scale up to 1,000 employees at full buildout 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 be developed in three phases.

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American Battery Factory’s proposed plant is the third large-scale factory to be proposed for Arizona in the past two years following KORE Power’s announcement to build in Buckeye and LG Energy Solution’s plans to build in Queen Creek. American Battery CEO: Tucson chosen after 12-state search Paul Charles, president and CEO of ABF, told the Business Journal in an interview last December that the company’s 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, affordable housing and high quality of life, among other reasons. Pima Community College will also help support and train a workforce for the company through its new 100,000-squarefoot 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.,” Charles said at the time. 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 will have a tension membrane structure, which ABF said has been used by Blue Origin and Tesla and is about 30% cheaper to build than traditional construction. Lithium-iron phosphate battery cells have a higher life cycle and more thermal stability than lithium-ion 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. The Arizona Commerce Authority said ABF is eligible for $22 million in incentives through the agency’s qualified facilities tax credit and competes fund, based on job and wages benchmarks that are met. Through the Pima County agreement, ABF will initially lease 70 acres for $455,000 in the first year and increase to $502,250 by the fifth year. ABF can also purchase the overall 267 acres from the county at the end of two years of leasing for $20.9 million. By Greg Barr – Phoenix Business Journal

Honeywell Aerospace Building 41 Chinook Helicopter Engines For South Korean Military Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace will build 41 engines as part of an order for updated Chinook helicopters for the South Korean military. The company announced the U.S. Army Foreign



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ABS METALLURGICAL PROCESSORS INC. 4313 EAST MAGNOLIA STREET, PHOENIX, AZ 602-437-3008 • Military Sales office ordered the T55-GA714A engines that will power CH-47F aircraft to replace older CH-47D aircraft used by South Korea. The order demonstrates continued confidence from South Korea in Honeywell’s product, the company said. “We have a longstanding relationship with South Korea, and we appreciate the opportunity to continue supporting them on their new CH-47F Block I Helicopters with our latest T55-GA-714A engine configuration,” said Dave Marinick, president, Engines and Power Systems, Honeywell Aerospace. “The latest contract to supply 41 T55 engines is a testament to South Korea’s confidence in our battle-proven engines. To date, our T55 engines have logged some 12 million hours of operation on the Boeing CH-47 and MH-47 Chinook helicopters.” Continued Next Page A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Honeywell said the latest version of the engine’s nearly 5,000 shaft horsepower allows the helicopters to go up to 170 knots — nearly 200 mph — in all conditions. The engines are the same model that Honeywell contracted a year ago to build for the United Kingdom military. T55 engines have been in use and evolving since 1961. Honeywell said that more than 1,000 military and civil CH-47 helicopters powered by T55s are in use around the world. In 2021, Honeywell signed a four-year, $476 million contract for new production and spare T55-GA-714A engines for the helicopters. That indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract means Honeywell is providing the engines for Boeing’s Philadelphia production line, which supplies the Army and foreign partner nations. The contract also provides spares for the Army’s existing Chinook fleet. Honeywell said it is currently working on development of the next iteration of the T55 engine; the T55-GA-714C model which will increase to 6,000 shaft horsepower and consume 8% less fuel. Financial details for the South Korean T55 engine deal were not disclosed. The United States closed a $1.5 billion sale of 18 CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters and other equipment to South Korea in late 2022, according to the Defense Post. Honeywell is one of Arizona’s largest employers, with more than 8,600 employees in the Grand Canyon State. By Jeff Gifford – Phoenix Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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LV Swiss Is Awarded ‘Utah’s Rural Business Of The Year’ LV Swiss, based in Southern Utah, in the city of LaVerkin, offers Swiss Screw machining, precision CNC machining, milling, turning, custom prototyping, centerless grinding and customized tooling on demand. It is AS9100, ISO13485, and ISO9001: 2015 certified. These certifications have all facilitated LV Swiss’s ability to engage with a number of Fortune 500 companies in the Medical, Aerospace & Defense, Communications/RF Connectors and Industrial Products. Several customers rely on LV Swiss for their precision, small (diameters starting from .018), and high precision (+/- .0002) parts, ranging from prototype to production. LV Swiss is honored to be this year’s GOED’s Utah’s Rural Business of the Year recipient. For more information, contact them at: (435) 635-1482 or visit Prepare to be delighted with high quality precision parts short lead times, delivered at a competitive prices.


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Your One Stop Shop — It May Sound Cliche, But In This Case, Its Accurate. Swiss Screw Machining, Waterjet Cutting, Laser Cutting, 3D Scanning, Metal Spinning, CNC Machining (Mill & Lathe), Manual Machining, Assembly, and Packaging, ALL DONE IN-HOUSE Shane Williams grew up around machinists, but he isn’t a machinist himself. “My stepfather was employee #2 of a highly successful machining shop, and my father in law too was a machinist. I knew from my family members’ owners that owning a shop could be a really good career, and it would offer an excellent opportunity in which to raise a family.” And so, 10 years ago, Shane, an Ar my Navy Veteran, purchased his first machine shop. The company, RM Garrison Machining, had been in business since 1973 under the name G&R Screw Machine. Shane recognized that the name RM Garrison Machining was much broader and all-encompassing than the previous name, particularly since his company would offer so much more than just screw machining. Today, in their >40,000 square foot facility, the company offers CNC Machining (including Horizontal machining), manual machining, Swiss screw machining, and 3D scanning. They additionally offer a plethora of fabrication services, including; metal spinning, laser cutting, waterjet, tube cutting (round, rectangular, or square) and welding. The company also has in-house polishing, assembly and packaging. RM Garrison truly can take your product from a napkin drawing to a finished product. As it turns out, one shop wasn’t enough for Shane, and so through a series of acquisitions and start-ups over the past years, RM Garrison now has several divisions and manufactures its own product lines. The divisions, now all co-located under one roof, include: • Headwinds, an acquisition out of California that specializes in custom headlights for Motorcycles, including; Baggers, Choppers, Harley Davidson, Customs, Bobbers, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Cruisers, Street Rods & Peterbilt’s. • WAM Bumpers, an acquisition out of Georgia that manufactures heavy duty truck bumpers. • Accutronix, a local Phoenix acquisition that manufactures motorcycle products. • Valley Machine Works, also a Phoenix acquisition that specializes in emergency industrial repair for every industry you can imagine. A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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• Ilium Works, manufacturer of BMW motorcycle accessories. This acquisition hailed from California. RM Garrison also has a number of its own start-ups, including: All American Hot Rod, All American Chassis and All American Billet. To d a y, R M G a r r i s o n Machining is a family run and owned business, with Shane the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and his son Tyler President of the entity. Tyler has a degree in business from Grand Canyon University and Shane says that with his business acumen and mathematical aptitude, Tyler is truly an asset to the company’s customers. Tyler’s sister also supports the day to day operations of the company on a part time basis. Tyler says, “Shane is the epitome of a ‘serial entrepreneur’, and with each acquisition he has focused on cost reductions, through automation and reduced overhead to increase efficiencies and hence, profitability. Bringing all of the entities under one roof to capitalize on shared overhead was one of the biggest cost savings for our business.” The company’s certification to ISO 9001 years ago enables them to utilize processes and procedures that increase productivity and quality while reducing waste. “We recognize that the less our employees touch our parts, the better – and that automation is key”, Shane says, adding, “When we first purchased RM Garrison, we met with each of our customers. When we asked one customer how we could help them with more machining, we were told that since our quality was better than others, if we could increase our production to 11,000 units from the current 1100, we could get this business.” The company purchased a new CNC lathe with a bar feeder, and for the next 11 months, it ran 24 hours per day to meet the 11,000 delivery commitment.” vTyler adds, “Then we acquired a new Swiss screw machine with live tooling, and we increased our production to 50,000 in 3 weeks versus the previous 110,000 in 11 months. Shane constantly evaluates operations to increase our efficiencies, and our customers value this.” “We have the capacity and the machines to take on new jobs”, Tyler says, adding, “I do the scheduling, and when an outside customer order comes in, it takes priority over our in-house manufacturing.” The company is renowned for its quick turnaround for customers. “We quote 4-6 weeks for the typical order, and we often get it to our customers in less time than we quote. Additionally, if a customer needs their parts in 2 weeks, we can almost always make this happen.” The company can make nearly any part for their customers, and some of the more common parts they make for their customers include screws, nuts, bolts, manifolds, housing, bushings, handles, aftermarket billet automotive parts. Tyler says, “Our experienced team, including Journeyman caliber manual machinists, is second to none, and there isn’t much we can’t manufacture for our customers.” To learn more about how RM Garrison Machining, across all of its divisions, can help your business, call: (623) 582-6544 or visit:


