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U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra Receives NAM Award,
Speaks out Against Cap and Trade

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) recognized U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Holland, MI) yesterday (July 20, 2009) with its Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. NAM presented the award at a ceremony held at GR Spring & Stamping, Inc., in Grand Rapids, MI, which also included a press conference on the cap-and-trade national energy tax moving through Congress. NAM presents its award to members of Congress with “exemplary voting records in favor of pro-growth pro-manufacturing policy agendas,” such as rejecting the “job-killing” cap and trade bill.

Website Promotes Automated
Pallet-Wrapping Equipment

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Yellow Jacket, Douglasville, GA, has launched a new, updated website centered around its line of orbital stretch-wrapping equipment that locks each loads to the pallet while the pallet remains on the forklift, creating a secure wrap to protect the load from damage, dust and wind. The website,, includes a product selector guide, videos and literature downloads, customer success stories, news and contact information.

New Field-Service Company
Tackles Issues with Drives, PLCs and HMIs

Thursday, July 16, 2009
Meet Automation Service Engineering (ASE), Detroit, MI, a new company specializing in field servicing of factory automation-control systems. The company provides a key-contact single-source responsibility for control-system design and onsite field-service engineering. Its field engineers have system-design experience so that the same engineer selected to design the system also performs all onsite work and new-technology upgrades. ASE services include 24-hr. emergency service, custom conversions for legacy products to new technologies, preventive-maintenance programs and technical training;


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