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     NIMS Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Fairfax, Virginia, April 26, 2017 — NIMS, the manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, is proud to announce seven new members of its Board of Directors. The group is now com
04/26/2017 09:32

     NIMS, LIFT, Ivy Tech Release New Skills Credentials to Close High-Tech ITM Skills Gap

Indianapolis, IN., February 15, 2017—The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the Manufacturing USA institutes—and Ivy Tech Community
02/16/2017 10:53