Arthur Machinery-Florida Represents Kitamura Machinery of U.S.A. Tampa, Florida: (Sept 2015) Arthur Machinery-Florida has been awarded the Kitamura Machinery line of Japanese Machine Tools. Kitamura Machinery of U.S.A. is located at 78 Century Drive, Wheeling, Illinois. Founded in 1933 in Japan, Kitamura’s concentration in the machining center business as well as its unprecedented commitment to Research and Development has led to over 200 patents and patents pending in machining center design. The company motto “Limitless Creativity” is demonstrated with consistent product development providing the most technologically advanced and reliable Machining Centers on the market today. Dr. Akihiro “Aki” Kitamura represents the third generation of his family to serve as president of Kitamura Machinery Co., Ltd. Aki joined the company in 1984 as Chief Engineer, became General Manager of Kitamura Machinery U.S.A. in 1986 and was promoted to President of the U.S.A division in 1989. He also became President of Kitamura Japan in 2003. Bob Arthur states that Kitamura Machining Centers will be the “Flag Ship” line of Arthur Machinery-Florida and will be featured as such in their latest edition of their 16-page newspaper. The newspaper is mailed to the Florida & Puerto Rico markets and features “caricatures” of Arthur personnel. Kitamura’s products include Vertical & Horizontal Machining Centers, Double Column CNC machines, 5-Axis machines and CNC Jig Borers. Kitamura has most recently introduced very competitive models with typical Kitamura quality, outstanding accuracies, patented twin ballscrew design, dual feedback technology and fast rapid traverse rates with boxway construction. The Kitamura Jig Boring models offers exceptional accuracies of ± 0.000039” Full Stroke and repeatability of ±0.00002”. Kitamura hand scrapes all mounted surfaces requiring assembly in order to provide the full surface contact and proper alignment that exceeds the fit and finish of mounting surfaces when machined. This labor intensive process ensures accuracy, long-term reliability and peak performance. True Geometric Accuracy from Kitamura guarantees squareness, parallelism and perpendicularity by way of their “hands-on” craftsmanship and attention to detail. Arthur Machinery-Florida will install new orders and provide warranty and out-of-warranty service for new and existing Kitamura machines in the Florida and Puerto Rico markets.