Timely Win for Manufacturer

When Carl Reiser, the fabrication and maintenance supervisor at Highlight Industries (Wyoming, Mich.), discovered that he won a Hurco TM6 lathe at IMTS 2012 for his company, he was surprised; not only was it his first time to win anything, but he was one of more than 1,400 owners or employees of manufacturing companies who entered the sweepstakes.

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Carl Reiser (left), the Fabrication and Maintenance Supervisor for Highlight Industries, and Kurt Riemenschneider, owner, stand in front of their new Hurco TM6 turning center that they won as part of the “Win a TM6 Lathe” sweepstakes, which Hurco introduced at IMTS last year.

 

When Carl Reiser, the fabrication and maintenance supervisor at Highlight Industries (Wyoming, Mich.), discovered that he won a Hurco TM6 lathe at IMTS 2012 for his company, he was surprised; not only was it his first time to win anything, but he was one of more than 1,400 owners or employees of manufacturing companies who entered the sweepstakes. However, he earned an additional entry by taking the time to write a short essay explaining what he likes best about Hurco, which he said is the customer service.

Highlight Industries, a company that produces stretch wrap equipment, uses its new slant-bed lathe to fill the gap for one-offs and small-volume jobs it previously produced on a manual lathe. The owner of Highlight Industries, Kurt Riemenschneider, says, “We have pretty aggressive growth plans for the next year and that’s why the Hurco lathe fits in quite well. The timing is perfect.”

Mr. Reiser says, “We use that particular machine as a gap to fill the lack of production versus one-offs. We can do the parts with precision, repeatability and save time. It takes us half the time on the Hurco TM6.”