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Trumpf Trio Earns Women in Manufacturing Award

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Three female employees of Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT, have been recognized by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with a Women in Manufacturing STEP (science, technology, engineering and production) Award for excellence and leadership. They are: Christine Benz, manager, project engineering; Annette Doyle, assembly department manager; and Dr. Myrna Reyes, R&D applications engineer. The STEP Awards are part of a larger initiative launched to examine and promote the role of women in manufacturing; learn more here.

Clips & Clamps Certified as a Women's Business Enterprise

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has certified metalformer Clips & Clamps Industries, Plymouth, MI, as a Women’s Business Enterprise. Certification, which requires a meticulous in-depth review of the business and a site inspection, confirms that a business is at least 51-percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. Clips & Clamps manufactures metal stampings, fourslide products, brackets, washers, wire forms and more; Learn more about the WBENC, the largest third-party certifier of women-owned businesses in the United States, at

United Performance Metals Goes Green

Monday, January 28, 2013
Energy savings has been a focus of metal-service center United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, and the firm reports that the several “green” moves it has made also have improved its work environment and reduced maintenance costs. Among recent moves made by the supplier of specialty stainless-steel and high-temperature alloys: installation of high-intensity lighting with high-bay occupancy sensor lenses in its warehouse sheet bays. The lights remain off until a plant employee drives a forklift truck through the aisles, which triggers the lights to switch on. Also new are Big Ass Fans 16-ft.-dia. commercial ceiling fans installed throughout the plant; and sensor-switched lighting in restrooms. More at


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