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CMTDA President's Message
Machine tool sales units up 8%, $ up 16%
News Update
CMTDA/Reed Show Report
Yearly Sales Moving Average
Upcoming Events
CMTDA Compensation Survey Enjoys Good Response
AMTDA Selects New President

CMTS, MMTS shows up for sale
Brian Donnelly Appointed President
Metal Cutting Totals
Fabricating Totals
CMTDA Annual General Meeting
CMTDA Board of Directors

How to join the CMTDA
CMTDA's Purpose & Objectives
CMTDA Members

CMTDA Presidents Message

First of all I would like to thank you for your support in electing me President of the associ-ation for the next two years.

It is an honor and a privilege to have this position and I look forward to working with our new board and you our members over my term.

It was also nice to see at our Annual General Meeting for the first time a representative from Western Canada elected to the board. I welcome Eric Stebner from Akhurst Machinery and look forward to hearing his perspective on business out west.

Also, I would again like to thank Kurt Neiman for serving as President with enthusiasm and professionalism over the past two years. Kurt will be staying on the board for at least another two years as Past President and I look forward to continue working with him.

Also finishing out his term this year was Albert Leblanc of A.W. Miller. Albert has served tirelessly for the organization over the years and recently finished up his term as Past President. From all of the organization I thank you Albert.

Your insight will be missed.

Since our last newsletter the major show that we sponsor CMTS 2005 was held at the National Trade Center. You will see a brief report from Jim Burrows on the show elsewhere in this newsletter.

Again as we saw last year, 2005 continues to have it highs and lows. As far as the numbers go units and dollars are up a little in Eastern Canada and up extensively in Western Canada.

However, the big question to me: are profits up?

Discounting and special terms have seemed to become the standard not the exception anymore.

The positive news that Toyota is putting in a plant in Woodstockwas later offset with recent news that a GM plant in Oshawa was to be closed.

Will we ever see business like 1999 and 2000? Hopefully but unlikely! Hopefully 2006 will bring us more stability!

I would like to end my message by wishing all of our members and there families a safe and happy holiday season and may 2006 bring us all health and prosperity.

Best regards,
Brian Donnelly

Machine tool sales units up 8%, $ up 16% . . .
...from September 30,2004 with metal forming and Western Canada
leading the way.

Sales for machine tools in Canada are showing a significant increase, but metal forming leads the way with an increase of 17% in units and 27% in dollars. Western Canada units have increased by 40% and dollars by 67%. Average order size in CNC metal cutting was: horizontal spindle lathes, $160,000; vertical spindle lathes, $255,000; multi-tasking lathes, $424,000; vertical machining centers (VMCs) to 40 in. X-axis, $111,000; VMCs over 40 in. X-axis, $213,000; VMCs with five or more axis, $487,000; horizontal machining centers (HMCs) to four axis, $439,000; HMCs with five or more axis, $798,000; milling machines, $93,000; horizontal boring mills, $861,000; vertical boring mills, $654,000; wire EDM, $166,000; sinker EDM, $103,000; grinders, $272,000; CMMs, $130,000; and CNC saws at $47,000. Conventional metal cutting machine tools averaged $27,000. In the CNC fabricating area: press brakes, $114,000; shears, $53,000; turret presses, $373,000; laser profile cutting, $710,000; plasma profile cutting, $267,400; water jet profile cutting, $216,000; and tube benders, $228,000. In the non CNC fabricating area, the average sale was $18,400, while metal stamping and forming averaged $23,000.

News Update 

We are pleased to welcome Empire Machinery & Tools Ltd., Laura Johnson, General Manager; Renishaw (Canada) Ltd., Dafydd Williams, General Manager; Metalworking, Production & Purchasing Magazine, Nigel Bishop, Publisher; and Canadian Metalworking Magazine, Larry Bonikowsky, Publisher.

The CMTDA compensation survey has been completed and will be sent to the participating companies shortly. We were pleased to have over 28 members send in their information. This certainly makes the information more valuable and useful.

CMTDA/Reed Show Report
The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show held at the National Trade Centre in Toronto October 17-20, 2005 boasted an attendance of 9,273 visitors representing 5,112 companies. The total square feet sold was 183,420 with 71,966 sq. ft. or approximately 40% taken by 39 CMTDA members. By geography, the visitors from Ontario were 8,625, Quebec - 239, all other provinces-159 and 250 International Visitors. While at the show, I heard of orders being closed and of the visitors being interested and positive. As CMTDA is a major sponsor of CMTS, we were presented with a substantial cheque for our sponsorship at our AGM on November 9th. Over 120,000 sq. ft. of floor space has been rebooked for CMTS 2007. Next year, CMTDA will be sponsoring the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show being held at Place Bonaventure in Montreal May 15-17, 2006.