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regarding the economy,” said Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB Chief Economist. “Sales growth among small businesses have slowed and the bottom line is being squeezed, leaving owners few options beyond raising selling prices for financial relief.” More than 9 of 10 businesses that are hiring or trying to hire reported few or no qualified applicants for the positions they were trying to fill. That’s up 3 points from a month ago. Drilling deeper, 27% said they have no candidates at all, which is up 6 points. The good news: Hiring and capital expenditure plans Despite those lingering obstacles, the NFIB offered a few positive signs for businesses. Nearly 60% of respondents reported capital spending outlays in the past six months, which was up 1 percentage point from August. Additionally, 24% of companies plan capital expenditures in the next six months.


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These Are The Top Concerns For Small Businesses As 2024 Approaches Optimism declined for small-business owners over the past three months, but they still feel better than they did a year ago. That’s one of the big takeaways from the September NFIB Small Business Optimism Index. The index found the percentage of small-business owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months dropped six points from August to a net negative 43%. That’s 18 points better than last June’s reading of 61% but the index remains at recession levels. The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index decreased half of a point in September to 90.8, marking its 21st consecutive month below the 49-year average of 98. Inflation, hiring challenges weighing on business owners About 23% of owners reported inflation was their single most important problem in operating their business, unchanged from last month and tied with labor quality as the top concern.

And, despite high-profile layoffs that are hitting the technology and banking sectors, small businesses are still hiring. Small-business owners’ plans to fill open positions remain elevated, with a net 18% planning to create new jobs in the next three months, which is up 1 point from August The small-business credit picture Credit conditions are still posing a challenge for small businesses, thanks to both higher interest rates and banks getting more cautious with their lending. The net percentage of businesses paying a higher interest rate compared to three months ago tied a five-year high of 26% in September. Businesses aren’t expecting things to improve in the short term. The percentage of respondents expecting easier credit conditions over the next three months declined to a net negative -10%. That’s tied with May 2023 for the lowest point in the past five years. Only 23% of respondents said their borrowing needs were satisfied over the past three months, which is the lowest point so far this year. A net 8% reported their last loan was harder to get than in previous attempts. As we’ve noted, evolving credit conditions have many businesses looking to alternative sources for capital — including public and private grants, nonbank lenders and others.

Inflation and tight labor markets have remained the chief concerns among small-business owners over the past two years, but they are also concerned about sagging sales.

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historically high as owners can’t hire enough workers due to few qualified applicants. • A net 23% plan to raise compensation in the next three months, which is down three points from August. • The net percent of owners raising average selling prices increased two points to a net 29%, which remains at an inflationary level. • The net percent of owners who expect real sales to be higher increased one point from August to a net negative 13% By Marq Burnett – Associate Editor, The Playbook, The Business Journals

5 Ways AI Will Change 3D Printing 1.Easier design evaluation. AI-created designs for 3D printing are already out there, but the more promising application for artificial intelligence in the near term seems to be selecting and modifying parts for this process. 2.Faster part development. 3D printing offers the chance to optimize designs in ways that have never before been possible, but getting to these designs takes time and often demands that the human designer let go of many assumptions about manufacturing. But, for AI-enabled tools like generative design, iteration is easy and new, optimal parts can be developed more rapidly. 3.Smarter machines. AI may not literally make your 3D printer more intelligent, but it offers a powerful way of processing all the data that each build generates — for instance, learning to “read” the thermal image of every layer and anticipate the next to catch abnormalities in the build, or training on X-ray inspection data to predict pore generation in future prints.

4.Improved material microstructure. Additive manufacturing’s point-bypoint or layer-by-layer formation of material can be a weakness if properties aren’t adequately controlled, but it also represents opportunities to fine-tune the part as it is built. Case in point, the chance to accurately control microstructure of 3D printed metal based on AI-driven software. 5.Distributed manufacturing (and knowledge). There are solutions in work already for automating print job distribution within factories, so it’s not a leap to see how artificial intelligence could also be used to distribute work between multiple 3D printing facilities in different locations. Aside from benefits in terms of reduced shipping and carbon footprint, AI also promises to capture and distribute knowledge making it possible to bring better part design and patient care to all parts of the world. By Stephanie Hendrixson, Industry Week A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Contact us today BMSC, LLC 602-445-9400 New Mexico Puts $3m Behind Taiwan-Based Manufacturing Company's Borderplex Expansion The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a final agreement between the state and Taiwan-based Hota Industrial Manufacturing for the company's planned expansion in Santa Teresa, a move that's being backed by $3 million in state funds. Hota Industrial Manufacturing, an automotive parts manufacturer with customers that include Tesla, General Motors and Ford, alongside the New Mexico Economic Development Department, announced plans for Hota's first plant outside of Asia in early July. That facility is set to land in a 30-acre parcel in the Westpark Industrial Park, a large industrial development in Santa Teresa that lies within a foreign trade zone. New Mexico awarded $3 million from its Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) Job-Creation Fund to help Hota with land, building and infrastructure costs, the release notes. Other state incentives could flow to the Taiwanese company, as well, including fiscal boosts through the Manufacturers Investment Tax Credit and jobtraining assistance through the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP). A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Hota's physical expansion into the U.S. is driven by the company's proximity to North American customers — which account for about 70% of its market — and the country's growing electric vehicle market, Hota Chairman David Shen said during a news conference in Taipei."Hota has picked Santa Teresa as its next manufacturing site based on various comparison analyses among the states on the U.S.-Mexico border," Shen said. The Westpark Industrial Park is near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry, a major crossing A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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between the U.S. and Mexico that connects an industrial region spanning from El Paso to Las Cruces to the north and Ciudad Juárez south of the border. The area, known as the "Borderplex" region, has been one of New Mexico's geographic focuses in terms of industrial development. News of the final agreement between Hota and the State of New Mexico comes nearly two months after a Singaporebased solar panel manufacturer, Maxeon Solar Technologies Ltd., announced plans for a $1 billion manufacturing plant in Albuquerque. Hota and Maxeon's planned expansions into New Mexico are part of the state's focus on luring overseas companies to set up operations in the Land of Enchantment. By Jacob Maranda – New Mexico Inno Reporter



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Arizona and Las Vegas, NV

MANNY LOPEZ O: 520-622-3082 • C: 520-975-3078 PO Box 26508 • Tucson, AZ 85726 947 S. 48th St, #125 • Tempe, AZ 85281

