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TÜV Rheinland Hires Program Manager for New Lighting and LED Testing Group

August 8, 2013
TUV Rheinland of North America has named Sagar Patel as lighting and LED program manager to head up the company’s newly launched service group based in Pleasanton, California.
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Pilgrim Software Names Stanley Curtis as CTO

August 8, 2013
Pilgrim Software, Inc. announced that Stanley Curtis has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) and senior vice president of Software Engineering for the company.
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WESTEC 2013 Returns to California Amidst Promising Manufacturing Climate

Recent economic and business forecasts portend rising prospects for manufacturing in California ahead of industry expo.
August 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES — WESTEC, the premier West Coast manufacturing event, returns to California amidst an encouraging environment that has seen a measurable increase in exports, production, overall employment growth, and recent legislation designed to enhanced the state’s manufacturing sector.
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Hungary: TÜV Rheinland Acquires Special Service Provider for Non-Destructive Testing

Strategic expansion of NDT services
August 5, 2013
TÜV Rheinland Intercert Kft., a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland AG in Hungary, has acquired 100 percent of Minell Quality Control and Services Ltd.
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Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) 2013 Brims with 3D Measurement Innovations and Information

Coordinate Metrology Society conducts first Level-One Certification Examination for Metrologists
August 5, 2013
The Coordinate Metrology Society announced today its 29th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC) attracted more than 500 professionals worldwide in the 3D portable measurement and inspection field.
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China Leads Increased Interest in Q2 in Industrial Manufacturing M&A Activity

August 1, 2013
While deals in the industrial manufacturing sector were more moderately paced in the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the norms of recent years, acquirers from emerging and developing nations, most notably China, remained actively involved in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, according PwC US.
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Kaman Acquires Parker Distributor Western Fluid Components, Inc.

August 1, 2013
Kaman Corporation announced that its Distribution Segment (Kaman) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Western Fluid Components, Inc. (Western), to further expand its fluid power position in the Northwest.
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Consumers Prefer Made in USA Products

July 29, 2013
The Boston Consulting Group and other researchers recently reported that consumer preference for Made in USA products continues to increase.
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The SME Education Foundation Awarded More Than $600,000 in Scholarships

Aspiring engineers receive financial help with their education
July 29, 2013
Promising engineering students began their summer vacations with the knowledge that the financial burden of their college tuition has been significantly reduced or eliminated thanks to scholarship funding provided by the SME Education Foundation (SME-EF).
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Optimism for Domestic Economic Outlook among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers

Highest Level in Five Quarters, According to PwC’s Manufacturing Barometer
July 29, 2013
Optimism among U.S. industrial manufacturers regarding the domestic economic outlook rose to 63 percent during the second quarter of 2013, up from 55 percent in the first quarter and representing the highest level since the first quarter of 2012, according to the Q2 2013 Manufacturing Barometer, released today by PwC US.


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