DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopBot Tools, Inc., North America's leading low-cost, high-value manufacturer of computer numerically controlled (CNC) tools, was recently awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce's U.S. Commercial Service Export Achievement Certificate. The certificate recognizes companies that show recent accomplishments in the global marketplace. "We are pleased to receive this award because our company has an international outlook," said Ted Hall, president of ShopBot Tools, Inc. "In the last few years we have made efforts to make our affordable CNC tools available to customers world-wide. The web and efficient international shipping make it increasingly possible for small companies to operate in the global marketplace." CNC machines are commonly used in the furniture, cabinet making, sign making and boatbuilding industries. They are useful for efficiently mass- producing complex wood, plastic and metal products. ShopBot Tools, Inc. has carved out a niche in the industry by providing the $50,000-$300,000 technology to customers for an average price point of about $10,000 per tool. The low-cost, high production capacity of ShopBot's tools is especially appealing to international buyers. ShopBot Tools has sold more than 3,000 CNCs in 50 countries world-wide. Nearly 10 percent of ShopBot's tool sales are international. About ShopBot Tools, Inc.: ShopBot Tools, Inc. is based in Durham, N.C. and designs, manufactures and provides technical support for low-cost, high-value computer numerically controlled (CNC) cutting machines. ShopBot was founded by CEO Ted Hall, Ph.D., a Duke University professor in neuroscience, who developed the tool while building plywood boats as a hobby. After several years of development, the company opened in 1997 -- selling tools out of Dr. Hall's barn. With nearly 3,000 ShopBots in 50 countries, ShopBot is now one of the largest producers of CNC flatbed routers in North America. It currently employs about 20 people in the Durham, N.C. area. For more information visit: http://www.shopbottools.com
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