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Want Help? Want Ideas? Want a Partnership? Stop By Booth #211

Who is helping you uncover opportunities?

Who is giving you ideas to grow your business?

Who is helping you win more business?

Hi I am A.J. Schweda- Co-Owner of Premier Machine Tool Midwest and in today’s Premier Post we want to discuss this year’s Wisconsin Mfg. and Technology Show October 5th-7th and how you can have a different experience that can help you uncover opportunities, gain new ideas and ultimately help you win more business. I bet you are asking yourself, how do I do this as I have been to too many trade shows to mention and most of the time gain nothing.

Well, go to the show and look to avoid those booths that are just boasting how great they are or those who puke all over you with technical information.

Look for the booths that give help first! Give ideas and offer to help grow your business with relationships they can introduce you too.

Sound too good to be true? You are probably right but as you visit all the different booths, see if you notice a difference?

A difference in how they treat you and how they would rather help you then just sell you. If they only treat you like a transaction you should run the other way because you should be treated like a relationship, Partnership and a friend. when you come to a tradeshow, the object is not to go home with a couple of koozie cupholders and some golf balls. it’s to go home with ideas that you can turn into money.

We don’t have golf balls, we don’t have koozie cups - we have ideas - Stop by booth 211 and grab a couple Ideas.



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Title won by being Authentic


Good Morning and Congratulations to the Milwaukee Bucks on becoming World Champions for the second time in their 53 year history.

It was great to see after 50 years that the Milwaukee Bucks were able to assembly a team of hard working guys who each cared about each other to win a title. Giannis score a point for each year we waited for another championship.

On today's Premier Post Minute Wanted to discuss authenticity.

Most athletes are thought of as entitled young cry babies because they are not thought of as authentic. But watching Giannis grow through the years and stay loyal to the city of Milwaukee and the team that drafted him.

He made a comment about not joining a super team because he wanted to do it the hard way which he did.

He comments and actions are perceived as authentic.

It is very rare and refreshing to see a authentic athlete, or a authentic salesman. Most are full of you know what.

But when you see someone that you believe to be authentic you will listen to them, like them and cheer for them.

That is what you see from Giannis and that is what our customers say about the people at Premier.

If you want an authentic relationship, we would love to have you as one of our customers. Please call or email us the words “ Authentic” and we will gladly get in touch with you.

Again congratulations to the city of Milwaukee, state of Wisconsin and the entire Milwaukee Bucks organization.

Cheers and enjoy the great day.

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We're Hiring - Application Engineer

Time to move on? Searching?

How will you select your next employer?

Start with a list of what's most important and send it to me personally.

Think about where you see yourself in 5 years?

What needs to change? What needs to improve?

What would make a career move exciting? Would the opportunity to have fun and learn more be exciting?

Maybe the best place to land that dream position is with us.

If you have experience running 3 and 5 axis machines along with running turning centers and possibly multi-spindle and Swiss style lathes we should talk.

If you have experience with installation and servicing those machines, all the better.

AND if you can produce a time study and specify the best solution for the application, Cad/Cam presentations and a willingness to support the sales staff, we're a fit!

We are seeking an experienced Application Engineer. 

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Congratulations to everyone at Premier Machine Tool Midwest

Congratulations to everyone at Premier Machine Tool Midwest for being awarded some very impressive awards from Hwacheon Machinery America. #manufacturing Hwacheon Machinery America, Inc. 

-Sirius Sales Achievement Award for Top U.S. Dealer for 2020 (second time winning this award)

-Hwacheon President Club Award – Bronze Level for 2020

-Top Salesman Award (one of three in US) for 2020

-Top Service Engineer Award for 2020 (one of only two awarded in US)

We are very thankful for all the support and the great products Hwacheon provides to us and our customers.

But we are even more grateful for all our great customers who rely every day on the awesome Hwacheon Products along with Premier’s superior service and support.

We would love to have you as one of our customers, please text or email us the words “Better Experience” and we will help elevate you to a great new experience with Hwacheon and Premier.

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Cheers...... to those who influenced you


Do you ever think back to the people who influenced you the most?

Most people would say their parents which they should considering you spend your impressionable years with them.

My mom was a big influence on who I am, and my dad was a big influence on what career path I took and why I love the machine tool industry.

But who else has influenced you and have you ever taken the time to thanked them for it?

On today’s Premier Post Minute, I wanted to discuss those who influence me and thank them. Plus make you think about who influenced you?

