Recent Releases

Technical Equipment Sales Thanks Open House Attendees, Partners

Brecksville, OH -  Technical Equipment Sales,www.techequip.com, would like to thank those who attended the grand opening of their new Brecksville, Ohio regional headquarters. Centrally located, the office will support machine tool sales, field service and application engineering activities in Northern, Ohio.

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Velocity Products Introduces Leading European Supplier of Okuma Lathe Tooling to North America

Chicago, IL - September 11, 2012 - Morris Group, Inc. today announced at IMTS that it has entered into an exclusive business agreement with SU-matic, a subsidiary of Suhner Holding AG of Switzerland, to supply Okuma lathe, multitasking machine, and machining center tooling to the North American metalworking industry.

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Hardinge Releases New Bridgeport 5-Axis VMC

Elmira, NY:  Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com), a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announces the release of the all-new Bridgeport® GX-250 5AX 5-axis vertical machining center. This rigid C-frame machine features a compact footprint, fully integrated 5-Axis rotary table and user-friendly Fanuc 31i control with 10.4” LCD. 

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Haas Introduces the New UMC-750 Machining Center

Five-axis machining is seeing growing use today as a means to reduce setups and increase accuracy for multi-sided and complex parts. The new UMC-750 universal machining center from Haas Automation, Inc., is a cost-effective solution for 5-sided (3+2) and simultaneous 5-axis machining.

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Jones & Shipman UltraGrind 2000 Provides 2-meter Grinding Capacity

The Hardinge Grinding Group introduces a new 2-meter capacity, UltraGrind 2000 grinding machine manufactured by Jones & Shipman, a Kellenberger Company, which is a subsidiary of Hardinge Inc. The new UltraGrind 2000 will be demonstrated at IMTS 2012, September 10-15 at Hardinge Group's booth, S-8148.

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Doosan On Display at IMTS 2012

Speed, power and productivity - that’s what you’ll see in the Doosan booth at IMTS 2012. From a generous 85” x-axis stroke VMC to a new Lynx with a sub-spindle to a DooCell manufacturing interface with both the Lynx 220A turning center and DNM 500 machining center. IMTS attendees can view all these and more at the Doosan booth in the front row of exhibits, South Building, booth S-8100

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Hardinge Releases New CNC Turning Centers

July 12, 2012 - ELMIRA, NY : Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of four new turning centers - the GS 42MS, GS 51MS, GS 150MS and GS 200MS.  

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Morris Great Lakes Breaks Ground On New Headquarters

Windsor, CT (July 11, 2012) Morris Great Lakes (www.morrisgreatlakes.com), a division of Morris Group, Inc. (www.morrisgroupinc.com), broke ground for a new headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania on July 3.  Morris Great Lakes supplies advanced machine tools and related engineering, technology, and support services to manufacturers of precision machined parts in western Pennsylvania, western New York, and the state of West Virginia.

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Velocity Products to Introduce New Line of Okuma Lathe Tooling at IMTS 2012

Division of Morris Group, Inc. will make a major announcement at IMTS relevant to Okuma distributors and customers in North America.

July 2, 2012 (Windsor, CT) Velocity Products (www.velocityproducts.com), a division of Morris Group, Inc., will exhibit its exclusive lines of productivity- enhancing tooling and accessories and debut a new line of tooling designed specifically for Okuma lathes at IMTS 2012 in Chicago this fall.  Details about the new line of Okuma tooling will be released in a press conference led by Brad Morris, President, and Robert L. Bauer, Vice President of Morris Group, Inc. on Tuesday, September 11th at 8:15 a.m. (CST) in conference room # 503B located in the South Hall of McCormick Place. 

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MP Systems’ High Pressure Coolant Systems to be Exhibited at IMTS 2012

June 29, 2012 - Windsor, CT - MP Systems, an East Granby, Connecticut- based builder of high pressure coolant systems for CNC machine tools, will be an exhibitor at IMTS 2012, September 10-15. 

