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The Right Improvements Last a Decade

The Hudson Valley Technology Development Center (HVTDC) congratulates MPI, Inc. for their continued success as the worldwide leader in wax-room equipment. Following their investment in Lean manufacturing and assistance over a decade ago, the Poughkeepsie, NY manufacturer has broken new ground in the investment casting industry.

Thanks to their continued implementation of Lean principles, MPI has developed and introduced more systems and products for investment casting companies throughout the world than all of their competition combined. Their equipment has been sold to 44 countries, and their "Made-in-America" products exported to China, while several of the most advanced investment casting foundries in the world have incorporated MPI's total automation into their facilities.

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When personal and professional aspirations collide

Every once in a while, the people you meet and the paths you cross can bring you to a place more rewarding then you ever thought possible.

That happened to me two years ago while discussing my desire to volunteer in a capacity I would find personally rewarding. A colleague told me about Junior Achievement.

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Road to Revision

September is fast approaching and the base ISO 9001 revision 2015 will be released. In addition, AS9100: the revised Aerospace Standard is planned to take effect by the 2nd quarter of 2016.

What are your company's plans to address the key changes these revisions will require? Do you have a good understanding of the transition periods? When should you transition? These are some other key questions regarding the changes to the common management system structure.

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New Product, New Engineers

EAW Electronic Systems, Inc., a Poughkeepsie design engineering and contract manufacturer for electronic and electro-mechanical assembly, is on the verge of introducing an innovative building automation system. The new technology, called an EMC 20/20, is used to control a building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and will support industry standard communication.

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