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MIE Solutions Announces
Two Recent ERP Installations

Monday, January 17, 2011
Heart-Fab Ltd., Manitoba, Canada, a sheetmetal contract manufacturer offering sheet and tube laser cutting, CNC forming, machining, welding and coating services, has installed MIE Trak ERP production-control and job-tracking software from MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, CA. Among the numerous software features the fabricator enjoys is the ability to attach DXF files to sales orders and invoices, in order to print representations on the packing slips of the CAD file. More at In a second announcement, MIE notes that its Trak MES software has been installed at Coastal Steel, a steel-erection and fabrication company in Brevard County, FL. The firm works in the ride/show and aerospace industries, among others; MIE Trak helps fabricators manage quoting, order entry, routing, work orders, costing, purchasing, receiving, raw materials, inventory, shipping, invoicing, scheduling, tracking and accounting;

Indiana College Qualified
to Train Motoman-Robot Operators

Friday, January 14, 2011
The Ivy Tech Community College campus in Columbus, IN, has been named a Motoman Endorsed Robotics Instructor Training (Merit) Center. Through the Merit program, community colleges and universities can become an extension of the Motoman training department. Ivy Tech will deliver the company’s DX100 basic programming course, with possible expansion to include other courses and additional Ivy Tech campuses throughout Indiana; Motoman is online at

Grant to Prepare Engineers to be Entrepreneurs

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $75,000 grant from the Kern Family Foundation to fund the second part of a program aimed at providing engineers with entrepreneurial skills and experience. In the first phase of the program, WPI used a $50,000 Kern grant to create a new course titled Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as two workshops to teach instructors how to integrate the subject into their courses. Second-phase activities will aim to broaden the reach of entrepreneurship education at WPI. The Kern Family Foundation seeks to provide every engineering student with some level of entrepreneurship education, through its Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network of engineering schools; Learn more about WPI at


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