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WESTEC, March 2008 WESTEC, March 2008

WESTEC brings manufacturing buyers and sellers together - it's that simple! For more than 45 years WESTEC has provided a forum for manufacturing decision-makers to connect with builders and suppliers of machine tool and metalworking equipment in the nation's largest manufacturing market and the 8th largest economy in the world. There is no better way to reach new prospects, meet with current customers and build the business relationships that are crucial to reaching your sales goals. Make WESTEC an integral part of your marketing mix and plan on success!

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EMO, October 2007 EMO, October 2007

Machine tool executives from around the world gathered at the EMO Show in Hannover, Germany to discuss critical issues facing the industry.

Sponsored by ATI Stellram and moderated by Tom Grasson, associate publisher and editorial director of Today's Medical Developments and Aerospace Manufacturing and Design, the Roundtable generated differing opinions, thought-provoking suggestions and even some agreements in regards to the direction machine tool builders must go in the coming years. Drawing on past circumstances as well as predictions for the future, the executives discussed an array of topics, from meeting customer requirements to dealing with increased productivity and improved quality.

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EASTEC, May 2007 EASTEC, May 2007

The workholding industry is continuously evolving and adapting to the economy, technological advancements and other surrounding factors. With progress in areas such as fixturing, adhesion and new machining centers, workholding companies are constantly challenged to not only keep up, but find a strong staff to support the business.

Today's Medical Developments' editor-in-chief Tom Grasson sat down with industry professionals to discuss how these challenges have impacted their business, as well as the general condition and future of the workholding industry. The event, sponsored by Sandvik Coromant, was held on Tuesday, May 22, at the Marriott Springfield in Massachusetts during the EASTEC trade show.

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WESTEC, March 2007 WESTEC, March 2007

The Mori Seiki sponsored WESTEC Cutting Tool Roundtable on March 26 is the first in a series of Roundtables covering topics of concern to manufacturers. Today's Medical Developments' Editor-in-Chief Tom Grasson opened this Roundtable by saying, "I think we've got the cream of the crop here." Having an array of cutting tool companies gathered together, in one room talking about the industry was a bold initiative. Even so, Grasson intended on keeping the discussion "informal, yet informative".

While planning this event, Grasson developed topics for conversation, sending them to each participant prior to the roundtable, giving them time to preview the questions that would be set before them. With each company sending the best of the best, these topics were sure to be covered from every angle. Participating companies include: Big Kaiser, Criterion Machine Works, Hannibal Carbide Tool, Iscar Metals, Kennametal, Komet of America, Niagara Cutter Corp., New Tech Cutting Tools, Sandvik Coromant, Seco Tools, Stellram and Mori Seiki.

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