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In the story, "Seeing the Factory from Anywhere," (Quality, Sept. 2002, p. 34) two words were inadvertently added to the beginning of the sidebar.
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Big Three Set Deadline

The end of the line for QS-9000 is near.
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Ram to Share Wilcox's Vision

Ram Optical Instrumentation Inc. (Tempe, AZ) has signed an agreement with software manufacturer Wilcox Associates Inc. (Danville, CA) to incorporate Wilcox's PC-DMIS Vision metrology software on Ram's optical products.
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Juran Calls for Quality Manifesto

Noted quality expert Dr. Joseph M. Juran is proposing a new, multimillion dollar research effort that could serve as the basis for a "manifesto" on quality leadership.
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Zeiss Opens New Headquarters

Amid fanfare that included a laser show and acrobatics, Carl Zeiss IMT Corp. recently unveiled its new U.S. headquarters before more than 300 attendees.
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E-exchange for PPAP Documents

The automotive industry's Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process has always looked good on paper. But that has been one of the problems.
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Business News

Gerotech Inc. (Flat Rock, MI) has been appointed exclusive sales representative for COORD3 Inc. (Torino, Italy) CMMs for Michigan metalcutting companies.
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North American sales of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) fell 33% in 2001 compared to 2000, according to the Metrology Automation Association (MAA, Ann Arbor, MI).
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America's small manufacturers are getting closer to keeping the public-private program that helps them remain globally competitive.
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Starrett Rebuts Claim

According to a Sept. 12 story in the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether L.S. Starrett (Athol, MA) sold Rapid Check coordinate measuring machines to NASA, the Pentagon and other customers knowing that the machine had flaws.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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