Quality Magazine

Vol. 6. No. 6

March 4, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 6

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Manufacturers Holding Steady in 2009 

- AMT President Resigns

Quality Leadership 100

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Industry News

Manufacturers Holding
Steady in 2009


ATLANTA, GA-Forty-five percent of contract manufacturers are projecting growth in 2009, while 28% project their business to remain at last year's level, according to MFG.com's latest MFGWatch survey, conducted in January 2009.

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InfinityQS to Donate $1 Million to St. Jude Children's Hospital


CHANTILLY, VA-InfinityQS International, provider of SPC software and services, recently committed to donate $1 million to Memphis, TN-based St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, research and treatment center for pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases. FULL STORY>>

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Sypris Test & Measurement Expands to Mexico


ORLANDO-Sypris Test & Measurement Inc., provider of calibration services, test and component sourcing services, and specialty products to corporations and government agencies, has opened a calibration laboratory located in Jalisco, Mexico. FULL STORY>>

Current Issue


AMT President Resigns


Eriez Opens Service Center


Surfware Opens Demo and Training Center

Coming Events

March 31-April 2
The Vision Show, Phoenix, AZ. The Automated Imaging Association (AIA), (734) 994-6088. www.machinevisiononline.org 

April 22-23           
BIOMEDevice, Boston, MA. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

May 4-7           
Quality Measurement Conference (QMC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.

May 4-7           
Quality NDT Conference (QNDTC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714.  www.qualitymag.com/qmc  

May 4-7           
Quality Vision & Sensors Conference (QVSC), Orlando. Quality Magazine, (888) 530-6714. 

May 11-13           
Quality Symposium 2009, Phoenix. CIS Software, (613) 577-4417.  www.cissoftware.com

June 9-11    
The International Robots, Machine Vision & Motion Control Show, Rosemont, IL. Robotic Industries Association (RIA), (734) 994-6088.

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ANSI Launches Paper Competition for International Accreditation Day

NEW YORK-In recognition of the first-ever official U.S. celebration of International Accreditation Day on June 9, 2009, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is launching a paper competition focused on the value of accreditation in the global marketplace. All interested parties are invited to submit their papers by April 24, 2009, for a chance to win a $1,000 prize. FULL STORY>> 

Listen to Quality's New Q-Cast Podcast!

On February 6, 2009, President Obama invited business executives, including manufacturers, to the launch of his new Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Drew Greenblatt, owner of Marlin Steel Wire of Baltimore, MD, attended the event. Listen to our interview as Greenblatt discusses the event, as well as his thoughts on the current economic conditions and the importance of real-world perspective in Washington.

Customer Demand Main Obstacle in 2009 for Industrial Manufacturers


CHICAGO-Prime Advantage, buying consortium for midsized industrial manufacturers, has announced the findings of its first Group CFO Survey, revealing the top financial concerns of its member companies' chief financial officers for 2009. Ninety-three percent of the respondents listed customer demand among their top three external concerns, with 76% of respondents citing this as the top concern. FULL STORY>>

MAG Donates Vertical Machining Center to Philadelphia University

ERLANGER, KY-MAG Industrial Automation Systems, a machine tool and systems company, has donated a $100,000 state-of-the-art vertical machining center (VMC) to Philadelphia University's School of Engineering and Textiles. FULL STORY>>

AAI Opens Test Facility for Composite-Based Aircraft


PUNTA GORDA, FL-Inspection provider Arcadia Aerospace Industries (AAI) has opened a nondestructive inspection (NDI) and portable coordinate measurement (PCMM) facility at its Punta Gorda, FL, headquarters. The facility will be used for the inspection and testing of composite-based aircraft. FULL STORY>>

Quality Leadership 100

This year's Quality Leadership 100 companies are a great representation of manufacturing as a whole-covering small, privately owned companies to large multi-location manufacturers.

by Quality Magazine Staff
Blogs: Views from Quality  
Industry experts and editors from Quality Magazine share their views on the latest in quality and manufacturing--and we want your feedback!

Jim's Gems: Efficiency or Effectiveness?
The words effectiveness and efficiency are used often and, at times, there seems to be a fine line between the two terms.
by Jim L. Smith 
Managing Expectations: Great Expectations
A quality or a management system is ultimately designed to manage expectations at all levels.

by Peter Sanderson

Quality Remix: Hear what your colleagues have to say!


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