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Association of Women in the Metal Industries
Annual Event on the Horizon

Monday, August 8, 2011
AWMI, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, will hold its Annual Conference from September 28 to October 2 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The conference, open to all, features three days of education, networking and other events. On the agenda: a keynote presentation from Bob Holt, vice president of sales and marketing for ThyssenKrupp Steel USA; a panel of executives from metal producers, including representatives from SSAB, Outokumpu and Olin Brass; and a panel of manufacturing professionals including Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel, Kelley Platt, president of Thomas Built Buses, and Richard Robidoux, division chief engineering, United States Mint. More at

Ferris State Applications Lab
Welcomes Slant-Bed Turning Center

Monday, August 8, 2011
Students studying manufacturing technology at Ferris State University’s campus in Big Rapids, MI, have a new machine on which to practice and learn: a Hurco TM8 CNC slant-bed machining center. The addition comes thanks to collaboration among numerous companies—Hurco, Indianapolis, IN; ITW Drawform, Zeeland, MI; Trans-Matic, Holland, MI; Sandvik Coromant USA, Fairlawn, NJ; and Norchuk Tool Supply, Muskegon, MI. More at Hurco is online at

Trump Recognizes Distributor Excellence

Friday, August 5, 2011
Three machinery distributors recently received 2011 awards for sales excellence from Trumpf Inc., Farmington, CT. Fabricating Machine Technology, Cleveland, OH, received the Outstanding Distributor Performance Award; Mid-Atlantic Machinery, Harrisburg, PA, received the Sustained Excellence Award; and Metalforte, Monterrey, Mexico, received the Most Improved Performance Award.


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