We all had that special teacher who believed in you and for me that was Mr. Brill who was my America Problems teacher (yes, we had problems back then) along with US History. He believed in me and we had a strong bond as I started to believe in myself because he believed in me at a young age.

Then there are all those in my work career,

Like Scott Buth who probably does not know the influence he had on me. He was tough but fair and worked hard. He instilled that for me to be successful I needed to do the same. He also believed in my ability and I thank him for that.

I also remember my dad instilling a positive attitude was critical to success and he sent me to seminars with the likes of Zig Ziglar, Paul Harvey and Reverend Robert Schuller as their messages were so powerful and yet relevant today.

And then there is Jeffrey Gitomer who I am friends with today and still is one of the greatest sales and business guys around. He is such a giver, and his knowledge is so inspiring and helpful.

Along with Jim Rohn who has some of the best quotes about life. If you can watch a video or read a book by any of these people you will be amazed and inspired.

I am also grateful for such a great business partner Josh Witt who has also taught me so much.

There are many others, but I remember this one story with my dad. I once asked him in my early years working for him for a raise. he said quickly, YES to my surprise and followed that up with …… go sell something. I have never forgot that as my dad always felt he could sell his way out of any situation.

I learn a lot from him through good and bad times, but I will always cherish those memories.

Then there is my wife and kids who I love, cherish and respect so much. I thank them every day I am with them.

There are so many more that I do not have time for today, but I hope my stories help you think about those in your life and your stories that need to be told and need to be remembered.

I challenge you to take 10 minutes today and think about those who have influenced you. If you want to share some of your stories, please contact me or comment below.

Life is great and I hope you have a blessed day today as you think of those people who influenced you.


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Sunday to jump start your work week


It is Sunday today and what are you doing that will make your week better?

Today I am hoping you are doing something positive.

As the motivational speaker - Matthew Kelly stated: Do not waste a single Sunday. If you do not waste Sundays, you will be less likely to waste Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.”

Cheers to a productive and profitable week and let us help you get there.

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Customer H-E-L-P rather than Customer H-E-L-L


Customers want Help....let me say that again....Customers want help!....


A Friend of mine noted that most companies only go 3/4 of the way.

They give customers h-e-l rather than h-e-l-p. 


You know the lines your hear like,

sorry but we don't have a service tech that can make it over there today.

Or we not only do we not have your parts in stock but we don't know where to get them to get your machine up and running.

Or the best one, it is not our company policy. 


What are they thinking?


Have you found yourself in this customer hell cyclone when all you wanted was simply... Help.


We want to discuss how we sell to not only help but to fully provide you the positive outcome you desire and deserve.

Customers don't want to fall into that typical customer hell trap that most companies put them in.


We have many examples of how our customers have realized that

we help them win and give them the positive outcome they desire.

which in the end helps make them more profitable.


So if you are sick and tired of getting treated to customer hell and want a new experience, we would love to have you as one of our customers.


Please call or text us the word “Hell or Help” and we will bring you up to a more positive experience.


Remember the difference between Help and Hell is only one letter but most of our competitors don't understand this.


Cheers to a great week!

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How to Gain a Skilled Trade


Want to learn a skilled trade in Manufacturing Industry? Watch this video and learn who is willing to help and lead young people in that direction.

Kids are told at a young age that they must go to a 4-year college and some do but what about the rest that get lost in the commotion?

There are many young people getting into the trades but not enough. The ones who are getting into this are going to a two-year tech college.

Here they gain the knowledge to go to work as an machinist, electrician, carpenter and many many more good paying jobs.

Today’s manufacturing facilities and opportunities are amazing. Machinist are needed with opportunity to move up the ladder quickly. Also, the Housing industry is booming, and carpenters and electricians are needed. Plus, many many more.

If you are a young motivated person or know one, who wants to learn more about the opportunities in skilled trades, we would love to help get you directed in the right direction on life’s path.

Please call or text me the word “Trades” to 414-254-5150 and we will do everything in our power to help.

As the great Jim Rohn once said: If someone is going down the wrong road. He doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. what he needs is education to turn him around.

Have a great day and help a young person get on the road to a future in the skilled trades



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How True are Our LinkedIn Poll Results?


Watch today's video to learn about the results of our poll question: 

When you are selecting a new machine tool vendor, which of the following criteria is most important? The choices were Relationship, Value Added or price.


The results are what we thought at Premier but not what most people would think.

Value provide and Relationship was first and second and a distant third was price.

At Premier, we totally agree with the results and thank all those who participated. If you would like to have this type of relationship, we would love to have you as a customer.

