Martin Woodworking Machines announced that it will begin working with Hermance Machine Co. of Williamsport, Pa., for distribution of its woodworking machines in divided areas of Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia.
"We are excited about the new possibilities with this top tier machinery company," said Martin USA President Carl Stout.
Existing Martin representative, Simantech Inc., will continue to service customers in the greater New York City and Philadelphia areas.
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