will represent Master Workholding in the Americas. This agreement will increase the reach of both companies’ products further into the Americas.

Global Shop Solutions has opened a new R&D Technology Center. The new tech center will provide additional space built specifically for the company’s growing R&D department, which includes two new teams (the Peripheral Products team and the recently formed Maintenance Team) designed to enhance the company’s product offerings and improve technical support. 

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills and the Gene Haas Foundation are partnering to provide scholarship funds directly to the near-future workforce. The scholarships will be given to select SkillsUSA students, who represent some of the nation’s top young talent in precision machining and metalworking. The 2015 GHF-NIMS SkillsUSA Scholarship Program will award more than $200,000 in scholarship funds to students competing in three manufacturing events at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., June 22-26.

KOMET SERVICE® Partner Grinding Technology LLC proudly announces their ISO 9001 certification, which serves as an extra level of quality assurance to their customers.

MC Machinery Systems Inc. has appointed Adam Smelewski to the role of Regional Sales Manager, Fabrication for the Southeast U.S. He will be overseeing sales of laser and press brake machinery in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. 

An OMAX 2652 has been donated to the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill., by Smalley Steel Ring Company. The abrasive waterjet machining center is the college’s first and broadens the CNC/Machine Tool Trades Department’s ability to offer the waterjet technology skills sought by many employers recruiting CLC graduates, including Smalley. 

Parlec Inc. announces the promotion of Chris Nuccitelli to Vice President of Business Development. He joined Parlec in October 1992 and has served for the past six years as Parlec’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.