Industrial Electric Inc______623-582-5204 Bramac Marchinery_______951-383-4195 Service Upgrades D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 M: (562) 755-3690 P: (480) 382-4880 Geiger Electric Co________ 623-773-1787 Honing Machines F: (562) 690-1420 Industrial Electric Inc______623-582-5204 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 2412 W Huntington Dr Tempe, AZ 85282 GRINDING Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Grinding Filtration Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 Grinding Machines ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 EDM Network_________ 480-836-1782 ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT Makino____________ 602-228-0347 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Manual Lathes & Mills Automation & Controls Methods West_________ 602-437-2220 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Bramac Marchinery_______ 951-383-4195 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Acieta_____________ 402-650-8132 Productivity Inc.________ 505-415-2004 CNC Pros_____________ 602-332-5815 Arizona CNC Equip______ 480-615-6353 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 CNC Pros_____________602-332-5815 Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 DMG Mori___________ 480-276-7019 Haas Factory Outlet______ 480-968-5877 Productivity Inc.________ 505-415-2004 EDM Filtration FABRICATION Desert Machine Sales_____ 623-826-1025 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 CNC Punching Centers Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 North-South Machinery____ 602-391-4696 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 TSM Machinery________ 602-233-3757 Latitude Machinery_______602-517-7153 Productivity Inc.________ 505-415-2004 EDM: Dielectric Sawing Machines Grinding Machines, OD/ID Systems/Filtration ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 Sodick_____________ 714-318-0095 Bramac Marchinery_______ 951-383-4195 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Sterling Fab Tech_______ 855-222-7084 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 ELECTRICAL Haas Factory Outlet_______480-968-5877 Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Equip Hookup & Disconnect Gantry Systems, CNC Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 Magnum Precision Mach___ 505-345-8389 Iron Workers Swiss Screw Machines Grinding Machines, Rotary Surface CNC Pros_____________602-332-5815 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 Lighting Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Bramac Marchinery_______ 951-383-4195 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 Industrial Electric Inc_____ 623-582-5204 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 Schenk Intertech_________949-360-1512 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Grinding Machines, Tool Relocation: Electrical Mesa Mach Sales_______ 480-545-0275 Tapping Machines Geiger Electric Co_______ 623-773-1787 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 ACC Machinery________ 602-258-7330 S&S Machinery Sales_____ 602-368-8542 JIM SWARTZBAUGH



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Haas Factory Outlet A Division of Ellison Machinery Company

Sales Director

patrick ellison president 1610 s. priest Dr., suite 101 tempe, arizona 85281 Telephone: 480-968-5877 Cell: 480-298-9782 Fax: 480-968-0522 Email:



M: (657) 478-9012 P: (480) 382-7880 F: (562) 690-1420 2412 W Huntington Dr Tempe, AZ 85282

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


Laser Cutting/Proc. Center Press Brakes WaterJet Cutting Systems Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Bramac Marchinery_______ 951-383-4195 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Landmark Solutions_______714-393-3783 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Bystronic Inc___________ 847-214-0300 Landmark Solutions_______ 714-393-3783 North-South Machinery_____602-391-4696 Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 Landmark Solutions_______ 714-393-3783 Latitude Machinery_______ 602-517-7153 Sterling Fab Tech________855-222-7084 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______ 800-327-9735 Welding Equipment Latitude Machinery_______ 602-517-7153 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Gauging Equipment ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Magnum Precision Mach____505-345-8389 Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Mesa Mach Sales________480-545-0275 METAL FINISHING EQUIPMENT Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Anodizing, Plating, Passivation Sterling Fab Tech________ 855-222-7084 Productivity Inc.________ 505-415-2004 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Equipment Totten Tubes___________ 602-278-7502 S&S Machinery Sales______602-368-8542 Americhem Engineering_____602-437-1188 Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems Sterling Fab Tech________855-222-7084 INjJECTION MOLDING EQUIP Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Punch Presses Total Quality Systems______ 480-377-6422 3D Laser Scanners Bramac Marchinery_______ 951-383-4195 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Washington Calibration_____ 480-820-0506 Bystronic Inc___________ 847-214-0300 Bystronic Inc___________ 847-214-0300 Magnetic Particle (NDT) Machines INSPECTION EQUIP Landmark Solutions_______ 714-393-3783 Landmark Solutions_______ 714-393-3783 DCM Tech___________ 800-533-5339 3D Measurement Systems Mesa Mach Sales________ 480-545-0275 Latitude Machinery_______ 602-517-7153 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Metrology Instruments Shearing Machines Advanced Coordinate Tech___ 480-921-3370 Sterling Fab Tech________ 855-222-7084 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Pipe & Tube Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_______800-327-9735 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Benders/Notchers ACC Machinery_________ 602-258-7330 Latitude Machinery_______ 602-517-7153 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Klontech Industrial Sales____ 480-948-1871 S&S Machinery Sales______ 602-368-8542 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Advanced Coordinate Tech___480-921-3370 Latitude Machinery_______ 602-517-7153 Sterling Fab Tech________ 855-222-7084 Sterling Fab Tech________855-222-7084 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Mitutoyo America________ 480-294-7631 WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Renishaw____________ 847-286-9953 Power Tools Copper State Bolt & Nut_____ 800-603-6887 Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Hexagon_____________ 303-859-7159 Total Quality Systems____ 480-377-6422 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Division of Curran Manufacturing Corporation

200 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788 U.S.A.


1-631-273-1010 1-800-645-4174 Fax: 1-631-273-1066 1-800-424-2082

Don Loveless 181 Business Park Dr. Bristol, CT. 06010

Tel: 800-686-1679 Fax: 860-409-2552 Email:

WaterJet: Filtration/Chillers S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Ebbco Inc____________ 800-809-3901 Bar Feeders USED MACHINERY Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 ACC Machinery_________602-258-7330 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Edge Technologies________951-440-1574 K D Capital____________ 480-922-1674 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Latitude Machinery_______ 602-517-7153 Magnum Precision Mach___ 602-431-8300 Washington Calibration___480-820-0506 Methods West__________602-437-2220 Bellows Clamping Zeiss Ind. Metrology_____800-327-9735 Resell CNC____________ 844-478-8181 Hennig______________909-420-5796 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 S&S Machinery Sales______602-368-8542 Blast Abrasives Optical Comparators SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Advanced Coordinate Tech__480-921-3370 TSM Machinery_________ 602-233-3757 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 CNC Collet Chucks D & R Machinery______480-775-6462 Zachman Machinery______ 602-908-3447 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 ACCESSORIES Cabinets, Custom Ellison Machinery_______480-968-5335 Collet Fixtures Abrasives Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Royal Products_________ 800-645-4174 Hexagon____________ 303-859-7159 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Chip Conveyors Mitutoyo America_______ 480-294-7631 Coolant Systems Copper State Bolt & Nut_____800-603-6887 Hennig______________909-420-5796 Klontech Industrial Sales___ 480-948-1871 Castrol Industrial________602-921-7634 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Chip Management Magnum Precision Mach___602-431-8300 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Ebbco Inc___________ 800-809-3901 Renishaw___________847-286-9953 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Ellison Machinery_________480-968-5335 Total Quality Systems____480-377-6422 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Hennig______________909-420-5796 Zeiss Ind. Metrology_____800-327-9735 Stellar Industrial________ 480-251-6888 Adhesives Chip Removal Rapid Optical Inspection Coolant Systems: Chillers S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Mesa Mach Sales_______480-545-0275 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 MP Systems__________ 909-282-7463 Cutting Tools Repair & Certification Chuck Jaws Air Blast Cabinets, Blast Rooms BISON______________714-931-1327 Advanced Coordinate Tech__480-921-3370 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Total Quality Systems____480-377-6422 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 Air Distribution Systems Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Washington Calibration___480-820-0506 Magnum Precision Mach____ 602-431-8300 Chucks Video Measuring Systems Stellar Industrial_________800-562-8258 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Datron_____________ 480-826-3689 Ellison Machinery_______480-968-5335 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 Harvey Performance Tools__ 602-694-7378 Band Saw/ Blades Klontech Industrial Sales___ 480-948-1871 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 BISON______________ 714-931-1327 Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Mitutoyo America_______ 480-294-7631 Echols Saw & Supply______ 602-278-3918 Ellison Machinery_______ 480-968-5335 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Richard Amy Regional Sales Manager

BARTON INTERNATIONAL cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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

