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MariTool End Mill Tool Holder Giveaway – Machined In America
WIN a MariTool CAT40 1/2″ x 3.0″ or a BT40 1/2″ x 2.0″ End Mill Tool Holder! Enter once, and then share for more chances to win!
Smith Valley, NV – August 16, 2012 – MariTool Inc. partners with MachinedinAmerica.com to help launch the site’s next promotional event. Here is your chance to get to know MariTool Inc. precision products and quality enter for up to 10 chances to WIN one of their Machined in America End Mill Tool Holders ($70 value). Winner will choose from a CAT40 1/2″ x 3.0″ End Mill Tool Holder or a BT40 1/2″ x 2.0″ End Mill Tool Holder!
Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States, who are eighteen (18) years of age and older.
Contest is void where prohibited. Not all contests may be for general public and/or resale.
You may enter only once. Share the contest for 10 extra chances to win with each referral entry.
A number generator will select the Winner. Winner will specify their choice to receive one (1) CAT40 1/2″ x 3.0″ End Mill Tool Holder or one (1) a BT40 1/2″ x 2.0″ End Mill Tool Holder.
Entry must be received by September 15th, 2012 11:59PM Pacific. Winner will be notified by Email provided and must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize.
Entries are accepted using the contest entry form located at http://machinedinamerica.com. No other form of entry will be accepted as official entry.
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL GUIDELINES, TERMS and DISCLOSURE.
From the Advertiser
MariTool is a CNC tool manufacturer and distributor of machine tool accessories with over 20 years of machining experience. We pride ourselves on our customer service and technical support and we stand 100% behind our precision products. MariTool Inc. offers same day shipping on all in-stock orders placed M-F by 4pm CT and has will call service available for local customers. Visit their Web site www.maritool.com and check out their full line of Tool Holders, Cutting Tools and Machine Accessories.
About the Site
MachinedinAmerica.com is owned by Tap Associates, Inc. and is staffed by volunteers working to develop interactive online ideas and contests that help to promote American made products, manufacturing and machining.
“Once again, 1027 Design developed a platform that allows for a 250Lx500W pixel (billboard) graphic banner, marketing text along with a remarkable giveaway feature (contest domination) that adds an interactive kick for the advertiser and entrants,” Pamela Gurr, Site Administrator, points out.
“MariTool, Inc. is a perfect example to help get the free ad and product giveaway event started. We hope many will benefit from the combined individual efforts made to set up and manage this platform specifically for companies in need or seeking to promote their (Machined in America) product,” said Ms. Gurr.
About the Event
The participating advertiser sponsors each event and machinedinamerica.com and/or site administrator do not receive any compensation from any advertiser. Advertisers may choose any combination that includes the giveaway module feature. Advertisers simply provide the text for their message and graphic banner (per guidelines) along with the terms, description and photo of their product giveaway. We will then publish the content, set up the giveaway feature and manage the event. Search Engine placement – PR release – Twitter tweet are included. All other social media and efforts to generate traffic will be up to the participating advertiser.
How to Advertise
Visit the machinedinamerica.com site, read all the terms, send an email to request an Advertiser Agreement form. Confirmed Advertiser Agreement forms with a registered Business Name, location and product made/machined within the *United States of America are scheduled on a first come, first served basis (next availability).
How to Get Involved
Everyone can help promote hometown industry, manufacturing and machining. Please help support the advertiser by sharing the post and product giveaway. You can also contact us for a logo and link to place on your site.
September 2011 – January 2012
Automotive Machine & Supply (Ft. Worth, TX) wins Cash and Grand Prize. Milo Engineering, Inc. (Torrance, CA) wins 2nd Place and Better Way Grinding (Santa Fe Springs, CA) wins 3rd place along with Finalist JB Machine (San Antonio, TX). More promotional events planned under the Machined in America marquee.
Everyone’s contribution helped to frame a contest worthy of giving support to hometown American business and industry.
The Machined in America contest was created as a promotional effort organized for machinists, machine shops and manufacturing companies to promote hometown pride and work in America and encourage better commerce between us here at home. The following winning entries were announced on January 19, 2012.
Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize was awarded to Automotive Machine & Supply, Fort Worth, Texas, a favorite with online voters (59%) and also with the independent judges panel! Automotive Machine and Supply won the cash prize of $250.00 along with prizes donated by The HTW Group (Hire to Win), Lovejoy Tool Company, Media Web Link and Tap Associates, Inc., for a combined total value of $1448.
