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Trade-Mark Industrial hosts open house at new Ontario facility

May 29, 2015

Multitrade contractor Trade-Mark Industrial Inc. hosted an open house at its new, 365,000-sq.-ft. facility in Cambridge, Ont., for customers and industry partners. The event included guided tours, 3-D modeling demonstrations, large equipment displays, design and clash demonstrations, and previews...

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OSHA, Health Canada partner to coordinate chemical labelling, classification requirements

May 29, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced it will continue its partnership with Health Canada to align U.S. and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labeling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory...

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LG Chem adding workers at Chevy Volt battery plant site

May 29, 2015

LG Chem Michigan Inc., Holland, Mich., is adding production equipment and new processes and expects to employ several hundred people by the end of the year. The facility manufactures large lithium-ion polymer batteries for electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage applications. It is a...

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GM to invest $1.2 billion in Indiana plant

May 29, 2015

General Motors is investing $1.2 billion in its full-size pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., for upgrades and technology that will improve the plant’s competitiveness in assembling high-quality light- and heavy-duty models. Construction of the new pretreat, electrocoat paint operation and...

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Solar Atmospheres opens facility in South Carolina

May 28, 2015

Solar Atmospheres, Southeast, has opened its doors for business in Greenville, S.C. Its first furnace was brought online the first week of May. Other furnaces will continue to be delivered and brought online over the summer months. At full production capability, the company will be able to...

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Methods Machine Tools celebrates Technology Center’s 10th anniversary with open house

May 28, 2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, held an open house on May 6-7 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art Detroit Technology Center, Wixom, Mich. The event showcased the company’s machines and technology and...

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CNH Industrial’s agricultural plant hosts Rep. Paul Ryan

May 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V., Burr Ridge, Ill., a producer of industrial equipment and commercial vehicles, hosted Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at its Case IH agricultural equipment manufacturing plant in Racine, Wis. Ryan, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, met with company executives and managers to...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. announces executive leadership succession

May 28, 2015

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has appointed Gregg J. Mollins as CEO and president. David H. Hannah, who has served as CEO since 1999 and chairman of the board and CEO since 2007, will remain on the company's board of directors as executive chairman until his retirement in July 2016....

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QCMI wins #1 Healthiest Companies Award for second consecutive year

May 28, 2015

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2015 #1 Healthiest Companies Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees), sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, for the second consecutive year. Thirty-one awards were presented in...

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Omron Automation and Safety appoints president/COO

May 28, 2015

Omron Corp.’s Automation and Safety business, Hoffman Estates, Ill., has named Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president/COO. He has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck, and Rockwell Automation. Before joining the...

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LaserCoil Technologies appoints director of mechanical engineering/product development

May 28, 2015

LaserCoil Technologies LLC, a provider of coil-fed laser cutting systems in Napoleon, Ohio, has hired Scott Sonnenberg as director of mechanical engineering and product development. Before joining the company, he was engineering manager for Wauseon Machine & Mfg. He also previously worked as a...

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Behringer Saws ships semiautomatic band saws to Ellwood Specialty Steel

May 28, 2015

Behringer Saws Inc., Morgantown, Pa., has shipped two semiautomatic band saws to Ellwood Specialty Steel (ESS), New Castle, Pa., a steel producer for the tool, mold, and die industry. The saws are used to cut large forged steel parts at the facility. The HBP-800 features a rigid box-type...

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Ascent Aerospace wins Airbus A330neo wing final assembly line upgrade

May 28, 2015

Ascent Aerospace, Santa Ana, Calif., has announced that its Ascent Integration European operation has been awarded a contract by Airbus to retrofit the Airbus Broughton (Wales) A330 wing assembly lines to the new A330neo configuration. Under this contract, Ascent Integration will have overall...

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Thybar’s Louisville plant receives Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award

May 27, 2015

Addison, Ill.-based Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal products serving the HVAC and sheet metal industries, has announced that its plant in Louisville, Ky., has received Kentucky’s Governor’s Health and Safety Award in recognition of outstanding safety and health performance at...

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Talent shortage grows as risk for the manufacturing industry, reveals BDO study

May 27, 2015

While the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, concern over the industry’s talent shortage is escalating. Findings from the third annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers reveal that challenges...

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