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2015 Industrial M&A: More Deals, Lower Value

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


There were more mergers and acquisitions involving industrial companies in 2015 while the value of individual deals fell, consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a quarterly report. Full Article

Ford Driving Dreams to Launch in Houston with $100,000 in Scholarships for Eligible Senior High School Students

PRESS RELEASE-- Ford Motor Company


Houston, Feb. 8, 2016 – Houston Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced $100,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships for eligible seniors in selected high schools across Houston interested in pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and math.The $2,000-a-piece scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students graduating in 2016 and planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university over the period for which the scholarship is requested. Full Article

AMT: US Manufacturing Tech Orders End Sour 2015 With a Gain

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


US manufacturing technology orders surged in December while posting a sizable decline for all of 2015, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today. Full Article

Cisco Buying IoT Developer Jasper for $1.4B

By Patrick Waurzyniak Senior Editor


With its $1.4-billion move this week to purchase Internet of Things (IoT) software developer Jasper Technologies (Santa Clara, CA), networking giant Cisco (San Jose, CA) will add a major asset to its arsenal in the race to compete in the world of enterprise IoT software. Full Article

AMETEK Announces Two Acquisitions



BERWYN, PA, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 – AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced that it has completed two acquisitions: Brookfield Engineering, the world’s leading manufacturer of viscometers and rheometers, and ESP/SurgeX, a leader in energy intelligence and power protection solutions.  
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US Manufacturers Add 29,000 Jobs in January

Senior Editor Bill Koenig


Makers of durable goods added 17,000 jobs, with non durable goods producers adding another 12,000. Full Article

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