Please text or email us the word “results” and we will show you value and trust in the people you do business with.

Today is another great day. Make it your great day!

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Hwacheon Machines that Produce....No Problem

We recently met with our good customer who has trusted us with the purchase of 2 Hwacheon M2 5 Axis machines to enhance his business.

We presented him with a framed Hwacheon picture of the M2 Machine that he currently has.

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Have a great day!


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How to Eliminate those Limits



In Manufacturing, limitations mean 3 things; more headaches, less productivity, and the hardest one to hear… less profit.

So, what would it be worth to you if we could get rid of one major limitation that everyone has accepted as normal?

On today’s Premier Post Minute, I’m going to be discussing one limitation that your shop should not have to deal with anymore.

Are you tired of having limited tooling on your turning center? Do you wish you could store more of your redundant tooling, or even store additional live tools in a magazine for those highly complex work pieces? How beneficial would it be to leave multiple jobs set up on one machine?

Well let me introduce you to the Hwacheon C2, designed to give you the freedom to perform longer uninterrupted runs, on an automation ready system. It is capable to manufacture parts in complex geometry with a single chucking and its standard-fitted automatic tool changer enables prompt machining of parts that require many tools. Yes I said automatic tool changer for a turning center!

How long has a standard 12 position turret been limiting you from being able to run long complex parts or worst, not allowed you to leave multiple jobs set up on one machine? Well the C2 has a standard 12 position turret just like the rest but the amazing feature that no one else has is a standard 11 position tool magazine for automatic tool changing. This allows you flexibility to use more tools for complex work to finish the job one machine or allow you to leave multiple short run jobs set up to run when you need to run without having to reset up the job every time you need to run it. Plus with the Y-axis and C Axis functions it makes this a machine we only dreamed about in the past!

With an optional sub spindle, bar feeder, and parts catcher, this machine is ready to increase your productivity and possibly replace up to 3 machines. And with floor space being at a premium these days, it is critical to get the most out of every square foot in your shop.

So, if you’re looking to reduce the limitations of your shop we would love to have you as one of our customers. Call or text us the words “no limitations” to (414) 254-5150 and we can start the process of making your shop limitless. Take care and Stay warm.

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How to AVOID the Big Game Letdown


Well, the big game is over and some of us are disappointed in the game, not to mention the overly aggressive refereeing seemingly one sided? Some are dismayed by what they call Super Bowl worthy commercials, and some are not impressed at all by what they called a Super Bowl halftime show?

Personally, I was getting dizzy trying to watch that!

Was the Super bowl disappointment the same as what your feel in business with some of your purchases and the vendors you currently use?

Why do we feel the experience didn’t live up to our expectations?

In today's Premier Post Minute, we want to discuss how to have an experience that exceeds your expectations.

The big game has so much built up that it is going to be such a great event and we expect that.

But when it doesn’t live up to our expectations, we are disappointed. It is nature to feel that way.

How is this different from the current vendors that you use?

They promise so much to get the deal that when it actually happens, you are again let down. And many of us just accept this as “normal”

At Premier we have many great customers that again and again will say that we have exceed their expectations and the equipment provided was better than that expected.

How do we do this?

First by listening to you the customer and secondly by always bringing a new idea to help enhance your productivity which will ultimately result in being more profitable.

And third we make sure to represent quality equipment with the manufacturing backing right here in the US in case something does happen.

If this is an experience that you would like to try, we would love to have you as one of our customers.

Please text or email us the word “disappointed” and we will be in contact to show you an experience that meets or typically exceeds your expectations.

Today is a great day, make it your great day!

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By how you want it!


Do you remember your first cell phone? Big Bulky and Slow? Could you answer emails, check the weather, or visit websites on it? How long would your battery last or worst how hot did it get? And if your phone got wet, what were the chances of it working again? To say the least, those phones weren’t very efficient or reliable.

Take a look at your new phone, (Pull out new phone) the design changes as they are sleek and smooth, these phones are now powerful micro-computers that fit in your pocket, last for years, extended battery life, AND their waterproof! Overall, the reliability and efficiency of these devices have increased substantially.

On today’s Premier Post Minute, I’m going to be discussing reliability and efficiency by design.

Let me say that again, by design!

Eagle Laser’s ideal design has made it the most efficient and reliable fiber laser on the market because they only build and design Fiber Laser machines. While all our competitors had to convert all their Co2 lasers machines to fiber. These old and outdated Co2 designs are now supposed to support Fiber? Why take a step backwards when you can step up to the latest in fiber laser technology?

