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Submit Welding Automation Projects Via Website

Monday, July 8, 2002
ARC Specialties, Houston, TX, has added a new feature, Submit a Project, to its website,, allowing companies to submit their welding automation project proposals. Proposals received via the website are evaluated by ARC experts in welding engineering, mechanical design, electrical design, and computer and robotic programming. ARC provides automated welding and cutting machinery to companies in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Buhrke Industries Gains ISO 14001 Certification

Monday, July 8, 2002
Buhrke Industries, Inc., Arlington Heights, IL, a contract metal stamper/assember and Tier One supplier to the automotive industry, has achieved ISO 14001 certification for environmental integrity in its manufacturing process. For more, visit

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Contracts for RFQ Automation

Friday, July 5, 2002
Mid-State Sales, Columbus, OH, a manufacturer of hydraulic components, has contracted with business-to-business company First Index, Whippany, NJ, to provide e-sourcing, RFQ automation and supplier relationship management. “Our Defense Products Group wanted a to communicate faster and more accurately with suppliers,” explained Ed Graves, Mid-State marketing manager. “We found that First Index offered us a to enter RFQ details once, submit them to all selected suppliers simultaneously, then monitor supplier progress and evaluate bidders more quickly than before. For more on Mid-State and its recent acquisition of Youngstown Rubber Products, a maker of industrial hose, ducting, v-belts and couplings, visit For more on First Index and its B2B capabilities, visit


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