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2015 Industrial M&A: More Deals, Lower Value

Senior Editor Bill Koenig

2/9/2016

There were more mergers and acquisitions involving industrial companies in 2015 while the value of individual deals fell, consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a quarterly report. Full Article

Ford Driving Dreams to Launch in Houston with $100,000 in Scholarships for Eligible Senior High School Students



PRESS RELEASE-- Ford Motor Company

2/8/2016

Houston, Feb. 8, 2016 – Houston Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced $100,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships for eligible seniors in selected high schools across Houston interested in pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and math.The $2,000-a-piece scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students graduating in 2016 and planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university over the period for which the scholarship is requested. Full Article

AMT: US Manufacturing Tech Orders End Sour 2015 With a Gain



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

2/8/2016

US manufacturing technology orders surged in December while posting a sizable decline for all of 2015, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today. Full Article

Cisco Buying IoT Developer Jasper for $1.4B



By Patrick Waurzyniak Senior Editor

2/5/2016

With its $1.4-billion move this week to purchase Internet of Things (IoT) software developer Jasper Technologies (Santa Clara, CA), networking giant Cisco (San Jose, CA) will add a major asset to its arsenal in the race to compete in the world of enterprise IoT software. Full Article

AMETEK Announces Two Acquisitions



PRESS RELEASE-- AMETEK

2/5/2016

BERWYN, PA, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 – AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has completed two acquisitions: Brookfield Engineering, the world’s leading manufacturer of viscometers and rheometers, and ESP/SurgeX, a leader in energy intelligence and power protection solutions.  
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US Manufacturers Add 29,000 Jobs in January



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

2/5/2016

Makers of durable goods added 17,000 jobs, with non durable goods producers adding another 12,000. Full Article

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