SUDBURY, MA. U.S.A. (May 15, 2018) – This year, Methods Machine Tools, Inc. (www.methodsmachine.com), North America's foremost supplier of leading-edge precision machine tools, automation and additive manufacturing solutions, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Founded in November of 1958, with 3 employees and a few refurbished machines, Methods has grown into one of the largest, most innovative, high precision machine tool suppliers in North America. Methods today has roughly 350 employees, 8 sales and technology centers and over 35,000 machines installed throughout North America, ranging from EDM machines to sophisticated 5-Axis CNC Machining Centers to state-of-the-art robotics, automation and 3D printing solutions.
The company’s founder Mr. Clement McIver Sr. established principles that have continued to set Methods apart from conventional importers or distributors: “Anyone can sell a machine. But not everyone provides the extra effort that makes a difference on a company’s bottom line,” ‒ Clem McIver Sr., 1917 - 1995.
“Staying true to our founder’s vision, we have built an excellent reputation in the machine tool industry by closely partnering with machine builders and customers, as well as providing strong application expertise," says Mr. Scott McIver, Methods Chairman and 3rd generation Owner. "We offer a total service solution from design and applications to engineering, installation, training and unmatched support, to help manufacturers be more profitable, productive and competitive."
Methods' product line strategy offers only the most advanced, optimal technology for each machining discipline or class. Machine tool partners include Nakamura-Tome, Yasda, FANUC, KIWA-Japan and most recently, Niigata Machine. EDM partners include FANUC Wire EDM's and new partner Ocean Technologies Co., Ltd. In addition, Methods 3D, Inc. provides the industry's most advanced 3D printing solutions through 3D Systems and MarkForged. For measurement and inspection solutions, Methods offers Digital Optical Comparators from VISIONx INC.
Demonstrating an unparalleled commitment to quality and reliability, many of Methods' machine manufacturer partnerships have been long term, such as being the exclusive U.S. importer of premier Nakamura-Tome Multitasking Turning Centers for 35 years, and 25 years with FANUC as importer of the world’s most popular tapping/ drilling FANUC RoboDrill Machining Centers and FANUC Wire EDM Machines for all of North America. The close, collaborative relationships with Nakamura-Tome and FANUC have provided Methods' customers leading machine technology solutions for decades. In addition, Methods' close attention to applications and dedicated service ensures productive, profitable, customer centric solutions and support.
"We are excited to celebrate our 60th anniversary milestone," said Mr. Jerry Rex, President & CEO of Methods. "Our dedicated, experienced team, together with our powerful partnerships, have provided us a strong foundation for serving our customers. We are proud of our heritage and are looking forward to further expand our leading technology solutions in machine tools and automation, including the most proficient ways to apply and support them."
Strategically located across the U.S., Methods Sales and Technology Centers complement an extensive, national network of distributors and dealers, offering the latest technology and automation solutions, machines, training, spare parts and engineering support demanded by manufacturers. In addition, the company has state-of-the-art Automation Centers in three locations as well as 3D printing labs throughout the U.S.
To commemorate its impressive anniversary milestone, Methods will be hosting Open Houses, holding Technology Events and introducing new product lines throughout the year.
Methods Machine Tools, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts U.S.A., with an expansive campus including a 125,000 square foot showroom featuring the latest metalworking technology and a vast array of advanced CNC machines, EDM and automation under power. Headquarters also include a state-of-the-art 3D printing lab, applications engineering, sales, service and spare parts. For more information about Methods Machine Tools, Inc., the company's history or the 60th Anniversary, please contact Mr. Jerry Rex, Methods President & CEO, at 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388, FAX: (978) 440-9405 or visit www.methodsmachine.com