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OEM News 06/19/2008

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Goodrich Receives Production Contracts For U.S. Air Force C-5M Re-Engining Program
Goodrich Corp. received production contracts from Lockheed Martin and General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) to supply pylons and nacelle systems for the U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy strategic airlifter Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). Work will be performed by Goodrich's Aerostructures teams in Chula Vista and Riverside, Calif. and Foley, Ala. Read More

Caterpillar To Expand Remanufacturing Business
Caterpillar Inc. and Gremada Industries, Inc. said Caterpillar will acquire certain assets of Gremada Industries. The acquisition agreement was signed on June 15, 2008, and the deal is expected to close upon completion of legal and regulatory requirements. Gremada Industries is a leader in the processes of remanufacturing and reclaiming metal parts and components used in transmissions, torque converters and final drives. Gremada provides service support for off-highway equipment used in the mining and petroleum industries, and it has extensive experience providing remanufacturing expertise for equipment used for petroleum drilling applications. Read More

General Dynamics Electric Boat Gets $29.7 Million Contract For Nuclear Sub work
Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will provide planning yard, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines. Electric Boat will also provide design services to support the installation of configuration changes on submarines as well as the materials required for major alterations. Initially awarded in March 2004, the contract could be worth more than $1.1 billion over five years if all options are exercised and funded. Read More

Boeing Releases Statement On Tanker Protest Ruling
Boeing was informed that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in Boeing's favor on a number of issues related to its protest of the U.S. Air Force's award of a $35 billion contract to supply the service with its next-generation aerial refueling aircraft - or KC-X tankers - to begin replacing the current fleet of KC-135 tankers. In response to the ruling, Boeing released a statement from Mark McGraw, vice president, Tanker Programs. Read More

Lockheed Martin Gets $74.8 Million Contract For Train Management System
Lockheed Martin has received an A$74.8 million (US$72 million) contract from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC), Ltd. for the "Proof of Concept" phase of the Advanced Train Management System (ATMS), a new communications-based train management technology for Australia's national interstate freight rail network. During this phase, Lockheed Martin will design, develop, construct and test an ATMS prototype on a 120 kilometre section of the interstate rail network in South Australia. Read More

General Dynamics Gets $10 Million Air Force Gateways Contract
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a $10 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Command to install Air Force Gateways at 13 locations worldwide to enhance security, administration and performance at the Air Force Intranet perimeter. The total potential value of the contract is $10 million if all options are exercised during a 20-month period. 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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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 HereRead More
American Machinist Announces Launch Of Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist is pleased to announce the beta launch of Machine Tool Theater at 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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