Monday, January 11, 2010

Waterjet Manufacturer Jet Edge Hosts AMT, NTMA Executives

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet systems, recently hosted the president of the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the chief operating officer of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).

AMT President Douglas K. Woods and Robert L. Akers, Jr., NTMA Chief Operating Officer, toured Jet Edge’s St. Michael, Minn., headquarters during a recent trip to Minnesota. Woods and Akers were in the Twin Cities to participate in a Great Manufacturing Get Together panel discussion regarding the economic recovery.

During their visit to Jet Edge, Woods and Akers toured the water jet manufacturer’s 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility and saw live demonstrations of Jet Edge’s 90,000 psi X-Stream® waterjet cutting technology. Woods and Akers discussed the recession’s impact on OEMs with Jet Edge President Jude Lague, and shared their insight on how manufacturers can prepare for the recovery by concentrating on research and development, promoting productivity and cost-saving benefits of their products, and developing export business in growing international markets. Lague shared how

Jet Edge is positioning itself to emerge as a recovery leader by developing innovative waterjet technologies, adding international distribution partners and exploring new markets.

About Jet Edge

Established in 1984, Jet Edge is a global designer and manufacturer of waterjet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and coating removal. Jet Edge systems are used around the world in a broad range of industries, from the world's leading airlines to automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturers, machine and job shops. Jet Edge waterjet systems are proudly made in the U.S.A. For information about Jet Edge waterjets, visit,  e-mail or call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343).

About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Founded in 1902, the Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes the interests of American providers of manufacturing machinery and equipment. Its goal is to promote technological advancements and improvements in the design, manufacture and sale of members’ products in those markets and acts as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world. AMT organizes and sponsors IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show. This exhibition, held every even numbered year in Chicago, is the largest industrial show in the Americas. For more information about AMT, visit, e-mail or call 800-524-0475.

About NTMA

NTMA is the national association representing the precision custom manufacturing industry, which employs more than 440,000 skilled workers in the United States. Its mission is to help members of the U.S. precision custom manufacturing industry achieve business success in a global economy through advocacy, advice, networking, information, programs and services. Many NTMA members are privately owned small businesses, yet the industry generates sales in excess of $40 billion a year. NTMA’s nearly 1,600 member companies design and manufacture special tools, dies, jigs, fixtures, gages, special machines and precision-machined parts. Some firms specialize in experimental research and development work. For more information about NTMA, visit e-mail or call (800) 248-6862.