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REM Sales Announces Roster of Tsugami Swiss Style Machines for IMTS 2012

Windsor, CT - June 26, 2012 - REM Sales, LLC, www.remsales.com, of Windsor, Connecticut, announced today the details of its IMTS 2012 technology display.  REM Sales, a division of Morris Group, Inc., is the exclusive North American importer of Precision Tsugami Swiss style machine tools and will be based at Booth S-9410 in the South Hall at McCormick Place in Chicago during IMTS, September 10-15.

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New Tsugami B0326 32mm 6-axis Swiss Type Lathe to Debut at IMTS 2012

June 22, 2012 - Windsor, CT  - Tsugami/Rem Sales, LLC of Windsor, Connecticut will debut and demonstrate the newest model in Tsugami’s B0 Series at Booth S-9410 during IMTS 2012, September 10-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Technical Equipment Appoints New Productivity Specialist

Windsor, CT -  Technical Equipment Sales Company (www.techequip.com), Cincinnati, OH and a division of Morris Group, Inc., (www.morrisgroupinc.com) has announced the appointment of Timothy Spangler to the position of Productivity Specialist.

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Hardinge Hosts Highly Attended Machine Technology Show

Hardinge welcomed over 750 attendees during their Machine Technology Show in Elmira, New York on June 6th and 7th. Turning, milling, grinding, automation, rotary and workholding applications were in motion in over 50,000 square feet of displays. Customer feedback included appreciation and praise of productivity seminars, plant tours and the size of the show itself.

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Morris Great Lakes Appoints Biebel as New Productivity Specialist

Windsor, CT - Morris Great Lakes, Cranberry Township, PA and a division of Morris Group, Inc. has announced the appointment of Randy Biebel to the position of Productivity Specialist.

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Morris Great Lakes Appoints Crisci as New Productivity Specialist

Windsor, CT - Morris Great Lakes, Cranberry Township, PA and a division of Morris Group, Inc. has announced the appointment of Carlo Crisci to the position of Productivity Engineer.

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Morris Midwest names Block as Productivity Specialist

Windsor, CT - Morris Midwest (www.morrismidwest.com), Milwaukee, WI and Roselle, IL, and a division of Morris Group, Inc., (www.morrisgroupinc.com) has announced the appointment of Matthew Block to the position of Productivity Specialist.

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REM Sales Appoints New Regional Sales Manager

Windsor, CT - REM Sales LLC, (www.remsales.com) the exclusive North American importer of high-precision Tsugami machine tools and division of Morris Group, Inc. (www.morrisgoupinc.com) has announced the appointment of Ron Gainer as regional sales manager effective June 1, 2012. 


The Robert E. Morris Company names Campbell New England Sales Manager

Windsor, CT - Morris Group, Inc., one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America, has announced the appointment of Todd W. Campbell to the position of Sales Manager, New England at The Robert E. Morris Company (www.robertemorris.com) also of Windsor, CT.

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Okuma Announces New Machines for IMTS 2012

May 30, 2012 - Charlotte, N.C.  – Okuma America Corporation today announced the equipment lineup to be shown at IMTS 2012. Okuma booth S-8500 will feature eight new machines, one of which is Okuma’s largest 5-axis machine to date.

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New ROMER Portable CMM debuts at Hexagon Metrology 2012 Conference

May 30, 2012 - North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Metrology announced today the North American debut of its new ROMER Absolute Arm series. The new series will be launched at the Hexagon 2012 conference June 4 – 7 in Las Vegas, NV. This premier event is the second such international conference, expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees, which unites users from all Hexagon group companies to learn and share ideas with peers.

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Morris South Sponsors Edge Factor Competition

Windsor, CT April 16, 2012 - Morris South (www.morrissouth.com), Charlotte, NC and Huntsville, AL, a division of Morris Group, Inc., (www.morrisgroupinc.com) has announced its sponsorship of the Edge Factor’s ‘Reality Redesigned’ (www.edgefactor.com/realityredesigned) student design competition. Edge Factor is a film project whose purpose is to engage youth in hands-on experiences in manufacturing.

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Hexagon Metrology Launches New Line of CMM's

April 12, 2012 -North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Metrology today announced the launch of the Brown & Sharpe 4.5.4 SF, the latest generation of shop floor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Designed from the ground up to excel in harsh manufacturing environments, the SF series introduces a variety of advancements based on decades of experience with thousands of prior models in the field worldwide.

