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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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US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) and Verisurf Collaborate On Portable Metrology Technology

July 25, 2013
Verisurf Software announced a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW).
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HMI Expanding Service to Include NDT Field Services

More offerings for HMI
July 23, 2013
Hutchinson Manufacturing Inc. (HMI) is proud to announce the addition of Non Destructive Testing (NDT) to its list of service capabilities.
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ISO 13485 Awarded to ON Semiconductor for its Advanced Packaging Facility

July 23, 2013
ON Semiconductor (ONNN), driving innovation in energy efficiency, has announced that its Burlington, Canada advanced packaging facility has received ISO 13485:2003 certification, the international quality management system standard for the design and manufacture of medical devices.
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Double Digit increase in Manufacturing Orders

July 22, 2013
May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $430.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
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Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference Begins on July 22, 2013 in San Diego, CA

July 17, 2013

Coordinate Metrology Society Rounds Out CMSC 2013 with Networking Events and Banquet, Career Fair, USS Midway Museum Tour, and 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk.

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