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Thybar’s Louisville plant receives Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award

May 27, 2015

Addison, Ill.-based Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal product serving the HVAC and sheet metal industries, has announced that its plant in Louisville, Ky., has received Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance at...

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Talent shortage grows as risk for the manufacturing industry, reveals BDO study

May 27, 2015

While the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, concern over the industry’s talent shortage is escalating. Findings from the third annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers reveal that challenges...

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Steel Dynamics to expand paint line and Galvalume capability

May 27, 2015

Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics Inc., a domestic steel producer and metal recycler, has announced it will expand its offering of value-added flat-roll steel products through the addition of painting and Galvalume® capabilities at its Columbus, Miss., steel mill. The company plans to invest...

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Roofinox names VP-sales

May 27, 2015

Roofinox America Inc., a supplier of stainless steel coil for roll formed roof panels, has appointed David H. Rowe as vice president-sales. With 28 years of experience in the metal roofing and wall panel industry, he previously worked for Englert Inc. as director of product management. In this...

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Kubota to build Georgia manufacturing facility

May 27, 2015

Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) and Kubota Mfg. of America Corp. (KMA), manufacturers of sub-compact tractors, turf products and utility vehicles, have announced plans to build a manufacturing plant and expand its existing operations in Gainesville, Ga. The 502,000-sq.-ft. plant will be located three...

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Handling bottlenecks in a small shop

May 27, 2015

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Bottlenecks occur in all businesses. How you handle them makes a big difference in your shop’s operation and success.

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File conversion capability added to manufacturing software

May 27, 2015

MIE Solutions has announced the release of MIE File Reader file conversion capability for MIE Trak Pro software. With the addition, the software can take PDF purchase order files from a customer and convert them automatically into sales orders. With this functionality, users can process any...

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EVS Metal gains ITAR certification for New Hampshire facility

May 27, 2015

EVS Metal Inc., a provider of sheet metal fabrication, machining, and integration, has announced that its Keene, N.H., facility has earned International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certification from the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). This...

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CNH Industrial's North American plant achieves silver status for world class manufacturing

May 27, 2015

The CNH Industrial N.V. plant in Saskatoon, Sask., has been awarded silver status for implementing world class manufacturing (WCM). The plant, which produces equipment for the company's agricultural equipment brands, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, is the first North American CNH Industrial...

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Skilled trades positions remain hardest to fill, says Talent Shortage Survey

May 27, 2015

ManpowerGroup's annual Talent Shortage Survey has revealed that 32 percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages. This marks a decrease of 8 percent, falling from 40 percent in 2014. For the sixth consecutive year, skilled trade vacancies are the...

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CNC hardware/software designed for plasma, oxyfuel cutting

May 27, 2015

OSAI USA has introduced OPENCut™ CNC hardware/software for plasma and oxyfuel cutting. The plasma generator system is available in 120-, 250-, and 420-amp sizes, equipped with automatic gas console. Included in the system package are a multitouch HMI with 2-D and 3-D graphics for program...

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Steel Dynamics announces indefinite idle of Minnesota operations

May 27, 2015

Steel producer and metals recycler Steel Dynamics Inc., Ft. Wayne, Ind., has announced plans to idle its Minnesota iron-making operations in Chisholm and Hoyt Lakes, Minn., effective immediately. These operations comprise a jointly owned iron concentrate production facility (Mining Resources) and a...

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Biodegradable rust preventive provides protection for automotive parts

May 27, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has developed a rust preventive to preserve transmissions and their components during storage and shipment. BioCorr® ATF emulsion rust preventive combines film-forming additives with vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI®). The product provides multimetal protection for up to two...

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Rob Key Designs: Fabricator in the national spotlight

May 27, 2015

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Tulsa, Okla.-based Rob Key Designs is among 100 businesses featured in the Small Business Revolution project, an initiative showcasing successful small businesses in the U.S. How did this fabricator become successful? Owner Rob Key shares some insight.

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Band saw made for demanding production environments

May 27, 2015

Kalamazoo Machine Tool’s model H6 SA band saw is a double-column, semiautomatic mitering saw engineered to provide high-precision sawing in a demanding production environment. The saw features an extremely heavy mono-weldment saw frame canted 6 degrees for sawing structural materials; it can...

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