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Top Shops Workshop

Tuesday, September 13
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Awards on the IMTS Main Stage (Grand Concourse between North & South Buildings)

All Other Sessions in the Grand Ballroom S100 A&B (South Building)

This ½-day program, presented by AMT and Modern Machine Shop, offers attendees insight into this year’s annual Top Shops benchmarking survey. Learn from industry experts and current and past Top Shop award winners and find out what makes a shop rise to the top and how your shop stacks up against the competition.


Registration includes:


  • 12:30pm  1:00pm:  Top Shops Awards (on IMTS Main Stage)

    • Presented by: Bryce Ellis, Vice President, Metalworking Media, Gardner Business Media

All Other Sessions in South Building, Grand Ballroom Room S100, A&B

  • ​1:00pm 1:30pm:    Boxed Lunch

  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm:    Where's the Bar? Serving Up Key Insights from 2,000 Modern Machine Shop Top Shops Surveys

    • Presented by: David Necessary, Executive VP, New Product Development, Gardner Business Media

  • 2:15pm – 3:30pm:    Panel Discussion with 2022 Top Shops Honorees

    • Moderator: Brent Donaldson, Executive Editor, Modern Machine Shop

    • Panelist: Ted Toth, Senior Technical Advisor, Rosenberger North America

    • Panelist: Don DeWitt, Operations Manager, A to Z Machine, Inc.

    • Panelist: Paul Fredelake, Director of Finance, KLH Industries, Inc.

    • Panelist: Matt Oswald, Marketing and Improvement Manager, Stecker Machine Company

  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm:    The Artificially Intelligent Machine Shop

    • Presented by: Matt Kirchner, President, ATS/LAB Midwest​

Know Before You Go!

IMTS is an incredible show in an incredible place!  There are a lot of details to navigate throughout the venue, so please check out the details you'll need in the slides below.  We'll see you in Chicago! 

Guide for Day 1 & 2 of Workshop:
The Combo Pass
Guide for Day 2 of Workshop:
Tuesday Pass
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