OEM News 06/10/2008

OEM News 06/10/2008

June 10, 2008

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Articles

Delphi Gets Additional Funding To Develop Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Delphi Corp. is part of a team led by UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. company, that has been selected to develop technology for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Program. Read More

Boeing, Blue Air Agree On Order For Boeing 737-900ERs
Boeing and Romanian low-cost carrier Blue Air announce today an agreement on an order for three Next-Generation 737-900ER jetliners. Earlier this year, the Bucharest-based airline ordered two 737-800s. Today's order is worth $238.5 million at current list prices. The airplanes will be equipped with performance-enhancing Blended Winglets, which improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 percent. Read More

Tyco International Acquires Sensormatic Franchise
Tyco International Ltd. said it has purchased substantially all of the assets of Winner Security Services, LLC for approximately $90 million. Winner is a franchisee of Sensormatic Electronics Corporation in the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $20 Million For Abrams Tank Work
The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, a contract worth $19.8 million for the purchase of long-lead materials to support the reset of 129 M1A2 Abrams Systems Enhancement Package Version Two SEP V2) configuration of the main battle tank. Read More

General Dynamics Awarded Multiple Contracts To Support Defense
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics has been awarded three task orders by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Wholesale Program (DMLSS-W). The contracts have a total potential value of $7.4 million over two years if all options are exercised. Read More

Goodyear to Expand Brand's Reach
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's licensing group is in New York this week to identify potential licensees at the annual Licensing Expo. As part of its global licensing strategy, the company is seeking licensing opportunities with companies that could allow the high profile brand to extend its reach into new and different product categories. Read More


AM Webcasts

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

The only event that focuses on the business side of running a machine shop. Join owners and top managers to explore strategies and improve your business. Register now and save at: Click Here


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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