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Metals Service Center Institute
Expands its Educational Offerings

Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Through an alliance formed with the Washington University Olin School of Business, the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Chicago, IL, now offers high-level educational courses to its members. Courses, which will include manufacturing and operations, marketing, economics, accounting and finance, and strategy, will be offered at the Olin Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center in St. Louis, MO. In addition, Olin will provide speakers for MSCI events and review the existing curriculum of the MSCI Foundation for Continuing Education. Learn more at

Modine Mfg. Wins Safety Award

Monday, May 10, 2004
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development has announced that the Modine Manufacturing Co. plant in Lawrenceburg, TN, has won its 2004 Award of Excellence for outstanding safety. The award, which will be presented in July, honors employers that achieved the required number of hours worked without a lost workday case, and have maintained injury and illness incidence rates below the national average. The Lawrenceburg facility employs more than 200 and manufactures aluminum charge-air coolers for heavy-duty trucks, aluminum oil coolers and layered oil coolers for passenger cars and engine-cooling modules for heavy trucks. The company ( is headquartered in Racine, WI.

Copper-Strip Producer Reaps the Benefits
of New ERP Software

Monday, May 10, 2004
PMX Industries, Cedar Rapids, IA, has improved the efficiency of its item and order-change process by 67 percent, thanks to implementation of Axiom Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) software from Axis Computer Systems, Inc., Marlborough, MA. PMX uses Axiom to schedule and manage production throughout its mill where it melts, casts and rolls strips and coils of copper and copper alloy. Axiom also manages sales, shipping, purchasing and receiving, direct inventory, MRO inventory and integrated financial functions. Learn more at


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