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May 2016 Edition
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U.S. Manufacturing Shows Signs of Stability as Export Orders Rise
U.S. Manufacturing Shows Signs of Stability as Export Orders Rise
U.S. factory activity expanded at a more moderate pace in April due in part to a slowdown in new orders, but a rise in export orders to a near 1-1/2-year high and signs an inventory overhang drag was fading offered hope for the manufacturing sector.
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How One Fabricator Maintains Quality in Bending

How One Fabricator Maintains Quality in Bending
DeWys Manufacturing used to rely on quality personnel running all over the plant to check parts, but that caused downtime as people waited. As the company explored lean manufacturing and refined its training process, it sought to make quality the job of everyone, not just a select few. The results of this are particularly evident in the press brake department.
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Wendy the Welder to the Rescue

Wendy the Welder to the Rescue
You’ve heard the alarm bells sounding. Industry faces a skills gap and manufacturers are scrambling to fill trade and technical colleges with young welders in an effort to maintain future production demands. Now, more than ever, industry is realizing it may have been a mistake to let half of the workable population believe welding and manufacturing jobs are not for them.
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Advanced Steels Driving Vehicle – Lightweighting and Technology Adoption

Advanced Steels Driving Vehicle – Lightweighting and Technology Adoption
The auto industry offers up ever-increasing examples of lightweighting via the use of newer, stronger steels. In doing so, suppliers continue to gain familiarity of these wonder materials, and employ an array of technology to form them.
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Greener Grass Through Pretreatment Changes

Greener Grass Through Pretreatment Changes
Manufacturer Agri-Fab is willing to do whatever it takes to meet customer demand. Recently, that challenge included making major changes to its coating operations, specifically becoming a zero-discharge phosphate operation to save on energy costs and meet customer needs.
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Make Your FABTECH 2016 Hotel Reservations
Make Your FABTECH 2016 Hotel Reservations
Attendees and exhibitors of FABTECH 2016 can now make housing and travel reservations through the official housing provider, onPeak. Enjoy the biggest savings and the most valuable perks and benefits, including free shuttle service, when booking through onPeak.
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May 23-24, 2016
Houston, TX
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June 1-2, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI
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