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Morris Companies to Participate in Mfg4 Technology Show

April 4, 2012 - Windsor, CT -  The Robert E. Morris Company and REM Sales will exhibit at Mfg4, a new regional manufacturing trade show slated for May 8-10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Mfg4 is geared toward four key sectors of manufacturing: aerospace, defense, medical, and energy.

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Okuma's Larry Schwartz Retires

March 30, 2012 - Charlotte, NC  - Okuma America Corporation announces that Larry Schwartz, former president, will officially retire effective March 31, 2012. Larry has worked in the manufacturing industry for over 40 years and has been with Okuma for 17 years, working in manufacturing, sales, and marketing, serving as president from 2005 to 2011, most recently serving as Chief Strategy Officer. Larry will serve in an advisory capacity to Okuma for a minimum of 18 months.

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Morris Midwest hires Productivity Engineer

March 28, 2012 - Windsor, CTMorris Midwest (www.morrismidwest.com) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois, recently hired Jurgen O. Bettray to the position of Productivity Engineer. Bettray will work with manufacturers in Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where Morris Midwest is the exclusive distributor of OkumaHardinge, Bridgeport, and Tsugami CNC machine tools. 

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Tsugami Customer Precision Metal Featured in Production Machining

(As it appears in Production Machining, March 2012) - According to Mr. Drooger, the closer for selecting a CNC Swisstype was the machine’s ability to perform all of the operations necessary to make the volumes and variety of the part package in a single handling. The parts require some drilling, some tapping, a gear hobbing operation on lead screw stock. The original quote require multiple operations and part handling while the Swiss-type machine could process the part complete and allow for unattended or lightly attended operations.

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Hardinge Announces New Product Release – New Member of the T Series Family

Elmira, NY - Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of their newest and most advanced CNC machines, the T-51 and T-65 SUPER-PRECISION® and High-Performance Turning Centers.  

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Hardinge Announces Richard L. Simons Appointed Chairman of the Board

ELMIRA,N.Y.– Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, today announced that its Board of Director has elected Richard L. Simons, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hardinge, to the additional position of Chairman of the Board effective February 14, 2012.

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HFO Midwest Kart Team Wraps Another Successful Season

(Twinsburg, Ohio) 2011 was another successful year for the Haas - HFO Midwest / POC Industries KRA series kart team. We finished with two championships: one in the TAG Heavy class and one in the TAG sportsman class. Haas - HFO Midwest / PCO Industries swept the TAG heavy class in points, finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We had a combined twenty wins, eleven 2nd places and nine 3rd place finishes. We had 3 DNF where we were in the lead but had mechanical problems and cost us a win.

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Hardinge Announces June 2012 Technology Event

(Elmira, NY) Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, released the date of the company's second annual Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS).  HMTS 2012 will take place on June 6th and 7th at Hardinge corporate headquarters and technology center in Elmira, New York.

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Haas Offers VM Series Mold Machining Centers

Haas Automation recently redesigned its VM Series mold machining centers. Haas engineers reviewed all aspects of the VM machines, including motion control, coolant containment, chip evacuation, ergonomics and serviceability, made improvements and put everything into an all-new package, the company said.

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Morris Midwest names Mike James as Sales Manager

Milwaukee, WI - Morris Midwest recently appointed Mike James to the position of Sales Manager for northern Illinois. Morris Midwest is the exclusive distributor of Okuma, Bridgeport, Hardinge, and Tsugami machine tools in Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and Michigan’s western peninsula.

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REM Sales Introduces Tsugami B0 Series Swiss Turns

REM Sales, LLC, of Windsor, Connecticut introduces the new Tsugami B0125 and B0205 Swiss type automatic lathes. Available in a variety of configurations, the new models are a straightforward and flexible solution for precision round and prismatic parts.

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Okuma TechTrek Showcases Manufacturing Solutions

Charlotte, NC - From December 6th through December 8th, Okuma America Corporation and its distributors hosted more than 200 manufacturing professionals at the Okuma and Partners in THINC facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendees had the opportunity to explore potential manufacturing solutions and discover ways to improve productivity.

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