With trade shows currently on hold and in-person networking options limited, “We are maintaining a strong social media presence and personally contacting customers to understand their struggles and needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rob Young of NuTek Machinery.

“We are [also] evaluating dates we can hold an open house for smaller groups of people and scheduling customers with additional concerns by appointment to limit exposure to large crowds and to provide personal attention to their needs,” Young said.

Planned for IWF, the primary focus of NuTek Machinery’s booth was an introduction of the Ott edgebander line, featuring the Storm Plus with TransLift return system.  “Ott edgebanders enable customers to achieve a zero-glue joint with ABS, PVC, HPL, veneer, and solid wood edges.  The Ott edgebanders workstations and glue dosage are servo-controlled and require no setup time with the exception of solid wood edges,” he added. “The IWF Storm Plus included features such as the Transtart feed system that prevents panels from being misfed into the machine.” The Combimelt PUR glue system, multi-tool corner rounding station, and the structure panel buffing station are additional features on Ott edgebanders.

“Many companies were forced to lay off employees that may now have changed employers and won’t be returning. Skilled employees are difficult to replace making intuitive, automatic, and high-quality machinery necessary assets to maintain the quality of the products companies produce.  Return systems, automatic stacking stations, and robotic arms available with the Ott edgebander line can also fill the need for labor while providing capital assets that increase the value of companies and simplify the daily work of employees,” Young said.

“NuTek Machinery will also offer a choice of zero-percent financing for those that qualify, machinery discounts, and extended warranties,” he added.

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