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Assembly is much more than welding. This technology area covers adhesive mixing, metering, and dispensing equipment; hardware-insertion presses; clamps; fixtures, holders, jigs, and vises; part counters; part feeders; and part positioners.

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Evana Automation ships two multistation lean manufacturing systems to Tier 1 auto supplier

August 19, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, a systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems in Evansville, Ind., has shipped two multistation lean manufacturing systems to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of electronic components that will assemble and test next-generation lane...

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Evana Automation ships 24-station assembly/test system to Tier 1 auto supplier

July 22, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., has shipped a lean, 24-station assembly and test system to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of drive line and drive train systems. The flexible, semiautomated system assembles and tests two different automobile power transfer units with 100 percent...

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Alcoa receives R&D 100 Award for automotive bonding technology

July 15, 2014

Alcoa, New York, has received an R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine in recognition of its Alcoa 951, an enabler for adhesive bonding of aluminum-intensive vehicles (AIVs). The award honors the top 100 technology innovations introduced in the past year across industry, academia, and...

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H.B. Fuller to acquire Tonsan

June 26, 2014

H.B. Fuller Co., St. Paul, Minn., has signed an agreement to purchase Tonsan Adhesive Inc., Beijing, a developer and manufacturer of engineering adhesives including silicone, epoxy, anaerobic, and cyanoacrylate technologies. The transaction is expected to close in fourth-quarter...

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FEC Automation Systems opens first international office

June 11, 2014

FEC Automation Systems, a Shelby Township, Mich.-based manufacturer and installer of fastening and assembly equipment for automakers worldwide, has opened its first European office in Chelmsford, England. David Cloake, who spent more than 25 years in a variety of management positions at Ford,...

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Evana Automation builds custom assembly and test systems for Tier 1 automotive supplier

June 3, 2014

Evansville, Ind.-based Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and systems integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, is building the fifth and sixth of seven custom assembly and test systems, based on a multiyear contract, for a...

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SC Fastening Systems receives Above and Beyond Award from DOD

May 20, 2014

Ohio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, has presented SC Fastening Systems, Macedonia, Ohio, with an Above and Beyond Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees who serve in the Ohio Guard and Reserve. SC Fastening Systems is an...

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Falcon Metal changes name to Falcon Fastening Solutions

April 7, 2014

Falcon Metal Corp., Charlotte, N.C., an industrial distributor of fasteners and other Class C production components used in high-volume manufacturing assembly, has changed its name to Falcon Fastening Solutions Inc. In addition to the new name, the company also has announced the branding of its...

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Evana Automation to deliver fourth of seven assembly and test systems to Tier 1 supplier

March 19, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., is building the fourth of seven custom assembly and test systems for a Tier 1 automotive supplier facility in Anting, China. The system, used in the production of automobile steering assemblies, provides three main functions: ball nut assembly;...

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Monticello Fastenal branch named best-looking store in the company

March 10, 2014

There are nearly 2,700 Fastenal stores around the world, but none of them are as clean, organized, and well-merchandised as the Fastenal store in Monticello, Ark. That’s the finding of the team of judges who recently named Fastenal Monticello the winner of the company’s 10th annual BK Best...

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Ford to move production of 2016 F-650/F-750 trucks from Mexico to Ohio

March 7, 2014

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced that production of its all-new 2016 F-650® and F-750® medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015. The production shift from Mexico is part of the collective...

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Chapco acquires Fastcorp Vending

February 21, 2014

Chapco Inc., Chester, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Fastcorp Vending, Danbury, Conn., a provider of technology that allows vending of different types of products, which include frozen and refrigerated products, snacks and beverages, and nontraditional vending items. The acquisition...

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MW Industries acquires Futuristics Components

February 20, 2014

MW Industries, Rosemont, Ill., a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, and machined parts, has acquired Futuristics Components, a Waterbury, Conn., manufacturer of precision-turned components for the microwave, electronics, defense, and aerospace industries. The company...

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Imaginetics names CEO, COO

February 7, 2014

Imaginetics, Auburn, Wash., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, has promoted Scott Strong to CEO and Pat Prince to COO. Strong joined the company in 2011 as vice president and general manager. He was promoted to president in December 2012....

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Remlinger Mfg. signs contract with Case New Holland

February 7, 2014

Remlinger Mfg., Kalida, Ohio, has signed a contract to build custom and specific weldments for Case New Holland’s agriculture divisions. The company hopes to increase its employment with the new roller project. Remlinger Mfg., which celebrates 50 years in business in 2014, comprises three...

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