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Rose Industries Recognized as Top 10 Machine Shop by American Machinist Magazine

American Machinist has recognized Rose Industries, Inc. of Palmer, Massachusetts as one of the 10 best machine shops, large and small, that perform at consistently high levels relative to the key indicators derived from American Machinist’s proprietary Machine Shop Benchmarking study. Results from the study provide a standard set of metrics that shops can use to measure day-to-day success for comparison against a national database of machine shops. While some standard indicators are general and can be applied to any business, most are unique to machining operations. Collectively, the indicators reflect a set of good business practices that can lead to improved shop competitiveness.

American Machinist’s 10 Best Machine Shops for 2008

1. Allied Specialty Precision Inc. Mishawaka, Indiana
2. B&B Manufacturing Co. Valencia, California
3. Concept Components Company Bohemia, New York
4. Diablo Precision Inc. Hollister, California
5. Feintool USA Corporation Cincinnati, Ohio
6. Fredon Corp. Mentor, Ohio
7. Hamill Manufacturing Co. Trafford, Pennsylvania
8. NEO Machine LLC Tulsa, Oklahoma
9. Rose Industries, Inc. Palmer, Massachusetts
10. Weaver Manufacturing Co. Wichita, Kansas

Machine shops – independently owned and operated – are the backbone of metalworking manufacturing in the United States. American Machinist honored these companies at its annual Machine Shop Workshop in November 2008. The event provided an in-person environment where machine shop owners, operators and managers can use American Machinist’s benchmark data to create their own plans for operating improvement and increase competitiveness:

Rose Industries, Inc. was founded in February 2000 by Robert and Deborah Lamb. It is certified by the State Office of Minority and Woman Business Association as a Woman Owned Small Business. Employing seven, it is a job shop that specializes in precision contract machining in the medical, aerospace, petroleum, and commercial fields. Located at 748 River Street, in Palmer, Massachusetts, Rose Industries, Inc states, "We are very proud and honored to be recognized for our excellence."

For more information about Rose Industries, Inc., contact Deborah R. Lamb at 413-283-8866,,  e-mail: [email protected]

Penton’s American Machinist ( is the magazine for contract manufacturers and job shop leaders. Published continuously since 1877, it is the oldest media brand serving this important manufacturing segment. American Machinist serves its 45,000 readers by providing data, information, and insights they can use to become increasingly competitive in the global manufacturing economy.


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