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Leica Geosystems Receives Market Leadership Award

December 1, 2006
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI-Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon Metrology company, has received a market leadership award in the laser tracker market segment from Frost & Sullivan, a New York-based global growth consultancy firm. Leica Geosystems was selected for this award based on the company’s sales growth and its commitment to emerging technologies.
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U.S. Automakers Closing Quality Gap

November 1, 2006
MILWAUKEE, WI-Despite rising vehicle costs and gas prices, consumers are giving the auto industry its highest perceived quality rating in a decade, according to the Quarterly Quality Report, released by
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Association News

November 1, 2006
• Intercomp Co.'s (Minneapolis) Eric Peterson has been elected the 2006 Society of Allied Weight Engineers (SAWE) president. Peterson works at Intercomp Co. as sales manager for their complete line
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People News

November 1, 2006
• Comet (Garbsen, Germany) appoints Jochen Dietel as technical services team leader. Dietel has more than 11 years of experience as a service manager in the field of micro- and
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Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 24.4% in 2006

November 1, 2006
MCLEAN, VA-July U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $278.47 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies
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Delcam Acquires PartMaker Developer IMCS

November 1, 2006
WINDSOR, ONTARIO-Delcam has acquired U.S.-based company International Manufacturing Computer Services Inc. (IMCS), the developer of the PartMaker suite of CAM software. The IMCS range includes applications for the programming of
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Starrett Acquires Tru-Stone Technologies Inc.

November 1, 2006
ATHOL, MA-The L.S. Starrett Co. has acquired the assets of Tru-Stone Technologies (Waite Park, MN). Tru-Stone Technologies provides high- precision, custom-engineered granite machine bases and accessories to manufacturers of inspection
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Business News

November 1, 2006
• In response to the needs of biophotonics customers, Edmund Optics (EO, Barrington, NJ) will introduce 20 new product lines designed to work in the ultraviolet. Products introduced in the
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Instron Receives Accreditation

November 1, 2006
NORWOOD, MA-Instron receives accreditation from NVLAP to perform displacement verifications in compliance with ASTM E 2309. Instron is one of the first calibration providers to receive accreditation for the standard.
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Ford Names President and CEO

November 1, 2006
DEARBORN, MI-Ford Motor Co. has elected Alan Mulally as president and chief executive officer. He has also been elected to the board of directors. Bill Ford will continue his duties
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