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Learn How to Hire
Manufacturing-Sales Superstars

Thursday, July 08, 2010
The Tooling and Manufacturing Association, Park Ridge, IL, will host its annual Marketing Day on Friday, July 30, from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Among the agenda topics: techniques for working with manufacturer’s representatives, and how to hire sales superstars. Also, a representative from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will address the economy and key sectors and indicators. Learn more and register to attend here.

Six Sigma Excellence
Earns MA Metal Recognition

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Cummins Inc. presented a Chairman’s Award to metalforming company M A Metal, Edinburgh, IN, for its commitment to Six Sigma management philosophies designed to improve process and product quality, eliminate waste and defects, and save money. The award-winning project, in which the Cummins engine-business global purchasing staff had to quickly identify new, niche suppliers of oil pans and covers, was one of 40 that Cummins selected from among its 4000 Six Sigma projects in 2009. Says Ronnie Burton, M A Metal’s vice president of operations and a student in Cummins’ Six Sigma Supplier Training: “Our contributions to this [project taught us how we can use Six Sigma to improve product and service delivery to all of our metalforming and stamping customers.” More at

Oberg Makes Moves
to Strengthen its Brand in Mexico

Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Oberg Industries, Freeport, PA, has renamed its Mexican operation and moved to a new location in Tecate, Mexico. The company’s First Latin American Corp. has merged with Oberg Industries, Inc., and will operate as Oberg Mexico. Its new location—a 56,000-sq.-ft. facility in the El Bajio Industrial Park—provides nearly 21,000 sq. ft. of additional manufacturing space. It will offer metal stamping and hydroforming services and provide special stocking programs and warehousing options. More at


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