Price Equipment Appointed Makino Distributor

Will serve Carolinas and Virginia for Makino EDM and electrode manufacturing solutions

MASON, OHIO – March 2007 – Makino is proud to announce that Price Equipment Company of Monroe, NC has been appointed a dealer in the Carolinas and Virginia for all of Makino EDM and electrode manufacturing solutions.

Nick Casbar, Makino national sales manager for EDM said, “We are very excited about this new relationship. Price Equipment brings nearly thirty years of EDM experience to Makino’s family of EDM Dealers. Over the past several years, a number of EDM savvy dealers have come on board with us, including EDM Sales & Supplies in eastern Pennsylvania and New England, and Perseo in Western Pennsylvania.”

Price Equipment Company is the oldest machine tool distributor in the Carolinas and Virginia, having just celebrated its 52nd anniversary. Founded in 1955 by William D. Price, a toolmaker by profession, Price Equipment has grown and prospered over the last half-century by providing precision state-of-the-art machine solutions. Their extensive customer base, including over 300 wire and sinker EDM installations, consists of an elite group of manufacturers from privately owned precision tool, die and mold shops to aerospace, defense and medical facilities.

“The choice to represent Makino in the Southeast was easy,” said Bill Price, president of Price Equipment. “Especially when you evaluate the quality and breadth of the EDM products they offer. We are very pleased to be able to offer such a high-performance machine tool such as Makino.

“With our continued investment in factory certified training for our personnel and customers, our new 8,000 square foot tech center in Monroe, North Carolina, we see this as an exceptional opportunity for both companies.” Price Equipment is located at 512 North Johnson Street, Monroe, NC 28112 and can be reached at (704) 289-8471 or on the web at www.PriceEquipment.com.

About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino provides a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, 5-axis machining centers, graphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Our flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. With Makino engineering services, we offer industry leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information call 1.800.552.3288, or visit www.makino.com.

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