Live Tool Holders BISON______________ 714-931-1327 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Over 500 Styles Ready To Ship Lubricants / Systems Same Day Shipping S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 440-248-5510 Star Metal Fluids________ 800-367-9966 New Way Covers & Repair Hennig_______________909-420-5796 Stellar Industrial_________480-251-6888 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Pallet Systems Digital Readout Units Tooling Columns Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 D & R Machinery________480-775-6462 Vibratory Equipment D & R Machinery________ 480-775-6462 Lone Arrow___________480-507-8074 Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Magnum Precision Mach____602-431-8300 Parts Washing Equipment D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 EDM Tooling Systems D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Vises and Vise Jaws EDM Network__________480-836-1782 Qualichem, Inc_________ 480-320-0308 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 EDM Performance _______800-336-2946 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 Enclosures fo Machine Tools Star Metal Fluids_________800-367-996 Waterjet Abrasives Hennig_____________ 909-420-5796 Power Tools Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Fasteners Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Copper State Bolt & Nut____ 800-603-6887 R8 Quick-Change Tool System Filtration Equip. Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Ebbco Inc____________800-809-3901 Waterjet Accessories Retention Knobs Qualichem, Inc._________480-320-0308 T.J. Davies____________ 440-248-5510 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Star Metal Fluids________800-367-9966 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Robot Accessories SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Lone Arrow___________ 480-507-8074 Filtermist Mist Collectors Rota-Rack Parts Accumulator Waterjet Bricks/Hoppers Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Fixtures Safety Equipment Waterjet Replacement Parts BISON______________ 714-931-1327 Stellar Industrial_________ 480-251-6888 Arizona CNC Equip_______480-615-6353 Grinding Wheels Sealants Barton International ______ 800-741-7756 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 S.L. Fusco____________ 602-276-0077 GMA Garnet___________ 882-243-9300 Grippers Stellar Industrial_________ 800-562-8258 Wipers SCHUNK_____________919-452-4535 Spindle Tooling Hennig_ _ ____________909-420-5796 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For BISON______________ 714-931-1327 Grinders Work Holding Spindles Ellison Machinery________ 480-968-5335 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 763-574-8320 Kurt Manufacturing_______ Live Centers Static Tool Holders Royal Products__________ 800-645-4174 BISON______________ 714-931-1327 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766

CONSUMMABLES Cutting Fluids & Oils (Coolants) Castrol Industrial________602-921-7634 Echols Saw & Supply______602-278-3918 Pioneer Distributing Co.____ 602-278-2693 S.L. Fusco____________602-276-0077 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Stellar Industrial_________480-251-6888 EDM Materials & Supplies Adams Machinery________480-968-3711 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 EDM Network__________480-836-1782 EDM Performance acc’s____ 800-336-2946 Qualichem Inc_________ 480-320-0308 Single Source Technologies__ 602-686-0895 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Garnet Barton International ______800-741-7756 GMA Garnet___________882-243-9300 Impression Materials Roydent_____________ 480-607-1876 Machine Tool Cool. Filtration Castrol Industrial________602-921-7634 D & R Machinery_______ 480-775-6462 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966 Solvents & Degreasing Agents Castrol Industrial________602-921-7634 Qualichem, Inc________ 480-320-0308 Star Metal Fluids_______ 800-367-9966

Bill Bowen Sr. Manufacturer's Rep

10811 Alstot Ct. Tustin, CA 92782

Cell: 714.931.1327 Office: 513.713.0513


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Kevin Randall

General Manager

15635 W Illini St Goodyear, AZ 85338 Cell: 602-515-4341

Aluinum Remnants Go from Receiving to Machining with Precision Machine-Ready Blanks TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 Bar: Large Diameter Ron Muenchow Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Mobile 619.871.0002 | Toll Free 888.282.3292 • Eliminate Material Prep • Flat, Square, and Parallel Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 • Improve Throughput and Quality 800-234-5613 • Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 TW Metals____________ 800-203-8000 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Brass Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Tube Service Company_____ 602-267-9865 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___ 505-345-0959 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Copper HARDWARE MATERIAL Machine Ready Blanks Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Alloys: High Temperature TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 Aerodyne Alloys_________860-289-3820 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Metals-Bar & Plate Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Alloys: Specialty Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Aerodyne Alloys_________860-289-3820 Bronze AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Drill Rod Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 AZ Metals____________ 602-688-8003 Erickson Metals_________ 505-874-3003 Aluminum Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Extrusions Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Davis Salvage Co________ 602-267-7208 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Basic Metals__________ 262- 255-9034 Lead Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Carbon Erickson Metals_________505-874-3003 Material Sales Apache Steel Company_____ 602-323-2200 Plastics- Acrylic/PVC, Tubing, Nylon, Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Many Others 602-688-8003 AZ Metals____________ Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Titanium Port Plastics____________480-813-6118 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 TW Metals____________800-203-8000 Titanium Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Metals Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Nickel Alloys Cast Iron AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 Jacquet West__________ 310-684-4370 Aluminum Extrusions Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 AZ Tool & Steel_________ 480-784-1600 Stainless Steel Castings Bralco Metals Phoenix______ 602-252-1918 Basic Metals___________262- 255-9034 Bralco Metals Albuquerque___505-345-0959 Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 Ind. Metal Supply________ 602-454-1500 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Jacquet West___________ 310-684-4370 Chrome Rod Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-977-6061 Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 Western States Metals______ 801-978-0562 Erickson Metals_________ 505-874-3003 Sierra Alloys TSI_________ 800-423-1897 14941 East Northam Street, La Mirada, CA 90638

Patti Robison General Manager

120 E. Corporate Place Ste #12 Chandler, AZ 85225 www,


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Director of Business Operations

p. 602.269.1775 f. 602.269.0542 1735 N. 28th Ave #1 Phoenix, AZ 85009

Edward Merkle

602-978-3130 1-800-689-8665

INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY 4114 West4114 Saturn Way, INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY West Saturn Way,Suite Suite 103103 Arizona 85226 Chandler, Arizona 85226 4114 WestChandler, Saturn Way, Suite 103 Chandler,Scott Arizona Krueger 85226 Email: Scott Krueger Call: (928) 258-2101 Email: Scott Krueger Call: (928) 258-2101 Email: Call: (928) 258-2101 toll free 877.845.7940

For AZ, CA, NV and UT, Contact

Kamal Grewal

Cell Phone 661-299-8935 For WA, OR, ID, MT and WY Contact

Travis Tillotson

Cell Phone 253-293-2062

THINBIT______________ 800-THINBIT The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Chucks & Collets Fixtures THE TOOL CRIB INC. Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 The MACHINE SHOP PIT STOP Clamping & Gripping Form Tools Hainbuch America_______ 818-970-7874 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Kyocera Cutting Tools_____ 480-244-4758 21640 N 19th Ave, # C-103,Phoenix, AZ Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 SCHUNK____________ 919-452-4535 Socketsl& bits Fullerton Tool__________720-273-0846 Tool Steel Cutting Tools 928-258-2101 Industrial Supply________ Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Thread Mills Davis Salvage Co________602-267-7208 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Harvey Performance Tools____602-694-7378 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 Titanium & Hastelloy Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Sierra Alloys TSI_________800-423-1897 Kyocera Cutting Tools______ 480-244-4758 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Tooling Columns/ Tombstones LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Tubing & Pipe Inserts, Indexable Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 Apache Steel Company_____602-323-2200 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Stevens Engineering_______ 602-272-6766 AZ Metals____________602-688-8003 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Tooling Systems Ind. Metal Supply________602-454-1500 THINBIT______________ 800-THINBIT Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Ellison Machinery________480-968-5335 New Mexico Metals_______ 505-717-1900 Cutting Tools: Custom Kyocera Cutting Tools______480-244-4758 Workholding Samuel, Son & Co________ 602-721-0176 B&T Tool & Engineering_____ 602-267-1481 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Hainbuch America_ _______ 818-970-7874 Totten Tubes___________602-278-7502 Fullerton Tool__________ 720-273-0846 Inserts, PCD/CBN Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Tube Service Company_____602-267-9865 Harvey Performance Tools____602-694-7378 Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 PALLET SYSTEMS Horizon Carbide_________ 480-968-0957 TUBING: Round, Square, Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Manual & Automatic LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Pallet Systems Rectangular Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Totten Tubes___________602-278-7502 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 THINBIT______________ 800-THINBIT Vice Jaws PRODUCTS Measuring Tools Drills Safety Glasses TCI Precision Metals_______ 800-234-5613 Cutting Tools Consultants____ 602-277-1342 Industrial Supply________ 928-258-2101 Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 INDUSTRIAL HARDWARE Reamers & Drills, PCD Fullerton Tool__________ 720-273-0846 ROBOTICS Abrasives Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Acieta______________402-650-8132 LRW Cutting Tools_______ 602-269-1775 Industrial Supply________ 928-258-2101 The Tool Crib Inc.________ 602-978-3130 Global Superabrasives_____888-586-8783 Bramac Marchinery_______951-383-4195 Boring Tools Power Tools Delta Technology_______ 480-867-6320 Harvey Performance Tools__ 602-694-7378 End Mills Industrial Supply________ 928-258-2101 Part Loading Systems THINBIT______________800-THINBIT Coast Aluminum Sales_____ 480-797-5162 Precision Toolholding Cutting Tools Consultants ____ 602-277-1342 Carbide Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Products Cutting Tools Consultants____602-277-1342 Fullerton Tool__________ 720-273-0846 CAD/CAM Harvey Performance Tools____602-694-7378 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Fullerton Tool__________720-273-0846 Adams Machinery________ 480-968-3711 Horizon Carbide_________480-968-0957 Harvey Performance Tools____602-694-7378 SCHUNK_____________ 919-452-4535 Arizona CNC Equip_______ 480-615-6353 LRW Cutting Tools________602-269-1775 LRW Cutting Tools________ 602-269-1775 Sulli Tool & Supply_______ 714-863-6019 Feature Cam___________602-502-9654 General Manager

