GF AgieCharmilles (Lincolnshire, Illinois) announced its participation in the 2010 NTMA/PMA Contract Manufacturing Purchasing Fair, also known as the Re-Shoring Fair. The event will emphasize bringing lost manufacturing jobs back to the United States by uniting OEMs with competitive domestic suppliers.
Harry Moser, GF AgieCharmilles’ Chariman Emeritus, conceived the idea for the event and spearheaded efforts of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA), Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology to turn it into an industry priority. During his 25 years with the company, Mr. Moser has been committed to developing the skilled manufacturing workforce and helping American manufacturers compete effectively against low-wage foreign competitors.
“The Re-Shoring Fair is a non-protectionist way to increase competition and net exports while also creating jobs,” says Glynn Fletcher, president of GF AgieCharmilles. “By helping companies make their products better, faster and more cost-effectively, we can restore this country’s manufacturing industry to what it once was.”
Scheduled for May 12 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine Hotel in Irvine, California, The event will focus on machined, stamped and fabricated parts; tooling such as dies, molds, jigs, fixtures and gages; and special machines.