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Chrysler Group Announces Manufacturing Appointment

Press Release - Chrysler

10/7/2014

Chrysler Group LLC today appointed Brian Harlow Vice President - Head of NAFTA Manufacturing.  In this position, Harlow is responsible for all assembly, stamping and powertrain manufacturing operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, as well as implementation of the World Class Manufacturing system at all Chrysler Group manufacturing facilities.  Full Article

Ford Announces New Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program



Press Release - Ford Motor Company

10/13/2014

Ford today announced a new Ford Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program during the kickoff of its 30th annual High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP). The new scholarship program will provide $500,000 in scholarships over four years to 50 students interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematic (STEM) fields. Full Article

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Auto Parts Production, Sales in Mexico



Press Release - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

10/9/2014

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its new Mexican subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., commenced automotive parts manufacturing and sales operations in October. The new base in Mexico, where car production is thriving, will put Mitsubishi Electric in a better position to expand its auto parts business in the Americas. Full Article

Rethinking PLM



Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

10/3/2014

Change is good, but it’s rarely an easy undertaking. To fully realize the digital manufacturing vision, developers and users of product lifecycle management (PLM) tools must rethink how PLM is used today and find new ways to employ current and new software for manufacturing. Full Article

Coldwater Machine Company Announces Solid State Joining Center



Press Release - Coldwater Machine Company

10/7/2014

Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates precision equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced the establishment of its Solid State Joining Center, a business unit dedicated to the development of technologies that address the challenges of joining lightweight and dissimilar materials. Full Article

Construction Equipment Making the Grade, but...



Kiera Outlaw and Kevin Young, Business Research Analysts, IBISWorld

10/1/2014

After taking a nosedive in 2009 during the height of the Great Recession, the construction industry and upstream construction machinery manufacturing industry in particular have been strengthening their foundations in light of expanding demand and rising costs. Increasing regulation, total value of construction, research and development (R&D) expenditure and import competition are all influencing equipment prices and forcing construction firms in the US to evaluate their purchasing strategies. Full Article

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