Upcoming Events

April 9-12, 2006
AMTDA Spring Meeting

June, 2006
CMTDA Spring Meeting

August, 2006
CMTDA Golf Tournament

CMTDA Compensation Survey Enjoys Good Response 

A total of 28 member companies participated in our recent compensation survey.

The survey covered both sales and service personnel involved in the machine tool distribution business.

Bill Hutchings, a partner in Martyn, Dooley & Partners assembled the infor-mation submitted. The companies that participated in this year’s compensationsurvey included Neiman Machinery Sales, Akhurst Machinery, All Fabrication Machinery, Ian Jones, William Brennan, LaMarche Machinery, Huron, MC Machinery, and Gilbert C. Storey. Other companies that participated included Advanced Fabricating, Quickmill, DMG Canada, SMS Machine Tools, A.W. Miller, Upton & Sullivan, Elliott-Matsuura,Paramount Machinery, Paine Machine Tool, 600 Machine Tools, Top Tech CNC Machines, Westway Machinery, Haco Canada, H.H. Roberts, Thomas Skinner, Yervant Ind., Montfort International, Ferro Technique and Cahmac.

Thank you to all the companies submitting the information and we're positive that you will find the information helpful and useful.

AMTDA Selects
New President

The American Machine Tool Distributors Association (AMTDA) has announced selecting a new president of the association.

Chairman James C.Addy,CMTSE recently announced the selection of John J.Healy,CAE as AMTDA President.

Healy was the unanimous choice of AMTDA ’s Search Committee.John has joined the AMTDA team as of November 14.

Healy is an experienced association executive rec ognized for his vision and leadership.

Before coming to AMTDA,he was CEO of the 360 Solutions Group.He is replacing Ralph Nappi as Nappi has moved on to a new opportunity.

CMTS, MMTS shows up for sale

Reed Exhibitions Canada has announced that all industrial shows operated and managed by Reed in North America are up for sale.

The shows up for sale include the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)held every two years in Toronto (most recently in 2005)and the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show,which is held every two years in Montreal (scheduled to be held May 15-May 17 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal).

Reed ’s Western Canadian shows have also been put up for sale.It is not known at this time if CMTDA ’s sponsorship will be affected.

Reed is maintaining its staff and is actively promoting all of their shows until such time as the properties are sold. Reed has previously stated that it will concentrate on shows that focus on personal lifestyle products and applications.

Brian Donnelly
We are pleased to announce that Brian Donnelly,vice president of Ferro Technique Limited, has been elected president of the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors ’ Association.

Donnelly has been a board member for four years and we welcome his leadership and expe rience.

The new Board of Directors elected at our annual general meeting on November 9,2006 include Michael Carr of Elliott- Matsuura Canada, Joseph Robb of Forward Precision Ltd., Juergen Moeglich of UBJ- Boehringer Inc.,Darren Carroll of MC Machinery Canada,Dieter Schill of DMG Canada and Eric Stebner of Akhurst Machinery Limited.Stebner's election to the Board of Directors represents the first time a Western member has served on the board.

Our Past President,Kurt Neiman will remain in that position for the next two years.

CMTDA Annual General Meeting
(Right) Incoming CMTDA President Brian Donnelly thanks immediate past president Kurt Neiman for his work with the association.   (Left) Nigel Bishop, publisher of Metalworking Production & Purchasing magazine receives a plaque from past president Kurt Neiman to commemorate MP&P joining the CMTDA as an associate member.
(Left to right): Bob Mathieu, Reed Exhibition; Brian Donnelly, president of the CMTDA; Kurt Neiman, past president of the CMTDA; and Denise Hayward, show manager, CMTS Reed Exhibitions..   (Right) CMTDA President Brian Donnelly presents guest speaker Don Lane, president and chief executive officer of Makino with a gift.
(Left): Joe Robb, CMTDA director and wife Nancy and Jim Gear, general manager with Gilbert C. Storey Machinery.   (Left) Michael Carr, CMTDA director and Jim Smith past president of the association.
CMTDA Board of Directors
  Brian Donnelly, Ferro Technique Ltd.
Past President
  Kurt Neiman, Neiman Machinery Sales Inc.
  Michael Carr, Elliot Matsuura Can. Ltd.
  Juergen Moeglich, UBJ-Boehringer Inc.
  Joseph Robb, Foreward Precision Tools Ltd.
  Darren Carroll, MC Machinery Canada
  Deiter Schill , DMG Canada Inc.
  Eric Stebner, Akhurst Machinery Limited

