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STEP Awards for Four Women in Metalforming

Monday, March 3, 2014
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) congratulates these four women from PMA-member companies that earned The Manufacturing Institute’s 2014 STEP (science, technology, engineering and production) Awards: Altheha DrePaul, key account manager, EJ Ajax; Lisa Habe, president, Interlake Industries; Irina Kleyman, manufacturing engineer, Ace Clearwater Enterprises; and Erica Wiegel, prototype manager/owner, Wiegel Tool Works. Here’s more information on all of this year’s STEP Award winners.



Rofin Acquisition Targets Brittle-Material Laser Processing

Monday, March 3, 2014
Cutting and drilling of glass, sapphire and semiconductor substrates—that’s the focus of the laser technology developed by FiLaser, Portland, OR, which has agreed to be acquired by Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Plymouth, MI. The transaction, which includes all intellectual property including trademarks and patents, is expected to close in March 2014;,

Guest Blog by PMA Member Erick Ajax: What it's Like to Attend the State of the Union

Friday, February 28, 2014
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to attend the State of the Union Address as the guest of your State Senator? PMA Erick Ajax got that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and he wrote all about it. Read his memories of that very special day.


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