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Modern Machine Shop Shares Plans for Top Shops Expo

The Top Shops Expo + Conference, which takes place October 12-14, will include contributions from MMS, including technical conferences, sourcing, awards and more.
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Steve Kline Speaking at the Top Shops Expo

Steve Kline, chief data officer, presenting at an earlier Top Shops conference.

Modern Machine Shop has announced our participation in the new Top Shops Expo + Conference. An expansion of our annual Top Shops Benchmarking program and Top Shops Conference, the Top Shops Expo will offer three days of exhibits, education and networking focused on delivering solutions to North American contract manufacturing businesses.

Debuting October 12–14, 2021, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH, Top Shops Expo’s mission is to raise the profile and redefine the potential of North American manufacturing by providing participants unique insights and business solutions in three key areas — business improvement, technology transfer and North American-based production sourcing, reshoring and onshoring.

“Since its debut in 2010, the Modern Machine Shop Top Shops benchmarking program has helped thousands of machining businesses improve their operations. With the Top Shops Expo, we’re introducing additional ways for manufacturers to better improve and grow by connecting them to more data, technology, and development opportunities,” said Modern Machine Shop publisher, Bryce Ellis.

Key Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Contributions:

  • Technical Conferences: Data and technical presentations based on the annual Top Shops surveys
  • Machining Technology Displays: Innovative product and process technology vendors of machinery, software, materials and more
  • Sourcing Pavilion: Leading contract manufacturing companies displaying production and service capabilities
  • Top Shops Awards + Networking: Annual Top Shops awards program and a range of business networking events
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Presented by our parent company, Gardner Business Media, the Top Shops Expo will mark the first time data and insights from all four Top Shops programs — Modern Machine Shop, Plastics Technology, Products Finishing and CompositesWorld — will be presented together creating an unmatched learning and networking opportunity for manufacturing businesses. Top Shops Expo exhibitors and attendees will be able to source parts, spec new technology, sell products and services and solve business problems, all with the goal of supporting North American manufacturing.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available now at TopShopsExpo.com.

Additional event details including registration, technical program and special events will be announced soon on TopShopsExpo.com and through all Gardner Business Media industrial brands.


About Top Shops: Founded in 2010 with the introduction of Modern Machine Shop’s Top Shops benchmarking survey, Top Shops is a business intelligence, improvement and development tool for North American manufacturers. Today, Top Shops includes an annual benchmarking survey and awards program; annual tradeshows and conferences; media and marketing services. Individual Top Shops programs are produced by Gardner Business Media’s Modern Machine Shop, Plastics Technology, Products Finishing and CompositesWorld brands.

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