AMERICAN MACHINIST received a Congressional recognition award in a ceremony commemorating its 125th anniversary. U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich presented the award to Publisher
Joseph Fristik, Editor Thomas Grasson, and the rest of the AMERICAN MACHINIST staff at a ceremony at Penton Media Inc., the Cleveland-based publisher of American Machinist.
Also on hand were Daniel J. Ramella, Penton president and COO, and James W. Zaremba, executive vice president of Penton.
The award recognizes AMERICAN MACHINIST as the oldest metalworking publication in existence. The magazine, which was founded in 1877, was credited for its role in educating and informing its readers of the significant developments in manufacturing technology. As the focus of the industry has evolved from the worker, to the machine, to the computer, the magazine has both followed the trends and led the field in thinking.
The notation in the Congressional Record reads, in part: "This vital publication to the industry includes methods and practices of metalworking, cutting, forming, robotics, quality control, plant operation, and finishing. . . its technical depth and cutting edge graphics. . . separate AMERICAN MACHINIST from all other metalworking publications. . . [the magazine] deserves the highest respects for its role and dedication to advancing the manufacturing industry."