1639 E Miraloma Ave Placentia, CA 92870

Cutting Tools made in the U.S.A. since 1964

Michael J. Sullivan, CMTSE President

P: 714-863-6019 F: 714-996-1812 www. ww

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Yvonne Newman

Business Development & Marketing

Office: 303-639-9001 Direct: 720-626-5458









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Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 BROACHING Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 CASTINGS AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Moore Tool & Die________602-909-6697 Castings: Prototype Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Tram-Tek_____________602-305-8100 Castings: Production Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 ADDITIVE MFG / 3 D PRINTING Clean Room Assembly Western Cast Parts_______ 480-250-9764 Coating: Dry Film Lube AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 COATING Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Creedbilt_____________ 623-939-8119 L&W Fluid____________602-323-2560 Arizona Finishing________602-438-4443 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 VFT (Vacuum Furnace Thermo- Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____602-244-2432 Frontier Group_________ 602-437-2426 couple) Assemblies Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)__602-332-8069 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-397-0036 ASSEMBLY Coating Technologies______ 623-242-9575 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 AUTOMATION SYSTEMS AAE_______________928-772-9887 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Delta Technology________480-867-6320 Coating: Electroplate Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Louie’s Black Oxide_______602-257-0530 BAR CODING Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Perfection Industrial Finishing_520-434-9090G AEI Fabrication_________480-733-6594 Sensing Solutions Coating: Nickel/Teflon ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 old Tech Industries________480-968-1930 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 CAP ______________602-464-9629 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Thermo Couples Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Cleveland Electric Labs_____480-967-2501 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Coating: NP3 The Metal Man_________800-448-9448 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Bending: CNC Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Chemetall____________714-739-2821 Coating: Black Oxide JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530g Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Brazing: Aluminum Dip KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 Phoenix Heat Treat_______ 602-258-7751 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 WESTERN CAST PARTS LLC Steve Whisel

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SHELLEY TERRELL Owner & President

(623) 670-3406 SHELLEY@A1PMA.COM

Owner & VP

(623) 377-2191 JACK@A1PMA.COM

Precision metal fabrication and sheet metal design A1PMA.COM



Craig Roth President/C.O.O.

Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc.

Patrick H. Stewart II President

21631 N. 3rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85027 p (623) 492 9400 x215 f (623) 492 9071

A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly SPRINGS- STAMPINGS- MACH INED PARTS- WASHER S -WIR E FORMSFORMED TUB ING-ASSEMBLIES

3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040



Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777

Craig Roth

BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 President/C.O.O. Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 Allfab Engineering______ 602-437-0497 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Complete Manufacturing Facility for Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 AFabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Creedbilt Inc___________ 623-939-8119 K-2 Mfg____________ 602-455-9575 Phone: (602)243-4329 Dayton Lamina_________ 248-489-9122 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Cell: (602)370-5777 Desert Precision Mfg______ 520-887-4433 Fabrication: Craig Roth Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Medium & Large President/C.O.O. Fine Line Fabricating______ 602-863-3506 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Gilbert Metal Stamping_____ 480-503-1283 Abrams Airborne Mfg______520-887-1727 ASpring Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 AEI Fabrication________ 480-733-6594 Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Phone: (602)243-4329 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 Cell: (602)370-5777 LEI Machining___________928-310-7110 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 Metal FormingCraig Roth Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 Big O Metals___________480-477-9182 President/C.O.O. Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Magnum Companies______ 602.272.3600 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. Precision__________ 602-476-747 Quality Mold__________480-892-5480 Metzfab_____________ 602- 539-9591 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 AZMF A Complete Manufacturing Facility for Fabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 East Wier Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 Big O Metals____________480-477-9182 (602)243-4329 520-887-4433 Whitley Machine________602-323-5550 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Fry Fabrications_________602-454-0701 Desert Precision Mfg______Phone: Cell: (602)370-5777 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Precise Metal Products_____ 602-272-2625 Fine Line Fabricating_____ 602-863-3506 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Reiter’s Custom Welding____ 623-847-4028 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Craig Roth ENGINEERING/ Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 President/C.O.O. RM Garrison Machining_____ 623-582-6544 Reiter’s Custom Welding____ 623-847-4028 PROGRAMMING JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Spring & Manufacturing Co.,Inc. K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 TMM Precision _________ 800-448-9448 Complete Manufacturing Facility for Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 AFabrication, Machining and Assembly 3325 623-587-4611 East Wier Avenue Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 Wal-Tek Industries_________ Phoenix, Arizona 85040 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 TMM Precision _________ 800-448-9448 FAA REPAIR STATION Metal Restoration Phone: (602)243-4329 Cell: (602)370-5777 Sonic Aerospace_________ 480-777-1789 Wal-Tek Industries_________623-587-4611 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 FABRICATION: SHEET METAL Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Precision Metalworks_____ 602-455-9575 Metal Stamping A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Whitley Machine________ 602-323-5550 RM Garrison Machiing___623-582-6544 High Production Precision Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 Wrico______________ 480-892-7800 Southwest Waterjet-Laser___ 480-306-7748 Stamping Stewart Precision Mfg_____ 623-492-9400 Allied Tool & Die_________ 602-429-2514 AEI Fabrication_________480-733-6594 Aluminum (Medium & Large) AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Aero Tech____________ 801-292-0493 TMM Precision ________ 800-448-9448 Precision Die & Stamping____ 480-967-2038 Weiser Engineering______ 303-280-2778 Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Bending Aero Tech____________801-292-0493 Fabrication: Steel Plasma Cutting Allfab Engineering_______ 602-437-0497 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Big O Metals_ _ __________480-477-9182 Magnum Companies_____ 602.272.3600 Fabrication: ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Custom Metal Industrial Repair & Fabrication: Martin Engineering________602-692-7357 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 LEI Machining__________ 928-310-7110 Marzee______________602-269-5801 480-733-6594 AEI Fabrication_________ BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881


















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Mike Sniegowski Precision Grinding for the Aerospace Industry since 1998 2821 W. Willetta Phone: (602) 353-8088

Phoenix, AZ 85009

Viki Taylor - Customer Service Specialist 503 597 4102 • 7330 SW Landmark Lane Portland, OR 97224-8065 503 639 3850 • 800 280 2278 MarZee Inc.

