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NCMS helps companies identify future opportunities.

Su-Dan Corporation has participated in NCMS technology roadmapping workshop to identify areas of product diversification and new market development. As a result of a grant from Department of Labor, NCMS trained Su-Dan Corporation engineers in how to apply lean product development techniques to improve competitive advantage in international marketplace. Lean Product Development Initiative offered...

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EASTEC 2007 covered latest manufacturing technologies.

Held in West Springfield, MA from May 22-24, EASTEC 2007 brought together experts on latest technologies and management strategies for large and small manufacturing companies. It included nearly 600 exhibitors covering 169,000 sq ft. Show also offered Resource Centers and free sessions covering topics such as automation, lean, medical device manufacturing, and how to optimize plant, energy, and...

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Annual SAG Meeting addresses health care and skills gap.

During National Industrial Council State Associations Group meeting, NAM President John Engler praised contributions of SAG members and pointed to victories on offshore energy, R and D tax credit, and other pro-manufacturing tax issues and legal reform at end of 109th Congress. He also encouraged members to keep up their vigilance on issues confronting manufacturers this year, including card...

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AAMA Membership exceeds 300 companies.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has added 18 new members in 2007, according to president and CEO Rich Walker. Since April, national members that have joined include Ciralight, Inc. of Park City, Utah, GIESSE GSG International SPA of Budrio, Italy, Sheffield Plastics, Inc. of Sheffield, Massachusetts, and Weiss Chemie of Haiger, Germany. New England Woodworking of...

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ICUEE 2007 offers online planning tools.

ICUEE 2007 will be held October 16-18, 2007 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. It will feature more than 1 million net sq ft of exhibits of the latest construction and utility equipment, technologies, products, and services. Demo Expo on www.icuee.com features Virtual Trade Show with company and product locator to help attendees pre-plan their visit to the show, as well as...

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AEC to hold technical workshop on June 5-6 in Chicago.

Developed by the AEC Technical Services Committee, Extrusion Process Optimization Workshop is designed for extrusion line managers and emphasizes best possible uses of existing plant equipment. Two-day program will focus on process parameters and production management, and will feature interactive Question-and-Answer Forum. Speakers include members of the AEC Technical Services Committee who are...

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EPSA argues against electricity production taxes.

Responding to proposals made by state officials in Illinois and Connecticut to impose state taxes solely at electricity generation, EPSA President and CEO, John E. Shelk stated that proposals should be rejected by public officials. To accept proposals would place supply of electricity to Americans in jeopardy. Tax proposals will make it much more difficult for necessary investment in new power...

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NPCA receives training approval from FDOT.

Approval by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) allows NPCA to conduct Quality Assurance training for all Florida personnel involved in testing and inspection processes for precast concrete product lines. The accreditation covers concrete pipe, box culvert, and precast drainage structure products. NPCA will present FDOT module training May 23 in Orlando to ensure precast manufacturers in...

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Fieldbus Foundation praises unified device integration.

Conducting press briefing at Interkama 2007 Trade Fair and Exhibition, Fieldbus Foundation praised agreement by EDDL Cooperation Team and FDT Group to combine efforts and work toward single, unified solution for device integration compatible with both technologies. As part of agreement, FDT Group will join ECT as its newest member. Future technology developments will use subset of OPC Unified...

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