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Calling All Speakers to IMTS 2012

Thursday, October 13, 2011
The official invitation to speak at the IMTS 2012 Conference, scheduled for September 10-14 in Chicago, IL, has gone out. The conference encompasses five tracks—Materials, Quality/Metrology, Manufacturing Technology (cutting, grinding, etc.), Alternative Manufacturing Processes (waterjet, EDM, laser, etc.), and Plant Operations. Sessions are 55 min. long. To answer the Call for Speakers, submit an abstract to Tom Grasson, editorial director at GIE Media, by November 21, 2011;

German Manufacturer of Coil-Processing
Equipment Opens U.S. Subsidiary

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Burghardt + Schmidt GmbH, Remchingen, Germany, has formed a U.S. subsidiary (Burghardt and Schmidt, Inc.) in Chesterton, IN, and appointed Peter Swenson sales director for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The firm manufactures precision coil-processing equipment for slitting and leveling, including cut-to-length lines, stretch-bend-level lines and oscillate-wound slitting lines;

Hypertherm Issues Corporate
Social Responsibility Report

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Cutting-system manufacturer Hypertherm, Hanover, NH, has released its first-ever Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) report, tracking its philanthropic and environmental initiatives. Among its highlights: two-thirds of Hypertherm employees volunteered in the community within the past year, and the Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation provided funding and other support to more than 60 nonprofit organizations in 2010. Also included is the firm’s new Environmental Scorecard, outlining environmental goals and progress, such as zero waste and a 50-percent reduction in carbon by 2020. The CSR report is available at


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