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FABTECH 2014: Google Pitches the Benefits of the Cloud to Manufacturers

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Silicon Valley, meet Main Street. Google Inc., which has the world’s biggest search engine, is using this week’s Fabtech conference to reach engineers and small- to medium-sized companies to pitch the benefits of its cloud-based computer services. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Google, PwC Urge Manufacturers to Be Disruptors, Not the Disrupted

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


ATLANTA – Google Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers urged manufacturers at the Fabtech show in Atlanta to use cloud-based computer services to improve efficiency and tap into the knowhow of their employees. “What can we do so the people in this room are disruptors, not disrupted?” Mike Burak, a global tax services partner for PwC, said at the show’s final keynote address on Nov. 13. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Wal-Mart Sees ‘Progress’ to Boost US Purchasing

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is “seeing progress” in its plans to boost purchasing of US-made products by $250 billion over 10 years, an executive said at Fabtech in Atlanta.“We made a 10-year commitment because we knew it wouldn’t happen overnight,” Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of US manufacturing, said at Fabtech’s keynote address. Full Article

FABTECH 2014: Trumpf Executive Says a `Re-Thinking’ Needed to Bring Manufacturing Back to US

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Bringing manufacturing back to the United States will require a “re-thinking,” the head of Trumpf GmbH’s North American unit said at Fabtech in Atlanta on Wednesday.“There has to be a re-thinking as we bring production back to America,” Peter Hoecklin, president and chief executive of Trumpf Inc., said at a press conference. Full Article

GF Machining Solutions, GF Piping Systems Share New Irvine, CA, Facility

Senior Editor Jim Lorincz


Georg Fischer is a Swiss-based global company with 14,000 employees in three business units serving global industries involved in water and gas transport (GF Piping Systems), precision parts manufacturing (GF Machining Solutions), and automotive safety and efficiency (GF Automotive).In early October, two of the three business units GF Machining Solutions and GF Piping Systems, celebrated the dedication of their new 105,000 ft2 joint facility in Irvine, California, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house. Full Article

Methods Machine Tools to Hold Open House at Arizona Technology Center

Press Release - Methods Machine Tools


Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, will be holding an Open House at their state-of-the-art Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona on November 5th and 6th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day.  Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. Full Article

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