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Automated Production Assemblies
Earns ISO Certification

Friday, September 17, 2004
 
Automated Production Assemblies, Inc., Fraser, MI, has been certified to ISO 9001:2000. The company, celebrating its 30th anniversary, specializes in high-volume production tapping and also provides services such as drilling, light assembly and CNC machining. For more, visit www.tapping.cc.
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Omni Structures On the Move

Thursday, September 16, 2004
 
Omni Structures, a maker of flexible fixtures and tooling for CMM, inspection and vision management systems, has moved to a new facility, 4900 37th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI. The new headquarters offers more room for fixture design and development, and includes a display showroom and onsite training area. For more, visit www.omnistructures.com.
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Trans-Matic Employs New
Planning and Scheduling System

Wednesday, September 15, 2004
 
Trans-Matic, Holland, MI, a PMA member and manufacturer of deep-drawn parts and assemblies, has selected NaView as its as its advanced planning, scheduling and execution system. NaView, from RSS Solutions Inc., Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, “is a very flexible and mature product with the capability to do both forward and backward scheduling at the same time on an order-by-order basis,” says Michael Kroll, director of information technology and communications for Trans-Matic. “We must coordinate 4000 open orders for the tool room and needed a scheduling solution to manage the complexity of our unique environment. NaView will allow us to easily see the impact that incoming jobs will have on other jobs in the schedule. We will be able to make decisions based on accurate data, which will help us boost throughput and improve on-time delivery.” For more on NaView, visit www.rsssolutions.com.
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