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10 steps to winning a government contract - Step 8

April 11, 2006

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Now that you've written your proposal, it's time to submit it to the government. Before you send it off, make sure, one last time, that everything necessary in your bid proposal is there.

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Process control monitor adjusts stamping process in real time

April 11, 2006

The EasyVision™ process control monitor from Brankamp Process Automation Inc., suitable for stamping machines and presses, enables stamping operators to optimize production by monitoring a...

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Parts washer has oscillating vertical spray column

April 11, 2006

Landa Cleaning Systems offers the Power Scan Wash (PSW) hot water parts washer with a vertical spray column that oscillates, increasing the cleaning action and wash-water dwell time.Parts are placed...

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Metric extruded profile sizes available in various sizes

April 11, 2006

80/20 Inc. offers new metric extruded profile sizes, available in 20, 30, 45, and 45 mm lite, that feature a smooth surface and the ability to use either fractional or metric hardware.Applications for...

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Dry film lubricant designed for both mechanical, computer-controlled applications

April 11, 2006

GYG U.S.A. Inc. has introduced its third-generation Proform dry film lubricant specifically engineered to support the transition from mechanical roller application processes to computer-controlled...

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Flow/level/temperature switch monitors, controls critical fluid levels

April 11, 2006

The FlexSwitch® FLT flow and level switch from Fluid Components Intl. provides monitoring, controlling, and alarming on flow rates or level of critical fluids such as water, air, gases, coolants,...

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Sensor measures dynamic, quasi-static stress forces on resistance welding machinery

April 11, 2006

The Force/Torque Div. of PCB Piezotronics Inc. offers the JM240 ICP® ground-isolated strain sensor that uses piezoelectric sensing elements to indirectly measure dynamic and quasi-static stress...

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Inductive proximity, position sensors designed for multiple applications

April 11, 2006

A line of small square and rectangular inductive proximity and position sensors from Baumer Electric is designed for tight-spaced robotic, conveyor, and material handling applications.Ranging in size...

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Protective packaging prevents corrosion

April 11, 2006

Birchwood Casey offers the INTERCEPT® SPS packaging, which provides a protective, corrosion-free zone around metal parts. The packaging material neutralizes and removes corrosive elements in the...

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Adjustable roller shelf system introduced

April 11, 2006

Lista Intl. Corp. has introduced the Storage Wall® roller shelf, a system of shelves to be used within the company's Storage Wall system.Constructed with standard conveyor roller, the shelf system...

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Disbonder gel effective on hard-to-remove coatings

April 11, 2006

Interplus® 634 paint disbonder gel from International Paint LLC has low VOCs and is effective on hard-to-remove coatings such as polyurethanes, alkyds, acrylics, and waterborn coatings. It does...

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EWI appoints vice presidents

April 11, 2006

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has named Harvey Castner and Phil Weisenbach as vice presidents and has appointed them as officers to its board. Weisenbach also has assumed the role of COO.Castner was elected...

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Management matters

April 11, 2006

Creating a sound workplace is good not only for your business and your employees, but for society. When it comes to labor costs, the U.S. cannot compete with China and India. Our only chance of remaining competitive is to work more effectively and efficiently and to develop new innovations continually.

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Auto show lessons

April 11, 2006

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The North American International Auto Show held in Detroit is a stage for automakers to display their latest and greatest; it also serves as a harbinger of what's coming at suppliers over the next few years.

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Stamper, prototyper, assembler, or fabricator

April 11, 2006

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Newspapers and business magazines are filled with stories about offshoring, layoffs, and plant closings. Quasar Industries, a prototyping and low-volume production shop near Detroit, has bucked this trend and recently increased its manufacturing capability when it purchased a new building. A diverse fabricator, the company provides tooling development and also does stamping, laser cutting and welding, robotic welding, tube fabrication, and machining. The company's client base includes the automotive, appliance, and aerospace industries, among others. But all the equipment it has and processes it performs don't make it successful. Its success is a result of its employees' expertise and its corporate culture.

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