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Hobart Institute Releases 28th Edition
of Pocket Welding Guide

Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The Pocket Welding Guide, from Hobart Institute, Troy, OH, has just been released in its 28th edition. The content has been completely reviewed and updated with the addition of new filler metals, preheat temperature for metal alloys, and the AISI designation system for carbon and low-alloy steels. It includes troubleshooting guides, essentials for good welding, welding symbols, joints, and positions, causes and cures for common welding problems and more. Price: $4.95. Order online at, or call 800/332-9448 ext. 5433.

Software Providers Merge

Monday, July 17, 2006
Made2Manage Systems Inc., Indianapolis, IN, has acquired Intuitive Manufacturing Systems, Seattle, WA, a provider of enterprise-resource-planning software for discrete manufacturers. Made2Manage, which provides industry-specific software solutions and services for small and midsize manufacturers, will continue to support, maintain and enhance the Intuitive product line. Learn more at

Ohio Offers Sweet Deal to Auto Suppliers

Monday, July 17, 2006
The state of Ohio is offering zero-percent financing to auto-parts suppliers willing to either expand their Ohio facilities or build new factories in Ohio, in a bid to attract suppliers for the new Honda plant planned for Indiana. Although Honda chose Greensburg, IN, for its new facility, Ohio hopes to gain 1000 new jobs and $1 billion in yearly business for its supplier companies, according to a Dow Jones Newswires story.


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