OEM News 06/06/2008

June 6, 2008

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Parker Hannifin Acquires Titan Industries
Parker Hannifin has acquired Titan Industries, a manufacturer of industrial rubber, custom made and composite hoses for fluid and material transfer as well as related products, services, and accessories. Headquartered in South Gate, California, Titan has additional locations in Houston, Texas and Salisbury, North Carolina, and employs 150 people. Read More

Briggs and Stratton Corporation To Acquire Victa Lawncare In Australia
Briggs and Stratton Corporation has agreed to acquire Victa Lawncare Pty. Ltd. of Sydney, Australia from GUD Holdings Limited for a total consideration of $22 million in cash, subject to adjustments. Briggs and Stratton's subsidiary Briggs and Stratton Australia Pty. Limited is a party to the transaction. Read More

SPX To Supply $100 Million In Critical Components For Geothermal
SPX Corporation said its thermal equipment and services business has agreed to supply critical
components worth approximately $100 million to Orkuveita Reykjavikur (OR), an Iceland
utility. The announcement was made at a formal ceremony at the Hellisheidi geothermal
power plant in Iceland on Friday, May 30, 2008. Read More

Ford Launches Production Of Crossover Flex Vehicle
Further building its strength in the rapidly growing crossover vehicle market, Ford Motor Company today announced the production launch of the 2009 Ford Flex at the Ford Oakville Assembly Complex (OAC). Read More

General Dynamics NASSCO Lays Keel Of Second Product Carrier
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics held a keel-laying ceremony for the second ship of its new series of product carriers (PC). The ship is being built for U.S. Shipping Partners (NYSE: USS) and is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of 2009. Read More

Boeing Awards I Rocket Subcontracts To Three Small Businesses
The Boeing Company has awarded subcontracts to three small businesses under its NASA Ares I avionics contract. The avionics ring mounted between the Ares I upper stage and Orion capsule consists of onboard computers, flight controls, communications equipment, power systems, navigation and control systems and other instruments and their associated software for monitoring the rocket's speed and position while supporting safe assembly, check-out and flight operation. The avionics is the brains of the Ares I rocket, which will transport astronauts into orbit for their journey back to the moon by 2020. Read More

Lockheed Martin Gets $90 Million Contract To Support MLRS Launcher
Lockheed Martin has received a $90 million contract to support U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps MLRS launchers. Lockheed Martin's Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) system will support more than 300 launchers through 2010. Read More


AM Webcasts

Webcast Archive: Best Kept Secrets of Successful Retrofits
Missed GE Fanuc and AM on May 21, 2008 for the Webinar? View The Archive

What you need to know when retrofitting, rebuilding or remanufacturing machine tools. In this webcast presentation, GE Fanuc product manager Mark Brownhill and American Machinist editor Bruce Vernyi will discuss many opportunities for retrofitters and end users to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings that are possible with this valuable approach. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how a retrofit solution might be right for your shop.
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Workshop

American Machinist Presents: Machine Shop Workshop - November 12-14,2008

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Announcements

American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater


American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at www.machinetooltheater.com. Visit Machine Tool Theater; watch videos about machining and machining equipment. You'll see faster, more precise machines; cutting tools to process virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and manufacturing software. You'll see how to reduce cycle times and increase productivity.Click Here




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