The International Manufacturing Technology Show www.imts.com was held earlier this month in Chicago. The week long event is the machining industry’s chance to showcase all its manufacturing equipment, workholding and cutting tools. According to IMTS, over 115,612 people attended the show this year and many came from across the globe to attend. Bothe Associates has a tradition that dates back decades, where we take any employee of the company to the show who wishes to attend.
This year 17 people attended and we had a nearly even mix of return attendees and people who hadn’t been before. In fact, for the last several shows, we have also included the teenage children of employees. It’s a great opportunity for the children to learn about manufacturing careers and to see what their parents do for a living. It is our hope that we can build an interest in machining and engineering for the next generation to support the future of American manufacturing.