How To Join
Any individual,partnership,firm,company or corporation may be elected to membership in the CMTDA by an affirmative vote of not less than 2/3 majority of the current directors of the Corporation.A regular member is one which maintains an office or other recog nized place of business,represents at least one recognized manufac turer of machine tools on an exclusive basis in a designated territo ry,carries its own accounts,is established and actively engaged in the distribution of machine tools in Canada for at least one year at the time of application,does at least 51%of its business in new machin ery and provides monthly orders booked data in the format set out by the Corporation.Contact the CMTDA at P.O.Box 262,Minden, ON K0M 2K0.Phone (705)286-6921 or fax (705)286-6905.

The CMTDA’s Purpose and Objectives

The Canadian Machine Tool Distributors Association was founded in 1942 as a trade association dedicated to the marketing of machine tools and services in Canada through distributorship companies. 

Its aims are:
  • To promote friendly business relations among its members
  • To provide means whereby problems affecting the industry can be readily discussed and to co-operate, as a group, to further the interests of the industry by all desirable and lawful means
  • To stimulate growth in the use of machine tools and secure wider markets for these tools
  • To advertise the industry and the specific advantages attainable through the use of machine tools
  • To make available information which will assist users and prospective users to obtain properly selected machine tools
  • To collect and disseminate statistics on market capacity and other pertinent matters
  • To exchange information among members for the purpose of reducing distribution costs and eliminating waste and duplication of efforts
  • To enable the members, as a group, to discuss with the government, if need be, tariff problems and other issues relating to machine tools.


600 Machine Tools
A.M.T. Machine Tools Ltd.
A.W. Miller Technical Sales Canada
Acme Saw Ltd.
Advanced Fabricating Machinery Inc.
Akhurst Machinery Ltd.
All Fabrication Machinery Ltd.
Amada Canada Ltd.
Barer Engineering Co.
Cahmac Intnternational Machinery Inc.
Canadian Hardinge Machine Tools
Canadian Industrial Publishing
Canadian Measurement-Metrology Inc.
Canadian Metalworking
CIT Financial Ltd.
CML Machinery Inc.
DMG Canada Inc.
Elite Machinery Limited
Elliott Matsuura (Canada) Inc.
Ellison Machinery Company
EMEC Machine Tools Inc.
Empire Machinery & Tools Ltd.
Fagor Automation Canada
Ferro Technique Ltd.
Finn-Power Canada Ltd.
Forward Precision Tools Ltd.
G.E. Capital Canada Equipment Financing
Gilbert C. Storey Machinery Ltd.
Graham Machine Sales & Service Inc.
Gross Machinery Group
Haco Canada Ltd.
Hartford Technology Ltd.
H.H. Roberts Machinery Ltd.
Huron Canada Inc.
Ian Jones Sales Ltd.
Industrial Machinery Exchange Inc.
Iscar Tools Inc.
KBC Tools and Machinery Inc.
LaMarche Machinery Inc.
Machine Tool Systems Inc.
Machineries BV Ltee.
Machinery Canada
Matcom Industrial Installations Inc.
MC Machinery Canada
Megatel Inc.
Metalworking Production & Purchasing
Mitutoyo Canada Inc.
Montfort International
Neiman Machinery Sales Inc.
Paine Machine Tool Inc.
Paramount Machinery Inc.
Parpas America Inc.
Powermaster Machinery Ltd.
Quickmill Inc.
Renishaw (Canada) Ltd.
Royal Products
Sandvik Coromant
Sirco Machinery Co. Ltd.
SMS Machine Tools Ltd.
Spark & Co. Inc.
Sparquetec Inc.
Stan-Canada Inc.
TTL Inc.
Thomas Skinner & Son Ltd.
Top Tech Machinery Ltd.
Toshiba Machine Co. Canada Ltd.
Ultra Machine Sales Ltd.
Upton & Sullivan Co. Ltd.
UBJ-Boehringer Inc.
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
Westway Machinery Ltd.
William M. Brennan Co. (1978) Ltd.
Yervant Industriel/AL Inc.

Assembly and design of the CMTDA Newsletter courtesy Action Communications, publisher of MP&P and The Dealer. Editor: Jim Burrows