Stiles Machinery will not be among the exhibitors at IWF 2010 in Atlanta. The supplier of CNC equipment has decided to re-allocate resources that would have been incurred by participating in IWF this year.
Stiles has exhibited at every IWF since its inception, but feels that it is inappropriate to do so this year given economic realities, according to a company press release.
"We maintain our commitment to help our customers succeed and intend to spend our resources directly for the benefit of our client base," says Stephan W. Waltman, vice president of marketing for Stiles.
Stiles says it will continue to host educational programs and regional technology events in their strategically located facilities to bring the latest developments directly to their client base.
Stiles also skipped last year's AWFS fair in Las Vegas. It partnered with Biesse America to host the NexGen event at the companies' North Carolina operations in 2009. NexGen has been expanded to include eight more companies in 2010.
Delmac Machinery Group has also canceled its presence at IWF 2010 "due to the overall condition of the U.S. economy and the high investment cost associated with showing," according to the company.
Instead, Delmac has decided to focus its resources on customized demonstrations and application work for individual customers as well as educational platforms designed for specific industry sectors.
"We have completely renovated our showroom in Greensboro, N.C., installed new centralized dust collection [and] tooled every category of machinery we sell, allowing year-round demonstrations," says John Park, Delmac's president. "With a complete factory at our disposal, we can build cabinets, store fixtures, doors, etc. - basically any facsimile of our customer's products."