Recent Releases

Velocity Products Announces New Line of Ultra-Bright LED Lights

Windsor, CT -Velocity Products, announced today that it will begin selling a line of ultra-bright LED lights intended for the shop floor.  The new lights utilize standard 110V power and are available in three basic configurations: ROMA, for a wide range of uses including machine enclosures; Velocity Stack lights; and V Flex Inspection lights.

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Morris South Introduces New Machine Tools and Displays Race Car at SOUTH-TEC - Booth #106

September 6, 2011 - Morris South of Charlotte, North Carolina and Huntsville, Alabama will exhibit several new machine tools from OkumaBridgeport and Tsugami in Booth 106 at SOUTH-TEC, October 11-13 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Front and center in the booth will be Kevin Harvick’s car #29 from Richard Childress Racing. Okuma America Corporation is the official machine tool sponsor of Richard Childress Racing.

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Chip Control in the Dark: Lights Out Series Part II

August 18, 2011 - Learn the fundamentals of chip control from product specialists from MP Systems and Sandvik Coromant and attend live cutting demos.

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Okuma Automated Modular Pallet System Improves Efficiency

June 23, 2011 - (Charlotte,NC) Okuma America Corporation has introduced a new line of linear pallet systems to complement the MB-H Series and MA-H Series of horizontal machining centers.  Branded as AMPS (Automated Modular Pallet System), the new product line includes container (C) and magazine (M) product selections in a variety of sizes. 

The Okuma AMPS C (container) can be configured with up to 2 containers, 2 Okuma machining centers and 2 load stations, handling as many as 24 pallets.

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April 2011 Manufacturing Market Summary

April 4, 2011The market for machined parts has rebounded significantly in the last 12 months. That manufacturing continues to grow while other key market segments, like new home sales, do not make this recovery unique. Released on Friday, April 1, 2011, the Purchasing Manager's Index remained above 60 for the third consecutive month.  It has been in a growth mode for the past 20 months. Other indexes are similarly positive.

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Okuma America Corporation Names Jim King as President and Chief Operating Officer

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 2, 2011Effective April 1, Okuma America Corporation’s Larry Schwartz moves to the position of Chief Strategy Officer and Jim King is promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. The move allows Mr. Schwartz to remain a vital part of the Okuma leadership team, provide strategic support to the corporation and allow Mr. King to take responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business.

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Jerry Rex Elected AMTDA Secretary

March 25, 2011Rockville, Maryland - The members of the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association elected Jerry L. Rex, CMTSE and President of Morris South, LLC, a Morris Group Company to the position of Secretary for the 2011-2012 year. The election took place while at the MFG meeting in Chandler, AZ, at the Association's 86th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, March 3-6. 

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