January Roundup: Machining in the News

A lot is happening in the cutting tool industry in the month of January. Continue reading our news roundup to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month.

Southtec Event Recap

This year’s event was a tremendous success, bringing the manufacturing community together to learn, to explore new technologies and to imagine what’s possible. By collaborating, we continue to drive manufacturing technologies, creating a place for buyers and sellers to interact, display products, share ideas and continue to improve manufacturing processes.

This year provided an unparalleled opportunity to witness over 100 new product announcements, experience over 300 companies, learn real-world manufacturing solutions from respected experts and network with 5,400 of your industry peers. 

For more information, check out the post-event report.

GROB Systems Breaks Ground on Expanded U.S. Manufacturing Facility

GROB Systems Inc. announced it broke ground in Dec. 2023 on a 135,000 square-feet expansion project that will add approximately 35% more space for production and shipping to the existing 400,000 square feet and add 200 new jobs to its United States headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bluffton, Ohio. 

Marking a 33-year presence in the U.S. along with increased growth in North America, the new, expanded space will house many of GROB’s sub-assembly departments to support final production in the main plant. The expansion project, which will be located on the east side of GROB’s current facility footprint, is estimated at $24.0 million.

For details on the new expansion click here.

Women in Manufacturing Association Continues Partnership with SME to Produce Virtual Career Fairs

The Women in Manufacturing Association (WiM) and SME will join forces for the second consecutive year to produce two virtual career fairs in 2024. The first career fair is scheduled for Feb. 8 and the second will be held later in the year.

The career fairs, which build on the success of the 2023 WiM and SME career fairs, are designed to connect motivated job seekers with companies who are dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women in manufacturing. During the fairs, employers connect one-on-one with job seekers from across the country in a convenient virtual platform.

WiM is the only national trade association dedicated to providing year-round support for women in the manufacturing sector. For more information on the February 8, 2024, virtual career fair, visit the event webpage.

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