Estimating Software Helps Fuel Manufacturing Initiatives with Colleges


Increasing cost-minded skilled engineers for U. S. Manufacturers

(West Springfield, MA) MTI Systems, Inc. ( announced today their country-wide initiative offering educational institutions significant discounts on their flag ship product Costimator, a cost-estimating, quoting and process planning software tool for manufacturers.

"Manufacturing initiatives, emerging at an increasing rate, indicate the growing concern to help bring more manufacturing jobs back to America. Without an actively growing job market, the future of U.S. manufacturing could remain on the decline. For more than a decade, manufacturers have also continued to experience a reduced pool of adequately skilled candidates from which to select for hire", states Jay Snow, Marketing Manager at MTI Systems, Inc. "Our manufacturing customers tell us, if colleges could take the initiative to train students on the software used by their manufacturing company, these new employees would be that much further ahead of other candidates. Also, as these programs are developed and implemented successfully more students will view manufacturing as a growing lucrative career option."

"While we've always thought educators could help our manufacturing customers, we've recently identified the need to offer assistance to the nation as it relates to manufacturing, and we are committed to offering this incredibly worthwhile program to the mix", remarks David LaJoie, Vice President of MTI Systems, Inc. "Now with the continued development of new programs and increasing efforts being applied to improving todays engineering workforce we feel confident our participation will help increase the competitiveness for U.S. manufacturing."

MTI Systems, Inc. is supporting the manufacturing initiatives by offering educational institutions, including community colleges, universities, and technical schools, a significant discount. This program will supply a classroom license helping to meet the needs of the institutions student training requirements. It will also include initial training to the educational institution and an annual support and maintenance contract. For more information about this initiative please visit:

Costimator, a cost-estimating, quoting and process planning software for manufacturers, has been implemented by suppliers like job shops, contract manufacturers, as well as, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) since 1982. This software tool is unique in many areas. Among many other features and benefits, it helps cost engineers accurately identify and consistently communicate cost drivers that lead to attaining more competitive quotations and lower cost purchasing strategies.

About MTI Systems, Inc.

MTI Systems, Inc. offers cost-estimating, quoting and process planning software and services for the manufacturing industry – providing solutions for suppliers and OEMs. Costimator software has been implemented at over 1,300 companies worldwide resulting with over 10,000 trained users since its inception in 1982. Contact Information: MTI Systems, Inc., 1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 01089, USA, Phone 413-733-1972, Fax 413-739-9250, email: [email protected], or visit their cost estimating software product page to learn more about Costimator.

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"Costimator is an integral part of our best-in-class technologies. We use the system to estimate the time and cost to manufacture precision-engineered components and assemblies for aerospace, power generation, defense and other advanced technology industries. We require estimating software that is easy to use and works in every facet of our operations; from fabrication to five-axis machining. Our engineers working along with process technicians and toolmakers rely on Costimator's speed, accuracy, and consistency to win orders and ensure profitability."

- Dave Cybart, Engineering and Tooling Manager, Rich Technology International

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