GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) (Ann Arbor, MI) named Maik Schminke manager of controls engineering and programming at its Ann Arbor facility. According to the firm’s president Walter Friedrich, “This appointment fills our need to provide and support customers with machine tool controls, SPS, PLC and CNC programming.”
Schminke has worked for the past 12 years at the German partner to GMTA, Diskus, part of the large DVS Group in Germany. Prior to Diskus, he worked at Pittler, another GMTA partner company in Germany and also a DVS Group company. Schminke completed his apprenticeship program, while at Pittler.
A demonstration of dedicated tool gear cutting machinery from GMTA.
In other news, plans are underway to have an open house at the newly renovated GMTA facility. This expanded facility now houses parts and service, a full machine demo center, sales and corporate management for this growing machine tool company.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.