Hardinge Announces June 2012 Technology Event

(Elmira, NY) Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, released the date of the company's second annual Hardinge Machine Technology Show (HMTS).  HMTS 2012 will take place on June 6th and 7th at Hardinge corporate headquarters and technology center in Elmira, New York.

The show will feature technology from the Hardinge Group's brands which include Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, and Jones & Shipman. Among the products to be exhibited will be Hardinge CNC LathesBridgeport Vertical Machining Centers, Kellenberger Grinding Machines, Jones & Shipman Grinding Machines, Hardinge Workholding Solutions, and Rotary Products.  Technicians will be present to answer questions.  In addition, Hardinge Group's technology partners and suppliers will exhibit new products and provide information about their services. Factory tours of the Hardinge production facility will be offered to show the latest manufacturing techniques and allow customers to see recently updated areas. 

HMTS 2012A company spokesperson noted, "Last year's event was an outstanding success and we look forward to an even bigger and better show this year.  We are proud of our facility, products and people and want to show our customers that continuous improvement is not just a slogan, it's how we do business here at Hardinge."

(Photo of attendees at HMTS 2011)

About Hardinge Inc.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company's products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 69% of 2008 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. The Company has manufacturing operations in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China. Hardinge's common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "HDNG." For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com