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AIA 2014 Board of Directors Election Results Announced

January 24, 2014
The 2014 AIA Board of Directors election results were announced during the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, Florida. Steve Mott, Vice President of Components Express, Inc. was named the new Chairperson.
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PwC’s Manufacturing Barometer: Domestic and World Economic Outlook is Optimistic for U.S. Industrial Manufacturers

January 23, 2014
NEW YORK — With expectations that economic growth will continue in 2014, U.S. industrial manufacturers expressed optimism about the U.S. economy, and more importantly, toward the broader world economy, which has reached the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the Q4 2013 Manufacturing Barometer, released today by PwC US.
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Brady Corporation Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

January 23, 2014
Brady Corporation announced it has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.
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EMVA Business Conference 2014 in Vienna

January 22, 2014
The annual EMVA Business Conference 2014 takes place from 15-17 May at the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof in Vienna, Austria.
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Nominations for William A. Wildhack Award

January 21, 2014
Each year NCSL International has the opportunity to recognize an individual for outstanding contributions to the field of calibration, metrology, and leadership to NCSLI by presenting the William A. Wildhack Award. Nominations are due by April 21, 2014.
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Metrology Workshop April 30 - May 1

January 21, 2014
On April 30 and May 1, 2014, Don Cohen, PhD, an expert in surface roughness and its effects, will lead a two-day short course on surface finish, friction, wear and texture in Livonia, Michigan. Cohen is the founder of Michigan Metrology.
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President Obama Announces New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute

North Carolina headquartered consortium of 18 companies and 6 universities partnering with the federal government to strengthen U.S. manufacturing
January 17, 2014
The President announced new steps with the private sector to strengthen the manufacturing sector, boost advanced manufacturing, and attract the good paying jobs that a growing middle class requires.
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Delcam Shareholders Vote to Accept Autodesk Offer

January 17, 2014
Shareholders in Delcam, a supplier of advanced software for manufacturing industry, voted to accept the offer made by Autodesk to acquire the company. The acquisition is expected to be completed during February.
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Legendary Quality Magazine Publisher Dies at 91

January 17, 2014

Richard A. Templeton, 91, of Crystal Lake, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born July 3, 1922, in Lakewood, Ohio, to the late Leta and Harry Templeton.


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Automotive Parts Supplier Expands to Kansas City Region, Creating 164 Jobs

Janesville Acoustics to invest $13.4 million to open new manufacturing facility
January 17, 2014
The Kansas City Area Development Council announced the Kansas City region is gaining another global automotive parts supplier. Janesville Acoustics, a Jason Incorporated Company, will invest $13.4 million in a new 155,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing facility in Warrensburg, Mo., to supply GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant, creating 164 new, full time jobs.
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