News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Pam Pirogowicz
Exhibition/PR Coordinator
Precision Metalforming Association
Phone: 216-901-8800
Fax: 216-901-9190
Email: ppirogowicz@pma.org
Website: www.metalform.com


New Technology Features Address Needs of Mexico's Manufacturing Base

CLEVELAND, OH-March 6, 2006-New features, including a pavilion and promotional services, have been added to the 2006 METALFORM Mexico trade show to address the needs of Mexico's manufacturing base as well as requests from exhibitors. METALFORM-the only event focused on metal stamping, tool and die, forming, fabricating and assembly in Mexico-will be held at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City from November 7-9, 2006.

METALFORM has incorporated a new tooling technology pavilion into this year's trade show. The pavilion, which will provide a one-stop resource for parts and assembly manufacturers, elevates the importance of local and foreign-direct tool and die makers and suppliers.

METALFORM Mexico is also taking a more aggressive approach in supporting the sale of equipment and services before the show. Through a dynamic and interactive "Show Special" web site, all exhibitors have the opportunity to develop a targeted landing page to promote their equipment. This free service is especially important for foreign exhibitors who may be hesitant to display equipment at the trade show due to shipping costs. Potential buyers and attendees will be able to access this web site four months prior to the show.

In response to exhibitor requests, the METALFORM show dates have been changed so that this year's event is held from Tuesday through Thursday, shifting from the normally scheduled Wednesday through Friday format. This accommodation will improve many aspects of the exhibitors' experience, including move-in and move-out, travel arrangements and expenses.

METALFORM Mexico alternates each year between Mexico City and Monterrey, effectively covering the entire Mexican metalforming market. The show is sponsored by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the full-service trade association representing the $41-billion metalforming industry of North America, and Trade Show Consulting (TSC), which has been producing shows in Mexico since 1992. For more information about METALFORM shows, visit www.metalform.com.

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