to the summer edition of the CMTDA Newsletter. This marks the beginning
of a new format for the newsletter; from here onward you will be
receiving the newsletter electronically via your e-mail. This new
format will allow us to expand the content without the restrictions
we had with the printed version. We hope you like it. We encourage
you to send us your comments and suggestion regarding the new format
as our goal is to provide you with a great newsletter.
2005 has continued
to challenge many machine tool distributors’ and builders’
the same. Not much has changed since our last newsletter, we are
still reading and getting many mixed signals coming from the manufacturing
sector. With the upcoming CMTS in Toronto (More about CMTS later)
and FABTECH in Chicago this fall, we should be in for a strong closing
of the year.
CMTDA will be
holding elections this year at our upcoming Annual General Meeting
on November 9 th. We are seeking a new candidate for our board,
as Albert Leblanc of A.W. Miller Technical Sales Canada will be
stepping down. Albert has served the CMTDA since 1997 and has been
a fabulous asset to the association, fulfilling many positions within
CMDTA from board of director (various responsibilities) to President
and serving the last two years as Past-President. He has been a
strong voice for the Quebec members and has brought better insight
to the machine tool events in Quebec. Well done Albert! We thank
you for your hard work and dedication to the industry and the CMTDA.
I too will be
finishing my two-year term as President in November and will continue
to serve the CMTDA as Past President and will assist our in-coming
President, Brian Donnelly of Ferro Technique Ltd. Brian has been
helping the CMTDA as a Director for many years and will do the CMTDA
well in his new roll.
CMTDA held it’s
spring social meeting June 9 th aboard the Pioneer Queen cruising
the Toronto inner and outer harbors. What an evening, beautiful
June weather, hot, hot, hot and that cool lake breeze, BBQ steak
and salmon, good drink and best of all, a bunch of great friends
from the machine tool industry. What a great time we all had, the
photographs within the newsletter say it all.
to all our friends who joined us, we had some special guests with
us that evening, our honorary members. Mr. Buell Manning and his
daughter Carole Edgar joined us. It sure was nice to see Buell,
at 92 years of age; he is well known in the industry and had a lot
of stories to share with us. Mr. Manning was president of the A.C.
Wickman Company. John and Catherine Janovich, Mr. Jonovich was past
president of UBJ. Jim Smith was there, along with Manfred and Trudy
Jahn, Bob and Sandy Burnside and non other than the hard working
CMTDA’s own executive director Jim Burrows along with his
wife Marilyn, who by the way have just celebrated their 48th wedding
anniversary the night before.
This is a great
social event and we encourage you and your significant other to
join us next year if you missed this occasion.
While on the
subject of our cruise I would like to take this opportunity to thank
our friends from the media, Canadian Machinery & Metalworking,
MP & P, and Canadian Industrial Machinery who graciously provided
us with the evening’s liquid refreshments. Thank you!
upcoming CMTS in Toronto later this year, CMTDA has been working
relentlessly with the show organizers (Reed Expo) and Matcom, a.k.a
Canadian Heavy Lift Services Inc., the group that looks after your
heavy equipment rigging requirements at the show. We have been negotiating
on our members’ behalf towards better move out rates, which
at the time of writing have not been finalized, but will be soon.
Regardless of the out-come, this will be a member’s only benefit.
Since this will
be my last newsletter as President I would like to say it has been
a pleasure and honor to serve the CMTDA, my only disappointment
is that the time has gone by so fast. I’d like to thank our
board of directors for their time, passion and efforts to make the
CMTDA what it is today. A special thanks to Jim Burrows, our executive
director who has helped me tremendously during my tenure. Jim truly
is a man devoted to the CMTDA and very professional in everyway,
not to mention a good friend.
Until our next
meeting, I wish everyone prosperity, good selling and a safe summer.
Regards R. Kurt Neiman
tool metal cutting units down 5% and $ down 3% . . .
fabricating remains strong with units up 21%and $up 32% for
the first four months of 2005. Overall units up 3% and $up 5%.
order size in CNC metal cutting was; Horizontal Spindle Lathes,
$140,500, Vertical Spindle Lathes, $149,600, Multi-tasking Lathes,
$405,000, Vertical Machining Centers to 40” X axis, $121,000,
Vertical Machining Centers over 40” X axis, $245,000, Vertical
Machining Centers with 5 or more axis, $477,000, Horizontal Machining
Centers to 4 axis, $409,000, Horizontal Machining Centers with 5
or more axis, $683,000, Milling Machines, $134,000, Horizontal Boring
Mills, $869,000, Vertical Boring Mills, $724,500, Wire EDM, $164,000,
Sinker EDM, $119,000, Grinders, $288,000, CMM’S, $128,000
and CNC Saws at $85,000.
