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Conference Will Explore latest developments in ERP software.

September 11, 2012

As announced in Precision Metalforming Association's (PMA) flagship publication, MetalForming magazine, The Manufacturing ERP Experience will provide information on industry's leading enterprise-resource-planning (ERP) software systems for small- to mid-sized manufacturing companies. This conference is scheduled for October 3-4, 2012 in Cleveland, OH. Along with software demonstrations, program will feature variety of case-study and keynote presentations. Read More

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Agenda Announced for inaugural OPC Technology Summit.

September 11, 2012

OPC Foundation published its program agenda for OPC Technology Summit, which will take place October 16-18, 2012 in Orlando, FL. Event is open to OPC Foundation members as well as non-members and showcases OPC technology, including next-generation OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA). According to OPC Foundation's Thomas Burke, program will show how OPC UA is "revolutionizing data and information exchange." Features will include keynote address from Sanaz Browarny and other presentations. Read More

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Machine Vision Sales increased 3% in second quarter.

September 11, 2012

According to AIA's Quarterly Machine Vision Sales Tracking Report, total machine vision sales in North America rose 3% compared to 2Q 2011. Sales of machine vision systems rose 2% year-over-year, while component sales saw 10% increase. Paul Kellett, Director of Market Analysis for AIA, said "industry experts do not expect an ongoing improvement," citing 53% of experts surveyed as expecting flat sales and 37% believing sales will decrease in next two quarters. Read More

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SAE and HDMA to host Off-Highway Dialogue conference.

September 11, 2012

On October 1, SAE International and Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association will host the inaugural Off-Highway Dialogue at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Conference will focus on market trends and analysis of heavy equipment industry from global perspective. This will include exploring present market conditions for agricultural, mining, construction, and industrial equipment supplier industry, as well as looking at future of industry over next 5 years. Read More

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Industrial Control Equipment Demand weakened in 2W 2012.

September 11, 2012

At 3.3% above its level one year ago and 48% above its level observed in mid-2009, NEMA's Primary Industrial Controls Index decreased 3% (quarter-to-quarter) during 2Q 2012. Primary Industrial Controls and Adjustable Speed Drives Index, as broader measure of industrial controls demand, also declined slightly (1.3%) during 2Q 2012. This follows 10.2% gain in 1Q 2012. On year-over-year basis, index climbed at 4.6% rate. During 2Q, manufacturing sector showed annualized gain of 1.4%. Read More

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FAA AIP Grant announced for Dayton International Airport.

September 11, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $4.8 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to expand apron area around terminal of James M. Cox Dayton International Airport. Once finished, project will ensure clear line of sight between control tower and aircraft movement area near terminal. FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant will specifically fund removal of Concourse D building as well as rehabilitation and expansion of apron area around terminal. Read More

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FAA AIP Grant helps extend Fort Worth Alliance Airport runways.

September 11, 2012

As announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, $10 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant has been offered as part of multi-year project to extend runways at Fort Worth Alliance Airport. Grant will pay for continued work to extend each of Alliance's 2 runways to 11,000 ft. Expected to be completed in 2016, this project has been underway for several years and involves relocating nearby state highway and railroad. Read More

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ITA Announces Dates and Location for TITANIUM EUROPE 2013.

September 11, 2012

International Titanium Association (ITA) will organize and host TITANIUM EUROPE 2013 Conference and Expo, which will take place March 5-7, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany. While providing insights into European titanium industry, event will also serve as networking venue for business executives. According to ITA president Michael Metz, this European forum is expected to "attract producers, distributors, designers and fabricators from all parts of the world." Read More