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Pepperl+Fuchs Earns UL Certifications

Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Systems & Solutions business unit of Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, recently received UL508A, UL698A and UL698B accreditation from Underwriters Laboratories for the manufacture and certification of general-purpose and hazardous-location control panels. The business unit develops, manufactures and commissions marshalling cabinets, displays and annunciators, distribution panels, control-room cabinets, fieldbus panels, custom operator-interface units, standard and custom fieldbus junction boxes, and fieldbus power cabinets. For more, visit

Grant Aimed at Training IL Students
for Advanced-Technology Careers

Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Institute of Tribology and Coatings (ITC) has received a $68,000 grant from the State of Illinois to train students to transition from school to high-skilled advanced-technology jobs. With the grant, ITC will train students from two Illinois schools, Indian Valley Vocational Center and Waubonsee Community College, in information technology, technical support, advanced materials and advanced manufacturing in aerospace, automotive, transportation, energy and other sectors. The grant is part of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s High Technology School-to-Work Initiative and is administered by the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. For more on ITC, visit

Manufacturing Excellence Conference
Set for October in Dallas

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence will hold its 2006 conference October 16-20 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas, TX. “Thriving in the Challenge of Change” is the theme for the conference, which will include more than 30 tours of best-practices plants in the Dallas area, 40 theme-related exhibitors, 30 workshops and more than 60 lean-focused best practices delivered by the practitioners who developed them. “This conference is definitely a timely resource for those companies looking to increase their competitiveness in 2006 and beyond,” says Dan McDonnell, conference chair. For more information and to register, visit


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