St. Paul, MN (November 11, 2019) — The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) recently published an article detailing how manufacturing is booming in Southern California.

An index released by the Institute of Applied Research at CSU San Bernardino and based on a survey of 30 Inland Empire factory managers, puts the PMI at 54, up from 49.7 in the previous month. A reading above 50 suggests the sector is expanding.

A third survey, conducted during the third quarter by the Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University, found California manufacturers do not share the pessimism voiced nationally.

The Chapman report found that employment in manufacturing increased by 0.7% in July across California. Nationally the increase was only 0.02%.

In Southern California, there were 627,000 people employed in the manufacturing sector in September, according to the most recent state report. Employment was up 0.2% in Los Angeles County, 0.1 percent in Orange County and 1.3% in the Inland Empire, with 2,000 new jobs created in the last 12 months across the four-county region.

The CSU San Bernardino report found a sharp increase in new factory orders last month, with production ramping up as well.

Chapman’s quarterly report put Orange County’s manufacturing sector at 57.9, down from 63.8 in the second quarter.

Selway Machine Tool is the exclusive distributor of Matsuura products on the West Coast, offering a wide variety of manufacturing solutions including machine tools, accessories, automation, service and application support.

Selway Machine Tool was founded in 1963 by Roy Selway. The company began representing Matsuura products in 1978.  Many of the Matsuura 5-axis machining centers sold by Selway Machine Tool are producing parts for the Aerospace, Medical and Semi-conductor industries. The company continues to expand its operations, functioning in the same performance driven environments as its customers, focusing on providing value added products and services.

The Matsuura West Coast Technical Center is located within Selway’s new 20,000 sq. ft.  Southern California facility, located at 4582 Brickell Privado in Ontario, CA.

The Matsuura West Coast Technical Center is equipped with Matsuura vertical and horizontal 5-axis machining centers with pallet changers, which are primed for live demonstrations.

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Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business. For more information on Matsuura products, contact: [email protected] or visit: