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SOUTH-TEC comes to Charlotte October 2-4.

Press Release Summary:

April 13, 2007 - Held at Charlotte Convention Center, SOUTH-TEC includes 330 exhibits of latest manufacturing equipment and applications. It displays machining centers, cutting tools, and lathes, as well as emerging technologies and concepts, including advanced materials, lean manufacturing, and micro manufacturing. Broadening reach of SOUTH-TEC, SME Motorsports Charlotte connects exhibitors with decision-makers from Southeast automotive and motorsports-related manufacturers.

Original Press Release

SOUTH-TEC Comes to Charlotte October 2-4

Press release date: March 19, 2007

DEARBORN, Mich., March 19, 2007 - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) recently announced the return of SOUTH-TEC to the Charlotte Convention Center on October 2-4, 2007. SOUTH-TEC features the latest technologies and more industries including SME Motorsports Charlotte. SME Motorsports Charlotte exhibits are geared towards motorsports manufacturers in need of technologies and processes necessary to compete and win. SOUTH-TEC combines the best the Southeast region has to offer and features 90,000 square feet, 330 exhibits featuring the latest manufacturing equipment and applications and a conference. SOUTH-TEC presents a unique opportunity for Southeast manufacturers, looking for the latest metalworking technologies to help them keep their competitive edge. This includes traditional equipment such as machining centers, cutting tools and lathes. But, increasingly buyers are examining emerging technologies and concepts, including advanced materials, lean manufacturing and micro manufacturing. SME Motorsports Charlotte broadens the reach of SOUTH-TEC by expanding the customer base and attracting attendees from one of the South's largest industries - motorsports. This expanded event is designed to connect exhibitors with decision-makers from Southeast automotive and motorsports-related manufacturers, as well as several other key industries. Show Sponsors: SOUTH-TEC is part of the APEX Series of events co-sponsored by SME, the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) . About SME: The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, SME influences more than half a million manufacturing practitioners and executives annually. The Society, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2007, has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of technical communities and chapters worldwide, including nine chapters in Canada.


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