Quality Magazine

Vol. 6 No. 14

May 6, 2009

Volume 6, Issue 14

In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE: 

- Quality Magazine Announces 2009 Professional of the Year

- Ford Investing $550 Million in Michigan Plant 

- AMT Elects New President

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Industry News

Ford Investing $550 Million in Michigan Plant 

WAYNE, MI-Ford Motor Co. has announced that it will be investing $550 million to transform its Michigan Assembly Plant into a lean, green and flexible manufacturing complex.

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Certification Initiative Supports U.S. Products and Workers


GLENDALE, AZ-My American Jobs Inc., which earlier this year established a new process aimed at identifying and certifying products made in the United States, is embarking on a major effort to align with top U.S. trade associations, unions and other entities representing American companies, workers and products. FULL STORY>>

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Pilgrim Hosting Service Certified to SAS 70 II

Tampa, FL-Pilgrim Software Inc., provider of enterprise compliance and quality management (ECQM) software solutions, has announced that the company has achieved SAS 70 II certification for Pilgrim On Demand, its software as a service (SaaS) managed hosting service. FULL STORY>>

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Coming Events

June 9-11     
The Atlantic Design and Manufacturing Show, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

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

June 9-11     
MD&M East, New York. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200. www.canontradeshows.com

June 22-26           
The International Plastics Showcase (NPE) 2009, Chicago. The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), (202) 974-5235.  www.npe.org 

July 26-30           
NCSL International 2009 Workshop and Symposium, San Antonio, TX.  NCSL International, (303) 440-3339.
September 22-24    
Quality Expo, Rosemont, IL. Canon Communications LLC, (310) 445-4200.

September 28 to October 1           
Aero & Defense Test, Baltimore, MD. Leading Edge Events & Media Ltd., (800) 913-5022.


May Web Exclusives Feature
Document Collaboration and Control

Quality e-Marketplace:            3-D digitizing in revolutionary shape

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Hebco Inc. Wins Lockheed Martin Star Supplier Award

OKLAHOMA CITY-Lockheed Martin Corp. has awarded Hebco Inc. the Lockheed Martin Corp. Star Supplier - Facility Award, recognizing Hebco as one of its top-performing suppliers. The award was presented to Hebco for 100% quality and 100% delivery ratings for all products provided to Lockheed Martin. FULL STORY>>


AMT Elects New President

MCLEAN, VA-The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) has announced that it has elected Douglas K. Woods as AMT president. FULL STORY>>

One Man's Quality Crusade

H. James Harrington, Quality Magazine's 2009 Professional of the Year, has been a vibrant part of the quality movement for more than half a century. He has held key positions at IBM, presided over associations, led multiple companies and produced a large body of writing. Harrington has travelled the world many times over proclaiming the quality gospel, advising governments and business leaders from many nations on quality practices.

by Steve Wichelecki

DNV Opens Green Headquarters in U.S.

HOUSTON-DNV has opened a 90,000 square-foot eco-friendly building in Katy, TX, that will house many of the organization's North American businesses. The new facility is another step in DNV's increasing presence in United States and Canada, with business offerings in markets such as energy, healthcare, climate change, food safety, maritime and transportation. FULL STORY>>

Cirtronics Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

MILFORD, NH-Cirtronics Corp. is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a provider of turnkey electronic manufacturing services (EMS); in addition, the company is expanding its manufacturing facility in Milford, NH. FULL STORY>>

Blogs: Views from Quality  
Industry experts and editors from Quality Magazine share their views on the latest in quality and manufacturing.

Jim's Gems: The Power of Positive Thinking
The most important step toward success is having faith that you will succeed.
by Jim L. Smith

Managing Changing Expectations: Corrective Action and Root Cause
Implementing a corrective action system in a company will only have a positive affect when the attitude and vision is correct.
by Peter Sanderson

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