Roll Forming A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Ron Grob___________ 970-667-5320 Robert DePrater Cell: 602-799-5545 Saw Cutting Fax 602-269-5810 1-877-885-1059 MPC Machines__________714-271-5319 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Precision Metal Forming Shearing Polishing A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace__ 623-377-219 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_623-377-2191 Frontier Group_________ 602-437-2426 623-582-6544 RM Garrison Machining____ Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 FINISHING AEI Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Sand Blasting Electro-Polishing AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 A2Z Sandblasting________602-716-5566 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 AZMF Precision_________602-476-7477 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Glass Bead Clean Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 K-2 Mfg_____________ 602-455-9575 A2Z Sandblasting_______ 602-716-5566 Masic Industries_________503-232-9109 Louie’s Black Oxide______ 602-257-0530 Coating Technologies_____ 623-242-9575 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Moore Tool & Die________ 602-909-6697 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Lone Arrow__________ 480-507-8074 Phoenix Heat Treat_______ 602-258-7751 Reiter’s Custom Welding____ 623-847-4028 Phoenix Heat Treating____ 602-258-7751 Phoenix Heat Treat_______602-258-7751 STP Performance Coating LLC__ 602-276-1231 SPRINGWORKS Utah______ 801-298-0113 TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 Gun Finishing Stripping Thompson Machine_______ 505-823-1453 Abrasive Blasting Louie’s Gun Finishing_____ 602-257-0530 Coating Technologies______623-242-9575 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Nitriding: Gaseous FIXTURES Punching Phoenix Heat Treat_______602-258-7751 Controlled Thermal Tech____ 602-272-3714 Allied Tool & Die_________602-429-2514 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace_ 623-377-2191 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____602-275-1917 Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Nitriding: Salt Bath Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 STP Performance Coating LLC__602-276-1231 Controlled Thermal Tech____ 602-272-3714 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 Desert Precision Mfg______520-887-4433 Carburizing Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 Passivation Fry Fabrications_________ 602-454-0701 Controlled Thermal Tech____ 602-272-3714 CAP _____________ 602-464-9629 Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494 Coating Technologies____ _623-242-9575 K-2 Manufacturing_______ 602-455-9575 Chemfild FOUNDRY Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 AATC_______________602-268-1467 CRC Surface Technologies___ 602-288-0394 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Dry Film Lubrication GEAR CUTTING Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Bolts Metallizing - CWST____ 602-244-2432 Frontier Group_________ 602-437-2426 Air Gear_____________602-275-7996 2345 N. 34th Drive Phoenix, AZ 85009


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4045 W. Washington Phoenix, AZ 85009 (602) 267-7575 office (602) 909-5239 cell

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Blue Streak Grinding_____ 602-353-8088 Grindworks__________ 623-582-5767 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 PREMIUM PLASTIC-INJECTION MOLDING Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 Brian Parker 303-592-9548 Owner Praxis Precision________ 480-833-1444 Torres President Torres--Vice President Pro-Tek____________ 928-759-9494 Chris Andy Severyn Jennifer Torres --President Vice President Praxis Precision LLC Grindworks__________ 623-582-5767 Quality Mold__________ 480-892-5480 Machining Services 6503 W Frye Rd #6 Chandler, AZ 85226 National Grinding & Mfg___ 602-588-2869 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Grinding & Threading Rolling Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Office: 480-785-4925 Call:480-833-1444 Phoenix Grinding_______ 602-437-8401 CTE________________ 800-783-2400 Chris Cell: 602-349-7921 • Office: 480-785-4925 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Superior Grinding________888-487-9701 Jennifer: Chris - Cell: 602-349-7921 Email: TURNING • 5 AXIS • MILLING Andy - Cell: 602-903-7930 Email: Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925 Gun Drilling Superior Grinding_______ 888-487-9701 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 Mobile PartMarking Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Grinding, CNC/Contour HEAT TREATING GRINDING Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Tool / PartMarking (Laser) Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 Frontier Group_________ 602-437-2426 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Powill Manufacturing__ ___623-780-4100 Controlled Thermal Tech____ 602-272-3714 Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Phoenix Heat Treat_______ 602-258-7751 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Heat Treating/NADCAP Grinding… Cylindrical CRC Surface Technologies____ 602-288-0394 TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 ABS Metallurgical________602-437-3008 Silk Screen Bolts Metallizing - CWST_____ 602-244-2432 Grinding… Double Disc GMN USA____________ 800-686-1679 Arizona Finishing_______ 602-438-4443 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Phoenix Heat Treat_______ 602-258-7751 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Large Capacity Drop Bottom Oven/ Grinding…Gear/Spline JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 Aluminum Heat Treating INJECTION MOLDING (PLASTIC) Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Air Gear_____________ 602-275-7996 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 LTM Plastics__________ 303-592-9548 Grinding: ID Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Phoenix Heat Treat_______ 602-258-7751 Pro-Tek____________ 928-759-9494 Powill Manufacturing______ 623-780-4100 Air Gear_____________ 602-275-7996 HONING/LAPPING INSPECTION Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Global Superabrasives_____ 888-586-8783 Calibration Shaw Precision_________ 480-785-4925 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Grindworks___________ 623-582-5767 Field Calibrations_______ 480-756-8828 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Sonic Aerospace_________ 480-777-1789 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 National Grinding & Mfg____ 602-588-2869 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Grinding, Blanchard Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Superior Grinding________ 888-487-9701 Paramount Honing & Machine_ 480-577-9774 Tram-Tek_____________ 602-305-8100 Grinding: Centerless (OD) Phoenix Grinding________ 602-437-8401 Grinding: Surface Blue Streak Grinding______ 602-353-8088 Powill Manufacturing_____623-780-4100 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 HYDRO FORMING Swing up to 28” 41” Max Length

43.3” X 26” X24” 50 TAPER

F&B Manufacturing______ 602-512-5237 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 IDENTIFICATION Labels & Bar Code Leach Laser__________ 602-254-1141 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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Precision Honing Specialists  480.577.9774


771 N Golden Key St Ste A, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Inspection, First Article Klontech Measure Sol______ 480-626-8131 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 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

Tech Five Machining_____ 480-699-4856 Tram-Tek___________ 602-305-8100 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 APS Machining_________480-773-1166 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 Pro Precision_________ 602-353-0022 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Machining: 5 Axis Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Alpha Mfg Solutions______ 602-332-3608 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Powill Manufacturing_____ 623-780-4100 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 ARCAS Machine________ 480-562-4203 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Pro Precision__________ 602-353-0022 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 Service & Sales_________480-968-9084 Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Sonic Aerospace_________ 480-777-1789 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 Evans Precision Machining__ 623-581-6200 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Tram-Tek_____________ 602-305-8100 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Industrial Tool Die & Eng____520-745-8771 JB’s Precision_________ 623-581-9088 Machining: Contract Jaguar Precision Machine___ 505-242-6545 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd____________ 602-992-9627 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Aero Design & Mfg_______602-437-8080 LUX Precision__________928-380-0317 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 AERO Spring & Mfg Co_____ 602-243-4329 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)_ 602-332-8069 LAYKE, Inc.___________ 602-272-2654 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 LUX Precision__________928-380-0317 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 Lynch Brothers Mfg______ 602-267-7575 Axian Technology________623-580-0800 MPC Machines__________ 714-271-5319 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)_ 602-332-8069 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Praxis Precision________ 480-833-1444 Matrix Machine_________480-966-4451 Evans Precision Machining___ 623-581-6200 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 Metalcraft Inc._________ 480-967-4889 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 Morsch Machine_________480-961-7673 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800


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Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 Metalcraft Inc.__________480-967-4889 Metzfab_____________602- 539-9591 CHRIS BRIDGEMAN Micropulse West_________480-966-2300 602-332-8069 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 MPC Machines__________ 714-271-5319 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Osborn Products_________623-587-0335 Gilbert Metal Stamping____ 480-503-1283 BEL Machining__________480-445-9881 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Group Mfg Serv.________ 480-966-3952 BID Machine, Inc________480-892-7304 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Infinisys_____________602-276-2276 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Powill Manufacturing______623-780-4100 Jan’s Inc.____________ 480-833-7305 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-967-2501 Praxis Precision_________ 480-833-1444 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Precision Aerospace_______602-352-8658 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 Precise Metal Products_____602-272-2625 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 LUX Precision__________928-380-0317 Evans Precision Machining___623-581-6200 RM Garrison Machining __623-582-6544 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________520-792-3160 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 RM Garrison Machining___623-582-6544 GHT Services___________480-396-1800 Ron Grob____________970-667-5320 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 T-N Machining_________ 602-278-8665 GRPM_____________ 480-423-3848 Sonic Aerospace_________ 480-777-1789 TVT Die Casting________ 800-280-2278 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 T-N Machining__________602-278-8665 Wrico_____________ 480-892-7800 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____520-889-8325 Tech Five Machining_______480-699-4856 Machining: CNC Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Tram-Tek_____________602-305-8100 3D Machine LLC________ 480-239-8254 Jan’s Inc._____________480-833-7305 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 AAE______________ 928-772-9887 Jaguar Precision Machine____505-242-6545 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-172 JB’s Precision__________623-581-9088 Wrico______________480-892-7800 Allied Tool & Die________ 602-429-25147 JD Machine___________801-782-4403 Machining: Industrial & Repair Alpha Machine________ 602-437-0322 JDB Ltd._____________602-992-9627 BEL Machining__________ 480-445-9881 Alpha Mfg Solutions______ 602-332-3608 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 LEI Machining__________ 928-310-7110 ANEWCO____________ 520-751-1222 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Machining: Large APS Machining_________480-773-1166 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 Alpha Machine_________602-437-0322 Arizona Wire & Tool_______480-813-1002 LAYKE, Inc.____________602-272-2654 Alpha Mfg Solutions_______602-332-3608 ATEC Engineering________480-569-3337 LEI Machining__________ 928-310-7110 Continental Machining_____800-777-2483 Axian Technology_______ 623-580-0800 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 Empire Precision Mach._____480-633-4580 2202 W LONE CACTUS DR SUITE 2 PHOENIX, AZ 85027



