FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A.W.T. Announces the New Formation of the New A.W.T. World Trade Group
CHICAGO, IL USA – Thursday,
October 17, 2002 – Michael Green, current President of A.W.T. World Trade,
Inc. announced today the formation of the A.W.T. World Trade Group. The group
will currently be comprised of three individual companies: A.W.T. World Trade,
Inc., American M&M Screen Printing Equipment Co., and Graphic Parts
International, Inc. Michael Green will serve as President over the entire group
“A.W.T. World Trade, Inc.’s
primary mission has always been to provide the screen printer with the most
extensive line of high quality screen printing equipment and supplies. The
recent consolidation of the A.W.T. and American M&M product lines enables us to
further that mission, and enhance our current products with additional,
technologically advanced equipment.
“The A.W.T. World Trade Group has
been formed to facilitate the seamless cohesion of all three individual
companies, processes, systems and facilities,” said Green, “and to help our
customers and the entire screen print industry better understand the
relationship and purpose of A.W.T. World Trade, Inc., American M&M, and Graphic
The A.W.T. World Trade Group consists of:
A.W.T. World Trade, Inc.
A complete manufacturing source for
screen print equipment, supplies, parts and rebuilt machines, A.W.T. was
the first to develop and integrate into their equipment Worldwide Remote
Diagnostics, reducing down time and repair costs.
The A.W.T. product lines include
manual and automatic textile and graphic presses; gas, electric and UV dryers;
racks and drying cabinets; screen cleaning and exposing units. It also includes
vacuum beds, frames, squeegees/squeegee sharpeners, color mixers.
In addition to their extensive
equipment line, A.W.T. also manufactures hundreds of screen printing supplies;
from fabrics and frame adhesives, block-out and sealants, scoop coaters,
brushes, and registration pins; to a variety of process control tools, pallets,
squeegee blades and handles, emulsion removers, as well as hundreds of other
American M&M Screen Printing Equipment Company
The American M&M product line is
well-known and respected worldwide with such reliable, quality products as the
Cameo, Daytona, Hercules and Viking machines. They revolutionized textile screen
printing with such equipment as the Rototex, Arrow Multiprinter, and Centurion
Presses, and Texair dryers.
Graphic Parts International, Inc.
Graphic Parts International (G.P.I)
is a premier manufacturer of replacement parts, remanufacturing services and
technical support for the screen printing industry. They offer replacement parts
for American M&M, Sias, Harco, and National equipment, as well as many other
foreign and domestic brands, such as M&R, Svecia, Tuf and others. G.P.I. also
can provide hundreds of other screen print products such as squeegees, motors,
floodbars, exposing unit blankets, timers, and much more.
A.W.T.'s roots can be traced back to
American Screen Printing Equipment Co., founded in 1949 by Sheldon and Melvin
Green, father and uncle, respectively, of A.W.T. president Michael Green, who
also became part owner of the company. American soon became the major industry
leader as it grew into the largest screen printing equipment and supply
manufacturer in the world. American revolutionized textile screen printing with
the Rototex, Arrow Multiprinter, Centurion presses and Texair dryers. The
graphics sector of screen printing experienced a giant leap in print quality
with such heavy duty, high quality, and reliable presses like the Cameo,
Daytona, Hercules, and Viking. American M&M resulted when American Screen
Printing Equipment Company merged with M&M Research in 1993.
The A.W.T. World Trade Group has a
worldwide network of dealers and distributors. Additional sales and distribution
offices are in Miami, Fla., serving the Central and South American countries;
and in Holland, Netherlands, serving the European market. The A.W.T. Group has
recently opened a new sales office in Oshkosh, Wisc. Their corporate
headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Chicago, Illinois.
To learn more about the new A.W.T.
World Trade Group of companies, and how each company within the group can meet
your company’s screen printing needs, stop by A.W.T. at the SGIA 2002 Technology
Show, Booth #1308. You can also visit their website at
www.awt-gpi.com or contact A.W.T. World
Trade at 773-777-7100; via fax at 773-777-0909; or by email at