New Productivity Specialist Named by Morris Group Inc Division

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Morris South names Hamby as specialist to service southern U.S. territory.

Morris South (, Charlotte, NC and Huntsville, AL, and a division of Morris Group, Inc., ( has announced the appointment of Keith Hamby to the position of Productivity Specialist.

In this position, Hamby will work with manufacturers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia in a customer service capacity to help them improve efficiency of their machine tools by assessing current practices and recommending tooling and accessories.

According to Jerry Rex, president of Morris South, “Our focus has always been on ‘engineering solutions’ to help our manufacturing customers increase productivity and efficiency. The experience that Keith brings to this position will be a tremendous asset to that focus.”

Hamby brings over 20 years experience in the machine tool industry most recently as sales engineer for General Fasteners and Kyocera Industrial Ceramics. In those positions, Hamby was responsible for new business development, as well as working closely with customers to help reduce cost in the manufacturing process. He was also involved in training on cutting tool and related products.

Morris South is a division of Morris Group, Inc, whose history of serving the manufacturing community dates back to 1941. The company is an exclusive distributor for Okuma, Tsugami, Hardinge, Bridgeport and many other fine products. In addition to new machine tools, Morris South provides engineered solutions, replacement parts, service, preventive maintenance and more. Services also include customer consultation, financing, installation, training, service and disposition of retired machines.

Morris Group, Inc. companies supply high performance machine tools; tooling and accessories; and related engineering services to manufacturers of precision machined parts. The thirteen companies form one of the largest machine tool distribution networks in North America. The firm is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and employs more than 400.

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