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New Machine Helps Shop Create Better Holes – Customer Testimonial

“We were really impressed with how the boxways allowed the machine to move, as well as its sturdiness. It was also important for us to have local support available.” – Usinage Superieur


By Shop Metalworking Technology Usinage Superieur, a job shop located in Sainte-Catherine, Que., has spent the better part of the last 34 years perfecting its holemaking abilities. From its beginnings in 1985 as a small repair shop for industrial parts,” said Jean-François Dextraze, operations manager, Usinage Superieur. “To perfect our quality and reduce our downtime, we have developed specific tooling and drilling methods. Holemaking [...]

November 1st, 2019|Blog, Okuma News|

EMEC OPEN HOUSE – MAY 01 & 02, 2019


Sales & Applications Team – Pre-Show

We would like to thank everyone who attended the two-day open house at EMEC’s Mississauga location. In partnership with our builder product specialists and technology suppliers our customers were able to experience the EMEC difference by having the opportunity to see the machine’s capabilities through live demonstrations conducted by our Applications and Service technicians. Attendees were also given the opportunity to discuss manufacturing challenges they are currently experiencing and with the help of our partners our team was able to provide customized solutions for each attendee.

The two-day open [...]

The Okuma Larry Schwartz Award for Excellence In Engineering

Photographed from Left to Right: Bill Mara – President, Trevor Smethurst – Vice President of Applications & Engineering, Mike Parking – Applications Technician and Tejal Mehta – Vice President of Operations

We are extremely proud and honored to congratulate one of our Applications Engineers, Mike Parking, as the recipient of The Larry Schwartz Award for Excellence in Engineering at the Annual Okuma Distributor Meeting.

The Larry Schwartz Award is named and in honor of one of Okuma America’s part President’s, Larry Schwartz. This award recognizes commitment and significant contributions in the areas of Sales, Customer Service, Engineering, Leadership, [...]

June 4th, 2018|Blog, Okuma News|

Rapid Growth With No End In Sight – Customer Testimonial

“If you buy a cheap end mill, it’s going to break at the worst possible time. It’s pretty easy to do the math. That’s why we bought the Okumas.”
– Shape WLB

Okuma MB-4000H Horizontal Machining Center

By Shop Metalworking Technology Thirty percent growth year after year. An ever-expanding customer base. High marks from the community you serve. These are a few of the goals shared by all manufacturers, but when there’s not enough capacity to keep up with demand, action must be taken lest those customers turn elsewhere.

This was the situation [...]

April 27th, 2018|Blog, Okuma News|