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LVD Strippit on a Mission to Improve Throughput, Reduce Waste

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
LVD Strippit, Akron, NY, has begun to implement a world-class manufacturing initiative to improve efficiency and reduce waste. Its production-assembly departments are following the lean principles of the “house of lean, participating in 5S activities and concentrating on the seven mudas—the primary contributors to waste made famous by the Toyota Production System. These are transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, over-processing, over-production and defects. LVD Strippit manufactures sheetmetal- and plate-fabrication equipment including laser-cutting systems and press brakes;


Fanuc Presents Welding-Sales Award to ne Trail

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
ne Trail Technologies, Fort Loramie, OH, earned an Outstanding Sales Growth Award in the Welding Market from Fanuc Robotics. ne Trail more than doubled its sales volume with Fanuc in 2011 compared to 2010. Learn more about the firm’s robotics, welding and fixturing capabilities at

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


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