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January 8, 1992 | DEAN TAKAHASHI
Manufacturers are showing off uses of composite materials, such as carbon-reinforced fiberglass, at the annual Composites in Manufacturing and Tooling for Composites Expositions, which conclude today at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Composites can be tougher and lighter than the strongest metals, says the show sponsor, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
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October 7, 1986
More than a dozen of Orange County's larger manufacturing companies--including Samco Inc., Anilam Electronics and Matco Machine Tool Co.--will showcase their most advanced machine tool and metalworking technology Wednesday through Friday at the Orcal '86--the Orange County Manufacturing & Metalworking Conference and Exposition at the Anaheim Convention Center.
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March 24, 1999 | MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The big Westec '99 manufacturing expo is in town this week. And while all those high-tech lathes and machine tools are cutting edge, the industry is worried that the next generation of youngsters won't find the factory floor an appealing place to work. So the Society of Manufacturing Engineers has just unveiled its "Manufacturing Is Cool" Web site http://www.manufacturingiscool.com to show kids that making stuff can be a pretty good way to make a living.
BUSINESS
July 3, 1989 | From Times wire services
California's Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard companies were among the 10 best manufacturing companies to work for, according to a survey of industry experts released today. Commissioned by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the report focused on U.S. manufacturers that produce parts or products. The report showed the 10 companies share a similar employee philosophy, society spokesman Tom Drozda said.
BUSINESS
July 4, 1989 | From the Associated Press
California's Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard companies are among the 10 best manufacturing companies to work for, according to a survey of industry experts released Monday. Commissioned by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the report focused on U.S. manufacturers that produce parts or products. The report showed that the 10 companies shared a similar employee philosophy, society spokesman Tom Drozda said.
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March 15, 2000 | DENISE GELLENE and MARLA DICKERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The giant Westec 2000 manufacturing trade show is coming to town next week. And while all those high-tech machine tools will take center stage, the industry is most concerned with finding skilled workers to run them. In fact, work force development will dominate the show's workshops and seminars this year. Organizers have arranged for more than 500 local youngsters to visit the expo, hoping to start grooming the next generation of manufacturing talent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1990
Ralph E. Valenzuela, retired chief deputy city engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Public Works bureau of engineering, has died at his Woodland Hills home. He was 57. Valenzuela died Tuesday of liver cancer, said his daughter, Julie Sitton. Born Oct. 3, 1933, in Barranquilla, Colombia, Valenzuela came to the United States in 1939 and later graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles.
NEWS
May 6, 1990
Two professors in the Joint Science Department at the Claremont Colleges have received $45,000 grants each from the National Science Foundation's Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program. Newton Copp, associate professor of biology, won for his proposed project, "Electrophysiological Studies for Human Physiology and Undergraduate Research." Kersey Black, assistant professor of chemistry, won for his proposed project, "Molecular Modeling in Organic Chemistry."
BUSINESS
March 24, 2003 | Hanah Cho, Times Staff Writer
Organizers of the annual meeting of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, which begins today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, are counting on the war with Iraq to have an effect on their event. Known as Westec, the confab typically draws tens of thousands. "In terms of war, that's when the manufacturing sector kicks in," said Irene Spanos, an advertising specialist with the Dearborn, Mich.-based society. "The sector has been down for years now.
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