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Manufacturing Leaders to gather for 3rd edition of MFG Meeting.

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December 21, 2012 - On March 5-8, 2013, AMT, NTMA, and PMA will combine resources to host third edition of The MFG Meeting, themed "Rethink...Refocus...Reinvent." Meeting links entire manufacturing chain, from OEM's to distribution to end-user manufacturers, and provides forum for collaborative conversations on the most relevant topics affecting manufacturing today. Sandvik Coromant, leading supplier of tools and tooling solutions, has signed on as Gold Sponsor of event.

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Hundreds of Manufacturing Leaders to Gather for Third Edition of the MFG Meeting

Press release date: December 17, 2012

Sandvik Coromant Signs on as Gold Sponsor

McLean, Va. . . . Three leading associations will once again combine resources to host the third edition of The MFG Meeting, a gathering of hundreds of manufacturing leaders, March 5-8, 2013 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Waikoloa, Hawaii.

The joining of AMT (The Association For Manufacturing Technology), NTMA (National Tooling & Machining Association) and PMA (Precision Metalforming Association) for The MFG Meeting, this year themed “Rethink…Refocus…Reinvent” links the entire manufacturing chain, from OEM's to distribution to end-user manufacturers and provides the forum for uniquely collaborative conversations on the most relevant topics affecting manufacturing today.

Leading supplier of tools and tooling solutions Sandvik Coromant has signed on as a Gold Sponsor of the 2013 event. Sandvik's agreement makes them the largest supporter of The MFG Meeting and signals their commitment to providing technical expertise and financial support to the meeting and the associations that organize it.

"The MFG meeting focuses on where our industry needs to grow in the future. Manufacturing is a key engine to the health of the nation and this forward looking meeting helps each of us share information and experiences that will benefit the industry as a whole,” said Jamie Price, president, Sandvik Coromant USA, the conference’s Gold Sponsor. "As the global leader in the metalworking industry, it is our responsibility to support this kind of education and interaction."

This marks the third consecutive year that Sandvik has served as a Gold Sponsor of The MFG Meeting. Sandvik's support, in conjunction with sponsorship from other industry leaders, allows The MFG Meeting to bring in nationally-known speakers and economists that make the three-day forum meaningful.

For complete information, visit the website at TheMFGMeeting.com.

Note to the Media:  Media registration is complimentary.  Please contact Mary Uhrina at 630-240-3139 or at clearlywrite@sbcglobal.net for more information.

About AMT:
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce.  AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. www.AMTonline.org

About NTMA:
NTMA is the national association representing the precision custom manufacturing industry, which employs more than 440,000 skilled workers in the United States and generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year.  NTMA’s nearly 1,400 member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts.  Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work. www.NTMA.org

About PMA:
PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $113-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies, and other value-added processes.  Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry.  www.PMA.org

About Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant is a global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8,000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.

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