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Online Safety Training Available in Spanish

Monday, July 19, 2004
Webnettraining ( a provider of web-based OSHA-compliant safety training, has begun converting its online safety programs and tests to Spanish, allowing users to train in English or Spanish. The interactive training formats allow programs to be viewed on a computer screen with graphics, embedded video and written and spoken words. Users are tested at the end of each program, with the tests graded automatically and stored in a retrievable database. The system allows simplified safety-training administration and recordkeeping. Training modules include: Blood Borne Pathogens, Back Safety, Lock Out/Tag Out, Hazardous Communication, Hearing Conservation, Occupational Ergonomics, DOT HazMat Awareness and Fall Protection.

Modine Manufacturing Buys 16th Vacuum Furnace

Friday, July 16, 2004
Modine Manufacturing, Joplin, MO, has purchased a vacuum furnace from Vacuum Furnace Systems (VFS) Corp., Souderton, PA, bringing to 16 the number of VFS furnaces in place at Modine. The furnace, a Model HL-50X120 2-bar external quench vacuum furnace, features GraForm curved graphite heating elements and VFS’ CompuVac touchscreen workstation. It will be used to vacuum braze oil and charge-air coolers for use in trucks, agricultural vehicles and lift trucks. For more on vacuum-furnace technology and products, visit

Fall Conference for Expanded-Metal Manufacturers

Friday, July 16, 2004
The Expanded Metal Manufacturers Association (EMMA) will hold its Fall 2004 Conference October 23-25 at the Wyndham Hotel, Chicago, IL. The event, open to all North American expanded-metal manufacturers, will include experts speaking on industry technology and productivity issues, and offer information on benefits of membership in EMMA. For more, visit


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