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Workers at Warren Fabricating win back jobs, company signs settlement

October 31, 2014

On Sept. 24 and 25, four workers employed by Industrial Labor at Warren Fabricating in Hubbard, Ohio, were laid off after talking to their coworkers about forming a union. The National Labor Relations Board was set to go to trial on Oct. 6 when Industrial Labor owner Richard Melanson negotiated the...

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SME launches #MFGis campaign to create awareness of career opportunities

October 31, 2014

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME, an organization dedicated to supporting manufacturing through training, events, media, and membership, has launched #MFGis, an awareness campaign to help students, educators, professionals, and companies share what manufacturing means to them through storytelling, social...

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Spartan Motors to close plant in Florida

October 30, 2014

Spartan Motors Inc., a manufacturer of specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies, and aftermarket parts for the RV, emergency response, defense, government services, delivery, and service markets based in Charlotte, Mich., has announced plans to close its fire truck body assembly facility...

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Layman Fabrication moves to new facility in Indiana

October 30, 2014

Layman Fabrication Inc. has moved into a new 8,400-sq.-ft. facility in North Vernon, Ind. The new facility gives the company room to expand its cutting, forming, painting, and welding activities. The metal fabricator produces carts, containers, conveyors, platforms, tables, and tanks. The...

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The human side of selling a business

October 30, 2014

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Cancer greatly altered the ownership sitatuation for GH Metal Solutions in 2005, but several years of hard work to put the company on a new growth path helped the fabricator to find just rhe right owner.

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Haier America to locate tech center in Indiana

October 30, 2014

Manhattan-based Haier America, a division of the multinational home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, has announced plans to locate its North American tech center in Evansville, Ind., creating 50 new jobs by 2015. The company plans to invest about $2.8 million in...

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From the Web: Steel making, fabricating have changed; mfg & politics; 3-D printing semi-solid metals

October 30, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— AISC VP sets the record straight about today’s steel production; what skills today’s factory workers need; manufacturing and politics, and developments in 3-D printing.

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Sierra College hosts Nontraditional Employment for Women event for high school girls

October 29, 2014

Sierra College, Rocklin, Calif., hosted the second Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) event on Oct. 19 to inspire high school girls to consider science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Keynote speaker Gina Lujan, founder of the Sacramento Hacker Lab, organized a panel of...

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North American Tool VP receives ISA American Eagle Award

October 29, 2014

North American Tool Corp., South Beloit, Ill., a manufacturer of cutting tools for the industrial marketplace, has announced that Bernie Bowersock, senior vice president of sales and marketing, is the recipient of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) American Eagle Award for his years of service...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints president/CEO

October 29, 2014

Cincinnati Incorporated, Harrison, Ohio, a build-to-order machine tool manufacturer, has announced that its board of directors has chosen Carey Chen as the company’s next president and CEO, effective January 2015. He also will serve as a member of the board of directors. Chen succeeds Andrew...

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Siemens donates all-electric van to Georgia high school

October 28, 2014

Siemens has bolstered its relationship with Forsyth County Schools by donating an all-electric van to Lambert High School, Suwanee, Ga., which will enable students active in the robotics, engineering, and science departments to travel with oversized equipment and supplies to competitions and...

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More manufacturers bringing production back from China, study finds

October 28, 2014

U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on U.S. manufacturing, and their actions are starting to show it, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG’s) Center for Consumer and Customer Insight. The firm’s third annual survey of senior manufacturing...

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Lincoln Electric, AACC host summit for U.S. community college educators

October 28, 2014

Representatives from 34 community colleges across the U.S. traveled to Cleveland to participate in the Lincoln Electric Welding Future Education and Training Summit on Oct. 23-24. Cosponsored by partners Lincoln Electric and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the event engaged...

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Castlen Welding & Mfg. to expand in Kentucky

October 28, 2014

Castlen Welding & Mfg. LLC has announced plans to expand its operations in Owensboro, Ky. The manufacturer of material handling equipment for the fertilizer and grain industries is expected to create up to 30 new jobs with the $3.9 million project. The facility will allow the company to expand...

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Satellite antenna produced with 3-D printing

October 28, 2014

Altair, Troy, Mich., has announced that RUAG Space, with the support of Altair ProductDesign, has built a redesigned, optimized antenna support for an Earth observation satellite, to be produced using industrial additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing. Engineers used Altair HyperWorks®...

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