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DCHN, Fine Metal Finisher, to Attend EASTEC 2015 in West Springfield, MA

LogoDCHN, LLC, a Katahdin Industries Inc. company, will be attending the EASTEC Show—New England's Premier Manufacturing Exposition—in West Springfield, MA, at the Eastern States Exposition from May 12-15, 2015 (Booth# 5674). As an industry leader in technical aluminum anodizing, DCHN will demonstrate the exceptional chemical stability and corrosive resistance of MICRALOX®, an innovative anodic coating for aluminum. DCHN will also provide information on their new bundling of coating services that includes in-house SANFORD PRINT—embedded printing, epoxy ink, and laser-marking services.

StepperOnline Offers Linear Stepper Motors at Attractive Prices

StepperOnline provides high quality stepper products at lower prices. They are the wholesalers of stepper motors and purchase products in bulk from the manufacturers to avail the best discounts. These products are then offered to the clinetele at competitive prices. This company offers a wide range of products for the people to choose from. For the smooth functioning of the internal mechanism of the motors, StepperOnline offers superior quality linear steppers at cost effective rates.

FCGD Branches Into the Fast Food Industry

LogoFirst Colombia Gold Corp announced today the acquisition of Triangle Restaurant Group, a private company that has developed multiple fast food franchise brands over the last five years.

Communication in Manufacturing Leadership Part of New Radio Interview Series Sponsored by PDP Solutions

President of PDP Solutions, Louise Dickmeyer was interviewed by Todd Schnick of IntrepidNOW regarding manufacturing leadership communication. "Effective Communication in the Workplace," is sponsored by Dickmeyer's firm and in the third part of a six part series emphasized the necessary shift from process to people to increase communication effectiveness and productivity.

TCCI Leader Profiled in Quality Digest Series Women in Manufacturing

Kara Demirjian Huss, Vice President and Global Marketing Director for T/CCI Manufacturing, was featured in Quality Digest in the first of a series of articles highlighting women leaders in manufacturing. Industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, authored the article titled, "XX," which examined women in manufacturing leadership roles.

Warehouse Logistics International Recognized Picking Perfection as an Important Industry News Resource

LogoPicking Perfection newsletter, sponsored by Pcdata USA, was recognized recently by Warehouse Logistics International magazine as a vital industry news resource. Warehousing and Logistics International magazine, is the official digital publication for the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Associations (IFWLA). The IFWLA is made up of 17 trade associations from around the world and the secretariat is run out of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association's offices in London. Warehousing and Logistics International purpose is to enable logistics companies and suppliers to communicate effectively on latest technology, market trends, regional issues, and best practice.

Michigan-Based Magline Congratulates Western Michigan University Supply Chain Ranking

LogoMichigan-based Magline shared the good news reported recently by the Grand Rapids Business Journal that Western Michigan University supply chain program ranks No. 2 in the U.S. Rachel Weick reported Western Michigan University Integrated Supply Management program, or ISM, at the Haworth College of Business earned the ranking by Software Advice for its blend of engineering, information technology, and manufacturing courses at the undergraduate level. Software Advice is a software resource firm that provides independent research and reviews. The firm conducted a national study examining 15 top supply chain management programs, due to the rising demand for expertise in technology, software, and quantitative tools in the profession. The firm said that digital tools are "the backbone of major supply chain operations." Penn State University ranks No. 1. Michigan State University ranks No. 8 at the undergraduate level and No. 11 at the graduate level. The University of Michigan ranks No. 2 for its graduate programming for supply chain education.

Natural Playground Company PDPlay Completes Four Projects for U.S. Navy

PDPlay, the leading designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly commercial playground equipment and natural playgrounds, has completed a natural playground renovation contract for the United States Navy at four separate bases in the U.S. The natural playgrounds are located at childcare centers serving Navy personnel. The bases in Murphy Canyon, CA, Kings Bay, GA, Kitsap Bangor, WA and Pensacola, FL, were slated for renovation after being redesigned as natural playgrounds by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Weight Scale Manufacturers Canada – Covering Every Segment

Portable And Versatile Crane Scales – These heavy-duty scales offer fast and accurate solutions for overhead weighing and can be used for a variety of industrial applications in warehouses and factories. Made from a sturdy aluminum frame, they feature a massive load bearing capacity of 600,000lbs.

