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MetoKote adds electrocoating technology to two plants

June 29, 2015

MetoKote Corp., a custom coating applicator based in Lima, Ohio, has added electrocoating (e-coating) technology at its Sheffield Village, Ohio, and Sumter, S.C., plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a high-edge, cationic-epoxy product formulated with a...

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Misa Metal Fabricating to expand in Kentucky

June 29, 2015

Misa Metal Fabricating Inc., a provider of cutting services for carbon steel products in Pleasure Ridge Park, Ky., has announced plans for an expanded, $4.3 million facility. The company currently occupies a nearly 122,000-sq.-ft. plant that employs 155 people. The expansion is expected to...

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Osborn announces two staff additions

June 26, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has hired Jon-Michael Raymond as private brand national account manager and Brian S. Smith as North American marketing manager. Raymond holds an MBA from Assumption College and has more than seven years of experience in...

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Abtex Corp. appoints VP of marketing and sales

June 26, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp., a manufacturer of machine/brush deburring systems, has promoted Jason Saner from group manager of the company’s Systems Group to corporate vice president of marketing and sales. Saner joined the company in 2013. He began as market development manager and was...

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Weiler Corp. names VP, global operations

June 25, 2015

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Brian Seelig as vice president, global operations. He is responsible for all operations and manufacturing processes. Seelig has more than 35 years of experience, with...

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Volkswagen, Gestamp expand partnership in Tennessee

June 25, 2015

Tennessee-based Volkswagen Chattanooga and Gestamp, a company that designs, develops, and manufactures metal components and assemblies for the automotive sector, have announced plans to expand Gestamp’s existing Chattanooga facility and build a new facility to accommodate stamping of Class A...

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TimkenSteel opens technology center for SBQ steel research

June 25, 2015

Canton, Ohio-based TimkenSteel, a provider of customized alloy steel products and services, has opened a $5 million technology center at its Northeast Ohio corporate campus for the development of clean special bar quality (SBQ) steel and new steel grades. The 20,000-sq.-ft. technology center...

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SelfLube breaks ground on expansion

June 25, 2015

SelfLube, a manufacturer of precision mold and die components, has begun a major expansion of its manufacturing operations in Coopersville, Mich. The project will add 13,000 sq. ft. to the manufacturing facility. When the expansion is complete in the fall, new machines will be installed and...

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FMA, Harper College partner to construct new metal fabrication lab

June 25, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has partnered with Harper College for the construction of a $1.5 million facility designed to create critically needed skilled workers for area manufacturers and related businesses. The new 6,000-sq.-ft. FMA Metal Fabrication...

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Exact launches online shop floor assessment tool for small manufacturers

June 25, 2015

Exact, a provider of business software in the cloud for small and medium-sized companies, has launched a manufacturing health assessment tool. The free online tool here allows business owners and production managers to get tailored advice on how to optimize their shop floor to meet customer...

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending receives performance award

June 25, 2015

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending, Dublin, Calif., has received an award from a longtime customer for performance in 2014, recognizing its quality, delivery, and service. The company manufactures custom tubular parts that are used in a variety of industrial and technical applications. Processes...

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CMS, UNC Charlotte receive NIST AMTech grant

June 24, 2015

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) and University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) have received an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department. The grant is...

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Shell Lubricants announces Platinum Sponsorship of Manufacturing Day

June 24, 2015

Shell Lubricants has announced its participation as a Platinum Sponsor of Manufacturing Day™ 2015. This is the third straight year that Shell Lubricants has sponsored Manufacturing Day, and its second year as the exclusive Platinum Sponsor. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to...

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Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI) names global quality manager

June 24, 2015

Stevensville, Md.-based Michigan Manufacturing Intl. (MMI) has named Praburaman Rengaramanujam as global quality manager. In this role, he is responsible for quality systems at all MMI locations. Rengaramanujam has 14 years of experience in the quality assurance industry, specializing in quality...

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Kenmode adds to engineering and sales management team

June 24, 2015

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has added two senior managers. Harry Dickerson has joined the company as vice president of engineering. In this role, he oversees the firm’s tool design-and-build program and all engineering functions. Before joining the company, he operated...

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