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Earle M. Jorgensen Co. Adds
Metals Facilities in WA, CT

Monday, September 26, 2005
Earle M. Jorgensen Co., Lynwood, CA, a supplier of steel and aluminum bar, tubing and plate, has opened a facility in Spokane, WA, and is set to open another in Southington, CT. The 15,000-sq.-ft. facility in Spokane features an inventory of bar and tube stock and also features state-of-the-art metal-cutting equipment to provide value-added options for manufacturers, according to company officials. In Southington, a new 32,000-sq.-ft. facility is scheduled to open this October and also will offer bar and tube stock as well as processing machinery.

Learn Electroplating Basics

Friday, September 23, 2005
Kushner Electroplating School, Sunnyvale, CA, announced its fall 2005 schedule for two-day programs in electroplating. Electroplating Know How Basics will be held in Los Angeles, CA, October 17-18; Detroit, MI, October 31-November 1; and Dallas, TX, November 3-4. Topics covered include mathematics of electroplating; chemistry and electrochemistry; environmental and safety issues; plating cycles; cleaning and rinsing techniques; and testing procedures. The Kushner Electroplating School has been offering training programs for 56 years. For more information on these programs or to register, call Bobby Kushner at 408/749-8652 or e-mail

Lean Workshops Offered by University of Idaho Boise

Thursday, September 22, 2005
The University of Idaho Boise College of Engineering, through its TechHelp manufacturing-extension partnership, is offering a number of workshops to assist manufacturers in going lean. TechHelp events include one-day Lean Manufacturing 101 workshops on December 6, 2005, and January 17, 2006, at the Idaho Commerce & Labor building in Twin Falls, ID. The same workshops also will be held on December 13, 2005, and January 10, 2006, at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel in Boise, ID. Attendees will learn how to do more with less, eliminate waste and produce what customers want when they want it, according to workshop sponsors. The Lean Certificate Series of six workshops will be held from December 6, 2005, to March 28, 2006, at the Owyhee Plaza Hotel, Boise, ID. Other upcoming TechHelp workshops include 5S Visual Workplace, Setup Reduction, Cellular Flow, Total Productive Maintenance and Change Management. To learn more about these events or to register, contact Paula Peterman at tel. 208/364-6188, e-mail, or visit


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