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Giuliani impresses attendees at Six Sigma Summit

March 20, 2006
MIAMI-Rudy Giuliani's speech, "The Best of Leadership at the 7th Annual Worst of Times," earned him a standing ovation from the packed audience at the 7th Annual Six Sigma Summit, January 23 to 26.
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Surface Texture Gage Capability-B46.1 Surface Metrology Update

March 20, 2006
CHARLOTTE, NC-Responding to industry requests, the B46 committee has created a simplified "Executive Summary" surface metrology guideline to be included in future standards.
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February 23, 2006
YXLON International (Hamburg, Germany) has won a contract from The Boeing Co. to provide a Digital Imaging X-Ray System, model Y.Multiplex-FR 5500, for use in the Boeing commercial airplanes fabrication division.
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Maintaining Competitiveness Requires Diverse Workforce

February 23, 2006
WHITE PLAINS, NY-America is facing a crisis in the fields of science, engineering and technology. The U.S. workforce in these fields is on the verge of retiring in record numbers, and education does not prepare enough secondary school students to fill the looming gap. The result is a severe shortage of engineering college graduates, according to speakers at a symposium hosted November 14 to 16, 2005, by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).
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SPEEA Members Say ‘Yes' to Contract Offer

February 23, 2006
WICHITA, KS-Engineers represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, have approved a three-year contract with The Boeing Co.'s Wichita Integrated Defense Systems.
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QualMark Corp. Acquires Ling Electronics

February 23, 2006
DENVER-QualMark Corp. announced the acquisition of Massachusetts-based Ling Electronics from SatCon Power Systems Inc., a division of SatCon Technology Corp.
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Association News

February 23, 2006
The Association for Operations Management (APICS, Kansas City, MO), acknowledges the recipients of the APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence in three categories: education, innovation and technology partnership.
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People News

February 23, 2006
FKI Logistex (St. Louis) announces the appointments of Glen Chambers as regional director and Paul Swietlinksi as business development manager for the Canadian operations of its North American manufacturing systems unit.
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Agilent Technologies Acquires Molecular Imaging

February 23, 2006
PALO ALTO, CA-Agilent Technologies Inc. announces that it has acquired privately held Molecular Imaging Corp. (Tempe, AZ), a developer and manufacturer of nanotechnology measurement tools. Financial details were not disclosed.
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Nonprofits Eligible for Baldrige

February 23, 2006
GAITHERSBURG, MD-Starting in 2007, nonprofit organizations-including charities, trade and professional associations, and government agencies-will be eligible to apply for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.
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