2nd and 3rd Place Prizewinners – Contest Finalist
The 2nd Place prizewinner with 23% of the votes cast was Milo Engineering, Inc., based in Torrance, California, receiving prize donations from Lovejoy Tool Company, Media Web Link and Tap Associates, Inc. The 3rd Place winner with 17% of the votes cast, was Better Way Grinding, Santa Fe Springs, California, also receiving prize donations from Lovejoy Tool Company, Media Web Link and Tap Associates, Inc. And, JB-Machine, San Antonio Texas (entering just before the contest deadline), received 1% of the votes cast for Finalist prize donation of a Tap Extension and Machinist Apron. Our thanks to all of the contestants for your participation and entries.
The HTW Group (Hire to Win) donated a Grand Prize for a complimentary career consultation, along with a Resume review and rewrite, one (1) copy of Skip Freeman’s (President of HTW) book titled “Headhunter Hiring Secrets” ($200 value). Lovejoy Tool Company donated three 1-229 Series Face Mill 2″ DIA with 5 inserts (choice of 586 XRM or 606 JRM) for the Grand, 2nd and 3rd prizewinner’s (a $970 value). Media Web Link provided a 1 year banner ($500 value) on American Machine Shop Web to the Grand Prize winner and 1 each six month banner ($300 ea value) to the 2nd and 3rd place winners. Tap Associates, Inc. paid out the cash prize of $250 to the Grand Prize winner along with a set of their Self-Locking Jüngere Tap Extensions, a prize total of 425.00, and sent a 0-6×4” Tap Extension to the 2nd, 3rd place winners and contest Finalist along with a Machinist Apron.
Judges Panel and Volunteers
Special thanks to A-1 Jet, LLC Waterjet Cutting and Design, CNC West Magazine, CNCzone – Machinist Forum, Machining Business News, TMA Illinois Premier Full Service Manufacturing Association and Western Tool Supply for lending their name and service to help with the promotional efforts. The contest Web site was developed by 1027 Design utilizing the © Binkd Promotion Platform for contest entries and added social media features.
A very special “Thank You” to Pete Beatty, Media Web Link, for the partnership and extra effort you put in to promote the contest. “Everyone’s contribution along with the folks at Ten Tortoise Design, Lawson Studios and Editors, helped to frame a contest worthy of giving support to hometown American business and industry,” notes Pamela Gurr, Contest Moderator.
More Promotional Events Planned Under the Machined in America Marquee
Planning for the next promotion is underway by Machine Shop Web and their inspiration to promote “sample parts”. Please look for the start date and contest details to be published on the Machined in America site soon.
The © Machined in America site and other resources will continue to lend support to hometown American business and industry with interactive online ideas and contest. If your shop or company would like to get involved and Author your idea to become the next Machined in America promotion, please email a summary of your idea which will help promote Hometown Industry and Manufacturing in America. Please email your submission to the Site Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Machined in America.com 2012 © Tap Associates, Inc. is a USA OEM manufacturer well known for their “Jüngere” Self-Locking Tap Extension. Together with other proactive businesses, we are proud to help promote American manufacturing and prompting entrepreneurs and companies to make that next American-made product within their own communities.
Contact Pamela Gurr, Tap Associates, Inc. (Machined in America©site administrator) 1-800-566-4827
For Immediate Release
September 20th 2011, Mariposa CA
Machined in America Contest Seeks To Rally and Promote Hometown Industries Nationwide
The contest is a promotional effort organized for machinist, machine shops and manufacturing companies to promote hometown pride and work in America and better commerce between us here at home.
“Together with the help of contest sponsors and Panel of Judges we are hopeful that this will be a fun and interactive way to share your American-made business and products as others scroll through the entries looking to cast their vote,” said Pamela Gurr, GM-Business Development for Tap Associates, Inc. (contest moderator and site administrator).
An official contest web site has been established with interactive community features to help find twelve stand-out examples of “Machined in America” at http://machinedinamerica.com .
The contest site (by 1027 Design) provides a simple and easy format (© Binkd Promotion Platform) to submit your photo and description. Twelve finalists will be chosen from all qualified submissions. An independent panel of judges will select the Grand Prize Winner from the twelve (12) finalists. Additionally, online voter results at the end of the contest will determine 2nd and 3rd place winners. Contest guidelines, cash and prizes are detailed on the contest site.
Companies who want to be involved without entering the contest can offer a donation of their American-made product or service to the prize pool. There is no set value and donors will be promoted on the contest site.
The contest was originally conceived by Tap Associates, Inc., using the Machined in America slogan created for their line of self-locking tap extension. “We are proactive business owners who are serious about promoting American manufacturing and prompting entrepreneurs and companies to make that next American-made product within their own communities. The contest site and our other resources will continue to lend support to our hometown industry and manufacturing for as long as it takes,” noted Ms. Gurr.
