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Misumi USA Launches New Website,
with Upgraded E-Commerce Functionality

Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Upgraded navigation makes it easier than ever to quickly find, order and track the shipment of products from the firm’s extensive portfolio of die and mechanical factory-automation components, cataloged on the website of Misumi USA, Inc., Schaumburg, IL. The website,, includes a product configurator and web ordering system, and a powerful new search engine to help users quickly locate and configure specific products and enter their orders. A “My Page” features allows users to customize a personal page to save such items as a My Components List, Product Bookmarks and Order & Quote History.

Metals Distributor Awarded Huge Defense Contract

Tuesday, August 04, 2009
The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, the troop support center of the Defense Logistics Agency, named TW Metals, Exton, PA, a prime vendor for metal products and awarded it a contract to support the Northeast region of the United States. The contract is for $96 million—fixed price with economic price adjustment--with a maximum dollar-value limit of $288 million. TW Metals’ Government Business Unit in Carol Stream, IL, will manage the contract for its customers—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Federal civilian agencies. TW Metals distributes a broad range of products, including extrusions, fittings, pipe, sheet, and plate, of carbon, alloy and stainless steels, and alloys of aluminum, nickel, and titanium;

Latin-American Manufacturing to Rebound in 2010

Friday, July 31, 2009
According to the just-released report from The Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI called Latin America Manufacturing Outlook, Latin American manufacturing production is forecast to rebound to 3.6 percent growth in 2010. The MAPI report focuses on Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico–which together account for more than 80 percent of the manufacturing output in the region. The predicted rebound will impact every manufacturing sector except for the wood-products industry. Specifically, the automotive sector will grow by 7 percent in 2010. And, manufacturing in the machinery and equipment sector will also rebound to 7 percent growth in 2010, according to the report. Order the full report here.


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