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Six students win $1000 scholarships at Virginia Manufacturing Technology Camp

July 29, 2014

Six high school students won $1,000 scholarships at Manufacturing Technology Camp, sponsored by the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce and held at Industrial TurnAround Corp. in Chester, Va. The winners were Todd Fachon, Brandon Harris, and Tamia Johnson from Dinwiddie; Noah George and...

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AT&F India expands facility operations

July 29, 2014

AT&F India Fabrication Pvt. Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of AT&F based in Cleveland, a provider of large-scale welding and steel fabrication, has announced a 94,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion in Chakan, Maharashtra, India. The new manufacturing facility will be completed in early 2015. It will...

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CNH Industrial opens agricultural equipment manufacturing complex in China

July 29, 2014

CNH Industrial has opened a manufacturing complex built in the area of its previous assembly plant in Heilongjiang Province, China. The agricultural equipment manufacturing facility extends over a total area of 4,305,564 sq. ft., of which 1,248,613 sq. ft. are covered. The vertically integrated...

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FABTECH 2014 heading to Georgia

July 28, 2014

FABTECH®, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, is expected to attract more than 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Nov. 11 to 13. FABTECH exhibits will include live equipment...

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Houghton hires director of global M&A and strategic planning

July 28, 2014

Metalworking fluids and services provider Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has hired Raymond Kelly as director of global merger and acquisition and strategic planning. He leads the company’s M&A efforts for the metalworking and adjacent business segments. Kelly has more than 23 years of...

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Beretta USA to close gun manufacturing plant in Maryland

July 25, 2014

Beretta USA Corp. has announced plans to close its manufacturing plant in Accokeek, Md., citing concern over a new state firearms law that could restrict the company from being able to manufacture, store, or import firearms if some provisions are reinstated in the future. The firm will transfer...

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Core Health & Fitness to expand Virginia manufacturing plant

July 25, 2014

Fitness equipment-maker Core Health & Fitness, Vancouver, Wash., has announced plans to invest $2 million to expand the former Med-Fit manufacturing plant in Grayson County, Va., creating 250 jobs. The facility has made Nautilus® fitness equipment for more than 34 years. Core Health & Fitness...

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Durable Mecco acquires Stamp-Rite steel stamps division

July 24, 2014

Durable Mecco, a manufacturer of industrial marking equipment, has acquired the steel stamp division of Stamp-Rite Supersine Inc. The company has named Laurie Barcaskey, a 30-year veteran of the marking industry, as account manager for this group of customers. Stamp-Rite Supersine, located in...

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Linde names Conroe Welding Supply as independent distributor

July 24, 2014

Linde LLC, Murray Hill, N.J., has signed a contract to supply liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to Conroe Welding Supply Inc., an independent distributor located in Conroe, Texas. Conroe Welding Supply serves the east Texas market with welding equipment and industrial and safety supplies, as...

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Epic Systems listed among the top places to work in St. Louis

July 24, 2014

Engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has been selected as one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces for the second year in a row. Companies are chosen based solely on employee feedback from a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics. The survey evaluates whether...

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Winners announced for first round of Gene Haas Foundation/NIMS scholarships for schools

July 23, 2014

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) have announced the first round of winners of a new scholarship program to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers. Danville Community College,...

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James Tool Machine & Eng. adds additive manufacturing technology

July 23, 2014

James Tool Machine & Eng. Inc., Morganton, N.C., a provider of precision CNC machining and builder of hydraulic workholding fixtures, now offers additive manufacturing technology. The company now offers fused deposition modeling (FDM) using ABS plastic in-house, direct metal laser sintering...

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Mecco Marking & Traceability names sales manager

July 22, 2014

Mecco Marking & Traceability, Cranberry Township, Pa., has promoted Bill Holtzman to sales manager. Mecco is a provider of laser and dot peen marking systems. Holtzman, a graduate of Allegheny College, has been with the company since 2010. He served previously as sales engineer and laser product...

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Mills Products hires materials manager

July 22, 2014

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Mills Products, a metal forming company producing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the automotive and appliance industries, has appointed Kristy Johnson as materials manager. Before joining the company, Johnson worked for 19 years at Maremont Exhaust in...

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Gas apparatus innovator Loren Charles Smith dies

July 21, 2014

Loren Charles Smith, a well-respected innovator in the gas apparatus industry, died June 25 in Gainesville, Ga. He worked at The Harris Products Group from 1991 to 2012 as a senior project engineer. Smith’s career with The Harris Products Group was a second act in his life. He officially...

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