Tap Associates Inc. Makers of the Self-Locking Tap Extension Champions Interactive Contest Promoting Hometown Industry

The company announced the "Machined in America" Contest Spotlighting Hometown Industry moves ahead from beta to national visibility with the launch of an official contest web site and independent Judges Panel seated.

Mariposa, CA, September 23, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The contest is organized for machinist, machine shops and manufacturing companies to participate in a fun (but serious) campaign to promote hometown pride and work in America.

An official contest web site (by 1027 Design) has been established with interactive and social media features to help find twelve stand-out examples of “Machined in America” at http://machinedinamerica.com. This is a fun and interactive way to share your American-made business and products as others scroll through the entries looking to cast their vote.

The contest site provides a simple and easy format (© Binkd Promotion Platform) to submit your photo and description. Twelve finalists will be chosen from all qualified submissions. An independent panel of judges will select the Grand Prize Winner from the twelve (12) finalists. Additionally, online voter results at the end of the contest will determine 2nd and 3rd place winners. Contest guidelines, cash and prizes are detailed on the contest site.

Companies who want to be involved without entering the contest can offer a donation of their American-made product or service to the prize pool. There is no set value and donors will be promoted on the contest site.

The contest was originally conceived by Tap Associates, Inc., using the Machined in America slogan created for their line of self-locking tap extension. “We are proactive business owners who are serious about promoting American manufacturing and prompting entrepreneurs and companies to make that next American-made product within their own communities. The contest site and our other resources will continue to lend support to our hometown industry and manufacturing for as long as it takes,” noted Pamela Gurr, GM-Business Development for Tap Associates, Inc. (contest moderator and site administrator).

Pete Beatty, CEO Media Web Link and panel judge, points out on his web site that more exposure = more inquires = more work = more revenue = thriving local economies! “That is what the effort behind this contest is all about,” said Ms. Gurr.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to many people who pitched in to help transition this effort from beta formation to the national level. And our gratitude continues, as we announce the following top-level industry executives and business owners who accepted our invitation to help form the independent judges panel (profiles on contest site) that will select the Grand Prize Winner from the twelve finalists,” concludes Ms. Gurr.

Mr. Pete Beatty, CEO, Media Web Link, former Haas Marketing Dir.
Mr. Eric Cram, Director of Sales & Marketing, Lovejoy Tool Company, Inc.
Mr. Paul Gentile, CNCzone, Machinist Forum
Mr. Jason Gerardot, Purchasing Manager, Western Tool & Supply
Mr. Kent Gladish, Marketing and Sales Director, TMA
Mr. Pete Nofel, Machining Business News
Mr. Scott Viessman, A-1 Jet, LLC Waterjet Cutting and Design

Find out how to get involved. Visit the national contest site http://machinedinamerica.com for more information, enter to win, view, vote or donate a prize.

Tap Associates, Inc., is a USA OEM manufacturer well known for their "Jüngere" self-locking Tap Extension - no set screws or collets needed. The company provides machine shops and manufacturers worldwide with the perfect solution for close quarter and long tapping problems. See why it’s different and view product demo video on their site http://tapextension.com

Tap Associates, Inc.
Pamela Gurr