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Industrial Fans

Industrial Fans Airmaster Fan Company now offers the 4-in-1 Direct Drive Mancooler with four mounting options. Included with the fan is the chain hanging mount, the ceiling mount, the wall mount and the portable barrel with wheel mounting to create the style needed. Available in 30 in. or 36 in. sizes, the fan features 115V, […]

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Triax Aims For Low-Cost Hybrid

Triax Aims For Low-Cost Hybrid Lindsay Brooke GM’s flexible powertrain concept for global assembly relies on a separate frame and low-cost body. The program was code-named “Agile,” and to the designers, engineers and fabricators who built the car, it was a rapid-fire project — seven months from idea to the finished concept vehicle. But to […]

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Wirewound resistors – New Products

Wirewound resistors – New Products – Brief Article SEI Electronics Inc. has introduced its SM Series of wirewound resistors. Designed to provide power supply, automotive design and component engineers with true surface mount (SMD) high-power resistors rated at 1W to 3W. This series is engineered to deliver resistance values from 0.01 ohms to 3K ohms […]

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Subaru Moves Outback

Subaru Moves Outback Tom Lankard The popular antidote to truck-based SUVs becomes its own model range for 2000, as Subaru springs a new Legacy platform. Subaru is no longer struggling to survive in the world’s most competitive new vehicle market. In 1998, a year when total new car sales in the U.S. came in almost […]

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More Corsas, Please

More Corsas, Please – The new Corsa from General Motors’ Opel division John McCormick GM’S highest-volume European plant pumps up Corsa production. Will it help return Opel to profitability? Having lost $181 million in the third quarter, the pressure is on General Motors Corp.’s Opel division to get profitable, quickly. The key to Opel’s fortunes […]

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Flexibility reigns: Honda’s Global Manufacturing System means faster-to-market lower volume vehicles

Flexibility reigns: Honda’s Global Manufacturing System means faster-to-market lower volume vehicles – Manufacturing Roundup John Peter When you talk about North American manufacturing, you can’t help but talk about Honda They seem to be where everyone else wants to be. But just when the others come close to grabbing that golden ring. Honda moves it […]

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Michelin selects Manugistics – Supply and Demand

Michelin selects Manugistics – Supply and Demand – Brief Article Manugistics has been selected by Michelin to implement a collaborative supply chain solution for their European car and light truck divisions. The move is expected to better balance supply and demand and reduce costs. COPYRIGHT 2002 Reed Business Information COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group

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Cars Worth Noting – Chrsyler PT Cruiser, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Cadillac STS

Cars Worth Noting – Chrsyler PT Cruiser, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Cadillac STS – Brief Article 2000 Chrysler PT Cruiser Built off the Neon platform and sharing that car’s Toluca, Mexico, assembly plant, PT Cruiser convincingly buries the myth that platform/plant mates me doomed to look alike. And because it has tracked the lowest warranty […]

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Fume extractors

Fume extractors Place-A-Vent currently has four models available for fume extraction applications in various industrial settings. According to Place-A-Vent, fume extraction capacities range 400 to 1150 cu.ft./ min. with customized systems also available. The systems have been engineered for multiple work stations and are available with two styles of hood support arms. Vent-A-Kiln Corp., (877) […]

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GM’s Jack Smith and Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn reveal their secrets of success

How to turn around a car company: GM’s Jack Smith and Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn reveal their secrets of success Gary Witzenburg Put yourself in the fashionable shoes of GM’s Jack Smith in 1992 or Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn in 1999 … or Ford’s Bill Ford, Chrysler’s Dieter Zetsche, Mitsubishi’s Finbarr O’Neill or Fiat’s Herbert Demel today. […]