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Educational Foundation Awards $40,000 in Grants
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF) has awarded a total of $40,000 in grants to three programs created to enhance the U.S. metalforming workforce. The PMAEF trustees awarded:
• $15,000 to the WIRE-Net School-to-Career Initiative: Where Futures Matter. Through this Cleveland, OH-based program, local high-school students receive hands-on training in precision-machining technology.
• $10,000 to McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL. The PMAEF grant will help underwrite the start-up costs of equipment for a 40-hr. basic welding-skills boot camp that will consist of 10 sessions serving at least 60 students. .
• $15,000 to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, OH. The PMAEF grant will help fund Tri-C’s Build a Cannon program, allowing 100 high-school students to earn free college credit while simultaneously satisfying high-school graduation requirements.
PMAEF, established to support and develop training and education for metalforming skills and to improve the awareness of careers in metalforming, congratulates the grant recipients from this cycle. The deadline to submit applications for the next grant cycle is March 1, 2007. PMAEF accepts requests for funding from organizations whose initiatives, programs and services promote, enhance or support the development of a U.S. metalforming workforce. Download a grant application at www.pmaef.org
, or call 216/901-8800.
Specialty-Metals Supplier and Processor
Earns Quality Awards
Monday, January 08, 2007
Almetals, Inc., Wixom, MI, has earned Zero-Defect Quality Awards from two of its customers, Federal Mogul and Borg-Warner. The awards recognize suppliers that demonstrate the ability to meet and exceed customer expectations in delivery, quality and innovation. An ISO/TS 16949:2002-certified company, Almetals supplies stampers, rollforming companies and tube producers all around the world. Learn more at www.almetals.com
Precision Automation Takes New Name, New Identity
Friday, January 05, 2007
To emphasize its contract-manufacturing capabilities in addition to its ability to supply engineered automation systems and integration services, Precision Automation Co., Inc., Clarksville, IN, has changed its name to paco manufacturing. Its sister company in New Jersey continues as Precision Automation Co. Paco manufacturing (www.pacomfg.com
) operates a complete machine shop with machining and turning centers, grinders, saws and drills, as well as a sheet- and plate-fabrication department with welding equipment, forming equipment and ironworkers.