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F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 HK Machining__________602-278-6704 K-zell Metals, Inc._______ 602-232-5882 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Machining: Medical LUX Precision__________928-380-0317 Machining: Milling 3D Machine LLC________ 480-239-8254 AEI Fabrication________ 480-733-6594 Allied Tool & Die_________602-429-2514 APS Machining_________480-773-1166 Avtek Industries________ 602-485-4005 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Challenger Aerospace_____ 480-894-0802 Cleveland Electric Labs____ 480-397-0036 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____480-753-1166’ GRPM_____________ 480-423-3848 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 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541

Jeff Rozell - President Phone: 602-269-8788 Fax: 602-269-0103 3731 E La Salle St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 CNC PRECISION MACHINING PROTOTYPE • PRODUCTION

AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Phoenix Swissturn, LLC 607 S. 48th Street, Ste. 104 AATC ______________ 602-268-1467 Tempe, Arizona 85281 CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS CNC MACHINE SHOP - DESIGN - SOLID MODELS - PRINTS 602-600-8436 Abrams Airborne Mfg______ 520-887-1727 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021 2225 W. Mountain View Suite #4 Phoenix, Az 85021 Tim Radziwill Jon Schaeffer Schaeffer AEIYvonne Fabrication_________ 480-733-6594 Owner / Operator Office: 602-687-9600 Office: 602-687-9600 Mobile: 602-881-1055 Mobile: 602-430-8652 Aero-Mach Precision_______ 480-201-0251 E-Mail: E-Mail: Web: Web: Allied & Die_________ 602-429-2514 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 StarRex Precision________ 480-834-6344 L&W Machine Co________602-323-2560 Alpha Mfg Solutions_______ 602-332-3608 MPC Machines__________ 714-271-5319 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 LV Swiss_____________949-233-7390 ANEWCO_____________ 520-751-1222 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 MAKstride____________928-460-6054 APS Machining_________ 480-773-1166 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Machining: Prototype Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)__602-332-8069 Arizona Wire & Tool_______ 480-813-1002 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 ATEC Engineering________ 480-569-3337 Phoenix Swissturn________ 602-600-8436 AATC______________602-268-1467 Morsch Machine_________ 480-961-7673 Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Aero-Mach Precision_______ 480-201-0251 MPC Machines__________ 714-271-5319 Avtek Industries_________ 602-485-4005 Powill Mfg____________ 623-780-4100 Alpha Machine_________ 602-437-0322 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Precision Aerospace_______ 602-352-8658 APS Machining_________ 480-773-1166 Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Cassavant Machining______ 602-437-4005 Quality Mold___________ 480-892-5480 BID Machine, Inc________ 480-892-7304 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 RM Garrison Mach’ing____623-582-6544 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Praxis Precision_________ 480-833-1444 Cleveland Electric Lab (CEL)___ 480-967-2501 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Evans Precision_________ 623-581-6200 Pro-Tek_____________928-759-9494 Continental Machining_____ 800-777-2483 Service & Sales_________ 480-968-9084 Exactitude Precision_______ 602-316-6957 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication__ 602-437-0339 Sonic Aerospace_________ 480-777-1789 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Ron Grob____________ 970-667-5320 Evans Precision Mach’g_____ 623-581-6200 Southwest Swiss Precision ___ 602-438-4670 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 Select Machining_______ 602-881-5845 Flex-Pro_____________ 623-581-0551 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Sonic Aerospace_________ 480-777-1789 Genesis Precision________ 602-687-9600 StarRex Precision________480-834-6344 Infinisys_____________ 602-276-2276 Stewart Precision Mfg______623-492-9400 Gibbs Precision Machine____ 480-753-1166 Stewart Precision Mfg______ 623-492-9400 Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 T-N Machining__________ 602-278-8665 GRPM______________ 480-423-3848 Tech Five Machining_______ 480699-4856 Jan’s Inc._____________ 480-833-7305 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng____ 520-889-8325 Uni-Tek_____________ 602-272-2601 Jemelco, Inc.___________ 480-804-9541 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 HK Machining__________ 602-278-6704 Val-Tech Mfg___________ 480-966-7376 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Machining: Milling - Long Part Jaguar Precision Machine____ 505-242-6545 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 JB’s Precision__________ 623-581-9088 Weiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 Machining: MultiSwiss KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 JD Machine___________ 801-782-4403 Machining: Production Avery 5371 GRPM______________480-423-3848 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 L&W Machine Co________ 602-323-2560 MPC Machines__________ 714-271-5319 Jemelco, Inc.___________480-804-9541 Aero-Mach Precision_______ 480-201-0251 LUX Precision__________ 928-380-0317 Phoenix Swissturn________602-600-8436 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 GHT Services___________ 480-396-1800 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 Specialty Turn Products_____602-426-9340 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 JDB Ltd._____________ 602-992-9627 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)__ 602-332-8069 Machining Plastic LV Swiss_____________ 949-233-7390 LEI Machining__________ 928-310-7110 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Blaze Precision_________480-584-5227 Lynch Brothers Mfg_______ 602-267-7575 LV Swiss_____________ 949-233-7390 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 East Valley Precision_______ 480-288-6601 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)__ 602-332-8069 MAKstride____________ 928-460-6054 MPC Machines__________ 714-271-5319 JDB Ltd_____________ 602-992-9627 Matrix Machine_________ 480-966-4451 MPC Machines__________ 714-271-5319 Osborn Products_________ 623-587-0335 Micropulse West_________ 480-966-2300 P4 Swiss/Lindel_________ 520-792-3160 Phoenix Fab & Design_____ 480-590-5058 Machining Precision 3D Machine LLC_________480-239-8254 Metalcraft Inc.__________ 480-967-4889 Phoenix Swissturn________ 602-600-8436 Praxis Precision_________ 480-833-1444 (President)

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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 Tech Five Machining_______480699-4856 Uni-Tek____________ 602-272-2601 Val-Tech Mfg__________ 480-966-7376 Machining: Quick Turn Flex-Pro_____________623-581-0551 Gibbs Precision Machine____480-753-1166 Genesis Precision_______ 602-687-9600 HK Machining_________ 602-278-6704 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 Paragon Machining & Design_ 480-635-9163 Praxis Precision________ 480-833-1444 RMSS_____________ 623-780-5904 Machining: Semiconductor East Valley Precision_______480-288-6601 KLK Ind._____________602-267-1331 L&W Machine Co_______ 602-323-2560 Machining: Swiss Cassavant Machining_____ 602-437-4005 GRPM_____________ 480-423-3848 LV Swiss____________ 949-233-7390 P4 Swiss/Lindel________ 520-792-3160 Pacific Swiss & Mfg_______503-557-9407 Phoenix Swissturn_______ 602-600-8436 Rhino Machine________ 480-250-3366 RMG Machining________ 623-582-6544 Southwest Swiss Precision __ 602-438-4670 Specialty Turn Products____ 602-426-9340 A2Z MANUFACTURING SW •

