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We welcome you back to the next edition of the QAdvantage bi-weekly newsletter. This week we are covering topics like Boeing's newest products, GM's eventful week, the most effective methods used to lead in an organization, and new applications of technology to increase efficiency.
Industry News
GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant. The company has stated that it is immediately ceasing operations in the country and describes the takeover as "illegal seizure of assets". GM is the latest American company to cease operations in Venezuela.
Alanna Petroff | CNN Money | 04.20.2017

US Industrial Production Up 0.5 Percent In March. However, there was a decline in manufacturing output, which was due to a drop in the production of vehicles and parts. Despite that drop, there is optimism for the rest of 2017 as energy prices rise and the dollar's surge tapers off. 
Martin Crutsinger | Manufacturing.net | 04.18.2017

GM Adds More Than 1,000 Jobs For Autonomous Driving Research. The company is re-purposing an existing facility in San Francisco to double its R&D space available to Cruise Automation, which the company acquired last year. 
Andy Szal | Manufacturing.net | 04.17.2017

Snap-on CEO: Trump visit is about the American worker. The president visited Snap-On Inc.'s headquarters and signed his "Buy American, Hire American" executive order this week. In a statement, the company's CEO made a commitment to American manufacturing and building the skills of the American workforce. 
Rich Kirchen | Milwaukee Business Journal | 04.18.2017

Boeing’s Largest 737 Max Takes Flight. The latest model of its best selling jet took flight five days ahead of schedule. The company plans to build 47 planes in May at its Renton, WA plant.   
Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg | 04.13.2017
Technology

THIS WEEK IN PRODUCTION TECH: Milling Chucks, Carbide Burs, Workholding and More. Several companies are unveiling new production technologies, including BIG KAISER, PFERD, and Walter. 
The Engineer | Engineering.com | 04.11.2017

Identifying Machines from Within CNC Programs. For jobs that require multiple CNC machine tools, or shops that happen to have multiple CNC machine tools, there is a seamless method for running the same program on multiple machines. 
Mike Lynch | Modern Machine Shop | 04.17.2017

A look at China's most exciting hypersonic aerospace programs. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the aerospace industry.
Jeffrey Lin and P.W. Singer | Popular Science | 04.18.2017
Best Practices
[White Paper] A How-To Guide for Customer Service. Learn how to keep customer satisfaction up and support costs down.
Industryweek

MEPs are Essential to Rebuilding American Manufacturing Competitiveness. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which serves small and medium sized manufacturers, faces a possible cut. However, these public-private partnerships have proven to be great for manufacturers. 
Michele Nash-Hoff | Industryweek |04.18.2017

Being in Charge Doesn’t Make You a Leader. When leading an organization, it is important to understand the balance between leaders and followers. Sometimes to ensure the right results, you need to effectively put yourself in the shoes of those you are leading. 
Ritch K. Eich | Industryweek | 04.18.2017
BMW Engine Block Casting
Check out this video on BMW engine block casting. Take a look at the molten aluminum used during the process at about 5:45 in the video.In this process there are a number of Quaker products that could be employed: QUINTOLUBRIC 888 fire-resistant hydrualic fluids in the liftsQUINTOPLEX fire-resistant greases, and QUAKERCOOL 7450 used in engine block machining.
Car TV | Youtube | 03.01.2015
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