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Lands GE Healthcare Project

Friday, June 25, 2010
Mid-Continent Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, which offers precision machining, fabricating, forming, assembly and welding services, has landed a contract from GE Healthcare to manufacture and assemble a critical ultrasound-machine assembly. The contract, adding to Mid-Continent’s ongoing portfolio of work for GE Healthcare, is valued at more than $1 million. Learn more about Mid-Continent, and view its equipment list (which includes a 600-ton four-post Beckwood hydraulic press with 48 by 36-in. bolster) at

Free Webinar on Robot Safety

Friday, June 25, 2010
A new robot-safety standard takes effect in 2011—if you’re using robots, you need to know about the changes that are coming regarding the safeguarding of robotic systems and protecting your employees from the hazards of robots in the workplace. Join the Robotic Industries Association for a short, 30-min. webinar on Robot Safety Awareness on Thursday, August 12, 2010, from 3:30-4:00 EDT.

Medical-Device Maker Launches Plex Online

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Inovo, Inc., Naples, FL, a manufacturer of oxygen regulators and conservers for the Class II medical market, has launched Plex Online as its new ERP software provider. The software, from Plex Systems, Auburn Hills, MI, integrates Inovo’s financial-related functions--accounts receivables and payable and inventory management—and its production systems--quality control, engineering-change controls, and corrective and preventive action systems. More at; Inovo is online at


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