SABC Summer Newsletter 2021
Thank you to Rollomatic Inc. for being the prime sponsor of this newsletter!

Rollomatic and Strausak are pleased to announce their participation in the following two trade shows that are within Midwest geographical area:

Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS), August 10-12, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Huntington Convention Center. PMTS is the only trade show in North America dedicated to the machine builders, technology and suppliers of the precision machining industry such as multi-spindle machines, lathe & turning centers, machining centers etc. Strausak will exhibit the U-Grind 5-axis flexible tool & cutter grinding machine for manufacturing custom cutting tools and for resharpening endmills and drills. Rollomatic will exhibit the ShapeSmart˚ 5-axis NP50 pinch and peel grinding machine for pins, precision punches, non-round punches & parts as well as blank preparation for cutting tools.

Fabrication Technology Show FABTECH September 13-16, 2021, in Chicago. This will be the first large-scale manufacturing trade show to return to Chicago’s McCormick Place after the COVID pandemic. It is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Rollomatic will exhibit the ShapeSmart
˚ 5-axis NP50 pinch and peel grinding machine for pins, precision punches and non-round punches & parts for the fabricating, stamping and die & mold industries.
A Message From The President
To Our Members and Friends,

As I write this missive, the sun is shining and it is a beautiful summer day here in Chicago! I am also seeing more people returning to work in the Loop with each passing week.  Hopefully these signs mean that we have turned the corner with respect to the pandemic and have begun a return to some semblance of normalcy.

At this time, we are planning to hold our annual Christmas Party on Thursday, December 2nd, at The Peninsula Hotel and preparations have already begun.  Please be sure to reserve the date on your calendars!

Finally, I am pleased to present to you our Summer Newsletter for 2021 and I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Rollomatic Inc. for being the newsletter’s prime sponsor!

All the best,
Thomas W. Soseman, Chairman and President

Upcoming SABC Webinar on September 30, 2021
Reshoring is happening. How to benefit from the trend!

Harry Moser founded the Reshoring Initiative® to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring 2010 as Chairman Emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the year and FAB Shop Magazine’s Manufacturing Person of the year.    

Thursday, September 30, 2021
From 11:00 am to 12:00 am CT

Webinar Agenda:
      Welcome remarks by SABC President Tom Soseman.
·      Presentation by Harry Moser, Founder, and President of the Reshoring Initiative.
·      Q&A with attendees, Harry Moser.

Shorter supply chains are lower risk and are more profitable for OEMs for 20 to 30% of products now imported. In 2020 over 100,000 manufacturing jobs were reshored by U.S. companies, plus 40,000 FDI’d by foreign owned companies. Takeaways include:

 •How to identify the products most profitably reshored.
• How to quantify the costs and risks of offshoring.
• How to convince your company to produce or source more in the U.S.
• How to identify and convince customer companies to reshore and buy from you.

Please RSVP by September 20, 2021, to

The Swiss Business Hub USA is excited to announce this year’s Peer to Peer conference in Miami! After a successful collaboration with the SABC for the 2019 edition in Chicago; and a digital conference last year due to the pandemic, we are finally back to offer the best possible learning and networking opportunities for Swiss citizens in the United States.
This year’s conference will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami on October 20th and 21st and features a hybrid program, both in person and virtual. Listen to key notes, panels and take part in focus sessions to learn about relevant topics for doing business in a post-covid world and connect with key stakeholders from the Swiss business community in the United States.
Follow this link for more information and the registration.
Switzerland reopened its borders for fully vaccinated Americans end of June, 2021. After more than a year, we will finally be able to welcome you back to our beautiful country. Find the latest updates under Inspiration as well as the chance to win a trip under

HEULE Celebrates 60 Years

HEULE Precision Tools celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. HEULE opened its doors in 1961 when Heinrich Heule left his secure job with a large company to start his own business. After years of hard work Heinrich had a breakthrough in 1978 when he received a major order where the inside of automotive u-joints in large batch sizes had to be chamfered quickly and cost-effectively. Since there was no tool on the market that could do the job, Mr. Heule developed the tool himself. This tool would prove to be the steppingstone to an incredibly successful future for this company. Heinrich Heule continued to develop specialized tools while remaining focused on deburring.
For many years, HEULE has been a synonym for deburring solutions and innovative problem solving. Today, HEULE is a leader in deburring all around the globe with subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, China, and South Korea and a worldwide network of sales partners ensures customer satisfaction. HEULE Precision Tools is the definition of quality tools and will continue to lead the market with innovation and dependability.
About HEULE Tool Corporation
Based in Loveland, Ohio, HEULE Tool Corporation serves manufacturing leaders throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico by providing Swiss-made precision tools designed for efficient front and back deburring, chamfering, countersinking, counterboring, and spotfacing.  HEULE is dedicated to helping high-volume manufacturers across all industries to reduce cycle times, cut production costs, and produce higher quality parts off the machine by utilizing automated tools.

