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Woman Takes Charge of Confederation of British Metalforming
Monday, July 23, 2012
For the first time, a woman has taken charge of the Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM), as operations director Geraldine Bolton has been appointed head of the trade association, headquartered in West Bromwich, England. Bolton, who previously served CBM as secretary, recently earned a degree in business management at Essex University. She expects to increase the association’s emphasis on technology initiatives to improve member competitiveness, and to develop closer relationships with other related trade associations. Learn more at www.britishmetalforming.com/
Victor Technologies Acquires CNC-Controller Manufacturer
Monday, July 23, 2012
Robotronic Oy, the parent company of shape-cutting controller manufacturer ProMotion Controls, Inc., has been acquired by Victor Technologies, St. Louis, MO. ProMotion, Medina, OH, also supplies nesting software, torch-height controls and associated products for cutting systems employing plasma, oxyfuel, laser, waterjet and router technology. ProMotion Controls president and CEO J. P. Kinos joins Victor Technologies as vice president brand management, automated plasma. Victor Technologies will incorporate all of the acquired technology into its Thermal Dynamics automated plasma-cutting brand; www.victortechnologies.com/
. Learn more about ProMotion Controls at www.promotioncontrols.com/
Connecticut Spring & Stamping to Present at Shingo Prize Conference
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Self-Directed Work Teams Improve On-time Delivery and Quality is the title of the presentation that Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS) will provide for the 2012 Northeast Shingo Prize Conference, September 25-26 in Worcester, MA. CSS vice president of continuous improvement Gaston Pelletier and continuous improvement engineer Greg Mitera will give the presentation. They will discuss how the firm’s use of self-directed work teams achieves “ambitious 100-percent on-time delivery and quality objectives.” Among the operational improvements that Pelletier and Mitera will discuss: printing job-start dates more visibly on work orders; setting up break areas close to production lines; and procedures for moving material more quickly to the shop floor. Learn more about the event here
. CSS is online at www.ctspring.com/