The proliferation of the dot com.

Author:Kalman, Sara
Position:Internet companies at 2000 International Manufacturing Technology Show - Brief Article
 
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The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2000 will be the first major gathering of a new phenomenon of the machine tool world--the dot com. So new, in fact, that many of them weren't yet created when booths were being snatched up for this year's show.

Approximately six Internet companies, including Machine Tools.com and MachineWeb.com, will have booths at IMTS, with some still on a waiting list at press time, according to Peter Eelman, VP of Exhibitions for AMT--The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the sponsor of IMTS.

eSprocket, located at http://www.eSprocket.com, will be providing tours of their site at IMTS in booth CL39. The site allows users to negotiate capital equipment transactions on the Internet by helping a buyer find the captital equipment or services they need and secure new inventory listings from those looking to sell their equipment.

MachineTools.com will be exhibiting in booth 5286. "The dot corn is here to stay, not all dot coms are here to stay," says MachineTools.com Marketing VP Jonathan Greenspahn. "The difference will be the company that figures out a model that works, has cash to supply profitability, and elbow grease." MachineTools.com will be helping attendees navigate through the e-commerce site which sells new and used machine tools, as well as related products and services.

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