Hardinge Director of Corporate Operational Excellence to speak at IMTS 2012

ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces David Bassett, Director of Corporate Operational Excellence at Hardinge has been selected to speak at the 2012 IMTS Conference Program put on by GIE Media Inc. and AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology. Mr. Bassett will present MCT: Manufacturing Cycle Time- The Holy Grail. The Conferences will take place during IMTS 2012 and are scheduled to run daily from September 10th through September 14th.

Presentations are selected to provide attendees with meaningful information in order to make both operational and business improvement decisions to meet both their short and long term manufacturing objectives. The time and date of Mr. Bassett’s presentation will be available once the overall schedule has been finalized. Information regarding the 2012 IMTS Conferences will be made available at www.imts.com. under the “Education” tab.

About Hardinge Inc.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER-PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company’s products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 77% of the 2010 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others.. The Company has manufacturing operations in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China. Hardinge’s common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, “HDNG.” For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com


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