Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ: HDNG) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announced today that the Company will participate in the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show (“IMTS”) being held in Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 10 through September 15, 2012. Hardinge’s booth at the 2012 IMTS will feature several new machine models and will be located in the South building, at booth number S-8148. Hardinge’s ability to provide a comprehensive offering of Turning, Milling, Grinding, Workholding & Rotary products, and expertise in providing machine tool solutions differentiates the company from other machine tool builders. Innovative new products to be demonstrated at IMTS include Hardinge’s SUPER-PRECISION ® T-51 turning center with automation, Bridgeport’s new GX 250 5AX 5-axis vertical machining center and Jones & Shipman’s new 2-meter universal grinder. In addition Hardinge will be displaying the Kellenberger Kel-Vista, Kellenberger Kel-Varia, Bridgeport GX1000 OSP, Bridgeport GX480 APC, Hardinge GS 51, and Hardinge T42, Hardinge Quest CHNC, Hardinge Quest GT, and the Jones & Shipman Suprema machines. “When a customer is looking for the industry’s most precise equipment, Hardinge can provide a solution to satisfy their requirements,” commented Rick Simons, Chairman, President and CEO for Hardinge Inc. “When you consider our entire product line, including our Workholding and Rotary products, Hardinge offers a complete in-house solution ranging from the machine down to the collets or custom Workholding solutions that are necessary to machine our customers’ complex parts,” Mr. Simons continued. IMTS 2012 is the 29th edition of the premier manufacturing technology show in North America. More than 1,800 exhibiting companies will occupy 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago, Illinois. IMTS is held every even-numbered year in Chicago and attracts more than 82,000 buyers and sellers from over 116 countries. Show hours in the South building will be from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CT.
For details on how to register for the event, please visit the IMTS 2012 registration information webpage at http://www.imts.com/show/exhibits.html.About Hardinge Hardinge is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions developed for critical, hard to machine metal parts. The Company’s strategy is to leverage its global brand strength to further penetrate global market opportunities where customers will benefit from the technologically advanced, high quality, reliable equipment Hardinge produces. With approximately 75% of its sales outside the U.S., Hardinge serves the worldwide metal working market. Hardinge’s machine tool solutions can also be found in a broad base of industries to include aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology and transportation Hardinge applies its engineering design and manufacturing expertise in high performance machining centers, high-end cylindrical and jig grinding machines, SUPER-PRECISION ® and precision CNC lathes and technologically advanced workholding accessories. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in China, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company regularly posts information on its website: http://www.hardinge.com.