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President Obama to visit Manufacturing Day event at Millennium Steel on Oct. 3

October 1, 2014

On Oct. 3 President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Millennium supplies automotive grade steel sheet to Toyota and related parts makers. “We are pleased that the White House has chosen a...

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Novelis opens world’s largest aluminum recycling facility

October 1, 2014

Novelis has opened what it says is the world’s largest aluminum recycling center, located adjacent to its rolling mill in Nachterstedt, Germany. The $258 million recycling center will process up to 400,000 metric tons of aluminum scrap annually, turning it back into high-value aluminum ingots to...

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Methods Machine Tools to hold open house at Arizona technology center

October 1, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold an open house at its technology center in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 5-6, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Manufacturing professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. The company...

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Ameristar Mfg. recognized for participation in John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process

October 1, 2014

Ameristar Mfg., Mankato, Minn., has earned recognition in the John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process (JD CROP), a supplier suggestion process within Deere & Co.’s Achieving Excellence program. Ameristar Mfg. supplies fabricated and stamped metal parts to John Deere’s operation in...

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America in Recovery website connects companies with ex-offender potential employees

October 1, 2014

Houston-based charity America in Recovery, created by Larry Keast, president and CEO of Venturetech, a manufacturer of heavy equipment for the oil industry, has announced the launch of a website to connect companies with potential employees who need a second chance after legal mistakes landed them...

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Report predicts growth in advanced robotics for manufacturing

October 1, 2014

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory, and trainability, industrial manufacturers are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage, according to a report released today by PwC US in...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in September, but PMI fell 2.4 percentage points

October 1, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Alcoa Foundation, Discovery Education to host virtual field trip Oct. 3 for classrooms nationwide

September 30, 2014

Alcoa Foundation, Pittsburgh, and Discovery Education, Silver Spring, Md., a provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3, 2014, with an interactive virtual field trip. The Manufacture Your Future LIVE Virtual Field Trip...

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MSC Industrial Supply opens customer fulfillment center in Ohio

September 30, 2014

MSC Industrial Supply Co., Melville, N.Y., a distributor of metalworking and MRO supplies to industrial customers throughout North America, has opened a customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Columbus, Ohio. The 400,000-sq.-ft. facility — the company’s fifth CFC — employs 100 people...

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Omron opens Americas headquarters in Illinois

September 30, 2014

Omron Corp., Kyoto, Japan, has opened its new Americas headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill., near Chicago. The facility is designed to give customers access to engineering and technical resources in one location. It features an automation center that serves as a university-style laboratory...

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Service Stampings Inc. names Synergistic Enterprises as sales rep

September 30, 2014

Service Stampings Inc., a Willoughby, Ohio-based short-run metal stamping manufacturer and steel fabricator, has named Synergistic Enterprises, Burr Ridge, Ill., as its sales representative for Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. A third-generation family business, Synergistic...

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Turkish Machinery co-sponsors MDA North America show at IMTS 2014

September 30, 2014

Turkish Machinery, based in Ankara, Turkey, recently co-sponsored the inaugural Motion, Drive and Automation (MDA) North America tradeshow in conjunction with IMTS 2014, held in September in Chicago. The MDA North America show, which introduced attendees to a variety of motion control topics,...

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Metcam receives 2014 Infor Excellence in Action Award

September 29, 2014

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has been recognized by Infor, one of its key software vendors, with an Excellence in Action Award in the financial excellence category. The award honors organizations that have deployed Infor...

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Superior Tube earns AS9100 certification

September 29, 2014

Superior Tube, Collegeville, Pa., has announced its certification to AS9100. The company is a manufacturer of precision tubing for the aerospace industry, including seamless and welded tubes, straight lengths, and coils in stainless steel, nickel, titanium, and...

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Kent Corp. receives order for tube mill entry system

September 26, 2014

Kent Corp., North Royalton, Ohio, has announced the receipt of an order for a high-speed, hands-free tube mill entry system. The system will handle strip widths from 2 to 14 in. and gauges from 0.030 to 0.175. The automated entry will replace older...

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