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Manufacturing Technology Consumption
Shows 26-Percent Gain

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
January U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $130.96 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association, and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, a 26.2-percent gain over January 2009. “Fortunately, there are measures moving through Congress that will…incentivize manufacturers to (further) invest in capital equipment in 2010,” says Peter Borden, AMTDA president. By region, January manufacturing technology consumption in the Northeast ticked up 31.4 percent compared with January 2009; in the Southern region technology consumption climbed by 95.8 percent; consumption by manufacturers in the Midwest region climbed by 31.2 percent compared with January a year ago; manufacturing technology consumption in the Central region edged up by 6.0 percent; and Western region technology consumption fell by 21.8 percent when compared with January 2009.

GE Approves Laser Work
from United Performance Metals

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
United Performance Metals, Hamilton, OH, has received special process approval from GE Aviation to laser-machine and laser-cut parts, expanding the scope of its processing capabilities beyond slitting, leveling, shearing, edge conditioning and waterjet cutting. UPM stocks and processes specialty stainless steels and high-temperature alloys;

Dayton Progress Earns Quality Recognition

Friday, March 5, 2010
Quality Magazine named Dayton Progress, Dayton, OH, to its Quality Leadership 100 list of companies for 2010. The company manufactures punches, ball-lock punches, retainers, die buttons and die springs. The magazine surveyed companies on criteria such as scrap and rework as a percentage of sales, warranty costs as a percentage of sales, and rejected parts per million shipped. Read the article here; Dayton Progress is online at


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