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ISPC Acquires U.S. Filter Surface Prep. Group

Tuesday, September 2, 2003
International Surface Preparation Corp. (ISPC), Golden, CO, has acquired the Surface Preparation Group of U.S. Filter Corp., a provider of surface-preparation equipment, services, supplies and consumables to manufacturers and industrial contractors. ISPC manufactures and distributes surface-preparation and finishing equipment and supplies, and also provides service.

3D-Surface-Modeling-Software Developer
Redesigns Website

Tuesday, September 2, 2003
ICEM Ltd., Southampton, United Kingdom, a developer of 3D-surface-modeling, analysis and visualization software, has redesigned its website, The site offers public and restricted areas. the public area includes company information and descriptions of products and services, training, support and upcoming events. Also here are press releases, case studies and images of work completed by users of the company’s Surf software suite. The password-protected restricted area provides information and amenities for ICEM customers, who can obtain and submit information pertaining to online assistance, bug reporting, software downloads and technical tips.

UM Offers Lean-Mfg. Management Course

Friday, August 29, 2003
The University of Michigan Business School is offering a five-day management course that covers lean-manufacturing operations. Leadership in Plant Operations will be held October 27-31, at the university’s Ann Arbor campus. Attendees will learn how to initiate lean-manufacturing practices, reduce manufacturing cycle times, quickly and accurately assess a plant, measure performance, encourage safe environments and practices, and align manufacturing and operations with other business functions. The course is designed for manufacturing and operations managers as well as individuals working in plant operation. The course fee is $6,850 and includes tuition, books and instructional materials, living accommodations and meals. For more information or to register, call 734/763-1000.


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