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Wisconsin's Food Manufacturing Industry Celebrates Manufacturing Day and Month

The food manufacturing industry of Wisconsin recently joined in celebration of National Manufacturing Day and Manufacturing Month. The food processing industry in Wisconsin contributed 259,600 jobs, $12.9 billion to labor income and $67.8 billion to industrial sales, according to a study released by the University of Wisconsin. The president of the Midwest Food Products Association, MWFPA, noted...

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IPC Releases North American PCB Industry August 2018 Results

IPC’s North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program August 2018 shows an increase in year-over-year growth for industry sales and orders and steady book-to-bill ratio of 1.05. The total PCB shipments in August 2018 were 8.7 percent more compared to same month previous year. The bookings in august is 9.4 percent more compared to the previous month and the PCB bookings increased...

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NIMS Launches New Online Testing Center to Enrich User Experience and Testing Procedures

The NIMS focuses on providing industry-developed and validated, competency-based skill standards and credentials with new testing center and credentials for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and machine maintenance, service and repair (MMSR). They offer immediate test feedback, interactive test demo environment, 24/7 access to testing activity reports and electronic submission of performance...

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NEMA Welcomes U.S.-Agreement That Focuses on Global Competitiveness of the U.S. Electrical Manufacturing Industry

NEMA welcomes the USMC Agreement made on October 1, 2018 that consists of series of commitments of material importance to U.S. electro-industry. This agreement focuses on areas of market access, standards and conformity assessment and regulatory cooperation. NAFTA will remain in force until the USMCA enters into effect at a date to be determined in 2019 or 2020.

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SPE Presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Farber

The Society of Plastics Engineers honored Dr. John Farber, the founder of ICC Industries Inc with the lifetime achievement award on September 25 during SPE’s Thermoforming Awards Dinner at AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. He worked as a laboratory chemist in Israel and completed his doctorate in polymer chemistry in New York. He developed sales of U.S.-made paint...

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AAMA Introduces Latest Standards for Side-Hinged Door Systems

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association releases AAMA 1304-18- Voluntary Specification for Determining Forced Entry Resistance of Side-Hinged Door Systems document. This document provides description about standard test methods and performance criteria for side-hinged door systems in locked position for resisting entry under specified load and conditions. The AAMA 1304-18 document...

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Interstate 55 and Lake Shore Drive Interchange Projects Receive Awards in 2018 National Transportation Competition

The Interstate 55 and Lake Shore Drive Interchange project and 400 Trail (PATH 400) projects are selected as the winners of 2018 America's Transportation Awards Competition and are awarded with the prize money of $135 million and $9.3 million respectively. The Interstate project now connects major interstate and an urban expressway near Chicago’s recreational and educational destinations...

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