Horseheads, New York—Hardinge Inc. was recently profiled as both a unique company and industry leader on “World’s Greatest”, a television series highlighting innovation and excellence from some of the world’s greatest companies, products, places, and people.
How 2 Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!…”, selected Hardinge Workholding and Rotary Products Group to be a part of the popular television series. “Hardinge is exactly the type of company that we like to feature on “World’s Greatest!…”. They’re an innovative and multiple award-winning company; a true leader in providing a wide range of highly reliable turning, milling, grinding, rotary and workholding solutions, supporting a variety of market applications including aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, construction, agriculture, mold, tool and die, and more. We believe that their more than 100 year-old history alone make this a great story to tell,” said Gordon Freeman, Executive Producer of the show. “We sent our film crew to the Hardinge global headquarters in Horseheads to get the story behind the story on this great company, and to show the ““World’s Greatest!…” viewers why Hardinge was selected as the best of the best in their category, and therefore featured on the show. “World’s Greatest!…” is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews of some of the most amazing and unique companies, products, people, and travel destinations the world has to offer. The producers of How-2-Media have recognized some of the most respected and visionary people and companies that you’ll ever see.”
Hardinge Inc., founded in 1890, provides high-precision and super-precision solutions for turning, milling, grinding, workholding and rotary applications. “We are honored to be recognized as a leader in the machine tool industry,” states Tom Mitchell, General Manager of Hardinge Workholding and Rotary Group. “Hardinge is a diversified company; the largest manufacturer of collets, feed fingers and pads in the world, providing gripping solutions, not just for our own machine brands, but all brands operating in machine shops. Hardinge has engineered direct-drive rotary technology to provide rotary tables and indexers with the highest precision and accuracy available on the market. We manufacture several brands of machine tools including Hardinge® precision and Super-Precision® CNC lathes, Bridgeport® knee mills, CNC machining centers and creep feed grinding centers, Hauser® jig grinding machines, Jones and Shipman® grinding machines, Kellenberger® CNC grinding machines and Tschudin OD grinding machines. Our company mission statement is clear – to design and build “best-in-class,” affordable product solutions for customers whose performance and price requirements are as diverse as they are. From super-precision, high-performance, leading edge technological solutions to our most budget-conscious offerings, our commitment to excellence has brought customers back to Hardinge again and again, for more than 100 years.”
“World’s Greatest” airs on the ION Television Network on local cable providers, Dish Network and Direct TV.