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Granutech-Saturn acquires Magnatech hammermill line

April 1, 2015

Granutech-Saturn Systems, Grand Prairie, Texas, a manufacturer of industrial and mobile shredders, has acquired a line of industrial hammermills and ringmills formerly marketed under the Magnatech Eng. Granutech will be manufacturing the Saturn hammermill line in its vertically integrated,...

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Volvo Cars to build factory in U.S.

April 1, 2015

Volvo Cars has announced plans to build a new $500 million manufacturing facility in the U.S. Full details regarding the location of the new factory and the size of the investment will be announced at a later date. The firm already runs two factories in Europe and two in China. The automaker...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.4 percentage points from February

April 1, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 70th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Continuous improvement, from the first quote to the final shipment

April 1, 2015

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Burlington, Ky.-based Skilcraft LLC has changed a lot in the past decade. It has moved away from the traditional job shop model toward comprehensive contract fabrication. And it got there by scrutinizing every step of the manufacturing process, from quoting to shipping.

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Self-cleaning filter offers MERV rating of 16

April 1, 2015

Tri-Mer Corp. offers Tri-Flow, a HEPA-level filter with a MERV rating of 16 for submicron particulate and fumes. According to the company, bags and cartridges typically are rated MERV 10 to 13. The self-cleaning filter’s design allows inline cleaning and recovery to maintain low operating...

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Brochure showcases chip, parts conveyors

April 1, 2015

A recently updated brochure from Eriez® features the company’s chip and parts conveyors for moving and elevating ferrous materials such as chips, turnings, small parts, and stampings. The eight-page brochure covers features and benefits, principle of operation, construction, sizes, shapes,...

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RoboVent Going Green initiative showing results

March 31, 2015

RoboVent, a provider of industrial filtration and ventilation products in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its Going Green initiative in its corporate offices cut down waste and saved numerous trees from destruction in 2014. The initiative began when the company decided to start recycling all...

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Achates Power wins $14 million military engine project

March 31, 2015

Achates Power Inc., a San Diego developer of internal combustion engines that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has been awarded a $14 million project by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium to support research and development work of the U.S. Army Tank...

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AGCO employee wins Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

March 31, 2015

AGCO, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment based in Duluth, Ga., has announced that Marie Livingston, AGCO’s supervisor of application development in Jackson, Minn., has been selected to receive The Manufacturing Institute’s Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award for 2015....

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AAM to sponsor Manufacturing Day

March 31, 2015

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing DaySM 2015 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. This is the third year that AAM has been a Gold Sponsor of the program....

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DGI Supply to acquire East Metro Supply

March 31, 2015

Wheeling, Ill.-based DGI Supply, a DoALL Company, has announced plans to acquire East Metro Supply, a specialty tool and full-line industrial distributor in Monroe, N.C. The official close date is scheduled for May 4. East Metro is located 35 miles southwest of Charlotte. DGI plans to...

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Miro Tool expansion continues with addition of laser technology

March 31, 2015

Miro Tool & Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a contract manufacturer offering metal stamping, fabrication, and machining, is expanding its manufacturing service capabilities with the purchase of a Mitsubishi eX Series 2-D CO2 laser. Building on its background as a tool and die shop, the company...

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Force Fabrication quality system passes ISO9001:2008 audit

March 31, 2015

Force Fabrication Inc., a provider of precision sheet metal fabrication and manufacturing services, has announced that its quality system has been recertified to ISO9001:2008. The company produces complex, low- to medium-volume assemblies; quick-turn prototypes; and new product introduction...

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Boring manufacturing data acts up a bit

March 31, 2015

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Economic indicators have been boring. This may change. The data slipped a bit this month, though it's too soon to say if it's a trend. Regardless, business owners are happy with boring.

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Study indicates manufacturing faces pressing need to evolve risk assessment capabilities

March 30, 2015

A new study, "Understanding Risk Assessment Practices at Manufacturing Companies," conducted jointly by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), uncovers complex business risks and disruptors facing manufacturers, as well as a pressing need for the industry to...

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