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New Software Facilitates
JIT Production at Johnson Controls in Europe

Thursday, May 26, 2005
QAD Inc., Carpinteria, CA, has announced that Johnson Controls Inc. is deploying QAD JIT Sequencing software in Europe to support its just-in-time (JIT) sequencing production initiative. Johnson Controls, which uses the QAD platform as one of its corporate enterprise-resource-planning standards, is implementing the technology in 50 sites across Europe. The automotive supplier believes that incorporation of the technology will speed inventory functions, improve supply-chain collaboration, quicken responsiveness to customers and reduce operations costs. For more, visit

Weiler Acquires Edge-Preparation Company

Thursday, May 26, 2005
Weiler Corp., Cresco, PA, a manufacturer of power and abrasive nylon brushes, has acquired another Cresco company, Conicity Technologies LLC, which provides edge-preparation technology. In 1999, Conicity developed its Engineered Micro-Geometry technology that is used to prepare the edges of cutting tools, and Weiler officials believe the acquisition will assist the company as it works with customers to reduce deburring costs. For more, visit

Thermatool Supplies Welder
to Venezuelan Tube and Pipe Producer

Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Thermatool Corp., East Haven, CT, has commissions a CFI 1200 solid-state induction welder at Industrias Unicon, C.A., La Victoria, Venezuela, a producer of pipe and tube. The new 1200-kW-output welder has replaced a 600-kW Thermatool vacuum welder on a 320.7-mm mill that produces pipe in wall thicknesses to 11 mm. The new welder has improved the height and consistency of weld beads for pipe produced on the line, according to Industrias Unicon officials. For more on Thermatool products, visit


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