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Call for AbstractsGreat Designs in Steel 14

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Steel Market Development Institute welcomes abstracts for technical presentations at the 13th annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar, slated for Wednesday, May 14, in Livonia, MI. GDIS brings together hundreds of automotive- and steel-industry professionals to witness more than 35 technical presentations and 25 displays. It is the primary annual forum where automotive and steel engineers can stay up to date on industry trends and technology developments.

Abstracts—200 to 300 words—should present new and significant facts, and include project/application results where applicable. They must also include a title, author name(s), mailing and e-mail address and phone number. Submit to Deanna Lorincz: Deadline: Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

Bazz Houston Grows in Mexico

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Metalformer Bazz Houston, Garden Grove, CA, has moved into a new manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, twice the size of its previous facility located nearby. The firm, recently named 2013 Innovative Supplier of the Year by Chamberlain, manufactures springs, stampings, wire forms and fourslide parts. It also offers a full range of maquila services including vendor-managed inventory, EDI and warehousing; and

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.


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