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Roll-Kraft Welcomes New Wire-EDM Duo

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
Roll-tooling manufacturer Roll-Kraft has acquired a pair of new wire-EDM machines—one for its headquarters facility in Mentor, OH, and the second to be installed at its plant in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. The machines can handle workpieces weighing as much as 9000 lb. Roll-Kraft serves the rollforming and tube and pipe industries; www.roll-kraft.com/.

Grant Goes to Clemson, to Develop Manufacturing-Reshoring Opportunities

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
As part of the U.S. government’s Make it in America Challenge, the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development will receive a $3.5 million grant (of the funding program’s $20.5 million budget). The program is designed to encourage U.S. manufacturers to keep, expand or reshore their operations in America, and to entice foreign companies to build facilities and manufacture their products in America. Clemson will use the funds to create a Virtual Innovation Hub, dedicated to distance learning and to providing technical assistance in innovation engineering. Here’s more information on the Make it in America Challenge; the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development is online here.

Plex Takes ERP Show on the Road

Monday, October 21, 2013
 
Join Plex at one of two roadshows, titled On-Site vs. Cloud ERP, scheduled over the next few weeks, and learn about cloud-based ERP. Included is a case-study presentation, and a Q&A session to learn if cloud-based ERP may be right for your company. The schedule: Columbus, OH, Nov. 6; Chicago, IL, Nov. 13. Learn more and register to attend.

 

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