Metal Cutting machine tools averaged $17,000. In the CNC Fabricating
area, Press Brakes, $95,500, Shears, $56,600, Turret Presses, $347,000,
Laser Profile Cutting, $715,500, Plasma Profile Cutting, $209,400,
Water Jet Profile Cutting, $181,000 and Tube Benders, $574,000.
In the non CNC fabricating area, the average sale was $19,700, while
Metal Stamping and Forming averaged $21,700.
show a significant increase in multi-tasking lathes, EDM Wire, Grinders,
CMM’S and most Metal Forming.
are pleased to welcome MC Machinery Canada, Darren Carroll, Vice
President and Canadian Industrial Publishing, Tom Dillon, CEO as
new members of CMTDA.
CMTDA will proceed
with their compensation survey shortly. Members will be requested
to input their information from their last fiscal year. The survey
has been modified and put into XL format so members can send their
information on line.
Due to the poor
response from our regular members in 2004, we have cancelled our
annual golf tournament for 2005. Last year, we had a good response
from our associate members and the media, however it did not seem
fair when we had very few regular members show interest.
speaking with a number of exhibitors at the recent Western Manufacturing
& Technology Show held in Edmonton, it appears to be another
success. Comments ranging from “well worth the time and expense
in attending it” to “we will certainly be here in two
years” qualify the success of the show. According to Reed’s
Bob Mathieu, the show had approximately 2,000 visitors and occupied
the same floor space as 2003.
are well under way with Reed Exhibitions for our next major show
“The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show 2005” to
be held at the National Trade Centre in Toronto from October 17th
to October 20th . Reed have advised that floor space equal to the
2003 CMTS has been booked with three months remaining and further
sales to come. Log on to www.Reedexhibitions.ca for further information
and reservations. Further information for CMTDA members to follow.
Donnelly, Director, Trade Shows
Annual General Meeting
Annual Meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2005 at the Toronto
Cricket Club. We are fortunate to have two excellent speakers participating
this meeting. We have changed the format of the meeting somewhat
to be able accommodate two speakers rather than one.
will still carry some committee reports and elections with cocktails
and dinner to follow. We are pleased to have Mr. Don Lane, President
& CEO of Makino and Ms. Catherine Swift, President of Canadian
Federation Of Independent Business as our speakers.
your calendar for November 9th. It will be an excellent opportunity
for you to get involved in your association, hear two top rate presenters
and network with your peers in the machine tool distribution industry.
80th Annual Meeting A Solid Success!
’s 80 th Annual Meeting themed “Recovery 2005 ”
–Technological &Tactical Transitions – held April
10-13 in La Quinta, CA was a resounding success,according to the
205 members and guests who were there. Numerous networking opportunities
and the timely education program, which combined an array of professional
speakers and industry experts who addressed an economy – and
an industry – on the upswing, were identified as the main
of Addy Machinery Company, was elected Chairman of AMTDA.As well,
our own Director, Mr.Michael Carr, President of Elliott-Matsuura
Canada, was elected to the Board of Directors of AMTDA for a three
to increased costs,as I ’m sure all of you know about, CMTDA
has decided to increase their annual fee for 2005/2006.Members are
invoiced on September 1st and will see an increase of $100 to $600.
history notes that the board of directors set the rules for membership
at a meeting in 1947. The rules for membership were:
1.The Distributor must maintain an office and a place
of business in Canada.
2.Has exclusive representation for a minimum of three
machine tool lines.
3.Must carry his own accounts.
fee was set at $500.00
that time,fees were reduced to $400.00 with the support of the CMTDA
sponsorship at CMTS in Toronto and Montreal.They were increased
back to $500.00 in May of 1998. It seems that membership in CMTDA
in 2005 has increased in value by our sponsorship and the many other
programs members enjoy.Western Canada membership will remain at
50%due to some benefits not being applicable to them.
Donnelly Appointed Vice-President
are pleased to announce that Brian Donnelly,Vice President of Ferro
Technique Limited,has been appointed Vice President and President
Elect of the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association. CMTDAelections
are held every two years and are coming up on November 9th at our
AGM. Brian has been a CMTDA Director for four years and recently
held the responsibility of Trade Shows. Congratulations Brian and
we look forward to your continued service.
to our Past President, Albert Leblanc, retiring from your board,
we are presently looking for a new director to fill the spot. We
have approximately five director meetings per year. With a total
of eight, the work-load is spread so it will not take extraordinary
amount of time all are volunteers. Please call our President, Kurt
Neiman, (905)715-7776, should you be interested.
