U. S. INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURERS FORECAST SOLID REVENUE GROWTH IN 2015 NEW YORK, NY — Optimism regarding projected company revenue growth increased among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the third quarter of 2014, according to the Q3 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released on October 7, 2014 by PwC US. Survey respondents forecast an average growth rate of 5.6% over the next 12 months, up from 5.2% in the second quarter and 4. 2% a year ago. The positive revenue outlook ran counter to a notable softening in sentiment regarding the future direction of the U.S. and global economies overall, coupled with increased concerns about the potential impacts of legislative/regulatory and tax policies. Optimism regarding the prospects of the U.S. economy during the next 12 months dropped among U.S. industrial manufacturers to 57% during the third quarter of 2014, compared to 65% in the previous quarter and 60% in the third quarter of 2013. While the indicator remained solidly in positive territory, it represented the lowest level in the past six quarters. At the same time, optimism about the world economy dropped to 30%, down from 38% in the second quarter — a modest reading that was the lowest in eight quarters. “The projected revenue growth rate among industrial manufacturing companies rose during the third quarter, indicating increased levels of confidence in company fundamentals and competitive positioning,” said Bobby Bono, PwC’s U.S. industrial manufacturing leader. “The improved outlook for company performance ran counter to a decline in sentiment regarding the direction of the economic environment, particularly on the international stage.At the same time, we saw a notable uptick in caution regarding the potential impacts of legislative/regulatory and taxation policies. This tells us management teams believe they are making the right decisions to grow, but remain leery of external factors beyond their control, resulting in some abatement in the level of near-term spending and investment plans.” Among the major findings of the survey, 59% of respondents singled out legislative/regulatory pressures as the major headwind to growth over the next 12 months, up from 47 last quarter and 58% in the third quarter of 2013.This was followed by lack of demand, which was cited by 43% of respondents, in line with 42% during the second quarter and down slightly from 45% last year. In addition, concerns regarding taxation policy jumped to 31% of respondents, compared to 25% in the second quarter and 22% last year. “As the year progresses, we’ve seen an elevation of geopolitical concerns across the world, which is adding complexity to management decisionmaking,” Bono continued. “Despite notable growth thus far for the industrial manufacturing industry and many bright spots regarding company performance, we believe management teams are taking a more conservative approach to cash outlays as they assess recent events and seek to gauge the direction of the global economy.However, balance sheets remain strong across the sector, boding well for future investment activity as the macro-environment becomes clearer.” The decreased sentiment regarding the economic outlook overall coincided with a moderation in plans for new investments of capital, with 36% of respondents indicating increased outlays in the next 12 months, down from 52% in the previous quarter and 48% in the third quarter last year. However, the mean investment as a percentage of sales remained at 5. 7%, identical to the previous quarter. Operational spending plans also declined with 69% of respondents indicating increased short-term spending in the next 12 months, down from 75% in the second quarter, and 78% in the third quarter of 2013.Plans for spending on research and development declined t0 36%, from 45% in the second quarter of 2014, while plans for new product or service introductions remained at 43%, level with the second quarter. Most other spending categories showed quarter-over-quarter declines, with plans for investing in business acquisitions recording a considerable drop compared to the previous quarter but in line with prior year levels. Consistent with this finding, the Q3 Manufacturing Barometer also indicated a considerable decrease in plans for M&A spending. Twenty-six% of respondents planned M&A activity in the year ahead, compared to 38% in the second quarter, but up from 22% in the third quarter of 2013. The majority of that group is focused on purchasing another business, followed by the sale of part/all of their own business or a spin-off. Despite decreased spending plans, sentiment regarding hiring remained steady in the Q3 Manufacturing Barometer, with 52% of U.S. industrial manufacturers indicating plans to add employees to their workforce over the next 12 months. Consistent with the previous quarter, the most soughtafter employees will be skilled labor (33%), followed by production workers (26%) and professionals/technicians (26%). Plans to hire white collar support ticked up modestly to 10% in the third quarter from eight% in the second quarter, but remained well below the 17% level recorded in the third quarter of 2013. The latest Manufacturing Barometer revealed that the top potential trigger of increased investment and growth for respondents’ own companies over the next few years was lower costs of raw materials, cited by 51% of respondents as a major trigger. The second most important trigger to growth was listed as new products or service innovations, cited