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Quality Expo Celebrates 20 Years

Quality Expo International (QEI), the world's largest trade show and conference dedicated to quality assurance and product reliability in discrete manufacturing, celebrates its 20th anniversary April 24 to 26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
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Laboratory Testing Recertified

The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) for accreditation in materials testing has reapproved Laboratory Testing Inc.
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NTMA Names Top Apprentice

The 29th Annual National Tooling and Machining Association's (NTMA) National Apprentice Competition determined the best of the best in a 2-day competition involving projects in lathe, mill, precision grinding and a compre-hensive exam.
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Don't Let Them See You Sweat

Manufacturing is among the hardest hit sectors in the current economic slowdown, but companies can cause additional damage by allowing customers to perceive that their operations are having difficulties, according to the George S. May International Co. (Park Ridge, IL), a consulting firm.
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Skill Standards Released

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council and the National Skill Standards Board have released the first voluntary skill standards for the manufacturing industry.
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Contract Manufacturers Expect Growth

Original equipment manufac-turers in the electronics sector are planning to substantially increase outsourcing of manufacturing to contract manufacturers, according to a survey conducted by New York investment house Bear Sterns.
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NASA Awards Contracts

NASA has awarded five-year contracts to 11 companies to provide revolutionary research into new aerospace engines to support its Ultra Efficient Technology program.
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Zeiss Announces New Headquarters

Carl Zeiss IMT Corp. (Minneapolis) is building a new North American headquarters and an advanced coordinate measuring machine manufacturing facility.
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Ohio Companies Awarded Technology Grant

TechSolve (Cincinnati) and Cincinnati Machine (Cincinnati) were awarded an Ohio Tech- nology Action Fund grant for $895,000 to fund the first phase of a 5-year initiative to help establish Ohio as a leader in ultra high-speed machining technology.
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Natural Gas Prices Cut Profits 14%

The rising price of natural gas is not only causing individuals to do a double take at recent bills, but manufacturers are suffering as well.
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