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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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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

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

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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T-Scan Technology Captures Artifact from the Civil War

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA-The Metrology Division of Leica Geosystems announces their newest local positioning technology, the Leica T-Scan product, was used for the high-precision surface data capture of a famous artifact retrieved from the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. The historic anchor was the first major relic recovered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, east of Cape Hatteras in the Atlantic Ocean. The Mariners' Museum (Newport News, VA) is home to hundreds of artifacts and archives from the Monitor.
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Engineers Week Includes Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

ALEXANDRIA, VA-With a sharpened focus on diversifying the ranks of engineering, Engineers Week 2006 (Eweek), February 19 to 25, will spearhead an all-out effort to reach young women and girls, particularly during the sixth annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on Thursday, February 23.
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Plexus Systems Named PACE Award Finalist

AUBURN HILLS, MI-Plexus Systems has been named a finalist for the 2006 Automotive News PACE awards. The Automotive News PACE Awards, now in its 12th year, honors innovation and technological achievement among automotive suppliers.
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2005 MACHINE-TOOL Consumption up 10.2%

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA-The Metrology Division of Leica Geosystems (St. Gallen, Switzerland) announces Advanced Integration Technology Inc. (AIT, Plano, TX) has successfully completed the first automated mate cell two weeks in advance for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
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Rockwell Automation to Acquire Datasweep Inc.

MILWAUKEE-Rockwell Automation Inc. announces an agreement to buy Datasweep Inc. (San Jose, CA), a privately held company in manufacturing production management software solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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Aerospace Testing Expo Scheduled for 2006

LONG BEACH, CA-More than 300 exhibitors from 13 countries attended the Aerospace Testing Expo North America held Nov. 8 to 10, 2005 in Long Beach, CA. The three-day event included new product demonstrations and 100 presentations covering new testing techniques and technological developments in the aerospace industry.
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