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Plex Partnership Boosts Financial-Planning and Reporting Capabilities

Friday, August 03, 2012
Adaptive Planning, Mountain View, CA, a provider of cloud-based corporate-performance management (CPM) systems, is partnering with cloud-based manufacturing-ERP-system provider Plex Systems, Auburn Hills, MI, to enhance their customers’ budgeting, forecasting and reporting capabilities. Integration between the systems will be seamless, company representatives say, through use of the PlexSystems Connector.  Adaptive Planning’s CPM platform allows finance and management teams to work together to plan, monitor report on and analyze financial and operational performance; Plex is online at

Non-Oil Stamping Lube Earns Nissan Approval

Friday, August 03, 2012
Chemetall Metalworking Group, New Providence, NJ, announced that its Gardolube VP 10300/2 fully synthetic stamping lubricant has earned approval for use by Nissan North America stamping facilities and affiliates. The lubricant, approved for use on all automotive components processed through paint and E-coat lines, is formulated to work on ferrous and nonferrous materials, as-is or diluted with water. Learn more at

Custom-Machinery Supplier Expanding, Hiring

Wednesday, August 01, 2012
JCR Automation, Inc., Fort ne, IN, a supplier of custom cut-to-length machines, automated assembly systems, waterjet-cutting machines and the like, announced plans to relocate and expand its manufacturing and warehouse space. It also plans to add four new employees to its existing staff of 16. Expansion efforts—to the tune of $200,000 for the facility and another $300,000 in new equipment—will support the company’s continuous development of its process-product line for the high-speed progressive-die stamping industry, and other end-user industries. Learn more at


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