Pete Beatty, CEO Media Web Link and panel judge, points out on his web site that more exposure = more inquires = more work = more revenue = thriving local economies! “That is what the effort behind this contest is all about,” said Ms. Gurr.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to many people who pitched in to help transition this effort from beta formation to the national level. And our gratitude continues, as we announce the following top-level industry executives and business owners who accepted our invitation to help form the independent judges panel that will select the Grand Prize Winner from the twelve finalists,” concludes Ms. Gurr.
Mr. Pete Beatty, CEO, Media Web Link, former Haas Marketing Dir.
Mr. Eric Cram, Director of Sales & Marketing, Lovejoy Tool Company, Inc.
Mr. Paul Gentile, CNCzone, Machinist Forum
Mr. Jason Gerardot, Purchasing Manager, Western Tool & Supply
Mr. Kent Gladish, Marketing and Sales Director, TMA
Mr. Pete Nofel, Machining Business News
Mr. Scott Viessman, A-1 Jet, LLC Waterjet Cutting and Design
Take a closer look and find out how to get involved. Visit the national contest site http://machinedinamerica.com for more information, enter to win, view, vote or donate a prize.
Meet the Panel of Judges
Pete Beatty, President, Media Web Link http://mediaweblink.com
Since 2000, we have been offering companies inexpensive ways to get more exposure for their company and services on the Internet. We are building the highest ranked and largest group of interconnected directories and business Blogs in the world that are dedicated to manufacturing and the machine tool industry. Pete started as a Journeyman Tool & Die/Mold Maker in 1972, becoming the first Marketing Director for Haas Automation and rounding out his 30+ years of experience with Sales Management for Toyoda USA, Mikron, Mazak, USA, and Kearney & Trecker.
Eric Cram, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lovejoy Tool Company, Inc. http://www.lovejoytool.com
Lovejoy Tool Company has been designing and manufacturing quality cutting tools since being founded by Fred Prescott Lovejoy in 1916. The company provides an innovative standard product line of cutting tools along with an experienced Engineering staff that routinely designs and manufactures unique, one of a kind tools to meet Lovejoy customers’ part specifications. Please visit http://www.lovejoytool.com for more information about Lovejoy Tools.
Paul Gentile, Owner of CNCzone, LLC http://cnczone.com/
CNCzone.com is known as the ultimate online community for the DIY machinist. Since 2003, and with over 190,000 registered users, CNCzone.com has offered a way to connect with other like-minded machinists around the globe. Come join the conversation at CNCzone.com!
Jason Geradot, Purchasing Manager, Western Tool & Supply http://westtool.com
Family owned and operated for over thirty years! High quality products and outstanding service have made Western Tool and Supply the foremost northern California distributor of metalworking tools for close to thirty years. We maintain inventory in three California locations, Oregon and Nevada. Our key to success is our singular ability to develop mutually beneficial and long-term partnerships with our customers as well as our manufacturers. Our entire staff is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of technical service and support. Always there when you need us with the best, most cost-effective solutions to meet all of your requirements.
Kent Gladish, Marketing and Sales Director, TMA http://tmanet.com
TMA is Illinois’ premier full service manufacturing association of 1000 companies focused on improving the climate of business in this region. From a place at the table in Springfield to health insurance to education and marketing support, this organization solves issues on a daily basis. Kent Gladish has helped write marketing plans with 150+ manufacturers, toured one-third of the membership and consistently connects members with solutions to grow their business.
Pete Nofel, Journalist and Commentator
Pete Nofel has more than 30 years of experience, much of it in covering manufacturing. He was formerly the editor-in-chief of Modern Applications News, a national monthly business-to-business machining magazine. He also was editor of Gases & Welding Distributor, a national B2B magazine for dealers of welding supplies and associated compressed gases. He is a contributing editor to CNCReport.com and MachineShopWeb.com. Along with his journalism degree, he has an area of specialization in aerospace technology and has written for NASA and Engine Air Magazine, and has won awards from United Press International and the American Society of Business Press Editors.
Scott Viessman, A-1 Jet, LLC Waterjet Cutting and Design, http://www.a1jet.com/
We are a creative manufacturing company that supports the needs of companies nationwide as well as supporting local clientele. A-1 Jet is comprised of craftsman in their trade working together to produce quality-machined parts, assemblies and custom creations. We are adept in working with most materials whether it be stone, steel or carbon fiber and create everything from corporate signs and granite countertops to precision industrial parts.
Tap Associates, Inc., is a USA OEM manufacturer well known for their “Jüngere” self-locking Tap Extension – no set screws or collets needed. The company provides machine shops and manufacturers worldwide with the perfect solution for close quarter and long tapping problems. See why it’s different and view product demo video on their site http://tapextension.com.
Contact Pamela Gurr, Tap Associates, Inc. (contest moderator and site administrator)