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Mori Seiki USA

Mori Seiki USA has announced the winners of its 2008 Innovation of the Americas machining competition designed to recognize talented machinists in the metalworking industry. The company holds similar competitions every two years in Europe and Japan in conjunction with major industry exhibitions.

The Innovation of the Americas contest is open to any individual, company, school or research institution located in North, Central and South America involved in machining and using CNC machine tools.

The 2008 winners and runners up are:

Automotive Parts
Winner –
Marotta Controls Inc., Montville, N.J.
Runner up –
Cobalt Enterprises,
Granite Falls, Wa.

Aerospace Parts
Winner – McCauley Propeller Systems,
Columbus, Ga.
Runner up – Aphelion Precision, Wheeling, Ill.

Die/Mold/Artistic Parts
Winner –
Country Machine,
Tabor, Iowa
Runner up –
Vector Tool & Engineering, Grandview, Mo.

General/Tool/Toy Group
Winner –
Crabil Manufacturing Inc., St. Petersburg,
Fla. Runner up –
Seco Tools, Lenoir City, Tenn.

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