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February 07, 2018 - Volume 12 Issue 03
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LB Pipe & Coupling opened its plant in Texas just 8 years ago to service the oil and water well industries. After a short period of time, they recognized the need to adapt and switched from mostly manual labor to user-friendly robotic cells. The result has been a significant increase in capacity and employee morale.
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In preparing for a better future, many manufacturers are synchronizing resources with modern demand-driven technology to help reach their most important KPIs, such as reducing lead times and lowering inventory levels. To help you consider your options, Synchrono has released its 2018 list of Top Ten Trends for Modern Demand-Driven Technology.
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  Sunnen Acquires BTA Heller; Now Offers Complete Bore Creation and Finishing Solutions
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Exhibitor commitments outpacing previous show -- forcing IMTS to expand exhibit space. See the new floor plan.
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