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Fronius USA Begins Making Solar Inverters in United States

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
 
Fronius USA recently has invested more than $1.5 million in the development and integration of a full solar-inverter manufacturing and testing facility at its Portage, IN, 400,000-sq.-ft. headquarters. The company is part of Fronius International, a worldwide supplier of welding technology, solar inverters and other power electronics.
The manufacturing line in Portage produces and tests more than 200 Fronius Primo solar inverters per day, and the company has hired 30 employees to staff it. Fronius USA plans to manufacture additional products at this facility, according to company officials.
For more, visit www.fronius-usa.com.

NIST Awards $7.8 Million in Advanced Manufacturing Grants

Friday, May 22, 2015
 

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced 16 awards totaling $7.8 million to accelerate growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States. The grants will support industry-driven consortia in developing research plans and charting collaborative actions to solve high-priority technology challenges.
NIST's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program has awarded the grants to universities and other nonprofit organizations in 11 states and the District of Columbia. The grants range from $413,000 to $500,000. More than 40 organizations will share funding for work done in support of the 16 projects. In addition, more than 250 businesses, trade associations, universities and other organizations will collaborate as unfunded partners.
The new AMTech-funded projects span a variety of industries and technologies, from next-generation gas turbines and aerospace manufacturing to hybridized semiconductor and synthetic-biology devices and glass manufacturing.
Visit the NIST website to read summaries of the AMTech-funded projects and see locations of the projects' lead organizations and their funded partners.


Ready Technology Adds Distributors in Ohio, Michigan

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
 
Ready Technology, Dayton, OH, has added two distributors, Sup-R-Die, Inc., Cleveland, OH, and Freer Tool & Supply, Clinton Township, MI. For more on Ready Technology, a supplier of die components, visit www.readytechnology.com.

 

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