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Yaskawa Motoman demonstrates career path opportunities to students

April 28, 2016

To celebrate National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman invited student groups to take tours of its Dayton, Ohio, facility and to speak with automation professionals about future job opportunities. Attendees also had the opportunity to see live robotics demonstrations. More than 350 students from...

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Yale announces Dealer of Excellence Awards

April 28, 2016

In recognition of its top-performing dealers, Yale Materials Handling Corp., a provider of lift truck products and services in Greenville, N.C., has announced its 2015 Dealer of Excellence Award recipients. Winning dealers must meet rigorous operating standards and performance criteria,...

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True Position Mfg. to host ribbon cutting May 6

April 28, 2016

True Position Mfg. Inc., a veteran-owned metal manufacturing and fabrication company, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Davenport, Iowa, facility on May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is a lean Six Sigma fabricator provides value-added metal products and services to...

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North American robotics market records strongest opening quarter ever

April 28, 2016

The North American robotics market has set new records to begin 2016, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Ann Arbor, Mich. North American companies ordered 7,406 robots, valued at about $402 million, during Q1 2016. This is a new record among opening quarters—7 percent higher...

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Koike Aronson names new president

April 28, 2016

Arcade, N.Y.-based Koike Aronson, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment, has appointed James McAuliffe, Jr., to the positions of president/COO. He most recently served as CFO at Rigidized Metals Corp. He has extensive experience in finance, distribution, acquisitions,...

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Wolter Group appoints corporate sales manager

April 28, 2016

Wolter Group LLC, Brookfield, Wis., has appointed Erika Lau as corporate sales manager of the Material Handling Systems Group for its Wisconsin Lift Truck and Illinois Material Handling facilities. A graduate of MSOE – Milwaukee School of Engineering, Lau has more than 10 years of extensive...

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Eriez announces staff promotions

April 28, 2016

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has announced the reorganization of its metalworking group, which includes promotions for three team members. Andy Kloecker has been promoted to manager, distribution and material handling. In addition to his current responsibilities for metalworking distributor sales and the...

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Winona Powder Coating adds fourth large-capacity production line

April 27, 2016

High-volume powder coater Winona Powder Coating LLC has announced plans to add a fourth large-capacity production line to its Etna Green, Ind., facility. The 167,000-sq.-ft. plant currently houses powder coating lines with five-stage washers, automatic and manual coating booths, and digitally...

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FMA Metal Fabrication Lab holds open house

April 27, 2016

The future is officially a brighter place for students in Palatine, Ill., and for the manufacturing industry at large. On April 26, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) and Harper College held an open house to show off the new $1.5 million FMA Metal Fabrication Lab. Attendees were able...

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U. S. Steel files ITC complaint

April 27, 2016

United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to initiate an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 against the largest Chinese steel producers and their distributors. The 337 complaint alleges illegal, unfair methods of...

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Stärke Material Handling Group expands dealership network in Quebec

April 27, 2016

Industrial lift equipment manufacturer Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., has added J-Spec Atelier Mécanique to its network of independent dealerships in Quebec. The firm provides equipment sales and rental, customer service, and technical support in Saint Amable, Que., and the...

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SME survey results reveal parental misconceptions of manufacturing careers

April 27, 2016

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME has released results from a national survey of parents on their views related to careers in manufacturing. The results show that parents do not necessarily have the most up-to-date information or perspective on manufacturing and the opportunities available. "The...

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Lantek names chief commercial officer

April 27, 2016

Lantek, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Juan José Colas as chief commercial officer. Colas, who serves on the board of directors, is responsible for global commercial strategy and business development for the corporation, as well as the two key markets of U.K. and France. Colas previously worked at...

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Plex Systems names recipients of Plex Impact Awards

April 27, 2016

Plex Systems, Troy, Mich., a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, has announced the winners of its Plex Impact Awards. The awards honor manufacturers for industry leadership, innovation, and transformation. Firstronic, a Grand Rapids, Mich., provider of electronic manufacturing services to...

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Tebis wins the DiSciTech Award

April 26, 2016

Tebis America, a Troy, Mich.-based provider of CAD/CAM software for design and manufacturing in the tool, die, mold, aerospace, and automotive industries, has received the DiSciTech Award from Corp! magazine. The award recognizes Michigan companies displaying innovation in the digital, science,...

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