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August hiring to follow recent pattern of gradual monthly improvement

August 7, 2009

Layoffs continue to permeate the labor market, but more companies in the manufacturing and service sectors are hiring compared with the first few months of 2009, according to the Society for Human...

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Manufacturing technology producers greet recent economic news with cautious optimism

August 5, 2009

According to a statement issued Aug. 4 by the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT), manufacturing technology suppliers reacted with cautious optimism over reports that Ford posted the first...

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Employee training, renovations ready Chicago Assembly Plant for new Ford Taurus production

August 4, 2009

Ford Motor Co. is celebrating production of the all-new 2010 ford Taurus in the historic Chicago Assembly Plant, which has been retooled to build the sedan. Ford invested more than $130 million in the...

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ISM: New orders, production growing; employment, inventories contracting

August 3, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in July for the 18th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the third consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives...

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Beginning the lean manufacturing journey

August 1, 2009

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LAI International, Scottsdale, Ariz., is a precision manufacturer that supplies specialized parts to many of the most-demanding OEMs in the world. Even with that success, the company realized there was still room to improve. As a result, it embarked on a lean journey and is seeing immediate results.

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Don't forget the fixturing

August 1, 2009

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Don't forget a component of the system sometimes can dictate whether a robotic welding integration succeeds or fails: the fixturing.

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How bankruptcy and restructuring are changing the Detroit Three

August 1, 2009

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With GM and Chrysler both undergoing bankruptcy restructuring procedures, the North American automotive industry of late 2009 and beyond will be forever different from that which preceded it.The Detroit Three that emerge from this crisis will be smaller but infinitely more focused. GM has...

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Enhanced CAD/CAM nesting software facilitates use of irregular-shaped sheets, plates

July 30, 2009

Striker Systems, a sheet metal manufacturing software developer, has announced the release of STRIKER 2010 Sheet Metal CAD/CAM & Nesting.Driven by customer input, STRIKER 2010 offers many enhancements...

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Timken signs agreement to sell Needle Roller Bearings business

July 29, 2009

The Timken Company today announced it has signed an agreement to sell the assets of its Needle Roller Bearings business, which primarily serves customers in the automotive original-equipment sector,...

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HRB prices up—Markets converge

July 29, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™ Chinese HRB ex-works price for July 27 surged 6.5 percent to $492 per ton for the seventh consecutive increase. The World export HRB price rose 5.4 percent to...

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Dantherm Filtration North American president stepping down after 30 years

July 29, 2009

Niels Pedersen announced today that he will step down as Dantherm Filtration's North American president effective Friday, July 31. The company, which is headquartered in Thomasville, N.C.,...

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FMA International announces launch of Green Manufacturer magazine

July 29, 2009

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, Inc., has announced the launch of Green Manufacturer magazine.Beginning with the January/February 2010 issue, Green Manufacturerwill be a...

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A 'fab' future for fabricating

July 28, 2009

Gerald Shankel, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, has released the following statement regarding the future of metal fabricating:Metal fabrication and...

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In-line system reduces need for secondary marking operation

July 27, 2009

Durable Mecco offers the DuraDot, an in-line marking system that reduces the need for secondary marking operations.The system works with standard machining center software. Simple dot-to-dot marking...

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L.B. Foster to provide 480 tons of pipe piling to Minnesota DOT

July 27, 2009

L.B. foster Co., Pittsburgh, a manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products for rail, construction, utility, and energy industries, has been awarded a contract to provide 480 tons of TRU...

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