Moller International's Licensee Is Positioned to Become a Major Supplier of Engines for the World Market

LogoMoller International's exclusive engine production licensee, Freedom Motors, has received letters of intent (LOI), conditional orders and firm orders for over 3.5 million Rotapower rotary engines (~ $5 billion). A substantial portion of this demand is for use in motor scooters/motorcycles where a recent market analysis by Global Industry Analysts Inc. indicated that 75 million motor scooters/motorcycles will be produced in 2015 (~ $100 billion).

E Instruments Announces New Commercial and Residential Combustion Analyzers Available

LogoHVAC businesses or professionals that need a new combustion analyzer and/or emissions analyzer can turn to E Instruments this spring. The company is pleased to announce that they have new residential and commercial combustion analyzers available.

TCCI Industrial Air Compressors Take Industry Lead in OEM Market with Lead by Charlie Roberts

Charlie Roberts is a Director of Sales for T/CCI. He is responsible for the sales and promotion of both swash and wobble plate compressors and serves as the OEM Account Manager for Thermo King, Carrier and PACCAR. He is also heavily involved in the planning and execution of T/CCI's global strategy.

Pcdata USA Encouraged by Positive Warehouse and Distribution Center Equipment Leasing Data

LogoPicking Perfection, sponsored by Pcdata USA recently reported the 2015 Confidence Index by the Equipment Leasing & Finance foundation portends good news for warehouse and distribution center sales in 2015.

Record Number of Visitors Attend This Year's Packaging Innovations Show – UWrap Comments

UWrap, a Blackpool-based provider of shrink wrap machines, have remarked upon the news that the Packaging Innovations 2015 show attracted a record number of visitors.

Manufacturing Journalist Thomas R. Cutler Profiles AGV Company at ProMat Debut

Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, contributing editor for Robotics Tomorrow authored the article, titled, "Robots at ProMat to Feature Indian AGVs for the First Time." According to Cutler, the order picking AGVs (automated guided vehicles) or BOTS are used to move ordered products to trailer-loading area for distribution.

Manufacturers May Not Be Lagging Technology Adopters Reports Ultriva

LogoManufacturing is traditionally perceived as an industry that lags behind in technology adoption. According to Ultriva this may not be true. Forecast Errors, a weekly e-newsletter, shares methods, modes, and tools used in a variety of supply chain industries and recently reported that a new study by Softchoice found that manufacturing actually leads all other industries in cloud app adoption (think Google Docs, Box, Salesforce, etc.). The reshoring movement, which has forced manufacturers to rethink their operations and supply chain efficiency, has been a major contributor to the industry's leading position in cloud application adoption.

Manufacturing Leaders Outsource Communication to Achieve Outstanding Shop Floor Workers Performance

PDP Solutions' president, Louise Dickmeyer discussed why manufacturers need to outsource communication in the company's recent blog. Dr. Marvin Marshall shared in Reliable Plant magazine that without trust in the workplace, communication and teamwork will erode. Additionally, morale decreases while turnover rises. He suggests three approaches to build shop floor employees' trust in management, thereby making the workplace an environment filled with innovation, creativity, and ultimately higher profits for all.

Pcdata USA Shares Online Retail Shopping Predictions

LogoPcdata USA recently shared online retail shopping predictions in their newsletter Picking Perfection. According to a study conducted by Forrester and published by, U.S. retail e-commerce sales are expected to reach $362 billion by 2016 and will continue to grow at a double-digit rate. Omni-channel retailing is steadily growing in size in the market, especially from the e-commerce segment. By 2015, the number of online shoppers will exceed 200 million in the U.S., representing over 90 percent of all Internet users. Not only is the number of shoppers increasing, the amount spent by each shopper annually is also expected to increase from $1,207 in 2012 to $1,738 by 2016. Retailers who want to compete in the omni-channel world must be able to fulfill orders from anywhere to anywhere, whether the consumer's home or the retail store. Picking Perfection newsletter is reporting weekly how these trends are changing the growth of various picking tools increase efficiency.

