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Bystronic Earns Supplier Recognition from John Deere

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Bystronic Inc., Elgin, IL, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence program. Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. Bystronic was selected in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement, according to Deere & Co. officials. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held this past December in Moline, IL.
Bystronic supplies sheetmetal cutting, bending and automation technology to various John Deere operations. For more on Bystronic, visit

WV Machine-Tool Tech. Program Earns NIMS Accreditation

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Machine Tool Technology Program at Untied Technical Center, Clarksburg, WV, has been nationally accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). NIMS accreditation is the highest benchmark for metalworking training programs in the United States.
Technical-center staff and faculty met the stringent quality requirements set forth by NIMS, including a program self-audit, the certifying of faculty and students in NIMS national industry credentials, and an intensive two-day on-site evaluation. This visit included a comprehensive facility inspection, observation of student safety habits, and a series of in-depth interviews with faculty, administrators and local employers.
The accreditation is based on NIMS National Skill Standards for Machining Level I with a focus on manual machining skills. 

TigerStop Launches Weekly Manufacturing Blog

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
TigerStop, Vancouver, WA, has launched Tiger Shop, a weekly blog for manufacturers that includes information and recommendations on best practices for growth and efficiency as well as news, how-to guides, industry insights and forecasts. Tiger Shop is published each Tuesday.
Look to Tiger Shop ( for articles on technologies that increase shop efficiency, guides for adding automation and lean principals, and stories of successful practices from TigerStop customers.
The blog posts are shared on social-media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
TigerStop provides automated stop/gauge and pusher systems under the TigerStop and SawGear brand names for the fenestration, cabinet, furniture, construction, electronics, plastics and metalworking industries. 


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