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Workshop to focus on AHSS forming

April 14, 2009

The Ohio State University's Center for Precision Forming (CPF), in conjunction with Honda, is holding a workshop focused on forming advanced high-strength steels (AHSS). The workshop is being held...

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John Deere announces new global operating model

April 14, 2009

Deere & Company today announced a new global operating model that will combine the technology, expertise, experience, channels, and investments of the Worldwide Agricultural Equipment Division and the...

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ISM: U.S. manufacturing contraction slows; new order index rises

April 2, 2009

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in March for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy contracted for the sixth consecutive month, say the nation's supply...

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"The Power of Personal Energy" nominated for Georgia Author of the Year Award

April 1, 2009

"The Power of Personal Energy" by Dr. Bob Rausch has been nominated for the 45th annual Georgia Author of the Year (GAYA) Awards.Nominated in the Specialty Books category, the book discusses the...

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Getting swept away in 3-D CAD modeling

April 1, 2009

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Like an extrude or revolve, a sweep is a tool for modeling a 3-D shape. A sweep consists of three basic elements--a profile, a path, and a set of rules for "sweeping" the profile along the path. A sweep can be a powerful tool when modeling 3-D shapes, according to columnist Gerald Davis.

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Selling during good times, bad times

March 19, 2009

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Although tough times are upon us, an economic downturn doesn't have to put all plans on hold. If you own a middle-market company (one that has a transaction price between $5 million and $250 million) and you are interested in selling it, a slumping economy is no reason to hesitate. In fact, putting your company on the market during a slowdown can have several benefits.

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AP: U.S. pledges $5 billion to support auto parts suppliers

March 19, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that the U.S. government will lend major auto-parts makers $5.0 billion through its Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) as compensation for merchandise they have...

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Metal forming companies expect sluggish activity during next three months

March 16, 2009

According to the March 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect continued difficult conditions during the next three months. Conducted...

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Airtronics recognized for contributions to San Jose economy

March 16, 2009

San Jose, Calif. Mayor Chuck Reed and Council Member Madison Nguyen recognized Airtronics Metal Products in a commendation presented to company executives at at a recent San Jose City Council meeting....

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AP reports GM does not need March bailout money

March 12, 2009

The Associated Press has reported that General Motors will not need the $2 billion loan installment for March that it requested from the U.S. government in February.According to the AP, GM CFO Ray...

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Air foot switches conform to UL standards for wet, dry environments

March 10, 2009

Linemaster Switch Corp. has introduced air foot switches designed to conform with UL standards and to operate in a variety of environments, both wet and dry. Air impulse bulbs are positioned on the...

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Light-duty stacker has 62-in. lifting height, 1,500-lb capacity

March 10, 2009

Presto Lifts Inc. has introduced a line of fully powered stackers with a lifting height of 62 in. and a 1,500-lb. capacity. The new Power Stak™ Lite line is a group of light-duty stackers with a...

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Inline machine cleans castings, forged parts up to more than 25 tons /hr.

March 10, 2009

The Wheelabrator® Continuous Rocker Barrel machine is designed for inline cleaning of castings and forged parts. Several machine sizes are available to satisfy production requirements ranging from...

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Nesting technology increases pressure washer pump seal life

March 10, 2009

Hotsy has added NESTechnology™ (Nested Seal Technology) to its high-pressure pumps, used in industrial-grade pressure washers.With this technology, the pump nests the seals of the pump's...

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Multiquip appoints GCE president

March 10, 2009

Mike Howlett has been appointed as the new president of Multiquip's General Construction Equipment internal division. He joined the company in 1995 as operations manager and was promoted to vice...

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