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Oriimec Redesigns Website

Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Oriimec Corp. of America, Erlanger, KY, has redesigend its website,, to help visitors, primarily engineers and manufacturers, easily obtain general and detailed product information. Added is a Quick Questions section, allowing potential customers to obtain more specification information or more on a particular application. Another feature, E-Mail to an Associate, lets a site visitor send a particular site page via e-mail to colleagues for review. Oriimec offers automation equipment and service for the stamping and wire-forming industries.

Labor Dept. Awards Grant
for Metalworking Apprenticeship Programs

Wednesday, June 4, 2003
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) has announced that the U.S. Dept. of Labor has awarded a $1.9-million grant to the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) to modernize existing metalworking apprenticeship programs. Grant money will fund a new credentialing system for metalworking occupations, using industry proficiency standards established by NIMS. The grant will allow NIMS to develop curriculum guides for the four metalworking occupation areas: metalforming, machining, tool and die making, and machine building. Guides will address competencies required, standardized paths to progress within an occupational area and s to move across metalworking occupations.

Faro Set to Open China Sales, Support Office

Tuesday, June 3, 2003
Faro Technologies, Inc., Lake Mary, FL, is expected to open Faro China in Shanghai by September of this year. Faro China will serve as the company’s Chinese sales, service, support and marketing headquarters. Oscar Meza, Faro’s director of sales for Asia-Pacific, will oversee the new division. The company designs, develops and markets software and portable coordinate measuring machines. For more, visit


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