OEM News 05/29/2008

May 29, 2008


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BIG-PLUS Tooling from BIG Kaiser Closes the Gap
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American Axle and Manufacturing Names New President and COO
American Axle and Manufacturing,Inc. appointed of David C. Dauch as president and chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2008. Dauch has 26 years of automotive experience beginning as a manufacturing co-op student at Chrysler Corporation while still attending Miami University (Ohio). Read More

Loughrey To Retire As Cummins Inc. President and COO
Cummins Inc. said that Joe Loughrey, President and Chief Operating Officer, will retire from Cummins in March 2009. Effective this Aug. 1, Loughrey will become Cummins Vice Chairman and remain a member of the Board of Directors until his retirement. Read More

General Dynamics To Hire Engineers For New Sunrise, Fla., Location
General Dynamics C4 Systems is planning a technical hiring event for engineers interested in working on a variety of high-tech projects including the U.S. military's Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) and Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) programs. All of the jobs to be filled are located at the company's new Engineering Design Center in Sunrise, Fla. Read More

Ford to Move To Capless Design For Fuel Systems
Ford Motor Company announced it would incorporate a cap-less fuel system design for certain of its 2009 model year vehicles. Read More

SPX Announces Sale Of Air Filtration Business Unit
SPX Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Air Filtrationbusiness unit. The company's Air Filtration business unit was previously reported as a discontinued operation at the end of the third quarter 2007. Read More

Manufacturing Executives Make Presentations At Investors Conferences
Leading executives of several U.S. manufacturing companies are scheduled to make presentations at the Sanford Bernstein 24th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference and at the 3rd Annual JPMorgan Basics and Industrials Conference in New York. 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:

Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney spoke at the Sanford Bernstein 24th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference at 3 p.m. (ET) May 29 Time. Click Here

Northrop Grumman executives at the 3rd Annual JPMorgan Basics and Industrials Conference at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 3. Click Here

Eaton Corp., Richard H. Fearon, executive vice president, chief financial and planning officer, at the 3rd Annual JPMorgan Basics and Industrials Conference at 3:15 p.m. June 3. Click Here

Tyco Inc., Edward Arditte, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Investor Relations and Patrick Decker, President of Tyco Flow Control, at the 3rd Annual JPMorgan Basics and Industrials Conference at 10:45 a.m, June 4. Click Here

3M Corp., George W. Buckley, chairman, president and chief executive officer, at the 3rd Annual JPMorgan Basics and Industrials Conference at 1:30 p.m. (ET) Wednesday, June 4 Click Here


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 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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