Thursday, March 29, 2012

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton Honors Waterjet Manufacturer Jet Edge with Governor’s International Trade Award

Jet Edge, Inc. was honored recently by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who presented the St. Michael, Minn. waterjet manufacturer with a 27th Annual Governor’s International Trade Award during a ceremony in Minneapolis.
Each year, Minnesota’s governor honors a select group of Minnesota businesses that have shown exceptional progress and success in international trade by conferring the Governor’s International Trade Award.  In addition to honoring individual recipients, the award also recognizes the tremendous positive effect that exports and trade have on the state’s economy and job growth.
            Jet Edge Marketing Manager Nancy Lauseng accepted the award from Gov. Dayton on Jet Edge’s behalf.
            “We are truly honored to be recognized by Governor Dayton for our international business efforts,” Lauseng said.  “During the past several years, Jet Edge has worked tirelessly to increase our international sales and enter new markets, including Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. We have benefitted tremendously through our participation in Governor’s trade missions to Japan, China and Israel, and through the outstanding support of the Minnesota Trade Office and U.S. Commercial Service.”
Jet Edge has sales offices throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China, as well as distributors in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia/Pacific, South America and the Middle East/Africa.  The company derives approximately 26% of its total revenue from international sales and has seen three consecutive years of growth in machine tool export sales.  The water jet manufacturer broke an all-time record month for shipments in June 2011, including first-time shipments to new export markets in China and Poland.
Jet Edge’s recent international endeavors include opening a sales, service and training office in China, establishing an R&D partnership with waterjet manufacturer Tecnocut S.p.A. in Italy and establishing new export sales for Jet Edge in Japan, China, South Korea, Poland, Italy, and the Middle East.  The company also has established a rigorous training program for all international distributors to ensure they are equipped to provide optimum service and support to Jet Edge’s overseas customers.

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.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Jet Edge Waterjets Logo for NatGeo's DIGGERS

Normally we pride ourselves on building waterjet cutting machines that cut precise parts with nice smooth edges, but when Half Yard Productions asked us to cut a jagged rusty logo for their National Geographic Channel pilot show, DIGGERS, we were all in!

DIGGERS is a show about the zany treasure hunting adventures of Tim Saylor and George Wyant, extreme metal detecting experts and founders of During the opening of each episode, "King George" and "Ringmaster Tim" dig up the beat-up DIGGERS logo that you would never guess was cut with a waterjet.

We cut the ¼” steel DIGGERS logo with a Jet Edge 90KSI X-Stream-powered High Rail Gantry waterjet cutting system. To distress it, we ran a fan-tipped waterjet head over the finished part to rough up the surface, then raised the water level in the tank and let the part soak overnight under water on top of metal slats. We then sprinkled it with sidewalk salt and let it sit for the day on the slats. Within two days, we had a part that looked like it had been in the ground for years waiting for DIGGERS to find it. It was exactly what they were looking for!

DIGGERS piloted two episodes on NATGEOTV on Feb. 28. Both pilot episodes are scheduled to run again on March 3 at 10 p.m. EST and 10:30 p.m. EST. Check local listings for times in your area.

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