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Superior Industries to close manufacturing facility in Arkansas

August 1, 2014

Superior Industries Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America, will close its manufacturing plant in Rogers, Ark., as part of an initiative to reduce costs and enhance its global competitive position. The company expects to cease...

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Registration open for annual Made in New Jersey event in celebration of Manufacturing Day

August 1, 2014

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. (NJMEP), Morris Plains, N.J., has opened registration for its yearly Made in New Jersey event in celebration of the third annual Manufacturing Day. The event, to be held Oct. 3 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J., will celebrate...

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Manufacturing leaders identify six critical issues for industry in the year ahead

August 1, 2014

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, Mountain View, Calif., the global business network for senior industrial executives, has established a new Critical Issues Agenda for manufacturing for 2014 to 2015. The Council has focused the new agenda on six critical issues: Factories...

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Grasche USA launches new website

August 1, 2014

Grasche USA, a manufacturer of saw plates and steel cores based in Hickory, N.C., has launched a website at www.grasche.com. It provides an overview of the company’s history, capabilities, and product lines. Customers can request a quote online and download PDFs of complete stock pricelists,...

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Laserdyne receives order for fiber laser system from Chaoyu Technology Co.

August 1, 2014

Prima Power Laserdyne, Champlin, Minn., has finalized an order with Chaoyu Technology Co., Ltd. for a 6-axis 430BD fiber laser system. The machine will be used to precision weld, drill and cut 2-D and 3-D stainless steel micro- electrical components used in applications such as communication...

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UTC Aerospace Systems delivers 5,000th set of landing gear for Boeing 737

July 31, 2014

UTC Aerospace Systems, Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its Landing Systems facility in Everett, Wash., has delivered its 5,000th set of landing gear for a Next-Generation 737 to Boeing. "Our Everett facility is designed to meet Boeing's need for JIT delivery," said Dave Castagnola,...

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Tandemloc hires design engineer

July 31, 2014

Tandemloc Inc., Havelock, N.C., has appointed Randall Hoeft as a design engineer. He is the principal staffer and office manager of the company’s new product design office in Janesville, Wis. Hoeft has more than 26 years of design and problem-solving experience with below-the-hook lifting...

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A fabricator and community college partnership

July 31, 2014

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When metal fabricator Shickel Corp. sought to boost the overall skill level of its employee base in the face of a more competitive business environment, it went back to school. More specifically, it sought the local community college to help craft a curriculum and implement a class structure to deliver the improved math and shop skills it desired.

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Camera-based measurement system sends waves of productivity through fabrication shop

July 31, 2014

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When Bob Burns, owner of Aero Bending Co., Palmdale, Calif., moved his company to a new and bigger location, he considered adding to the company’s fleet of benders. However, a number of bending machine operators often lined up to measure bent components, creating a bottleneck. Changing to an optical inspection system cleared this bottleneck.

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Newcomb Spring adds QC measurement system for stampings

July 31, 2014

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has added Keyence Instant Measurement system at seven of its eight manufacturing plants for quality control inspections of its stampings, flat springs, and wire forms. The system will be added at the remaining plant in 2015. The system uses optical...

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Guarantee program ensures cable performance up to 36 months

July 31, 2014

The Chainflex® guarantee program from igus® helps ensure predictable continuous-flexing cable performance for up to 36 months. The guarantee program provides binding statements about the durability of the company’s Chainflex cables when used inside Energy Chain® cable carriers. The...

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Shiloh Industries to expand in Tennessee

July 31, 2014

Valley City, Ohio-based Shiloh Industries Inc., a producer of fabricated steel and aluminum, stampings, and welded blanks, has announced plans to invest $20 million in a 75,000-sq.-ft. plant in Clarksville, Tenn. The expansion is expected to create about 150 new...

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Fluid recycling systems meet requirements for a variety of applications

July 31, 2014

Eriez® HydroFlow® industrial filtration and fluid recycling systems are suitable for such applications as machining, conventional grinding, creep feed grinding, and CBN grinding and machining. The line of coolant management and recycling equipment includes coolant recycling systems,...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring upturn to continue in August

July 31, 2014

In August hiring rates will increase slightly in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2014. Payroll expansion will continue in both sectors...

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General Carbide receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

July 31, 2014

General Carbide Corp., a manufacturer of more than 50 grades of tungsten carbide tooling for a variety of industrial wear, metal forming and stamping applications, has earned ISO certification. The certification will allow the company to take advantage of new business opportunities in the...

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