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Buhrke Joins IMS Corp.

Monday, October 4, 2004
Buhrke Industries, Arlington Heights, IL, has become part of Innovative Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (IMS), Elk Grove Village, IL. Other IMS companies include Exton Corp., Versatool Mfg., Global Gear & Machining and Electrol Co. Buhrke supplies progressive-die tooling and metal stampings, as primarily a Tier Two supplier to the automotive market. It’s certified to TS 16949 and ISO 14001.

Rockwell Automation Teams
to Win Supplier Collaboration Award

Friday, October 1, 2004
Dürr AG, a supplier of turnkey production systems and manufacturing support services for the automotive industry, has awarded the team of Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, WI, and Dürr Paint Systems its 2003 Heinz Dürr Innovation Award for supplier collaboration. The award recognizes the team for development of a global standardized control platform that enables Dürr to improve production efficiency for automotive manufacturers across multiple locations. Rockwell and Dürr Pint Systems developed a control platform for paint-shop manufacturing systems that reportedly decreases a manufacturer’s time to market. Also recognized was the combination of technologies and capabilities from the two suppliers that led to new business from a major automotive manufacturer.

ESI Group to Hold Simulation-Software
Conference, Exhibition

Friday, October 1, 2004
ESI Group, Bloomfield, MI, a provider of simulation software for prototyping and manufacturing, will hold AmeriPAM 2004 in Troy, MI, November 3-4. AmeriPAM 2004 features in-depth presentations of the company’s simulation software and deployment in a range of applications. The conference is expected to bring together executives, managers engineers and designers of automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as part and product manufacturers from a variety of industries. To register or for more information, visit


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