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Global Automotive Study Offers Five-Year Outlook

Thursday, August 14, 2003
On August 15, World Automotive Industry Trends will release its latest study, “The Future of the World Automotive Industry.” It charts all of the intentions of the world automotive sector over the next five years, lists every vehicle manufacturer in 77 countries and provides details of their activities with regard to plant locations, models built, installed capacity, future growth or downsizing, new-model introductions and more. Learn more at

Manufacturing Should Show an August Uptick

Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Of the 500 buyers of manufacturing services that participated in the July MfgOutlook Survey, sponsored by MfgQuote, Atlanta, GA, 58 percent expect to spend more in August on manufacturing services than they spent in July. Among other details from the survey, 50 percent of the respondents list quality as the leading purchasing influence, followed by price (45 percent), while location scored as least important. For more information on participating in the survey, or to view results, visit

Custom Hydraulic Tryout Press
Goes to Fastener Manufacturer

Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, MO, has delivered a 100-ton hydraulic press, equipped with its Dynamic Force Control feature, to a fastener manufacturer for use in tryout of new and repaired dies before they hit the production floor. The press, built specifically for the customer’s range of tools, offers a 24-in. stroke, a compact 24- by 24-in. bolster footprint and a 0-20-ton bed cushion with 6-in. stroke. The force-control capability allows for zoned control of cushion and ram forces during draw applications. For more information, log on to and enter 180 in the press-number box.


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