by 43% of respondents.Market expansion in the U.S. and less government regulations in industry were also cited as major growth triggers by one-in-four of industrial manufacturers. Increased availability of capital to middle-sized businesses also came through as a growth trigger, cited by 25% of respondents. Market expansion abroad was cited as a major growth trigger by 19%, followed by costs of energy reduced (13%), and strategic alliances or joint ventures (11%). For more information on Barometer surveys, including recent economic trend data and topical issues, visit www.barometersurveys.com. U. S. CUTTING TOOL CONSUMPTION DOWN 2.7% IN AUGUST MCLEAN, VA — August U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $166 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – the Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) collaboration, was down 2.7% from July’s total and down 3. 0% from August 2013. The report is based on the totals actually reported by the companies participating in the CTMR program.The totals here represent about 80% of the U.S. market for cutting tools. “August has traditionally been a period of slower sales for the cutting tool industry due to summer holidays and automotive model changeovers,” said Tom Haag, president of USCTI. “The three-month rolling average actually shows the sales as fairly steady throughout the summer.The third quarter should close much stronger with September bringing the industry back to full speed and the IMTS exhibition driving new interest with record attendance.” The Cutting Tool Market Report (CTMR) is jointly compiled by AMT and USCTI, two trade associations representing the development, production and distribution of cutting tool technology and products. It provides a monthly statement on U.S. manufacturers’ consumption of the primary consumable in the manufacturing process – the cutting tool.Analysis of cutting tool consumption is a leading indicator of both upturns and downturns in U.S. manufacturing activity, as it is a true measure of actual production levels. Historical data for the Cutting Tool Market Report is available dating back to January 2012. This collaboration of AMT and USCTI is the first step in the two associations working together to promote and support U.S.-based manufacturers of cutting tool technology. For more information, visit www.amtonline.org. U. S. MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY ORDERS DOWN IN AUGUST McLEAN, VA — August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 0.4% from July but down 6% when compared with the total of $379.26 million reported for August 2013. With a year-to-date total of about $3.08 billion, 2014 is down 2.4% compared with 2013. “U.S. manufacturing activity remains at a brisk pace, and especially encouraging for manufacturing technology orders was a recent uptick in durable goods orders, particularly in aerospace, automotive, and several other key industries,” said Douglas K. Woods, president of The Association For Manufacturing Technology. “There has also been good news in factory employment as more manufacturers add workers to their payrolls.With AMT’s Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference taking place this week in Detroit featuring some of the top industry analysts and economists, we believe we will be hearing more positive news from their forecasts for the manufacturing technology industry over the next few years.” For more information, visit www.amtonline.org. REAL-TIME DATA ANALYSIS TO DEFINE NEXT GENERATION OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — The need for extensive plant visibility and streamlined multi-plant operations is reenergizing the manufacturing execution systems (MES) market across the globe. Demand will continue to grow, even among small and mid-scale end users, as solution providers develop cost effective MES solutions specific to particular industry verticals. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of the Global MES Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $4.58 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $8.64 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate of 9.5%. Hybrid industries, particularly the pharmaceutical, life sciences and food and beverage sectors, hold the greatest opportunities for MES providers. “The need to process data from multiple workflow operations in real time is fueling uptake of MES solutions,” said Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation and Process Control Senior Research Analyst Srikanth Madapura Shivaswamy. “Advanced platforms that can facilitate the seamless and holistic integration of different planning and production software will gain traction globally.” Though the sophisticated, modular features of current MES solutions are lucrative, most users have a conservative mindset and are resistant to change, a long-standing factor dampening wide-scale implementation in the process industries. High costs, complexity, and long implementation times further discourage several end users from making the transition to new MES solutions. Multisite rollout and standardization of one MES solution across manufacturing facilities and industry verticals will be crucial for seamless integration .Hence, mergers, acquisitions and alliances will be essential for vendors to gain market share, deliver technological innovations, and penetrate new applications in the fragmented MES market. “Advancements in cloud, mobility and big data processing that enable real-time analysis will define nextgeneration MES software, thereby attracting a higher volume of small and mid-scale discrete industries,” stated Shivaswamy. “The shift of primary revenue generation from services to software licensing and support will also push vendors to design off-the-shelf solutions with quick turnaround times, in turn aiding adoption worldwide.” Strategic Analysis of the Global MES Market is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control (www.Industrialautomation.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program.Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Automation Services Market for Process Industries, North American Terminal Automation Market, Automation and Control Systems Market in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. For more information on Frost & Sullivan, visit www.frost.com ‘ZERO-COST’ STEPS FOR MANUFACTURERS TO LEVERAGE INDUSTRY SKILL CERTIFICATIONS ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) has released an article written by Leo Reddy, CEO of MSSC. The article was published in the October issue of Manufacturing Leadership Journal entitled, “Closing the Skills Gap: Industry certifications can go a long way toward fixing a stubborn problem for manufacturers – finding the skilled workers they need.” Tracing the steady rise of industry and federal support for industry-defined skill standards and certifications through successive Presidential Administrations, both Democratic and Republican, Reddy observes that a nationwide movement is now underway in support of well-established certifications that are industry recognized and nationally portable. “Zero-cost” steps to increase industry demand for these certifications include: • Adoption of company-preferred national certifications in existing hiring and promotion practices. • Company communication with governors of states where companies have operations informing them of company hiring preference for job applicants with those certifications. • Large company recommendation to their suppliers to use national certifications as a quality enhancement measure. For additional steps and a full text of Mr. Reddy’s article please go to www.msscusa.org/events. NEW SURVEY SHOWS KEYS TO RECRUITMENT OF WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING SCHAUMBURG, IL— Ahead of national Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) on October 3, 2014, a new survey shows that there is one group of potential employees that should not be overlooked – young women. Women in Manufacturing, (WiM), a group of nearly 500 women dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing women in the manufacturing sector released the survey, co-produced with Plante Moran. The survey of over 870 women, including both experienced women currently working in manufacturing and young women who are just beginning to consider their career options, offers several promising findings for the future of women in the manufacturing sector. Most importantly, the survey found that there is significant overlap between the top factors young women are seeking in careers and the factors manufacturing careers offer. In the survey, young women ranked compensation as the most important factor they are seeking in a career, followed closely by work that is interesting and challenging. At the same time, more than 80% of women in manufacturing today say that their work is interesting and challenging and half of women in manufacturing say that compensation is the most significant benefit of the sector. The survey also found that 74% of women working in manufacturing believe that the sector offers multiple career paths for women and that more than half of women in manufacturing today think that the sector is a leading industry for job growth for women.In addition, 64% of women working in manufacturing reported that they would recommend a career in manufacturing to a young woman. But despite these high numbers, young women remain woefully unaware of the opportunities available to them in the manufacturing sector. Less than half of young women believe that manufacturing offers the interesting and challenging work they’re seeking and less than 10% of young women placed manufacturing among the top five career fields that they feel offer the most opportunity for young women today. The survey results were presented on the first day of the fourth annual WiM SUMMIT held in Schaumburg,IL. This year’s SUMMIT is the largest gathering in the organization’s history, bringing together a record number of women in the manufacturing sector. “Our survey is particularly relevant with Manufacturing Day approaching later this week, a day focused on introducing manufacturing to young people and their parents,” said WiM Director Allison Grealis. “Because the survey focused both on women who are already in the manufacturing sector and young women outside the sector who are considering the wide array of career options available to them, the results are forward-looking and poised to benefit recruitment efforts.” “On the whole, these survey results should be seen as a call to action in a space where there is great opportunity,” Grealis continued. “When we know what young women are looking for in careers, we are in a better position to demonstrate how manufacturing can help them meet their aspirations. We have long known that women are good for manufacturing; and these survey results go a long way to showing that manufacturing is good for women, too.” For more information on Women in Manufacturing, visit womeninmanufacturing.org. PEOPLE NEWS The Supervisory Board of TÜV Rheinland AG, a global provider of independent testing, inspection, and certification services, has appointed DR. MICHAEL FÜBI as the new Chairman of the Executive Board. Dr. Fübi, 47, will assume his new position on January 1, 2015. Since 2012, Dr. Fübi has served as Chief Executive Officer for Germany-based RWE Technology, the RWE Group’s arm responsible for project development and power plant construction.Dr. Fübi began his career at RWE Technology in 2002, where his various roles included management of climate protection at RWE Power for a four-year period. Prior to RWE Technology, Dr. Fübi held key positions at Babcock Borsig AG, also in Germany. Dr. Fübi completed his studies at Dortmund University and Aachen Technical University and obtained a doctorate in engineering from RWTH Aachen, Jülich Research Center, all in Germany. He also currently serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors at VGB Power Tech, a European technical association for power and heat generation, headquartered in Germany. To learn more, visit www.tuv.com/us. Nanometrics Inc., a leading provider of advanced process control metrology and inspection systems, has announced that JEFFREY S. ANDRESON will join Nanometrics as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), beginning September 22. Dr. Andreson, 53, brings to Nanometrics 30 years of finance experience in the capital equipment industry. Since 2007 he has served as the CFO of Intevac Inc., a leading supplier of capital equipment to the hard drive media industry and night vision products to the military market. Prior to Intevac, Mr. Andreson spent 12 years at Applied Materials Inc. where he held positions such as Managing Director, Controller of the $2B Applied Global Services business, and Managing Director, Global Financial Planning and Analysis.Mr. Andreson earned his B.S., Finance at San Jose State University and his M.B.A. at Santa Clara University. Commenting on Mr. Andreson’s appointment, CEO Timothy Stultz said, “We are very pleased to have Jeff joining us as CFO. He brings strong financial leadership and a wealth of industry experience to the company, and is well-suited to lead the finance organization through this next phase of growth for Nanometrics. Today, our company has a stronger position with every one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers than at any time in our history. Having Jeff at Nanometrics, to both lead the finance organization as well as be a key member of our leadership team, will be a tremendous asset as we ramp and support multiple leading-edge process control positions within nearly every major semiconductor fab around the globe.” Read more at www.virtual-strategy. com/2014/09/04/jeff-andresonjoin- nanometrics-chief-financialofficer# b9oCOPKIupzwdCys.99. LUCY ACKLAND, a project manager in Renishaw’s Additive Manufacturing Products Division working on the company’s next generation of metal 3-D printing machines, has been shortlisted for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman of the Year Awards. She started her career as a mechanical engineering apprentice and has progressed through a variety of roles whilst being supported by Renishaw to achieve further engineering qualifications on a day release basis. In 2012 she achieved a first class honors degree in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from the University of South Wales, and in 2014 she was appointed a Board member of the charity Young Engineers. The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards aim to find female role models to help address the UK science and engineering skills crisis. Lucy Ackland has been shortlisted along with four female engineers from other leading engineering organizations: Ford, Rolls-Royce, ABB Ltd and Selex ES. Lucy said: “I am thrilled to have made it this far in a competition that includes so many brilliant high achieving females.” “At the age of 13 I was inspired to become an engineer and despite some opposition from those who felt that I should follow a more academic route, I chose to apply for an apprenticeship.I hope that my progress and academic achievements since then can similarly help to inspire other young people to consider engineering as an attractive career option.” Women currently represent only six percent of the engineering workforce in the UK (source: 2014 IET Skills Survey), the lowest percentage in Europe. Michelle Richmond, IET Director of Membership, and a former YWE winner, said: “The lack of women in engineering is a huge problem for this country, contributing to skills shortages which threaten the economy.It also means that women are missing out on interesting and rewarding careers. “The difficulty in attracting women into engineering is down to a combination of things: from the careers advice girls are given in schools, to schools not instilling girls with the confidence to opt for science and maths at A-level, through to employers needing to do more to make their approach to recruitment and retention more female friendly.” “It’s also a result of the lack of inspirational engineering role models for girls – which is where our Young Woman Engineer of the Year winners can play a vital role by encouraging and inspiring more young girls to become engineers.” The winner will be announced at the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards ceremony on December 10, 2014 in central London. For more information, visit www.theiet.org/ywe. HEXAGON METROLOGY, INC. announces its customer CRCoachworks will be featured using a ROMER arm this season on the TV show “Corvette Nation.” Airing on Discovery’s Velocity channel, this weekly series is dedicated to America’s sports car — the Corvette. CRC is a composite manufacturing shop specializing in retro-vettes. Each car is handcrafted by the company and takes over 700 man hours to complete. CRC transforms the modern and unprecedented performance of a newer Corvette into a classic American sports car using various technologies including Hexagon Metrology’s ROMER Absolute Arm 7-Axis SI series with integrated laser scanner. This portable measurement and 3D scanning solution is used to perform CAD-to-part inspections, and to accurately capture 3D features and freeform shapes for reverse engineering tasks. The ROMER arm has a natural feel, employs Zero-G counterbalance and seventh axis rotation for the ultimate user experience during data acquisition. “The ROMER Absolute Arm is our tool of choice,” says Ron Marsden, CRC general manager. “It helps us in a vast array of processes from start to finish, from creating geometries to creating and comparing tooling. The ROMER arm is easy to move around the floor or from shop to shop. It is ideally designed for the job we do.” “Corvette Nation” airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET on the Velocity Channel. For more information about Hexagon Metrology, visit www.hexagonmetrology. us. INFINITYQS INTERNATIONAL, INC. announced it has extended its global footprint by opening a new office near London. Led by Martyn Gill, general manager for EMEA, the new office will give InfinityQS a local presence and the opportunity to help drive technology innovation across the European manufacturing market. “With an established presence throughout the United States and China, it was necessary to open an office that would more directly support manufacturers in Europe,” InfinityQS President and CEO Michael Lyle. “Manufacturing is a staple in any successful economy and we look forward to helping our European-based clients continue the tradition of excellence that the world has come to expect from the region.” With a local office, the company can more readily provide its personalized client care and technical services to European and global clients with facilities in Europe. InfinityQS ProFicient, the company’s Manufacturing Intelligence platform, addresses a number of intricacies of the European manufacturing landscape. Powered by statistical process control (SPC), the software offers multi-lingual functionality and features to meet the unique needs of the automotive, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, aerospace and packaging industries. The cloud-based deployment option, ProFicient on Demand, is designed to function with a centralized point for system-wide updates and simplifies mobile data collection and analysis from any location. For more information, visit www.infinityqs.com/software. AMANDA MANUFACTURING, a Deshler Group company based in Logan, Ohio, for more than 30 years and specializing in metalforming, broke ground on October 16 with a $5 million expansion and renovation of its facility. The 130,000 square foot building will expand by nearly 40%, with 54,880 additional square feet of manufacturing plant space and a 14,000 square foot new office and facade improvement.The expansion is expected to be completed by spring of 2016. Amanda Manufacturing, which develops and manufactures cold and technical formed rod and stamped assemblies for Fortune 500 and 100 automotive customers and suppliers, is embarking on this expansion to address its growing international business. The expansion supports Amanda Manufacturing’s foray into new products and services, including the growth of the company’s consumer-facing brand, Amanda Products, which launched in 2013. With the expansion, Amanda Manufacturing plans to add new technology and machinery to enhance its offerings including additional engineering and design services, tube forming, and increase the use of light-weight, high-strength steels. Additionally, the manufacturing floor will be designed to be more conducive to observation, training and efficient work flow. The office expansion will include a new facade and office space for engineering and design teams, with a state-of-the-art multi-media conference room to support global communications with Amanda Manufacturing’s customers, business partners, and the six other Deshler Group companies. “Adding human resources is critical to our ability to position Amanda Manufacturing as an engineering- and design-driven manufacturing solutions provider for our global customers,” said Gruschow. Thirty% of the 217-member Amanda Manufacturing workforce is technical labor and logistics workers. Amanda Manufacturing plans to expand jobs significantly in those areas, as well as several management positions. Job opportunities will be announced in early 2015. “We are looking for people with experience, but also are planning to partner with our local universities and trade schools to mentor, train and recruit young talent from Ohio,” said Gruschow. “The Development Services Agency, on behalf of Governor John Kasich and working with JobsOhio and the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth are excited to see the next phase of Amanda Manufacturing’s growth in the region,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. For more information, visit amandamanufacturing.com Q-LAB CORPORATION announced its laboratories in Homestead, FL, and Saarbrücken, Germany, now offer contract testing services for automotive corrosion tests requiring relative humidity control. These tests include GMW 14872, SAE J2334, and many others from Ford, ISO, GB/T, VW, Volvo, Chrysler, Renault, etc. Earlier this year, Q-Lab released its new Q-FOG CRH cyclic corrosion tester, which allows for the control of relative humidity during test cycles. Q-FOG CRH corrosion testers can perform traditional salt spray and Prohesion and meet most major international and automotive corrosion test standards. Now, this capability has been added to Q-Lab Florida and Q-Lab Deutschland as part of their fully-equipped, ISO 17025 accredited contract testing laboratories. The labs provide expert, cost-effective accelerated testing services to customers throughout the world. The labs also include multiple QUV weathering, Q-SUN xenon arc, and standard salt spray and cyclic Q-FOG corrosion test chambers. Color, gloss and other expert visual evaluation services are also available. For more information, visit www.q-lab.com. B&K PRECISION has outfitted the test benches in an electrical and computer engineering lab at Bourns College of Engineering with all new, state-of-the art equipment. Victor Tolan, President and CEO of B&K Precision, has a penchant for equipping the engineers of tomorrow with the tools they need today. His company’s generosity will benefit more than 500 students each year at BCOE through the technical hands-on training they will receive as future engineers using the equipment. The precision test and measurement instruments include oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies and digital multimeters. The work stations accommodate two students each, and are designated for circuits and electronics lab exercises as well as activities related to independent student projects. The Bourns College of Engineering celebrates its 25th year in 2014, and is ranked among the best public engineering colleges of its size in the nation. BCOE engineers provide a source of new ideas, products and technologies to the world while leading interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts in education, research and industrial partnerships. BCOE offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees through bioengineering, chemical and environmental engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering departments, and computer engineering and college-wide materials science and engineering programs. The college has more than 2,400 undergraduate students, 620 graduate students, more than $32 million in annual research expenditures and is home to eight interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research centers. For more information on B&K Precision, visit www.bkprecision.com Following four years of successful cooperation, INNOVMETRIC SOFTWARE INC. and its Brazilian business partner, Danilo Ribeiro of PWB SUPORTE TÉCNICO announced the launch of POLYWORKS BRASIL to market the PolyWorks® Universal 3-D Metrology Software Platform to Brazil’s manufacturing industry. PolyWorks Brasil will continue to pursue the PWB Suporte Técnico mission by providing technical support, training and sales assistance to InnovMetric’s metrology hardware partners throughout the country.In parallel, PolyWorks Brasil will market PolyWorks to VIP accounts in the automotive and aerospace industries who want to standardize their metrology operations on one platform. PolyWorks Brasil will also supply high-end services to PolyWorks customers, including metrology process consulting and software customization through macro programming. For more information, visit www.innovmetric.com. Japanese company SUS CORPORATION establishes its stake in North America this October when it opens its United States headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village. The move allows the environmentally friendly manufacturing equipment producer to better serve its customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico. “Last year we came to the United States to introduce one of our most exciting and popular products, the GreenFrame Series,” said Yasuo Ishida, president of SUS Corporation. “We received such a promising response that we felt it was time to establish a larger presence in the U.S. to better meet the needs of our growing customer base. Our high quality machinery, equipment and components for factory automation have continued to perform well in Asia and we believe we can replicate that success in North America. We estimate our first year in the U.S. will generate more than $500,000 in revenue.” SUS Corporation specializes in developing manufacturing equipment composed of aluminum and primarily utilized by automotive and airline manufacturers. By using aluminum in its products, SUS is able to provide environmentally friendly products that are lightweight and customizable to meet a variety of needs within the factory. For example, the company’s GreenFrame (GF) Series products are fully recyclable and are 40% lighter than industry standard plastic resin coated steel pipes. GreenFrame also enables Karakuri, an energy-saving system that utilizes the flow of gravity to guide the system forward, increasing efficiency and ergonomics. SUS Corporation will be exhibiting at the Assembly Show 2014 in Rosemont, IL to showcase its GF Series products at booth 1438 and promote the opening of its new headquarters. A wide variety of Green- Frame applications, such as workstations, flow racks, and carts, will be on display. For more information about meeting with SUS Corporation and Ishida at the Assembly Show, contact Jennie Szink at jszink@pcipr.Com or 312-558-1770.
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