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Southco Wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Best Product Award9 Sep 2010, 7:00 pm
On September 10, Design News announced Southco as a Golden Mousetrap Best Product Award winner for its ST-12C Counterbalanced Hinge in the category “Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components.”
Design News recognized the ST-12C as the only standard position control hinge to offer counterbalance capabilities. The counterbalance design requires less effort to move heavier objects as compared to friction-only hinges. As a result, it's easier for equipment operators to lift and position hinged components.
For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design. This year, Golden Mousetrap awards were given in four major categories: Electronics, Motion Control/Automation, Hardware/Software, Materials/Fastening/Joining/Assembly, and 20 subcategories. After receiving a record number of entries, Design News selected 71 finalists and 23 winners.
Design News selected another Southco product, the R4-EM Electronic Rotary Latch, as a finalist in the category “Components, Hardware & Interconnect.”
Southco President and CEO Brian McNeill states, “The Southco team is thrilled to be recognized for its products in such a competitive arena.”
Editor-in-Chief Karen Field adds, "Design News congratulates the winners and finalists of the 2009 Golden Mousetrap Awards for the great work they've done to develop new and innovative products for design engineers. These products showcase the highly imaginative ways that today's engineers are ‘building a better mousetrap,’ and we thank them for their contributions."
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U.S. Manufacturing Grows for Seventh Month in a Row - March 1, 201028 Feb 2010, 6:00 pm
By Agence France-Presse.
The rebounding manufacturing sector grew for seventh consecutive month in February, but at a slower clip than expected, according to The Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
The ISM said its manufacturing index, also known as the purchasing managers' index, slowed to 56.5% in February, from 58.4% in January.
Any number above 50% indicates growth. The figure was slightly lower than the 58% expected by most market watchers.
New manufacturing orders slipped 6.4 percentage points compared with January.
"The severe winter weather along the East Coast and Toyota's production shutdowns undoubtedly had a negative impact on manufacturing production in February. According to the ISM report, the adverse events last month were offset by on-going improvement in economic activity and the inventory swing that occurs when firms have to slow their destocking, and eventually build stocks, due to continuing growth in orders," said Daniel J. Meckstroth, Chief Economist for the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.
"Relatively small fluctuations in the indexes are normal for the indicator since there is a clearly discernable growth trend in the data," he added.
For the third consecutive month there was an improvement in the employment outlook, it was up 2.8 percentage points for the month to 56.1%.
"Manufacturing is not known as being a sector that generates many jobs quickly in a recovery. The employment indicator may be signaling that job cuts were overdone broadly and the labor market will shortly starting improving," said Meckstroth.
ISM concurred on labor market improvement. "Manufacturers are seemingly willing to hire where they have orders to support higher employment," ISM said
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010
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