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Harvard Recognizes Work
of Manufacturing Extension Partnership Network
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
The Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network has been selected as one of 15 finalists for the Innovations in American Government Award, from the Harvard University John. F. Kennedy School of Government. Five winners will be announced July 28. MEP centers offer services aimed to help make small- and medium-sized manufacturers competitive.
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 www.msci.org
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 (www.modine.com
) is headquartered in Racine, WI.