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  • October 15th, 2013
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Chemists Fume on EPA Composite Wood Formaldehyde Rule

New composite wood formaldehyde emissions standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency are “arbitrary and contrary to the intent of the law,” says the  American Chemistry Council’s Formaldehyde Panel. The chemists group filed its comments last week with the EPA following publication of proposed standards by the regulatory agency. ACC’s Formaldehyde Panel says it supports […]

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  • October 15th, 2013
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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

If you live in Texas, Tennessee or Michigan – jobs are headed your way! General Motors Opens Stamping Plant in Texas Hankook Tire to Invest $800 Million to Build First US Production Plant in Tennessee Auto Parts Supplier to Open $110 Million Plant in Michigan

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  • October 15th, 2013
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Hershey’s is Launching its First New Candy Brand in 30 years!

Chew this . . . Hershey’s new candy brand is Lancaster Caramels will come in three flavors: caramel; vanilla and caramel; and vanilla and raspberry.  And for the first time it is taking a double barreled approach, debuting the candy in the U.S. and China at once. The move comes as China increasingly becomes a […]

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  • October 14th, 2013
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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up In August

McLEAN, Va. — August U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $161.7 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was up 1.3 percent from July’s total but down 13.2 percent from August 2012. […]

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  • October 11th, 2013
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Tenex Capital Management to buy JET, Powermatic

Private equity firm signed deal to acquire Walter Meier Tools, including JET, Powermatic, and Wilton tool brands. Tenex Capital Management, a New York based private equity firm, announced it has agreed to acquire Walter Meier Tools, the machinery and tools business of Walter Meier AG of Switzerland, according to a report in the Fort Mill […]

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  • October 10th, 2013
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Did You Know

Did you know: Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.2 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. Nearly 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.

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  • October 9th, 2013
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A Call to Action on Manufacturing

Congressman Honda Calls For Comprehensive Manufacturing Strategy In an op-ed in The Hill Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) wrote that National Manufacturing Day allowed Americans to reflect on how a renaissance in the manufacturing is essential for a recovery of the US economic. Rep. Honda wrote that the US needs a comprehensive manufacturing strategy. According to […]

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  • October 8th, 2013
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KOMO Hosts Annual Certified Service Technician Training

KOMO Machine Inc. recently hosted ten (10) field technicians from throughout the country at their Annual Training Session for KOMO Certified Field Service Technicians. Training was held September 9-11, 2013 at KOMO’s Manufacturing and Corporate Headquarters in Lakewood, NJ. The primary focus of this year’s training was the IndraMotion MTX control offered by Bosch Rexroth […]

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  • October 7th, 2013
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Analysts: Housing Rebound Should Continue Despite Rising Rates

The AP  reported that analysts are convinced rising mortgage rates will not derail the housing recovery because consumers who have been delaying home purchases are now anxious to proceed in order to avoid higher rates in the future. Even though “the jump in rates should test the strength of the recovery, analysts foresee stable sales […]

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  • October 7th, 2013
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More Than 800 Manufacturers Shine Spotlight On Careers And Innovation

As part of the second-annual Manufacturing Day (October 4, 2013), NAM reported that more than 800 manufacturers across the nation opened their doors and shared the innovative and advanced operations that make manufacturing among the most rewarding career options available. Tripling in size since last year’s inaugural event, Manufacturing Day offered students and members of the […]

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