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NAM: Manufacturers call President Obama's $1 trillion health-care proposal 'disappointing'

February 23, 2010

As President Obama offered his new health-care plan Feb. 22, National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler issued the following statement expressing concerns with the proposal: We are...

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Metal formers expect business conditions to remain fairly steady over next three months

February 15, 2010

According to the February 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect conditions to remain fairly steady over the next three months....

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Ohio governor visits Wayne Trail Technologies, commends company for helping its work force retool and stay current

February 11, 2010

February 2, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland visited Wayne Trail Technologies in Fort Loramie, Ohio. Company officials took Strickland for a tour of the facility before he addressed employees and state...

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D&S Mfg. installs wire mesh belt blaster

February 9, 2010

D&S Mfg., a custom manufacturer of large-scale components, assemblies, and complete weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., has installed a custom Pangborn ES-2050 wire mesh belt blaster. The machine is...

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Ohio Laser earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

February 9, 2010

Plain City, Ohio-based Ohio Laser LLC has received ISO 9001:2008 certification. The company is an industrial laser cutting and metal fabrication shop serving Fortune 1000 corporations, as well as...

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Methodology used in future steel vehicle wins SAE award

February 9, 2010

The Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, marketed by Engineering Technology Associates Inc. (ETA), has won the 2nd Annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Detroit Section/Massachusetts...

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Scientific Dust Collectors expands manufacturing plant

February 9, 2010

Scientific Dust Collectors has completed the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Alsip, Ill. The expansion — which includes another 15-ton crane, a 40-ft.-long specialty paint booth, and...

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Lucas-Milhaupt launches new Web site

February 9, 2010

Lucas-Milhaupt, a Handy & Harman Co. in Milwaukee, has established a newly designed Web site at www.lucasmilhaupt.com. It includes a knowledge base section that provides insight on brazing...

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Chrysler to invest in Michigan engine plant

February 9, 2010

Fiat SpA has announced that it will build a new, more fuel-efficient engine for Fiat and Chrysler vehicles at a plant in Dundee, Mich., near Detroit. Production of the 1.4-l, four-cylinder engine will...

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LAI launches upgraded Web site

February 9, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc. has upgraded its Web site, www.laico.com, to highlight its capabilities for precision contract manufacturing. The site includes more images of the company's advanced machining...

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USMTC:Manufacturing technology consumption down 60.4% for 2009

February 8, 2010

December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $219.60 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors'...

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Metal forming companies increasingly optimistic; majority expect uptick in orders

January 19, 2010

According to the January 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies are increasingly optimistic as the new year kicks off. Conducted monthly,...

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Web site shares sheet metal product, materials guidance

January 12, 2010

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc., a technical consulting firm in Southfield, Mich., is providing information to assist Web site visitors with sheet metal product application and materials...

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Sioux Corp. wins presidential export award

January 12, 2010

Sioux Corp. of Beresford, S.D., was one of 21 companies honored by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in November as a recipient of the 2009 Presidential "E" and "E Star" Awards during a ceremony in...

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Tendon Mfg. certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 12, 2010

Tendon Mfg. Inc., a metal fabricator in Cleveland, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008.The contract manufacturer specializes in design, development, production, fabrication, machining, assembly, laser...

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