Okuma Real Help Machine Tool Giveaway Finalists Announced

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Okuma America Corporation has announced the 5 finalists in their Real Help Machine Tool Giveaway contest. The 5 were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 entries. Entrants were asked “How can an Okuma help your business?” and entries were accepted in video or essay form.

Finalists

We received entries from across the country and all reflected the same thing – these people are excited about the work they do and they want to do it better.

Okuma America Corporation has announced the 5 finalists in their Real Help Machine Tool Giveaway contest. The 5 were chosen from a pool of nearly 400 entries. Entrants were asked “How can an Okuma help your business?” and entries were accepted in video or essay form.

Finalists are:

  •     Webster Manufacturing, Austin, TX
  •     Dimension Machine, Cincinnati, OH
  •     Kinner Manufacturing, Olivehurst, CA
  •     Doraville Customer Machine, Lawrenceville, GA
  •     Dent Eraser, Inc., New Rochelle, NY

Each of these finalists will receive a tooling kit from Iscar Metals, Inc., a $1500 voucher from Schunk to be used towards the purchase of Schunk workholding or tooling products, and a $500 voucher from Iemca good towards the purchase of an Iemca bar feeder.

“We received entries from across the country and all reflected the same thing – these people are excited about the work they do and they want to do it better. There is hope and optimism in the industry and these machine shops want to deliver the best products they can to their customers. Some are developing new products and need help bringing them to market, some need to reduce costs and production time in order to take on more business and hire more workers and some want to improve quality so they can deliver better product to their customers,” stated Larry Schwartz, President and COO. “We are excited about helping them do this.”

Entries are posted online and can be seen and read at http://oac.okuma.com/giveaway. Every entrant received a prize and randomly selected weekly winners received a 16GB iPod nano®, provided by Sandvik Coromant. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected on December 11. The grand prize machine will be selected from a select list of machines with the actual machine selection chosen to best support the winner’s business.

In addition to prizes from Okuma, members of Partners in THINC are providing entry prizes and prizes for the weekly winners and the finalists. Participating sponsors include: Sandvik-Coromant, Iscar Metals, Inc., Renishaw, Schunk, Caron Engineering, Zoller, Iemca, FANUC Robotics and Marposs.

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