OEM News 07/22/2008

July 22, 2008

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General Dynamics Gets $552 Million Contract For Vehicles
U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada a delivery order to produce 773 RG-31 Mk5E Category I vehicles for its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. The order has a total potential value of $552 million. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics. Read More

General Dynamics Robotic Systems Awarded Navy LCS Automation Contract
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) awarded General Dynamics Robotic Systems a contract to develop the Common Launch and Recovery System (CLRS) for use on the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). General Dynamics Robotic Systems is a part of General Dynamics Land Systems (Sterling Heights, Michigan), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Read More

Northrop Grumman Begins Production of F/A-18F Super Hornet
Northrop Grumman Corporation has begun production of the fuselage section for the first F/A-18F Super Hornet for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Read More

Bell Helicopter Posts 24 Orders At Farnborough
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, said it added 24 orders across the full range of its product line at the Farnborough Air Show last week. Read More

Parker Aerospace To Develop Fly-By-Wire System For Bombardier Widebody Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace and Parker Aerospace said that Parker has been selected as the exclusive supplier for a period of ten years of fly-by-wire flight control systems for all new Bombardier widebody aircraft programs requiring this technology. Read More

Johnson Controls Acquires PWI Energy
Johnson Controls, Inc., the global leader in creating smart and sustainable environments, has acquired PWI Energy, an independent global provider of energy and greenhouse gas management services, based in Philadelphia. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Read More


AM Webcast Series

Sponsor: GE Fanuc

Best Kept Secrets of CNC Connectivity-July 23,2008 2:00 pm EST
How To Get Data Into And Out Of A Control


In our latest installment of the GE Fanuc Best Kept Secrets webcast series, we'll show you how the various communications technologies available with today's CNCs will give your production team a distinct competitive advantage. GE Fanuc Productivity Product Manager Mark Brownhill will answer many commonly asked questions end users ask when trying to connect to their CNC production data.

Join us July 23 at 2:00 pm EST and learn how you can improve data availability and maximize business performance by utilizing these Best Kept Secrets of CNC Connectivity.
Click Here To Register




Sponsor: Epicor

Striving To Reduce Costs And Increase Profitability While Remaining Competitive Is No Easy Task. - July 30,2008 2:00 pm EST


Epicor Manufacturing talks about ways to plan, schedule, execute and monitor your manufacturing operations - from raw materials to final product - to develop your highest level of flexibility and agility, and to make your operations more competitive.

Join us July 30,2008 at 2:00 pm EST
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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 Launches New Internet Forum


The American Machinist Forum is a place to share thoughts, ideas and best practices for machine shops. The focus is on making machine shops competitive, efficient and flexible enough to compete in a global environment. You'll find discussion about manpower, use of automation and technology, creative uses of machine tools and a whole lot more. So sign up and jump in. Click Here




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