CMTDA’s Purpose and Objectives
Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association was founded in 1942
as a trade association dedicated to the marketing of machine tools
and services in Canada through distributorship companies.
promote friendly business relations among its members
provide means whereby problems affecting the industry can be readily
discussed and to co-operate, as a group, to further the interests
of the industry by all desirable and lawful means
stimulate growth in the use of machine tools and secure wider
markets for these tools
advertise the industry and the specific advantages attainable
through the use of machine tools
make available information which will assist users and prospective
users to obtain properly selected machine tools
collect and disseminate statistics on market capacity and other
exchange information among members for the purpose of reducing
distribution costs and eliminating waste and duplication of efforts
enable the members, as a group, to discuss with the government,
if need be, tariff problems and other issues relating to machine
to join the CMTDA
individual,partnership,firm,company or corporation may be elected
to membership in the CMTDA by an affirmative vote of not less than
2/3 majority of the current directors of the Corporation. A regular
member is one which maintains an office or other recognized place
of business,represents at least one recognized manufacturer of machine
tools on an exclusive basis in a designated territory,carries its
own accounts, is established and actively engaged in the distribution
of machine tools in Canada for at least one year at the time of application,
does at least 51%of its business in new machinery and provides monthly
orders booked data in the format set out by the Corporation.Contact
the CMTDA at P.O.Box 262, Minden, ON K0M 2K0. Phone (705)286-6921
or fax (705)286-6905.
October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2005
National Trade Centre,Toronto
November 9, 2005
Toronto Cricket Club
Board of Directors
Neiman, Neiman Machinery Sales
Leblanc, A.W. Miller Technical Sales
Robb, Foreward Precision Tools Ltd.
Carroll, Ossco Machine Sales
Carr, Elliot Matsuura Can. Ltd.
Schill , Machine Tool Systems Inc.
Donnelly, Ferro Technique Ltd.
Moeglich, UBJ-Boehringer Inc.
A.M.T. Machine Tools Ltd.
A.W. Miller Technical Sales Canada
Acme Saw Ltd.
Advanced Fabricating Machinery Inc.
Akhurst Machinery Ltd.
All Fabrication Machinery Ltd.
Amada Canada Ltd.
Amcan Machine Tool Technology Inc.
Barer Engineering Co.
Cahmac Intnternational Machinery Inc.
Canadian Hardinge Machine Tools
Canadian Industrial Publishing
Canadian Measurement-Metrology Inc.
CIT Financial Ltd.
CML Machinery Inc.
DMG Canada inc.
Elite Machinery Limited
Elliott Matsuura (Canada) Inc.
Ellison Machinery Company
EMEC Machine Tools Inc.
Fagor Automation Canada
Ferro Technique Ltd.
Finn-Power Canada Ltd.
Forward Precision Tools Ltd.
G.E. Capital Canada Equipment Financing
Gilbert C. Storey Machinery Ltd.
Graham Machine Sales & Service Inc.
Gross Machinery Group
Haco Canada Ltd.
Hartford Technology Ltd.
H.H. Roberts Machinery Ltd.
Heinman Machinery Ltd.
Huron Canada Inc.
Ian Jones Sales Ltd.
Industrial Machinery Exchange Inc.
Iscar Tools Inc.
KBC Tools and Machinery Inc.
LaMarche Machinery Inc.
Machine Tool Systems Inc.
Machineries BV Ltee.
Matcom Industrial Installations Inc.
MC Machinery Canada
Mitutoyo Canada Inc.
Neiman Machinery Sales Inc.
Ossco Machine sales
Paine Machine Tool Inc.
Paramount Machinery Inc.
Parpas America Inc.
Phoenix CNC Tech.
Powermaster Machinery Ltd.
Sirco Machinery Co. Ltd.
SMS Machine Tools Ltd.
Spark & Co. Inc.
Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd.
Top Tech Machinery Ltd.
Toshiba Machine Co. Canada Ltd.
Ultra Machine Sales Ltd.
Upton & Sullivan Co. Ltd.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
Westway Machinery Ltd.
William M. Brennan Co. (1978) Ltd.
Yervant Industriel/AL Inc.
Annual Spring Meeting
to right): Paula Bass, KBC Tools; Jay and Janice Summers, Mitutoyo
and Charlie Hardie representing
Advanced Fabricating Machinery Inc.
to right): Sandy Burnside, Donna Snider, Barry Snider, all representing
UBJ-Boehringer; Marilyn Burrows; and Bob Burnside, UBJ-Boehringer.
to right): Jim Smith, past president of the CMTDA and Bryan
Sullivan, Upton and Sullivan.
to right): Bob Kanarek, Albert Leblanc, both with A.W. Miller
Technical Sales; Mike Fisico, CIT Equipment Finance; and Tony
Scopa, A.W. Miller Technical Sales.
to right): Brian Donnelly, Ferro Technique and Hilmar
Hauschild, Sandvik Coromant.