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Kimball Electronics acquires Aircom Mfg.

July 21, 2016

Kimball Electronics, Jasper, Ind., has acquired the assets of Aircom Mfg. Inc., an Indianapolis-based contract manufacturing company that specializes in metal fabrication, plastic injection molding, and assembly. As part of the transaction, Kimball Electronics acquired Aircom’s 80,000-sq.-ft....

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Chemetall metalworking coolant gains Boeing approval

July 21, 2016

Chemetall, New Providence, N.J., has announced that its Tech Cool® 35052CF Generation V semisynthetic metalworking coolant has received Boeing Aircraft approval for use under BAC5008, including areas 2, 5, and 6. The coolant combines ultrahigh lubricity characteristics required for aerospace...

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Proto Labs expands additive manufacturing services

July 21, 2016

Proto Labs Inc., a digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts, has announced it will integrate multiple Concept Laser Mlab cusing and M2 cusing machines into its new, 77,000-sq.-ft. facility in Grapevine, Texas. The new LaserCUSING® metal powder-bed systems...

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Shop management software upgraded

July 21, 2016

Sightline Systems has released Assure 2.0, which allows users to monitor multiple servers and access control servers; applications; storage devices; network devices; and peripherals, such as cameras and doorlocks. Enhanced with new views and customized dashboards, the software also enables...

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A little fun in the workplace goes a long way

July 20, 2016

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All work and no fun makes for a stressful workplace and diminishes productivity. Are your employees having fun?

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J.L. Becker restructures sales force

July 20, 2016

J.L. Becker, a Plymouth, Mich.-based manufacturer of industrial heat-treating equipment, has added sales managers on national and regional levels. Patrick Weymer has been promoted to the position of national sales manager. He has more than 20 years of sales experience, which includes...

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Stainless steel hardware offered

July 20, 2016

Emka offers stainless steel locks and hinges, along with suitable gasket profiles, for specialist stainless steel enclosures, GRP, and lightly finished steel housings that require high corrosionresistance or the high strength of stainless steel. One-quarter turn IP65 locks and latches, including...

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Prime Controls takes third place at 2016 Innovation Index Awards

July 20, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Prime Controls, a manufacturer of double metal sheet sensors and controls for the can-making, automotive, and appliance industries, has taken third place in the global fluency category at this year’s Innovation Index Awards. The awards recognize local organizations that...

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Metalsa receives FCA US 2016 Sustainability Supplier of the Year Award

July 20, 2016

Metalsa, a supplier of structural components for light and commercial vehicles based in Monterrey, Mexico, has received the Sustainability Supplier of the Year Award from FCA US LLC. Metalsa is one of 23 recognized automotive suppliers demonstrating dedication to the fields of innovation, quality,...

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Jobs that Pay tour stops at All-Clad Metals

July 20, 2016

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the "Jobs that Pay" tour recently with a visit to the All-Clad Metals manufacturing facility in Canonsburg, Pa. The visit included a tour of the facility and discussion about the company's recent hiring trends and...

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Orbital ATK, Fly S.p.A. announce $68 million, long-term supply agreement

July 19, 2016

Orbital ATK Inc., Dulles, Va., a provider of aerospace and defense technologies, has entered into a long-term aerospace supply agreement with Fly S.p.A. of Italy, a division of the Forgital Group. Under the $68 million agreement, Fly will provide metallic case components through 2026 for the...

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Still Building America—Pablo Guerrero’s art and ancestry

July 19, 2016

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Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. It helps if you are inspired by an ancestor who did the same. Here’s the story of how Pablo Guerrero made his own mark while honoring his grandfather.

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FCA US Belvidere Assembly earns bronze status for World Class Manufacturing efforts

July 19, 2016

FCA US, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced that its Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois has been awarded bronze status for its efforts to improve in World Class Manufacturing (WCM). Belvidere Assembly earned a minimum of 50 points in 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars following a two-day...

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Vacuum generator platform enhanced

July 19, 2016

Improved and intelligent blowoff functions, a split unit design, and a self-adhesion control feature are some of the newly added extras on offer in Piab’s premium piCOMPACT®23 vacuum generator platform. The system also includes IO-Link communication. The compact, all-in-one ejector platform...

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Fronius names regional sales manager for Northeast

July 18, 2016

Fronius USA, Portage, Ind., has promoted Wes Doneth to regional sales manager for the Northeast. He joined the company in 2008 as tech support manager for the Perfect Welding Division. In 2013 he moved into sales and held the position of area sales manager for Michigan and Indiana. Doneth has a...

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