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Michigan School excels in manufacturing education.

November 26, 2012

As one of 9 exemplary schools in 8 states, Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) has been selected by SME Education Foundation for its 2013 PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) program. SME Education Foundation CEO Bart A. Aslin said JACC is working to develop Michigan's skilled manufacturing labor force and noted its "disciplined manufacturing course of study," business and industry involvement, as well as tech-based summer camps, scholarships, and robotic competitions. Read More

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FABTECH 2012 reflected energized manufacturing industry.

November 26, 2012

FABTECH 2012 saw record high first day attendance, bolstering number of sales, and well-attended education programs and special events.  Show organizers report 25,903 attendees walked 450,000+ net ft² of floor space at Las Vegas Convention Center to see live equipment demonstrations and compare products side-by-side. Held simultaneously with 3-day expo, FABTECH educational conference included sessions on trending topics in manufacturing. Read More

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NASA Technology Showcase lands in Cleveland Nov 28-30.

November 26, 2012

During NASA Technology Days showcase, taking place at the Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center, participants from industry, academia, and U.S. Government will discuss strategy development, partnerships, and methods to foster technology transfer and innovation. Free public event will feature NASA-funded technologies available for transfer to aerospace, advanced-energy, automotive, innovative manufacturing, and human-health industries. Read More

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Vehicle and Engine Importers to pay civil penalty.

November 26, 2012

EPA and Department of Justice announced settlement with Yuan Cheng International Group, Inc. and NST, Inc., which resolves allegations that, from 2006 to 2011, companies imported and introduced into commerce 17,521 recreational vehicles, highway motorcycles, and nonroad spark ignition engines without proper EPA certifications required under Clean Air Act to prevent excess emissions of pollutants. Both companies have ceased importing vehicles and engines and are now dissolved. Read More

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Construction Materials Prices decrease 0.4% in October 2012.

November 26, 2012

According to U.S. Labor Department's producer price index (PPI), USA's construction materials prices fell for first time in 3 months; prices remain 2% higher than one year ago. Nonresidential construction materials prices decreased 0.5% for month, but were 1.8% higher on year-over-year basis. Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu predicted volatile conditions due to U.S. financial market turmoil, instability in Europe, and "the shaky global economy in general." Read More

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Change Management Expert to headline Lean, Six Sigma conference.

November 26, 2012

University of Michigan professor, author, and change management expert Jeffrey K. Liker, Ph.D. will keynote Lean and Six Sigma Conference, which will take place March 4–5, 2013 in Phoenix, AZ and feature "Sustaining Results" theme. With 50+ sessions, event will provide new applications of lean and Six Sigma, examine future of said methodologies, and show how they can be applied to various industries. Attendees will learn how to achieve results and extend achievements. Read More

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CEA Announces Best of Innovations Design/Engineering honorees.

November 26, 2012

CEA® announced International CES® Best of Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award honorees for their advancements across 29 consumer electronics product categories, including 2 new trend-focused categories: Accessible and Universal Design Technologies, and Tech for Better World. According to senior VP of events and conferences Karen Chupka, "Adding two new categories to the awards allows for more cutting-edge technologies to enter and be discovered." Read More

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AEM salutes companies for industry service.

November 26, 2012

AEM recognizes 4 companies who have achieved "milestone member" status in 2012, a designation that highlights their industry support through longtime and continuous participation in the association. Gorman-Rupp Company in Mansfield, OH is the latest company achieving 75-year AEM member status. Companies achieving 25-year-member status include: HUSCO International in Waukesha, WI; Leon's Manufacturing Company in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Master Craft Industrial Equipment in Tifton, GA. Read More