Each design change Eagle implemented greatly increases the efficiency to make their machines more profitable and productive.

So, The Ideal Laser starts at the body of the machine, with a sturdy polymer granite base to reduce vibration and completely mitigate thermal growth.

Then you move onto the bridge and head of the machine, the ultra-light weight carbon fiber bridge weighs under 100lbs. with the reduced of the total moveable mass this allows the fastest acceleration in the industry, up to 6G's OF ACCELERATION.

Plus, to move the mass at center of gravity giving us greater stability. With such a small amount of mass to move, we also have the fastest deceleration which can save your machine from excessive damage in crashes.

The proprietary EvA cutting head is capable to go up to 20 kW of cutting power! (And I hear it can handle 30kW

This is one of the most reliable heads in the industry, with 14” between the cutting nozzle (hold a tape measure locked on 14”) and the cover glass, we minimize the chance of debris damaging the protective cover glass.

And why do people keep using slow hydraulic lifts to change pallets? There’s an old saying by Lao Tzu “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. So instead, our pallet changer is only 9 seconds! *Lean in* Which also happens to be the fastest in the industry. This is due to the simple servo motor chain driven pallet changer for easy, fast and reliable pallet changes.

Why would anyone want to buy an old, outdated phone that wasn’t designed for today’s needs? Well, that is what you are buying if you purchase one of those old designed Co2 conversion machines!

We would love to have you as one of our customers and add you to the growing list of successful and profitable Eagle owners. If you would like to learn more about how an Eagle can impact your business email or text us the words “By Design” to 414-254-5150.

As always, stay safe, and be sure to keep washing those hands.

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How to Manufacture Your Attitude!


I heard this joke the other day, sometimes I wake up crabby and other days I let her sleep.

sorry for the bad joke but how many of us wake up with a bad attitude, cranky with what we think the day will bring us?

Some people just think negatively, and others are always thinking the glass is half full. Two totally different attitudes

In today's Premier Post Minute we want to discuss how you can manufacture a better attitude.

First thing to do is - Don’t outsource your attitude - manufacture your attitude that is the way to get through the dog days of winter and this pandemic.

You ask how to manufacture your attitude? How about starting your day reading a book? Or listening to your favorite music? Or how about watching your favorite comedian.

There are many ways to get into the right attitude.

And you just need to find the best way for you.

For me, reading a few pages each morning of a book from Jeffrey Gitomer or Harvey Mackay, Dale Carnage or Napoleon Hill puts me in the right mood for the day.

If you need a book to get you started with read “the little engine who could” this is a good start for the right attitude.

Whether it is a book or going down the rabbit hole of your favorite music or watching your favorite comedian on YouTube you can manufacture your attitude in a positive way.

We help our customers manufacture the right attitude whenever possible and we would love to have you as one of our customers.

If we can help you manufacture your attitude, please email or text us the word “attitude” and we look forward to positively speaking with you.

Today is a great day.... make it your great day!

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How To Unscramble your Eggs


Good morning, today did you start your day with scrambled eggs for breakfast? Getting a good breakfast is always a good start.

As we are entering our four week of the new year are we needing to unscramble your eggs? Or better stated do you need a time scramble?

Are you to the point in this new year that you have a million things to do today and you do not have time to do them?

Most of us must decide if today is the day to get things done and reset our time scramble.

In today’s Premier Post Minute we want to discuss unscrambling your eggs and how new machinery technology can improve your time management.

Just one example is we have customers who state that this old machine is paid for and I am making money every time I am turning on that machine. But are you?

What if a new machine was 3 times faster and at the end of the week your productivity was through the roof.

Would that improve your time scramble? Would that help give improved delivery times? Your productivity and ultimately your profit at the end of the week would improve.

Looking at investing in new technology can help improve that time issue you are experiencing. But I know you might say once I get that new equipment, I might need a new operator and we will address that in an upcoming video. Others will say but now I have a payment that I did not have before but that can you not afford to invest before your competitors do?

We need to look at technology as your friend and realize the investment of being more productive and profitable out weights the thought that old Betsy is paid for and still running. old Betsy needs to go to your competitor so you can be the lead dog and leave them in your dust.

To learn more about how we can help improve your time scramble please text or email us the words “unscramble me please” and we will show you some great solutions that will unscramble your time and improve your profits.

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When You Prove Value, Repeat Orders Keep Coming....

Our customer took delivery last week of 5 more Hwacheon machines. YES, Five more as they were able to see the value in what we provide and they took that value and it made them more productive and profitable.

