Modern Machine Shop

MAY 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS MAY 2018 48 Industry News trend. Ms. Walker and others who have helped get EKAMI off the ground hope to create a strong manufacturing presence in the region, attracting jobs through the availability of skilled workers. Judge Daniel and Governor Bevin both expressed hope regarding Ms. Walker's goals. Mr. Haas spoke about the state of North American manufacturing, saying that the United States has to fight hard to maintain its market share. According to him, education and training are key to being competitive, and the EKAMI group is part of that effort. His company has GF Machining Solutions Opens Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence GF Machining Solutions' Aerospace and Energy Center of Competence in Huntersville, North Carolina, is expected to expand the company's capabilities and offerings to North American aero- space and energy man- ufacturers, according to Scott Fosdick, president. The 21,000-square-foot facility includes a show- room custom-engineered for machine demonstra- tions and test cuts, spa- cious training rooms, and expansive office space. "With the Center of Competence, we are able to combine our North Carolina team at one location to continue to provide the superior localized customer ser- vice and support our customers have come to expect," says Philipp Hauser, head of turbine group/Liechti Americas. | GF Machining Solutions LLC 800-282-1336 implemented a training and education initia- tive for CNC manufacturers around the world called Haas Technical Educational Centers (HTEC). Designed to expand the United State's manufacturing base, the initiative promotes the education of students in high-tech machining and manufacturing at more than 1,800 schools and universities, with at least one in ever y U.S. state. The company provides its CNC machines and control panels for the learning process. | Haas Automation, Inc. 800-331-6746 |

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