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Industry News: Weak Fed Report Belies Strong Manufacturing Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The report from the Federal Reserve that manufacturing production showed no change in September after edging down 0.4% in August does not accurately reflect what is going on in manufacturing, says David Huether, chief economist of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
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Industry News: Minitab Named as Finalist in Top Small Workplaces Ranking

STATE COLLEGE, PA-The Wall Street Journal named Minitab, provider of software and services for quality improvement and statistics education, as one of 35 finalists in its first annual ranking of top small workplaces in North America.
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Industry News: PEMAlliance Gets Multi-Million Dollar Grant

DETROIT-The newly formed PEMAlliance aims to increase U.S. automakers’ global competitiveness through reduced variation in component quality.
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Industry News: ASM Announces Fellow of Society Honorees

In 1969, the Materials Information Society (ASM) established the Fellow of the Society honor to provide recognition to members for distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering and develop a broadly based forum of technical and professional leaders to serve as advisors to the society.
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Industry News: 2007 Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 5.3%

MCLEAN, VA-July U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $271.37 million, according to AMT, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association.
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Industry News: Senate Confirms New Manufacturing "Czar"

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Senate confirmed William G. “Woody” Sutton as assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and services, a position sometimes referred to as the manufacturing “czar.”
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Industry News: Study Champions IBS's Enterprise Quality Management Solutions

LEXINGTON, MA-IBS, provider of enterprise quality and compliance solutions, announces that manufacturers using its enterprise quality management (EQM) solutions have earned a Best in Class categorization in a ranking by the Aberdeen Group (Boston, MA), provider of research focused on the global technology-driven value chain.
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Industry News: Trikon Becomes AIMS Distribution Partner

OSLO, NORWAY-Trikon Design Services, a design, engineering and information technology company, has partnered with Metronor to offer the AIMS software suite of tools.
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Industry News: Hexagon Acquires CogniTens Ltd.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI-Hexagon AB has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of CogniTens Ltd., provider of shop floor noncontact dimensional measurement solutions.
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Industry News: Parlec Inc. and Mahr GmbH Announce Partnership

HANOVER, GERMANY-Parlec Inc., headquartered in Fairport, NY, and Mahr GmbH, headquartered in Göttingen, Germany, announce a bilateral partnership agreement to market and sell each other’s measurement tool and inspection products.
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