THK earns AMT member status

THK earns AMT member status

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THK Manufacturing of America, Inc., Hebron, OH, has earned prestigious Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) member status.

May 28, 2007

THK Manufacturing of America, Inc., Hebron, OH, has earned prestigious Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) member status. THK's U.S. manufacturing facility also celebrates its 10th anniversary of manufacturing high quality THK products in the U.S.

THK, through its manufacturing of actuators and related products, met the AMT's requirement of producing a product line consisting of power-driven manufacturing machinery used in the process of transforming man-made materials into discrete durable goods. Additional eligibility conditions included selling and producing these products within the United States for a minimum of one year.

THK was also required to demonstrate that the foreign content in these qualifying products does not exceed 35% of the qualifying product's total U.S. revenue

THK Manufacturing of America, Inc., the company's first production facility in the United States, manufactures both conventional and Caged Ball Linear Motion Guides (LM Systems) and actuators, as well as Link Balls.

The plant offers a variety of LM Guide types and sizes. Currently, 50% of the company's product line for North America is manufactured in the Hebron plant. That number is soon expected to climb to 80%.

Signifying their commitment to quality, THK Manufacturing of America, Inc. has received both QS9000 certification and Ford Q1. This environmentally- friendly facility is even equipped with a centralized machine coolant recycling system.

THK also has nine regional sales offices in North America located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico, New Jersey, San Francisco, and Toronto, to further their commitment to customer service. Each has a stocking warehouse, application engineers and experienced customer service representatives to meet customers' needs.

Founded in 1902, AMT - 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 act as an industry advocate on trade matters to governments and trade organizations throughout the world.