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Applied Mfg. Technologies Acquires Design House

Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. (AMT), Orion, MI, a supplier of factory-automation design, engineering and process-consulting services, has acquired Tur-Tech, Inc. (TTI), Troy, MI, a design and engineering house. The acquisition expands AMT’s mechanical-design capabilities, particularly in the area of automotive body-shop weld systems and tooling design. The TTI business will operate as part of AMT’s design group in Orion.

Illinois Pledges $1 Million to Spur Manufacturing

Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Illinois' top economic development official announced last Thursday (June 22) a $1-million initiative aimed at spurring growth in Chicago-area manufacturing. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity director Jack Lavin described the state’s Innovate Now! Program, which will be designed to work with mid- to-large-sized manufacturers. As part of the first phase, the department plans to provide $1 million to promote innovation in manufacturing through a series of meetings and forums beginning in August and including a Chicagoland Innovation Summit on Oct. 24.

Florida Stamper Ramps Up Motor-City Marketing Efforts

Friday, June 23, 2006
Kramski North America, Inc., , Largo, FL, a precision metal stamper and injection molder, has contracted with a manufacturers’ rep agency, The Campbell Co., Bloomfield Hills, MI, to market its manufacturing capabilities to automotive OEM and Tier One companies in the areas surrounding Detroit. Kramski supplies manufacturers of relays, switches, connectors, fuel-delivery systems and other products;


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