Michigan Dramatic Material Handling and Manufacturing Growth Includes Magline

LogoDelivering Excellence newsletter, sponsored by Michigan-based Magline, is reporting weekly how manufacturing trends are changing the growth of various programs and organizations. Michigan is undergoing dramatic improvements in both manufacturing and supply chain material handling growth. Businesses are looking to locate or expand in Michigan can expect help from the state and the most active tool is the Small Business Credit Initiative — a loan program designed to help small- and medium-size companies that are in a growth mode and have challenges accessing debt.

April Employee Anniversaries Totaling over 1000 Years of Service Celebrated at Hytrol Conveyor

Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. is proud to recognize the employees celebrating their anniversary of dedicated service to Hytrol. Employees with an April anniversary start date have more than 1000 years of service.

Thomas R. Cutler Leading Manufacturing Journalist Authored ProMat Article for Robotics Tomorrow

Last month more than 400 members of the media attended ProMat 2015 in Chicago. Leading manufacturing journalist Thomas R. Cutler was among the press covering the show. Cutler, contributing editor for Robotics Tomorrow, authored the article, titled, "Robots at ProMat to Feature Indian AGVs for the First Time." According to Cutler, the order picking AGVs (automated guided vehicles) or BOTS are used to move ordered products to trailer-loading area for distribution. Distribution center (DC) operations managers must ensure these vehicles are capable of executing multiple paths and bus routes, possess safety features including safety-class bumpers and laser range sensors for obstacle detection. It is critical to have multi-vehicle coordination and optional intersection management. These "labor" workers must integrate with central MES (manufacturing execution systems).

Molbase Connects Both Buyers and Chemical Suppliers for Business Transactions

There has been an increased use of chemicals in manufacturing, processing, tanning and medical industries. Demands for chemical items like carbonic acid, sulphuric acid and many others have naturally gone up. Molbase provides a suitable online platform where both buyers and sellers can establish contact for purchasing and selling chemical items. Besides, purchasers can get information of every chemical substance using this chemical search engine. They can also get the updated list of chemical suppliers with office address and contact number. Users have the opportunity to see the product lists with actual CAS No. mentioned beside each of the chemical product. Chemical formula of every product is mentioned in this site which helps to examine the component ratio of these products.

CHOE TECHNOLOGY Released World's First Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Charger with Multi Ports

CHOE TECHOLOGY is a brand that specializes in designing and manufacturing USB chargers, USB car chargers, wireless chargers and solar chargers, with an ambition to continue making the most advanced and high quality mobile device chargers and accessories. Recently the company released its newest product which is the world's first Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 charger with multi ports. The new charger has 6 ports which allow users to connect and charge almost any USB device, including Android, Apple phones, tablets and any other digital products that charge with a USB cord. The company believes that this new multi-port charger is the best choice for travelers and people on the go who use multiple mobile devices that require charging.

Morntech Supplies Efficient Laser Engraving Machines Through Its Online Store

Laser cutting and engraving has been an integral part of various industries. It has been there for many years and their use has increased in the modern world. One needs to make a proper research on the best laser engraving machine suppliers before they buy one. These machines require huge investment and a proper research can help in getting value for money. One of the companies that sell these products online through their store is Morntech.

Director of Application Engineering Rodge Brooks Oversees Heavy Duty Industrial Air Compressor Development for TCCI

Rodge Brooks, Director of Application Engineering, leads the stewardship of compressor development at all global T/CCI locations. In addition, he oversees validation test and compressor specific coordination, along with acting as APQP lead.