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Machined in America – Contest Winners

Automotive Machine & Supply (Ft. Worth, TX) wins Cash and Grand Prize. Milo Engineering, Inc. (Torrance, CA) wins 2nd Place and Better Way Grinding (Santa Fe Springs, CA) wins 3rd place along with Finalist JB Machine (San Antonio, TX). More promotional events planned under the Machined in America marquee.

Mariposa, CA, February 11, 2012 --( The contest was created as a promotional effort organized for machinists, machine shops and manufacturing companies to promote hometown pride and work in America and encourage better commerce between us here at home. The following winning entries were announced on January 19, 2012.

Grand Prize Winner
Grand Prize was awarded to Automotive Machine & Supply, Fort Worth, Texas, a favorite with online voters (59%) and also with the independent judges panel! Automotive Machine and Supply won the cash prize of $250.00 along with prizes donated by The HTW Group (Hire to Win), Lovejoy Tool Company, Media Web Link and Tap Associates, Inc., for a combined total value of $1448.

2nd and 3rd Place Prizewinners - Contest Finalist
The 2nd Place prizewinner with 23% of the votes cast was Milo Engineering, Inc., based in Torrance, California, receiving prize donations from Lovejoy Tool Company, Media Web Link and Tap Associates, Inc. The 3rd Place winner with 17% of the votes cast, was Better Way Grinding, Santa Fe Springs, California, also receiving prize donations from Lovejoy Tool Company, Media Web Link and Tap Associates, Inc. And, JB-Machine, San Antonio Texas (entering just before the contest deadline), received 1% of the votes cast for Finalist prize donation of a Tap Extension and Machinist Apron. Our thanks to all of the contestants for your participation and entries.

Prize Donors
The HTW Group (Hire to Win) donated a Grand Prize for a complimentary career consultation, along with a Resume review and rewrite, one (1) copy of Skip Freeman's (President of HTW) book titled "Headhunter Hiring Secrets" ($200 value). Lovejoy Tool Company donated three 1-229 Series Face Mill 2" DIA with 5 inserts (choice of 586 XRM or 606 JRM) for the Grand, 2nd and 3rd prizewinner’s (a $970 value). Media Web Link provided a 1 year banner ($500 value) on Machine Shop Web to the Grand Prize winner and 1 each six month banner ($300 ea value) to the 2nd and 3rd place winners. Tap Associates, Inc. paid out the cash prize of $250 to the Grand Prize winner along with a set of their Self-Locking Jüngere Tap Extensions, a prize total of 425.00, and sent a 0-6x4” Tap Extension to the 2nd, 3rd place winners and contest Finalist along with a Machinist Apron.

Judges Panel and Volunteers
Special thanks to A-1 Jet, LLC Waterjet Cutting and Design, CNC West Magazine, CNCzone - Machinist Forum, Machining Business News, TMA Illinois Premier Full Service Manufacturing Association and Western Tool Supply for lending their name and service to help with the promotional efforts. The contest Web site was developed by 1027 Design utilizing the © Binkd Promotion Platform for contest entries and added social media features.

A very special “Thank You” to Pete Beatty, Media Web Link, for the partnership and extra effort you put in to promote the contest. “Everyone’s contribution along with the folks at Ten Tortoise Design, Lawson Studios and Editors, helped to frame a contest worthy of giving support to hometown American business and industry,” notes Pamela Gurr, Contest Moderator.

More Promotional Events Planned Under the Machined in America Marquee
Planning for the next promotion is underway by Machine Shop Web and their inspiration to promote “sample parts.” Please look for the start date and contest details to be published on the Machined in America site soon.

The © Machined in America site and other resources will continue to lend support to hometown American business and industry with interactive online ideas and contest. If your shop or company would like to get involved and Author your idea to become the next Machined in America promotion, please email a summary of your idea which will help promote Hometown Industry and Manufacturing in America. Please email your submission to the Site Administrator,

Machined in 2012© Tap Associates, Inc. is a USA OEM manufacturer well known for their “Jüngere” Self-Locking Tap Extension. Together with other proactive businesses, we are proud to help promote American manufacturing and prompting entrepreneurs and companies to make that next American-made product within their own communities.

Contact Pamela Gurr, Tap Associates, Inc. (Machined in America© site administrator) 1-800-566-4827

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