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Trade-Mark Industrial hosts open house at new Ontario facility

May 29, 2015

Multitrade contractor Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. hosted an open house at its new, 365,000-sq.-ft. facility in Cambridge, Ont., for customers and industry partners. The event included guided tours, 3-D modeling demonstrations, large equipment displays, design and clash demonstrations, and previews...

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Small-scale linear encoder designed for limited-space applications

May 29, 2015

Numerik Jena’s LIK 41 kit-style optical linear encoder, available from Heidenhain Corp., is suitable for motion feedback applications in which space is limited. It has a graduation of 20 µm with lengths up to 98.43 ft. The scale can be mounted in two ways. Singleflex is mounted directly to...

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OSHA, Health Canada partner to coordinate chemical labelling, classification requirements

May 29, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced it will continue its partnership with Health Canada to align U.S. and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labeling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory...

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LG Chem adding workers at Chevy Volt battery plant site

May 29, 2015

LG Chem Michigan Inc., Holland, Mich., is adding production equipment and new processes and expects to employ several hundred people by the end of the year. The facility manufactures large lithium-ion polymer batteries for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage applications. It is a...

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GM to invest $1.2 billion in Indiana plant

May 29, 2015

General Motors is investing $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant’s competitiveness in assembling high-quality light- and heavy-duty models. Construction of the new pretreat, electrocoat paint operation and...

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Equipment produces three-, five-layer composite pipe

May 29, 2015

THE Machines Yvonand SA offers composite pipe production lines for three- and five-layer construction. The equipment can be supplied in metal-plastic, plastic-metal, and plastic-metal-plastic configurations. All current alloys are employed, from aluminum to steel, as well as copper alloys and...

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Biorenewable cleaner formulated for use on aluminum, nonferrous alloys

May 29, 2015

Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has introduced CB 100 ALU to its biorenewable lines of cleaners and degreasers. It is formulated for use on aluminum and nonferrous alloys. The water-based solution uses Nature Boost, a raw material derived from plant extracts, to clean...

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Downdraft worktable removes dust, smoke, vapors

May 29, 2015

Kalamazoo Industries offers the DCV-8 enclosed downdraft worktable, designed to draw dust, smoke, and vapors down and away from the operator during hand grinding, polishing, and finishing. The unit is constructed of 12-ga. steel with a 30- by 34-in. tabletop constructed of reinforced 14-ga....

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Solar Atmospheres opens facility in South Carolina

May 28, 2015

Solar Atmospheres, Southeast, has opened its doors for business in Greenville, S.C. Its first furnace was brought online the first week of May. Other furnaces will continue to be delivered and brought online over the summer months. At full production capability, the company will be able to...

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Safety in the hands of the next generation

May 28, 2015

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One fabricator suggests that younger workers in a metal fabricating setting are more likely to follow safety rules and regulations because they don't want to cut corners. That may bode well for boosting manufacturing's image in the eyes of others who may associate death and dismemberment with manufacturing.

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Methods Machine Tools celebrates Technology Center’s 10th anniversary with open house

May 28, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, held an open house on May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center, Wixom, Mich. The event showcased the company’s machines and technology and...

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CNH Industrial’s agricultural plant hosts Rep. Paul Ryan

May 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V., Burr Ridge, Ill., a producer of industrial equipment and commercial vehicles, hosted Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at its Case IH agricultural equipment manufacturing plant in Racine, Wis. Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, met with company executives and managers to...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announces executive leadership succession

May 28, 2015

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has appointed Gregg J. Mollins as CEO and president. David H. Hannah, who has served as CEO since 1999 and chairman of the board and CEO since 2007, will remain on the company's board of directors as executive chairman until his retirement in July 2016....

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QCMI wins #1 Healthiest Companies Award for second consecutive year

May 28, 2015

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2015 #1 Healthiest Companies Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees), sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, for the second consecutive year. Thirty-one awards were presented in...

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A modern take on accountability

May 28, 2015

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The definition of accountability has evolved to mean responsibility with consequences. Ideally, entry-level and other low-level employees should have accountability over the outcomes of their work, but that accountability must be based on objectivity and fairness. Otherwise, an accountability scheme can actually weaken an organization instead of strengthening it.

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