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Sandvik Coromant Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Coin Mosaic

Chicago, IL (September 10th, 2014) – On Wednesday, Sandvik broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Coin Mosaic at Soldier Field during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).  

In an effort to raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy and the opportunities it presents for the next generation of workers, the mosaic incorporated more than $65,000 worth of coins – the amount of money manufacturing contributes to the U.S. economy each second.

The mosaic was comprised of more than 214,000 dollar, quarter, dime, nickel and penny coins which covered an area of more than 840 sq. ft. The design depicted the growth manufacturing has brought to the U.S. economy.

"While achieving this Guinness World Record is an enormous accomplishment for the industry itself, it is truly gratifying to know that the sum of the coins used, as well as additional donations from event sponsors, will benefit the growth of our industry and the future generations that strive to keep it alive," says Klas Forsstrom, President, Sandvik Coromant.

Sandvik and event sponsors Haas Automation, Doosan Machine Tools, Okuma America Corporation (Machine Tools), Gene Haas Foundation, GIE Media, Amazon, Blackhawk Industrial and Quality Mill Supply raised over $83,000 to The Manufacturing Institute for STEM Education.

b50c085a-b571-460a-a462-acaf55b88437.HR.jpgFor more information on Sandvik Coromant and the world's largest coin mosaic, visit www.Sandvik.Coromant.com.

 

About The Manufacturing Institute
The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.

 

About Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant is a global leading supplier of cutting tools, tooling solutions and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Sandvik Coromant has 8000 employees and is represented in 130 countries. We are part of the business area Sandvik Machining Solutions within the global industrial group Sandvik.