Charlotte, NC (December 11, 2009) – Okuma America Corporation has named Charles Blair and Doraville Custom Machine Services the winner in their Real Help Machine Tool Giveaway contest. Mr. Blair submitted a video entry, answering the question “How can an Okuma help your business?” His video was selected from a pool of nearly 400 entries.
Doraville Custom Machine Services was founded in early 2007 by Mr. Blair and his father with a used cnc lathe. Over the past 2 years the company has specialized in prototyping work for research facilities and the medical industry and they are looking to branch into more production-type work. Mr. Blair entered the contest because, “Our equipment wasn’t the best kind suited for production work and our existing turning center sits broken more often than it runs.”
“We are pleased that we can offer real help to Mr. Blair and his company,” stated Larry Schwartz, President and COO of Okuma America Corporation, “and help them grow their business.”
Representatives of Okuma and Morris South, a division of Morris Group, Inc., one of Okuma’s major distributors will work with Mr. Blair to determine which Okuma machine will be best suited for Doraville Custom Machine Services current and future needs. Machine installation will take place sometime early in 2010.
Mr. Blair’s entry and all the contest entries are posted online at http://oac.okuma.com/giveaway.
In addition to prizes from Okuma, members of Partners in THINC provided entry prizes and prizes for the weekly winners and the finalists. Participating sponsors include: Sandvik-Coromant, Iscar Metals, Inc., Renishaw, Schunk, Caron Engineering, Zoller, Iemca, FANUC Robotics and Marposs.