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Contract Manufacturer Upgrades Website

Wednesday, January 06, 2010
LAI International, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, has upgraded its website with additional images portraying its capabilities to perform advanced machining processes and manufacture finished components and assemblies. Also included on the site——is a new brochure and a company overview presentation. LAI supplies customers in the aerospace, power-generation, defense, medical and other industries, and performs waterjet and laser cutting, welding, heat treating, EDM machining and drilling, CNC five-axis machining and other processes.

Fuel-Tank Manufacturer Earns ISO Registration

Wednesday, January 06, 2010
The Innovative Fluid Handling Group, Rock Falls, IL, has been registered to the ISO 9001:2008 quality-management system. The company manufactures custom fuel tanks and hydraulic reservoirs, and lubricant-storage and dispensing systems. Its equipment list includes high-power laser-cutting machines and robotic arc-welding cells;

Manufacturing Recovery Hits Full Stride in December

Tuesday, January 05, 2010
U.S. manufacturing experienced its fifth consecutive month of expansion in December 2009, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), a trade group of purchasing executives. The ISM manufacturing index read 55.9 in December, up from 53.6 in November—a reading above 50 indicates growth. ISM also reports that its index tracking new orders jumped in December to 65.6, up from 60.3 in November. Indexes measuring production and employment also climbed.


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