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Plex Metalworking Customers Earn Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Monday, April 2, 2012
Cloud-ERP provider Plex Systems Inc. proudly announced that five of its customers received 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards from Manufacturing Executive, a unit of Thomas Publishing LLC, New York, NY. Among the five winners—all in the Information Leadership category and earning recognition for achievements realized through implementing Plex Online—are EaglePicher Technologies, and metalformers Clips & Clamps and Spring Dynamics. Learn more at

Hypertherms Fiber Laser Named Product of the Year

Monday, April 2, 2012
The Photonics Tech Briefs edition of NASA Tech Briefs presented its Product of the Year award to Hypertherm, Hanover, NH, for its HyIntensity HFL015 fiber-laser cutting system. Judges highlighted key capabilities of the 1.5-kW system, designed specifically for cutting and marking. Hypertherm also manufactures 1- and 2-kW fiber-laser systems; Learn more about Photonics Tech Briefs at

Automotive Parts Suppliers Gathering--Join In

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Join your fellow automotive suppliers for the 19th annual Automotive Parts Suppliers Council (APSC) meeting, April 25-26 in Novi, MI. Speakers include Michael Robinet, managing director of IHS Automotive Consulting; and Kevin Galvin, lead consultant, Advanced Purchasing Dynamics, Inc., who will explore how the restructured industry has transformed buy/sell relationships and the sales strategies needed for success. Galvin will present the results of a best-practice procurement study. This is an ideal forum for CEOs, presidents, CFOs and other senior executives of companies serving the automotive industry. Benefits of attending include timely automotive-industry trend analysis, production forecasts that can be used to develop marketing plans, the ability to network with fellow automotive suppliers, benchmarking, and discussions on strategic trends and changing conditions in the automotive market. Register online--deadline is April 23. 


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