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 APS Machining________ 480-773-1166 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____ 480-397-0036 Continental Machining____ 800-777-2483 Dynamic Machine & Fabrication_ 602-437-0339 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 GRPM_____________ 480-423-3848 Hi-Tech Machining & Eng___ 520-889-8325 JD Machine__________ 801-782-4403 JDB Ltd.____________ 602-992-9627 Jemelco, Inc.__________ 480-804-9541 LV Swiss____________ 949-233-7390 Manna Integrated Tech (MIT)_ 602-332-8069 Metzfab____________ 602- 539-9591 Morsch Machine________ 480-961-7673 Osborn Products________ 623-587-0335 P4 Swiss/Lindel________ 520-792-3160

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Paragon Machining & Design__ 480-635-9163 Phoenix Fab & Design_____480-590-5058 Precision Metalworks______ 602-455-9575 Rhino Machine_________ 480-250-3366 RM Garrison Mach’ing__623-582-6544 RMSS ______________623-780-5904 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 Challenger Aerospace______ 480-894-0802 Evans Precision Mach’g_____ 623-581-6200 JB’s Precision Ind________ 623-581-9088 LAYKE, Inc.____________ 602-272-2654 LUX Precision__________ 928-380-0317 LV Swiss_____________949-233-7390 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 Sonic Aerospace_________ 480-777-1789 Weiser Engineering_______303-280-2778 Machining: Ultra-Precision Auer Precision__________ 480-834-4637 Axian Technology________623-580-0800 GRPM______________480-423-3848 LV Swiss_____________949-233-7390 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing_ 503-557-9407 Phoenix Swissturn________ 602-600-8436 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 Jan’s 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

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Eng____ 520-889-8325 Anodizing Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 Big O Metals___________ 480-477-9182 K-2 Mfg_____________ 602-455-9575 AZMF Precision_________ 602-476-7477 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 EDM Tech____________602-278-6666 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 CAP_______________602-464-9629 Silver Plating Metzfab_____________602539-9591 F&B Manufacturing_______602-512-5237 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Fine Line Laser Cutting_____602-863-3196 RM Garrison Mach’ing___623-582-6544 K-2 Manufacturing_______602-455-9575 RMSS_____________623-780-5904 Chemetall____________ 714-739-2821 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 K-zell Metals, Inc.________602-232-5882 Scriven Precision_________ 480-961-9775 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 KLK Ind._____________ 602-267-1331 Wal-Tek Industries________ 623-587-4611 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Zinc Plate Marusiak LLC__________480-318-8883 Advanced Fiber Optic Technologies Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 P3 Built____________ 602-830-8300 Cleveland Electric Labs_____ 480-397-0036 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Phoenix Waterjet & Laser___ 602-484-9393 Turbine Engine Test Instrumentation Pilkington Metal Finishing___ 801-972-2146 E.P.S.I.______________ 714-256-8950 Precise Metal Products____ 602-272-2625 Cleveland Electric Labs_____ 480-397-0036 Semiray, A Div of Mistras____ 602-275-1917 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 Precision Aerospace______ 602-352-8658 Perfection Industrial Finishing_ 520-434-9090 Manufacturing: Electrode Bright Nickel Reiter’s Custom Welding____623-847-4028 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Sav-On Plating__________ 602-252-4311 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Southwest Waterjet-Laser____480-306-7748 POLISHING Mfg: PhotoChemical The Metal 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Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Foresight Finishing_______480-921-0000 SINTERING LEI Machining__________ 928-310-7110 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Masic Industries_________ 503-232-9109 Western Sintering________509-375-3096 Molds: Construction Marusiak LLC__________480-318-8883 Electroless Nickel SPINNING: Metal Paragon Machining & Design__480-635-9163 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Capital Metal Finishing_____ 520-884-7473 Nelson Engineering_______ 602-273-7114 Perfection Ind Finishing____ 520-434-9090 JWB Manufacturing_______ 480-967-4600 SPLINES TechMark___________ 480-820--9444 Quality Mold___________480-892-5480 Collins Metal Finishing_____ 602-275-3117 Apache Gear, Inc________ 623-934-7144 CRC Surface Technologies____602-288-0394 Laser Marking Molds: Plastic Injection Leach Laser___________ 602-254-1141 AAE_______________ 928-772-9887 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 SPRAY: METAL, PLASMA Marusiak LLC__________480-318-8883 Pro-Tek_____________ 928-759-9494 Masic 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3D Machine...................................86 Crating Tech.................................................72 A1 Precision Metal & Aerospace.......57,88 Creedbilt Inc................................................97 AAE............................................. ..95 D & R Mchy.........................15,65,77,78,83 Abrams Airborne Mfg..............................89 DATRON......................................................79 ABSMetallurgical..................................................67,90 Davis Metals ...................................43,96 ACC Machinery..........................................77 DCM Tech.............................................78 Acieta...............................................................77 Delta Technology.................................78 Acme Metal Works.............................46-47 Desert Precision MF...........................88 Adams Machinery.................51,71,77,100 DM Machine Repair...........................84 Advanced Precision...................................84 DMG Mori...................................................77,78 AEI Fabrication...........................................96 Dynamic Machine..................................18,90 Aero Spring & Mfg.....................................88 East Valley Precision......................................93 Aero Tech........................................................93 Ebbco Inc............................................... 78 Air Gear..........................................................90 Echols Saw & Supply...........................77 Alerus..............................................................29 Edge Technologies..............................80 AllFab Engineering....................................89 EDM Network......................................81 Alpha Machine.............................................95 EDM Perform Access........................82 Alpha Mfg Solutions (AMS)................91 EDM Tech............................................. 88 American Aerospace (AATC)...............87 Ellison Machinery......................5,69,77,79,81 American Tools & Metals..................78,79 Empire Precision Mach..................... 93 Americhem Engineering.........................79 Enterprise Manufacturing................94 ANEWCO....................................................92 Epic Finance.......................................... 23 Apache Gear.................................................89 Equipment Leasing Services............ 85 Apache Steel...................................................81 Erickson Metals...................................84 APS Machining............................................91 Evans Precision Mach’g......................89 Arizona CNC.........................7,75,77-80,82 F&B Manufacturing...........................90 Arizona Finishing.......................................90 Fast DMS............................................... 85 Arizona Iron Supply..................................42 Field Calibrations................................ 83 Arizona MEP..............................12,44,73,85 Fine Line Fabricating Inc..................89 Arizona Tool Steel.......................................82 Fine Line Laser Cutting..................... 95 Arizona Wire & Tool.................... .............97 Flex-Pro.................................................. 93 ATEC Engineering......................................97 Foresight Finishing............................. 96 AT&D..............................................................87 Frontier Group..................................... 95 Auer Precision..............................................89 GateWay Comm College....................72,84 Avtek................................................................92 Geiger Electric Inc............................... 78 Axian Technology......................................86 Genesis Precision................................. 93 Ayers Gear & Machining..........................71 GHT Services LLC.............................. 86 AZ Metals................................................55,80 Gibbs Precision Machine..................94 AZMF Precision.........................................96 Gilbert Metal Stamping..................... 86 B&T Tool & Engineering.........................83 Gladhill Assoc.................................64,91 Bank of Herrin..........................54-55,84,85 Global Superabrasives (GSA).......... 83 Banterra Bank..................................2,85 GMN USA............................................80 Barton International ...........................50,80 Grindworks............................................87 Basic Metals............................................49,82 GRPM.................................................... 95 Beau’s Crates.................................................84 H2H Consulting.................................. 85 BEL Machining...........................................88 Hainbuch America........................35,83 BID Machine, Inc.......................................88 Harvey Performance Tools...............80 Big O Metals...........................................30,88 Hennig....................................................80 BISON.......................................................45,81 Hexagon.................................................79 Blaze Precision..............................................87 Hi-Tech Machining & Welding...... 88 Blue Streak Grinding..........................64,89 HK Machining.....................................92 BMSC........................................1,36-38,74,87 Horizon Carbide.................................. 86 Bolts Metallizing-CWST..........................87 Hunter Machine Moving.............34,84 Bralco Metals..........................................80,81 Hurco...................................................... 15 Bramac Machinery....................................78 Ind. 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