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U.S. machine tool workholding device sales grow
According to the statistics released by the American Advanced Workholding Technology Organization (AWT) recently, from January to March this year, the shipment of workpiece clamping devices for machine tools in the United States was 50 million US dollars, an increase of 10.7% over the same period in 2009. Among them, the US domestic workpiece clamping device shipments were 42.6 million US dollars, an increase of 13.6% over the fourth quarter of the previous year; the export value was 7.4 million US dollars. The U.S. Midwest continues to be a major consumer of machine tool workholding devices, with 39.5 percent of product sold in the region, an increase of 7.5 percent over the fourth quarter of 2009.