We thank you customer for again believing in us as this brings their total to 55 Hwacheon machines.

They runs full production of two shifts consisting of 10 hours each for a total of 20 hours per day for Five days a week and most times of the year due to demand run six days a week.

This shows the durability and production of the Hwacheon machines.

We would love to have you as one of our special customers who find benefits and value in the products and services we provide.

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Sell The Problem You Solve


If the value exceeds the pricing, they will buy.

Most marketing and advertising departments today, always state they have the lowest price. Especially in car advertising.

Do we all only buy based on the cheapest price?

We are in the machine tool business dealing manufacturing companies of all products and our customers don’t want to save money, they want to make a profit.

And most want to make MORE profit.

In today’s Premier post minute, we want to discuss how we sell the problem we solve, rather than a just product.

When we sell the problem we solve, the value of our equipment exceeds the pricing because it will helps our customers produce more and ultimately make more profit.

We show our customers how the value of our equipment helps them win, produce and profit. This is why our customers see our true value of us selling the problem we solve and how they win.

We would love to add you to our growing list of customers, please email or text the word “Value” and we will help show you what you look for and that is perceived value of distributor and the products they supply 

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See How Ideas Become Positive Outcomes

It started with an idea and ended with a great outcome. As our New customer just received their new Index Machine that is currently being installed.

We are so excited for them as they start with their New Index G220 Turn-mill center with powerful milling and turning functionality.

Here are just some of your benefits of the G220 machine:

-Generous work area designed for turning/milling or milling/turning

-2 powerful, identical motorized spindles (up to 40 kW and 310 Nm)

-Lower tool turret with Y-axis (100 mm) and 18 or 12 stations

-Fast tool change

-Simultaneous machining with two tool carriers possible

-High dynamics (up to 55 m/min rapid traverse speed)

-Already included: the operating system iXpanel i4.0 ready with 18.5” touch screen - based on Siemens S840D

The turn-mill center G220 with its dynamic motorized milling spindle is ideal for machining of complex workpieces – up to five-axis machining. With a high degree of rigidity, thermal and dynamic stability and vibration damping – also thanks to the Y/B-axis running in hydrostatic bearings – workpieces can be completely machined from six sides with high productivity and precision. Instead of a counter spindle and a lower tool turret, the turn-mill center can be configured with a tailstock and a steady rest with a clamping range of 12 - 152 mm.

If you are interested in becoming one of our customers, please text or email us the word “g220” and we will be in touch shortly with the right idea for you.

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New Ideas are the Road to Success


The great Jim Rohn noted that nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That’s called doing your home work.

So how do you gather new ideas for your business?

How can new ideas impact your business?

Today we want to discuss how Premier can be a Idea Provider for your future success.

All of use are looking for a positive and profitable outcomes and the best road to that success is being the gatherer of ideas.

We have offer ideas that can be game changers and we would love for you to become one of our customers. One way to do that is allow us to provide an idea for you.

If you are interested in gathering new ideas, please text or email us the word “idea” and we will be an Idea Provider for you.

Please continue to wash your hands but remember Jim Rohn also told is “one of the secrets to success is ideas mixed with inspiration”

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Answers to Apprenticeship leads to Success


Getting the next generation involved in manufacturing is one of the most difficult tasks that this industry is currently facing.

How do we get the next generation of young men and women involved in this amazing field? 

How much could having a fresh pool of young students that are eager to learn, affect your current business?

On today's Premier Post Minute, we are going to discuss how one manufacturer solved their need for new skilled workers.

GROB’s Bluffton Ohio facility who are builders of 5 axis machine right here in the USA has an apprenticeship program that started back in 1990. They only had a handful of students involved in the first class.  But Fast forward to 2020 and GROB has successfully graduated and hired over 380 highly qualified workers.  Through hands on training these young adults were transformed from students of the trade to highly skilled employees capable of mastering an industry that has a serious thirst for more skilled workers.

Those students had a vision of where they could be in the next 10, 20 or even 30 years if they stuck through the program by seeing every day Grob building their machines across from the apprentice area.  The hands-on training provided by GROB is incredible, the students start off with basic hand tools and manual machines, eventually work their way up to operating a full 5-axis machining center.  With a program so dedicated to the success of each individual student, it is no surprise that over 40% of GROB’s Bluffton Ohio workforce came from their own apprenticeship program.

If this sounds like a formula for success....Please call or text us the word “apprentice” to 414-254-5150

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