SALES & USE TAX TALK WEBINAR:  Businesses worldwide have been overwhelmed with U.S. sales tax exposure after the Wayfair U.S. Supreme Court case in 2018.  The purpose of this quarterly webinar series is to sift through all the overwhelming noise coming from 45 states with sales tax and provide an update on the most important and pressing matters for businesses to focus in the current quarter.  Rödl & Partner’s third webinar on Tuesday, August 17th will summarize the important changes impacting 2021 sales tax obligations for most businesses.  Sales tax experts will provide “Tales from the Field” – real life stories of how states are reacting to budget shortfalls resulting from the COVID pandemic and will recommend ways you can prepare to minimize your tax burdens.  Please visit this link to register for the webinar.

UPDATES: Be always up to date on new tax and accounting developments! Please visit this link or follow us on LinkedIn to find useful articles and information, updated daily.
As an integrated professional services firm, Rödl & Partner is active at 106 wholly owned locations in 48 countries. Rödl & Partner USA has specifically tailored our accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services to the unique needs of your foreign owned business in the United States of America. For more than 40 years our core practice has been serving the accounting and tax needs of primarily German speaking and other foreign owned “Mittelstand” companies operating in the U.S.

For machine tool peripherals, it’s LNS, then all the rest.

Peripherals, by definition, are an outer boundary. But at LNS, that boundary is where we put our focus. Because here’s the secret—with LNS peripherals on their side, our customers are able to turn their attention to what they do best:  making chips and making money.  That’s why we do what we do.

Five product categories and industry-best expertise means no company on earth can match the passion and vision we have for machine tool peripherals.
We design, build, and stand behind every high-pressure coolant system, bar feeder, chip conveyor, steady rest system and mist collector we sell – we know every model inside and out, we stock replacement parts, and local support is just a phone call away
LNS offers 17 different bar feeders for fixed or sliding headstock machines that accommodate bar diameters from 0.8 mm to 120 mm, many with automatic or no-tool-required quick changeovers
LNS ChipBLASTER high pressure coolant systems provide precise high-pressure force to allow cutting tools to operate at higher speeds and reduce tool wear
eConnect Ethernet communications system
that enables data exchange between CNC machine controls and peripherals to reduce material waste and speed production 
LNS Turbo chip conveyors handle all chip and material types – models include magnetic and self-cleaning models that filter out 500, 250 or even 50-micron particles
All models of LNS Fox mist collectors exceed OSHA and NIOSH requirements, eliminating oil/coolant mist, smoke and other fine aerosols and particulates
Steady-rest based workholding systems are custom designed and built to address each specific machining application
To learn more visit:
P: 513-528-5674

MultiSwiss - The Master of High Production

As simple to program and operate as a single-spindle turning machine, the MultiSwiss is 5 times more productive, enabling significant increases in production, both in terms of quality and uniformity. Not only does the overall production increase, but so does your return on investment (ROI). The MultiSwiss brings a new perspective to the production of intricate parts. The range is available in 3 diameters: 16 mm and 32 mm (6-spindle version) and 26 mm (8-spindle version). True machining centers, these machines can be equipped with a multitude of tools, ensuring they are capable of handling the most advanced operations. These machines are an ideal, efficient solution for short and long production runs. In this series, there are three products: MultiSwiss 6x16, 8x26, and 6x32.

Tornos, a pioneer in the production of Swiss-type automatic lathes and multi-spindle machines, started in 1880 and marked the beginning of Swiss-type lathe technology. Backed by a 100-year legacy of expertise, attentiveness to detail, innovation, and reliability, Tornos offers unique solutions to customer challenges and applications in a wide range of market segments, such as, Automotive, Medical, Micromechanics, and Electronics. Tornos has a global presence including two strategic locations in the US - TTUS headquarters in Des Plaines, Illinois, and the Northeast US facility in Brookfield, Connecticut. Tornos Technologies US offers technical expertise, training, maintenance and more to ensure continuous machining and peak productivity on our world-class equipment.

