Top Shops Conference Concludes on Themes of Communication and Connectivity

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Strengthening Employee Relationships and Data-Driven Manufacturing Highlight the Event

Cincinnati, OH (PRUnderground) September 16th, 2019

The third annual Top Shops Conference presented by Modern Machine Shop concluded in Cincinnati on September 11, 2019. The three-day event connected leaders in CNC machining and announced this year’s Top Shops Honorees

The event drew hundreds of machining professionals from all over North America and across the globe. Machine shop owners, presidents and managers represented more than 100 companies that came to share insights, network and get actionable information to take back to their businesses.

The technical program was based on Modern Machine Shop’s annual Top Shops benchmarking program and highlighted by presentations from several past and present Top Shops honorees, and presented in partnership with AMT—The Association for Manufacturing Technology. Topics ranged from technology insights to human resources best practices.

“The turnout for Top Shops demonstrates that these manufacturers are hungry for ideas to grow their businesses and become more efficient operations,” noted Derek Korn, Technical Director for the conference. “Beyond the benchmarking report they received there, they want to know more. Whether it’s new machining strategies, application of automation, personnel training or what opportunities they have in their local communities, these shops want to discover ways to improve.”

The 2019 Top Shops Awards were also presented during the event. This year’s honorees were Straton Industries, AceCo Precision Manufacturing, SDP/SI, and Metalquest.

Event organizers announced that in 2020 the Top Shops Conference will take place alongside IMTS at Chicago’s McCormick Place. More information is available at

About the Top Shops Conference: An extension of Modern Machine Shop’s successful Top Shops Benchmarking program, the MMS Top Shops Workshop connects leading machining and metalworking professionals to the people, the products and the processes that are moving manufacturing forward.

About Modern Machine Shop

With an emphasis on applications stories and case histories, Modern Machine Shop provides insight into real world applications of metalworking technology. Helping the reader to discover, not only what the technology can do, but how it can change their business, how it can help them serve their customers better and how they can be more profitable as a business enterprise. The parent company Gardner Business Media was established with the launch of Modern Machine Shop magazine in June of 1928. To this day, the Modern Machine Shop brand is recognized around the world as the premier resource for metalworking product and process technology.

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