PMTS Has a New Home

PMTS 2019’s new setting in Cleveland provides attendees with a convenient location, a foundation in manufacturing and new dining and entertainment options to explore.  

Every other year, the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) brings together leading suppliers and professionals in the precision machining industry. This year’s show, which will take place April 2-4, 2019, will feature the latest technology, including machines, tools, workholding, software, from more than 300 exhibitors. PMTS 2019 will also host live equipment demonstrations, Tech Talks and networking opportunities. But most significantly, PMTS 2019 will have a new location at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland is known for many things, from its location on Lake Erie and music to its sports teams and growing food and drink scene. Many of these features have influenced and been influenced by its history as a manufacturing hub. Its setting on Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River made it the perfect place to manufacture steel and other goods, such as automobiles and aerospace parts, to be shipped around the country and world. In recent years, Cleveland has advanced its manufacturing industry. The region is still home to metal producers, as well as manufacturers in cutting-edge industries including aerospace, automotive and medical devices.

The city’s food also has been elevated. Visitors can dine at restaurants from acclaimed chefs such as Michael Symon and Jonathon Sawyer, who serve up all types of food from burgers and barbecue to upscale Italian and American classics. The city also has a thriving brewery scene, with more than 30 options including Great Lakes Brewing Company and Platform Beer Co.

Cleveland has many attractions and entertainment options, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Metroparks, the Metroparks Zoo and Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Additionally, the city’s range of museums includes a children’s museum, a science center, art museums, a history center and a natural history museum. The city is also known for its sports—it is home to NBA’s Cavaliers, the NFL’s Browns and the MLB’s Indians, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in nearby Canton, Ohio.  

The city is also well-equipped to handle conventions. The Huntington Convention Center is digitally connected and includes all of the amenities trade show attendees need, such as ATMs, Wi-Fi, food and beverage options, and a shipping center. Its location in downtown Cleveland provides attendees with easy access to hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.  

This combination of location, resources, culture and industry makes Cleveland the perfect place to hold the 10th edition of PMTS. The new location gives even longtime attendees of the show something new to explore. The city has a variety of districts and neighborhoods that attendees can explore after the showfloor Happy Hours on Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3. Here is a list of places you can enjoy during your stay.

We can’t wait to see you in Cleveland!



This pedestrian-friendly area in downtown Cleveland is packed with dining and entertainment options. It includes restaurants from the city’s best chefs, entertainment venues, bowling and arcade games.

2079 E. 4th St.

Flannery’s Pub
323 Prospect Ave.

The Greenhouse Tavern
2038 E. 4th St.

2058 E 4th St.

Mabel’s BBQ
2050 E 4th St.

Pickwick & Frolic
2035 E 4th St.

Red, the Steakhouse
417 Prospect Ave. E

2061 E 4th St.

The Butcher and the Brewer
2043 E. 4th St.

Zocalo Tequileria
2071 E 4th St.


The Flats area, located on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, has gone through a redevelopment in the last decade. The boardwalk on the East Bank is lined with restaurants, many with patios that offer a view of the river and bridges.

Alley Cat Oyster Bar
1056 Old River Road

Bold Food & Drink
1121 W 10th St.

Coastal Taco
1146 Old River Road

Dante’s Inferno
1059 Old River Road

Lago East Bank
1091 W 10th St.

Punch Bowl Social
1086 W. 11th St.

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
1085 Old River Road


With the West Side Market at its center, Ohio City has become a destination for food and drink. Located west of the city, just across the Cuyahoga River, the neighborhood is known for its craft breweries and restaurants.

The Plum Café and Kitchen
4133 Lorain Ave.

Bar Cento
1948 W 25th St.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2516 Market Ave.

2100 Superior Viaduct

Hansa Brewery and Restaurant
2717 Lorain Ave.

ABC The Tavern
1872 W 25th St.

Boaz Café
2549 Lorain Ave.

Crop Bistro & Bar
2537 Lorain Ave.

Flying Fig
2523 Market Ave.

Soho Chicken + Whiskey
1889 W 25th St.


Tower City Cinema
230 West Huron Road #7256

Legacy Village Shopping Center
25001 Cedar Road

Crocker Park Shopping Center
177 Market St.

West Side Market
1979 W. 25th St.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 E. 9th St.

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive