May 28, 2016

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May 25, 2016
AP: Group of 7 Seeks Way Forward for Aging, Faltering Economies

Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.

Aging workforces, sagging productivity...

May 23, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Cochranton Team Wins National Robotics Competition

COCHRANTON — As cream rises to the top, so did Cochranton High School’s fighting robot Juggernaut on Saturday, capturing a first-place finish at the National Robot League’s national competition at California University of Pennsylvania.

“This is something we’ve been striving for since we...

May 22, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Sparks Fly in National Robotics Competition

CALIFORNIA, Pa. — In one of two the rings set up for the double-elimination competition, two remote-controlled robots faced off. Sparks flew when they clashed, and finally, the bout was stopped due to “smoke and fire,” the emcee announced to the auditorium. 

“That’s going on the...

May 12, 2016
Press Release: FABTECH Mexico 2016 Brought Best of Manufacturing to Mexico City

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FABTECH Mexico, the leading manufacturing event in Latin America for metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, brought the latest innovations in manufacturing to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex on...

May 10, 2016
Modern Machine Shop: NTMA Members Share Observations after Japan Manufacturing Tour

Last month, I spent a week in Japan touring manufacturing facilities with a group of machine-shop owners, managers and leaders who are active in the National Tooling and Machining Association, or NTMA. ...

April 27, 2016
April 2016 Business Conditions Report

CLEVELAND, OH—April 27, 2016—According to the April 2016 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a slight improvement in business conditions during the next three months. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for...

April 13, 2016
Palmetto Business Daily: Dayton Rogers owner named chair of Precision Metalforming Association

Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Co. owner and president Ron Lowry has been tapped to chair the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) as the chairman of the organization’s board of directors. 

Dayton Rogers is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but has a plant in Columbia, South...

April 03, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Destruction domination: RoboBOTS competition won by a Cochranton team ... again

It only took Cochranton High School’s robot, Juggernaut, about a minute to bring home a four-peat championship at Meadville Area Senior High School’s House of Thrills on Saturday at the 10th annual RoboBOTS competition.

The team Projekt Mayhem robot made Union City High School and its...

March 31, 2016
Meadville Tribune: Meadville native studying mechanical engineering at Penn State receives leg up from RoboBOTS program

The RoboBOTS robot building program gave Bryce Mullen of Meadville more of an advantage when he started college last fall than he had expected.

"It really gave me a leg up," said Mullen, a freshman studying mechanical engineering at Pennsylvania State University in State College. "I was...

March 30, 2016
March 2016 Business Conditions Report

CLEVELAND, OH—March 30, 2016—According to the March 2016 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a slight dip in business conditions during the next three months.  Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for...