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PMAEF Awards $34,370 in Grants

September 1, 2006
Cleveland-The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF) awarded a total of $34,370 in grants to six programs created to enhance the U.S. metalforming workforce. PMAEF congratulates all of the grant
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May Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 21.4%

September 1, 2006
MCLEAN, VA-May U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $319.40 million, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA) and The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT). This total, as reported by
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Assembly Plant Awards

September 1, 2006
Toyota receives a total of four assembly plant quality awards for producing vehicles yielding the fewest defects, including the platinum plant quality award for its Iwate, Japan, plant, producer of
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2006 IQS Ranking Highlights

September 1, 2006
Lexus and Toyota models continue to dominate initial quality rankings, capturing 11 out of 19 segment awards in 2006. Lexus models rank highest in every segment in which they compete.
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Authors Address Global Six Sigma Summit

September 1, 2006
LAS VEGAS-WCBF's Global Six Sigma Summit, held June 27 to 30, offered attendees a chance to hear three best-selling authors-Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Subir Chowdhury and Joseph Grenny-offer their perspectives on
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Vehicle Design Plays Role in Quality Perceptions

September 1, 2006
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA-The way technology is integrated into new-vehicle design, particularly interior features and controls, is considered by consumers to be as important to quality as are defects and malfunctions,
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Mitutoyo America Receives World Excellence Award

August 1, 2006
AURORA, IL-Mitutoyo America Corp. announced it has received a Ford Motor Co. World Excellence Award. The award was one of 60 world excellence awards presented to Ford's top global suppliers
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Nine Tracks Offered at Lean Six Sigma Summit West 2006

August 1, 2006
LAS VEGAS-In 2005, The Home Depot's process excellence program quadrupled its financial impact from 2004 while cutting cycle times in half. At the Lean Six Sigma Summit West, learn exactly
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Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up 18.5% in 2006

August 1, 2006
MCLEAN, VA-April U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $255.13 million, according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association (AMTDA). This total, as reported by
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Gulf Coast MEP Centers Help Manufacturers Recover

August 1, 2006
ORLANDO, FL-The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded grants totaling $4.5 million to five organizations affiliated with NIST's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to assist manufacturers in Gulf
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