Contact & Follow Us:
Tornos Technologies US Corp.
200 E Howard Ave, Ste. 220
Des Plaines, IL 60018 USA
P: 630.812.2040. | F: 630.812.2039
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TORNOS - We keep you turning

J. Aponte & Associates, LLC is gearing up for a demand in work visas once U.S. travel restrictions are lifted and Consulates reopen.  Plan ahead to structure your new U.S. subsidiary now and get in line for a visa appointment.  With more than 26 years in the business, we can assist you in reviewing, planning, and preparing work visa applications for your eligible executives, managers, and essential workers.  Due to the backlogs created by worldwide Consular closures, it may take longer for Consulates to process these types of applications and secure visa appointments.  Filing applications as soon as possible would be ideal for your business and your employees.  To learn more about visa requirements, eligibility and the visa application process, we can schedule a time to review and structure a legal strategy for your business and your employees. 

Please contact us at:
Julie Aponte
J. Aponte & Associates, LLC
180 N. LaSalle St., Suite 3700
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 762-5966

Mueller & Co., LLP (Mueller CPA) a Chicago area based Certified Public Accounting and Business Advisory firm has announced today that the company will begin operating under a new name and will be known as PKF Mueller effective July 1, 2021. This rebranding strategy reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future.

CEO/President, David J. Nissen stated, “Al Mueller founded this firm over 53 years ago and as we have grown, we have stayed true to our core purpose of enhancing the lifetime success of our clients through innovative financial accounting and business advisory services. With this client commitment in mind and our focus on global expansion, our Partner group has decided to make this change.”

The firm has marketed itself in certain niches and service areas under the PKF Mueller name for the last four years so the name change will help solidify the firm’s brand across the entire marketplace. “Aligning our market presence with the strength of the PKF International network, which we are a proud member of, allows us to leverage the talent and experience of 20,000 professional members of the network,” Nissen said.

“We want our clients and business colleagues to know that the company’s ownership and employees have not changed. Our locations have not changed. And our affiliated wealth management firm, Mueller Financial Services, Inc., will not experience any operational changes, including name rebranding,” Nissen added.

Please note our new web address:

For more information, please contact: 

David J. Nissen, CPA/ABV, CVA
(630) 524-5274
A year of uncertainty can’t diminish all Herrmann Ultrasonics has to celebrate
30 plus years in the ultrasonic making

As anniversary celebrations go Herrmann Ultrasonics could not ask for a better way to ring in 30 plus years of ultrasonic welding in the US. Herrmann has grown from a small start-up to an industry leader with a strong global presence in ultrasonic engineering, continuing to stretch their wings.
“We wanted to break new ground, to continue to inspire customers through our technology and employees. The Herrmann Culture is an integral part of our daily work. We want all our employees to enjoy job security, and the comradery of working together on something we are all passionate about.” stated newly appointed President, Uwe Peregi.

Vast ultrasonic expertise and operational knowledge were amassed by Uwe Peregi in his past fourteen years as Vice President and General Manager of Herrmann Ultrasonics. In the new role as President, Peregi will oversee the strategic vision, playing a key role in developing and delivering Herrmann’s vision and continued market expansions to support the company’s clients.

A freshly remodeled and expanded building seems to be the perfect gift for 30 years of continuous growth in ultrasonic technology. The newly designed office space has transitioned to an open office floorplan offering better communication and team collaboration. Increased customer support and application testing can now take place in division specific engineering and application labs, as well as an all-new buying center. Additionally more machines have been added to the manufacturing floor for increased production of ultrasonic tooling.

Currently Herrmann Ultrasonics is expanding their workforce and has various positions in sales, engineering and apprenticeship opportunities. More details about all open positions can be found on their website: It is the employees who have made it possible to be in business the last 30 plus years. Herrmann is grateful to their team for embracing their culture and philosophy.
EROWA Technology, based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is a full service supplier of palletization and automation systems for the North American manufacturing market. Our goal is to provide complete turnkey solutions for precision parts handling through most any group of manufacturing processes (from one type of machine to the next). We are capable of providing a simple manual palletization system or a fully integrated, custom designed workholding and automation system to meet the current needs and expectations of our customers.

In the market segments of precision mechanics, tool- and mold-making, as well as chip-cutting production, we offer concepts and products that provide customers with considerable optimization possibilities throughout the whole range of machining processes. Primarily, we achieve this through comprehensive knowledge of the application of our products, through individual and customized consultation, and through the use of our Flexible Manufacturing Concept (FMC), which cover the following four areas:

- Standardization (tooling system, tooling technology)
- Organization (setting-up, presetting and measuring technologies)
- Automation (loading/unloading technologies)
- Integration (process sequence, process control and planning technologies)

EROWA Technology, Inc.
2535 S. Clearbrook Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005