SME Public Relations
Quebecs definitive industry event is excellent timing as manufacturers increase demand for new technology to compete in recovering sectors including Aerospace, Medical, Wind Energy. MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, March 16, 2010 — The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in partnership with the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association (CMTDA), Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA), Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA), Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) are set to launch the 2010 edition of the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS), May 17-19, 2010. Held every two years and celebrating its 37th year as Quebecs industry event, manufacturers are once again depending on MMTS as their unique forum to buy, learn, network and innovate. The latest news on the upswing in the Quebec aerospace sector, including the recent Bombardier announcement of a $3.06 billion order for C-Series aircraft, is a welcome signal the industry is rebounding and moving back on track. The Montreal area employs over 40,000 workers in the aerospace sector and is home to more than 200 small and medium-sized components suppliers as well as giants including Bombardier Inc., Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Pratt & Whitney, CAE, Héroux-Devtek, Rolls-Royce, GE Canada Aviation, MDA Space, Messier-Dowty. As manufacturing sales are trending upwards and inventories decline, Quebec manufacturers are increasing their demand for new equipment, new technology and new suppliers. MMTS attendees will not be disappointed in the quantity and scale of large working machinery on display at this years event. It has been a tough year for many builders with the economic downturn; however, with many experts now seeing the signs of a recovery underway in many sectors, the timing of MMTS could not be better according to a recent industry survey conducted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. In contrast to a tough 2009, we are pleased as an industry that almost all major machine tool builders will be represented on the floor with working machinery and ready to do business at MMTS. said Nick Samain, Event Manager. In fact, many of the major builders have upgraded their exhibit space knowing that manufacturers attending the event will be looking to make buying decisions on the show floor to secure the technology they need to compete and take advantage of the recovery. Some of the larger builders and distributors featuring hands-on equipment demonstrations at MMTS 2010 include: Elliott Matsurra, Trumpf Canada, Prima Finn Power, Huron Canada, Machineries B.V., Megatel, SST, DMG, Emec/Okuma, Rofin Basil, Soudogaz, Raymond Robert, Sandvik, Isotop, SMS Machine Tools, Gross Machinery/Mori Seiki, AW Miller/Mazak, AMT Machine Tools, Spark & Co, Seco, Globec, Walter USA and many more. In addition to the buzz on the show floor, manufacturers will also benefit from industry keynotes, town halls, networking receptions and a full automation conference.
About Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS):Scheduled May 17-19, 2010, at Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec, MMTS is the major forum for manufacturing professionals from Quebec and the surrounding area to source machinery, equipment, supplies and services for all aspects of their operations. The event showcases products ranging from machine tools, fabricating equipment, automation, tooling, design engineering and plant maintenance, and is dedicated to helping industry professionals address production challenges and learn best practices to help their businesses thrive. The event is produced in partnership with the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association (CMTDA), Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA), Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA), and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). To learn more about MMTS, call 888.322.7333 or go to www.mmts.ca. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SME_MMTS
About SME:The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the premier source for manufacturing knowledge, education and networking. Through its many programs, events and activities, SME connects manufacturing practitioners to each other, to the latest technology and the most up-to-date processes spanning all manufacturing industries and disciplines, plus the key areas of aerospace and defense, medical device, motor vehicles, including motorsports, and oil and gas. A 501(c)3 organization, SME has members in more than 70 countries and is supported by a network of technical communities and chapters worldwide.
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