MCLEAN, VA-April U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $281.54 million, according to AMT, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association.
STATE COLLEGE, PA-Frost & Sullivan, a growth consulting company, has named Minitab Inc. the recipient of its 2007 Customer Value Leadership of the Year Award in the quality compliance, manufacturing productivity and statistical process control market.
MILWAUKEE-The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has announced its slate of officers for the 2007-08 term. The results were announced at ASQ’s Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the World Conference on Quality and Improvement, April 30 to May 2, 2007, in Orlando, FL. The results are based on a general membership vote that took place beginning Feb. 23, 2007.
WHITTIER, CA-The International Accreditation Service (IAS) has introduced a new program that accredits Product Certification Agencies under ISO/IEC Guide 65, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Product Certification Systems.
AUBURN HILLS, MI-Plexus Systems Inc., provider of the on-demand manufacturing performance system Plexus Online, is sponsoring a new benchmark report, The Enterprise Value of Plant Floor Visibility, by Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Co.
SKOKIE, IL-Manufacturing engineers, machine builders and others in need of application-specific information on leak testing and functional testing can now access an online library of leak test and functional test applications in the recently revamped InterTech Development Co. Web site, www.intertechdevelopment.com.
ORLANDO, FL-National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President John Engler praised the contribution of Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to the U.S. economy and said NAM “strongly supports adequate funding for the MEP.”
TEMPE, AZ-The Institute for Supply Management reported that manufacturing activity increased in April with the manufacturing index hitting its highest mark since last May. On the other hand, commodities prices continue to rise at a rapid rate, with metals and energy being the areas of greatest concern.
FL-More than 120 of the top quality measurement professionals in the United
States gathered in the sun for four days of the 2007 Manufacturing &
Measurement Conference & Workshop (MMCW) in Clearwater, FL, April 23 to 26.
Held at the Marriott Sand Key resort, attendees heard from top professionals in
manufacturing about the challenges and solutions of making measurement and
quality an effective tool for their companies.