Recent Releases

Velocity Products Announces New Line of Ultra-Bright LED Lights

Windsor, CT -Velocity Products, announced today that it will begin selling a line of ultra-bright LED lights intended for the shop floor.  The new lights utilize standard 110V power and are available in three basic configurations: ROMA, for a wide range of uses including machine enclosures; Velocity Stack lights; and V Flex Inspection lights.

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Morris Midwest to feature New Technology at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show

October 4, 2011 - Morris Midwest will exhibit new technology from Okuma, Hardinge and Bridgeport, Tsugami, MP Systems, Brown & Sharpe, and Velocity Tooling at booth #302 at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show.  The show takes place October 4-6 at the Wisconsin Expo Center in West Allis, Wisconsin.  Morris Midwest has offices in Milwaukee and Roselle, Illinois; it distributes machine tools, tooling and accessories, and related engineering and support services to manufacturers in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Morris South Introduces New Machine Tools and Displays Race Car at SOUTH-TEC - Booth #106

September 6, 2011 - Morris South of Charlotte, North Carolina and Huntsville, Alabama will exhibit several new machine tools from OkumaBridgeport and Tsugami in Booth 106 at SOUTH-TEC, October 11-13 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Front and center in the booth will be Kevin Harvick’s car #29 from Richard Childress Racing. Okuma America Corporation is the official machine tool sponsor of Richard Childress Racing.

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The Robert E. Morris Company Hires Tooling Sales Engineer

Windsor, CT - The Robert E. Morris Company (www.robertemorris.com) announced today that it had hired Rodger Slarve to the position of tooling sales engineer.  Mr Slarve will be responsible for the sale of tooling and machine tool accessories in Vermont and the upper Hudson Valley.

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Chip Control in the Dark: Lights Out Series Part II

August 18, 2011 - Learn the fundamentals of chip control from product specialists from MP Systems and Sandvik Coromant and attend live cutting demos.

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ROMER Rolls Out the New CMS108 Inspection and Reverse Engineering Solution

July 28, 2011ROMER Inc., a brand of Hexagon Metrology Inc, announced today the launch of CMS108, a high-precision, non-contact laser scanner available for their portable coordinate measuring machines. The newest option in ROMER’s laser scanning portfolio, the CMS108 is the most adaptable and adept at scanning a wide range of materials with enhanced sensitivity to color and surface finishes. Its improved accuracy makes it attractive for inspection and reverse engineering applications where laser scanners have been unable to meet tight tolerances. The CMS108 mounts with a kinematic joint to the seven-axis ROMER portable CMMs, which include the Absolute Arm SE and the Infinite 2.0 SC Arm.

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The Robert E. Morris Company Expands Machine Tool Distribution Area

July 14, 2011The Robert E. Morris Company’s geographic territory of sales and service has been expanded to include northern New Jersey and eastern New York from the New York City metro area and Long Island to the Canadian border. The New England- based distributor provides machine tools and related technology to manufacturers of precision machined parts. It is the exclusive distributor of Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group machine tools in the northeast.

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Tsugami/REM Sales Recognizes Top Performers

July 12, 2011 - Distributors and individual sales people were recognized for outstanding performance in 2010 by REM Sales, the exclusive North American importer of Tsugami precision machine tools, at its 2011 Distributor Meeting held in Windsor, Connecticut on June 14th.

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Morris Group, Inc. Names Lou Olson President of Technical Equipment Sales

July 6, 2011 - Windsor, CT -  Morris Group, Inc. recently appointed Lou Olson to the position of president of Technical Equipment Sales, a distributor of machine tools and related technology in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.  Previously, Lou served as regional vice president, Ohio.  He joined Technical Equipment Sales, a division of Morris Group, Inc., in 2006.

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The Robert E. Morris Company Draws Winners of Open House Prizes

June 23, 2011Congratulations to Bruce Wheeler from Turbocam of Barrington, New Hampshire and Alan Levesque from RBC Bearings’ Engineered Components Division of Oxford, Connecticut!   Bruce and Alan attended The Robert E. Morris Company’s 70thAnniversary Open House held June 15-17 and were selected randomly from the guest list as Open House prize winners.

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Okuma Automated Modular Pallet System Improves Efficiency

June 23, 2011 - (Charlotte,NC) Okuma America Corporation has introduced a new line of linear pallet systems to complement the MB-H Series and MA-H Series of horizontal machining centers.  Branded as AMPS (Automated Modular Pallet System), the new product line includes container (C) and magazine (M) product selections in a variety of sizes. 

The Okuma AMPS C (container) can be configured with up to 2 containers, 2 Okuma machining centers and 2 load stations, handling as many as 24 pallets.

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April 2011 Manufacturing Market Summary

April 4, 2011The market for machined parts has rebounded significantly in the last 12 months. That manufacturing continues to grow while other key market segments, like new home sales, do not make this recovery unique. Released on Friday, April 1, 2011, the Purchasing Manager's Index remained above 60 for the third consecutive month.  It has been in a growth mode for the past 20 months. Other indexes are similarly positive.

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Okuma America Corporation Names Jim King as President and Chief Operating Officer

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 2, 2011Effective April 1, Okuma America Corporation’s Larry Schwartz moves to the position of Chief Strategy Officer and Jim King is promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. The move allows Mr. Schwartz to remain a vital part of the Okuma leadership team, provide strategic support to the corporation and allow Mr. King to take responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business.

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Jerry Rex Elected AMTDA Secretary

March 25, 2011Rockville, Maryland - The members of the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association elected Jerry L. Rex, CMTSE and President of Morris South, LLC, a Morris Group Company to the position of Secretary for the 2011-2012 year. The election took place while at the MFG meeting in Chandler, AZ, at the Association's 86th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, March 3-6. 

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The Robert E. Morris Company Announces 70th Anniversary Open House, June 15-17th

March 11, 2011The Robert E. Morris Company, www.robertemorris.com, today announced plans for a 70th anniversary celebration to pay tribute to American innovation. The event is to be held at the company’s Windsor, Connecticut headquarters on June 15-17, 2011.

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Tsugami/Rem Sales to Debut New 38mm Swiss Turn at PMTS

February 16, 2011Rem SalesLLC of Windsor, Connecticut, will introduce the new Tsugami B0 385 38mm Swiss Turn at the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS), April 19-21 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio.

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Rem Sales Assigns Tsugami Distribution in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma to Hartwig, Inc.

February 11, 2011Rem Sales, LLC (www.remsales.com), the North American importer of Tsugami precision machine tools, announced at press time that it has assigned exclusive distribution of the Tsugami line in the states of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma to Hartwig, Inc.

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Michael Mugno Joins Rem Sales

Windsor, Connecticut (January 25, 2011) Rem Sales, www.remsales.com, announced today that Michael Mugno had been hired as vice president. Overseeing sales and marketing activity will be his first assignment. 

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