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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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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design for function

May 27, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis offers an overview of using CAD to develop a better design.

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Different people, different perspectives on lean

May 27, 2015

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Employees and managers experience a lean transformation in vastly different ways. Understanding these viewpoints can help change a company culture to one that embraces continuous improvement.

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Talan Products wins 2015 Smart 50 Award

May 26, 2015

Talan Products, a metal stamping company and manufacturer of tooling and engineered parts in Cleveland, has received a 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award, presented by Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College and Smart Business. The awards recognize Northeast Ohio businesses that are...

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An artist and welder in equal measure

May 26, 2015

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San Francisco-based metal artist leans on creativity and production welding know-how to create sculptures that are simple in appearance but complicated in execution.

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The Systems Group expands, adds fourth division

May 26, 2015

El Dorado, Ark.-based The Systems Group (TSG), a diverse group of companies engaged in construction, maintenance, and products for steel manufacturing and other heavy industry, has completed a corporate expansion that includes the addition of a new business unit and the renaming of another....

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Cy-Laser America dedicates technology center and showroom in Michigan

May 26, 2015

Cy-Laser America, a subsidiary of Cy-Laser S.r.L., Schio, Italy, has opened a new technology center in Sterling Heights, Mich. At the grand opening, the company hosted dealers, customers, and local dignitaries, offering demonstrations of a new line of end-load fiber lasers to North America....

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"Getting Involved in Manufacturing Day" Webinar

June 8, 2015
  • Many of you are familiar with producing Manufacturing Day events, having participated in past years. But those of you who are new to it may be wondering, "Why should I host an official event?" Or even just, "How do I begin?" If you have questions like this about MFG DAY, we invite you to join us for a complimentary informational webinar.

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    Schwarze-Robitec establishes new website

    May 26, 2015

    Tube bending machine manufacturer Schwarze-RobitecGmbH, Cologne, Germany, has launched a redesigned website at www.schwarze-robitec.com with large-format images and menu navigation. Under the Applications heading, visitors can choose from nine different industries and receive an overview of...

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    Kion North America wins safety championship

    May 26, 2015

    Kion North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has won first place in the Kion Group’s 2014 cross-brand, interregional safety competition. The first corporate competition of its kind, more than 40 groups from around the world took part. The purpose of the Kion Group Safety Championship was to...

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