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Camfil APC Americas names VP

December 17, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a global manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment in Jonesboro, Ark., has promoted Thomas (Tomm) Frungillo to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. He assumes full responsibility for the Jonesboro manufacturing facility as well as...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA obtains Bell Helicopter approval

December 17, 2014

Hermitage, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) has announced that it has attained an approved supplier status for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. SAWPA has received approval for the heat-treatment of steel and titanium alloy components used in the production of the helicopters. This...

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Partners Group to acquire Dynacast

December 17, 2014

Partners Group, Zug, Switzerland, a global private markets investment manager, has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Dynacast Intl., Charlotte, N.C., a global manufacturer of small, highly complex metal components, on behalf of its clients. The transaction is expected to close...

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Frost & Sullivan names GE Intelligent Platforms business as 2014 Global Company of the Year

December 17, 2014

Based on its recent analysis of the human machine interface (HMI) market, Frost & Sullivan, Mountain View, Calif., has recognized GE's Intelligent Platforms business with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. GE's foresight in using real-time operational intelligence (RtOI) to...

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FMA’s Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs foundation announces 2015 spring scholarship winners

December 17, 2014

Thirteen students seeking careers in manufacturing each earned $2,500 toward their post-secondary studies from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Int'l.® (FMA). Scholarships were awarded to the following students for the upcoming 2015...

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Industrial Innovations to supply plant-wide lubrication system to Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive

December 17, 2014

Industrial Innovations, Grandville, Mich., has announced a new contract with Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, a manufacturer of automotive structural supports located in Austin, Ind. The contract includes an Pro-Mix V proportional mixing system and the necessary piping, nozzles, and manifolds for the...

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ASQ survey reveals manufacturers’ social responsibility predictions for 2015

December 17, 2014

In the recently released ASQ 2015 Manufacturing Outlook Survey, nearly 1,500 manufacturing professionals from the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, and utility industries share their predictions for their companies’ participation in social responsibility in the coming year. As...

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Solid roof increases dust collector strength

December 17, 2014

Imperial Systems has changed the roof design of all CMAXX cartridge dust collectors to have a solid, one-piece roof. The updated roof is reinforced and slightly positively bowed to make the unit stronger and assist with water runoff. According to the company, the system remains the only modular...

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Nomination period extended for Manufacturing Leadership Awards

December 16, 2014

Following a late surge in nominations, the Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards has announced that the deadline has been extended to Jan. 16, 2015. The ML Awards honor visionary businesses and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing. "We're extending the process for manufacturers...

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PSI Repair Services named to 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list

December 16, 2014

Livonia, Mich.-based PSI Repair Services Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, has been selected to the 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list by the National Association for Business Resources. The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which...

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Which code or standard applies to your shop?

December 16, 2014

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Codes and standards are important and necessary. Which apply to the work your shop does? That depends on the nature of the work.

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Oerlikon awarded 10-year agreement by Snecma for supply of engine components

December 16, 2014

Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment, Wohlen, Switzerland, has been awarded a 10-year, long-term agreement by Snecma worth more than $93.9 million. The agreement is for the supply of LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engine components. Snecma, part of the international Safran group, has...

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Heavy-duty casters tote 200 tons

December 16, 2014

Hamilton Caster has built four 100,000-lb.-capacity casters for a federal contractor. Fully assembled, each caster stands 52 in. above the factory floor and weighs more than 8,000 lbs. Together, the four casters have a payload capacity of 200 tons. Each Colossus caster has a spring-loaded...

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Ambrell sells induction heating systems to pipe gripper manufacturer

December 16, 2014

Scottsville, N.Y.-based Ambrell has sold two Easyheat 10-kW, 150- to 400-kHz induction heating systems to a manufacturer of pipe grippers for the oil and gas industry. The heating application involves heating two grippers in one coil. Two parts or grippers—which are steel faces with carbides...

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The patio furniture reshoring test

December 15, 2014

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Businesses are reshoring when it makes sense to do so. This includes items requiring quick-response, such as seasonal items that hinge on less predictable demand factors, like the weather.

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