Hydromat Inc. and The Motch and Eichele Co. have joined together to create Hydromat-RE Inc., a new company specializing in the refurbishing, re-tooling, and selling of legacy Hydromat rotary transfer machines.


New Heimatec distributor

Heimatec Inc. will be selling products from Technicrafts Industries, a manufacturer of collets and guide bushings for Swiss-type CNC Lathes.


Okuma donates CNC machines to CPCC

Okuma America Corp. received Charlotte, North Carolina’s 2017 Mayor’s International Community Award (MICA) for a medium business for donating $100,000 in machine tools to the engineering technology programs at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). The gift enabled students to gain hands-on machining experience and the skills needed to enter the manufacturing workforce.

“The lack of skilled labor is one of the biggest threats to the U.S. manufacturing industry,” says Jim King, president and COO, Okuma America. “We’re honored to receive this award.”

www.charlotteinternational.org; www.okuma.com/americas

Solar Atmospheres MedAccred for 3rd consecutive year

Solar Atmospheres officials announce that the company has been reaccredited with the MedAccred certification for heat treating at the Souderton, Pennsylvania, facility for a third consecutive year.

Solar Atmospheres in Souderton has held the MedAccred accreditation since the program’s inception in 2015. The company also was the first, globally, to achieve a MedAccred Heat Treating Accreditation, having maintained its accreditation seamlessly since the initial audit.