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UGS to Purchase Provider
of Manufacturing-Management Software

Thursday, March 24, 2005
Shareholders of Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd., which offers manufacturing-process management software and is based in Herzlia, Israel, have approved the company’s acquisition by UGS Corp., a provider of product-lifecycle management software and services, based in Plano, TX. For more on the products and services available from these companies, visit and

All About North American
Strip-Coil-Annealing Operations

Friday, March 18, 2005
AIM Market research, Pittsburgh, PA, has released a comprehensive market study of strip-coil-annealing operations in North America, including an outlook for upgrading, replacing or adding strip-coil-annealing equipment. Included in the study are process improvement priorities for these operations as well as plans to upgrade and replace their facilities. Also identified are related equipment suppliers, details on how strip-coil-annealing operations work, types and sources of steel substrate, major end-use markets and more. For more details about the study or to order, visit

Expanded-Metal Manufacturers
to Meet in San Diego

Thursday, March 17, 2005
The Expanded Metal Manufacturers Association (EMMA) will hold its Spring 2005 Conference April 15-18 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. EMMA, a division of the National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers (NAAMM), promotes the use of expanded-metal products with building professionals through publication of technical information, new-product development and capabilities. The association also provides a forum for the exchange of information on the expanded-metal industry. For conference reservations, call NAAMM’s Augie Sisco at 312/332-0405. To learn more about expanded metal and its applications, visit


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