OEM News 05/27/2008

May 27, 2008
May 27, 2008 NEWSLETTER SPONSOR JobBOSSWOW Project #102 Exact JobBOSS Empowers General Metal WorksIssue: Sales are declining and competitors are cutting into our ...
WOW Project #102 Exact JobBOSS Empowers General Metal WorksIssue: Sales are declining and competitors are cutting into our business.Vision: Implement lean and invest in cuttingedge machines and technology to reposition the company. Results: Sales volume doubled, finished goods inventory was reduced 800%, lead times and set up times were cut in half, achieved ISO certification.Click Here
American Axle and Manufacturing To Host Teleconference On UAW Contract
American Axle amd Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. said that the tentative agreements with the International UAW reached on May 16, 2008, covering approximately 3,650 AAM associates at five facilities in Michigan and New York, were ratified. The company is hosting a teleconference briefing on the tentative agreements at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 28. The teleconference can be accessed through the following website: Click Here.

Delphi Gets Data Connectivity Contract With Automaker
Delphi Corporation said it won 100 percent of a major North American automaker's new data connectivity systems business and will begin supplying componentry for models built on several platforms as soon as model year 2010. Read More

Boeing Names Lund to Lead Commercial Airplanes Product Development
Boeing announced that Elizabeth Lund has been named vice president of Product Development for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Lund will be responsible for leading preliminary design of new and derivative airplanes and systems, and environmental performance strategy. Lund also will manage the overall research and development plan across Commercial Airplanes, and support the Product Strategy and Advanced Technology organizations within Commercial Airplanes and Phantom Works. The position reports to Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering Vice President Mike Denton. Read More

SPX Corp. Plans Presentation On Industrial Products And Services
SPX Corporation said it will host a meeting for investors and analysts on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Milwaukee, WI, featuring its Industrial Products and Services segment, including an in-depth presentation on its Waukesha Electric Systems business. Patrick O'Leary, Executive Vice President and CFO, SPX, will begin the meeting at 8:30 a.m. Central time (9:30 a.m. Eastern time), followed by presentations from Lee Powell, President, SPX Industrial Products and Services, and Tom Brockley, President, Waukesha Electric Systems, Inc. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available in the Investor Relations section of SPX's website ( A replay of the presentation will be accessible on the website through Thursday, June 12, 2008. Read More

Boeing Flies A160T Hummingbird Unmanned Rotorcraft for 18 Hours
The Boeing Company said it successfully flew its A160T Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft for 18.7 hours on May 14-15, and claims an unofficial world endurance record for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that weigh between 1,102 and 5,511 pounds (500 to 2,500 kilograms). Read More

General Dynamics Gets $6 Million Contract For Nuclear Submarine Maintenance
The U. S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $6 million contract modification for management and nuclear maintenance work on submarines stationed at Submarine Base New London, Conn. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will continue to operate the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department (NRMD) at the submarine base through Sept. 30, 2008. The company will provide project management, planning, training, and radiological-control services to support maintenance, modernization and repairs in support of operational submarines. About 25 Electric Boat employees are assigned to the NRMD. Read More

Manufacturing Industry Executives To Make Presentations At Investors Conference
The chief executive officers of several leading U.S. manufacturing companies are scheduled to make presentations at the Sanford C. Bernstein and Co. Strategic Decisions Conference in New York, and most of the presentations are to be publicly broadcast over the Internet. Here is a partial schedule, and the URLs for listening to the presentations, either live or as a replay:

Illinois Tool Works Inc's David B. Speer, chairman and chief executive officer, 2 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, May 28.
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Alcoa's Klaus Kleinfeld, president and chief executive officer, 3 p.m., Thursday, May 29.
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General Dynamics Corp's Nicholas D. Chabraja, chairman and chief executive officier, 9 a.m., Thursday, May 29.
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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 Here
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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