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U. S. Steel Canada announces ratification of new collective agreement with USW Local 1005

October 23, 2014

U. S. Steel Canada Inc., Hamilton, Ont., has announced that its employees represented by United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1005 have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that will extend through until March 31, 2015. The agreement covers about 600 employees at the company's Hamilton Works...

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LAI Intl. acquires Zak Inc.

October 23, 2014

LAI Intl. Inc., Tempe, Ariz., an RLJ Equity Partners’ portfolio company, as announced the acquisition of Zak Inc., Green Island, N.Y., a manufacturer and certified turnkey supplier of precision machined and custom fabricated components for the power-generation, specialty metals, and oil and gas...

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Americase celebrates 30th anniversary

October 23, 2014

Waxahachie, Texas-based Americase Inc., a developer of custom cases for the aviation, aerospace, oil, gas, government, education, audio/visual, sporting, and military industries, is marking 30 years in business. Bill Kinsala founded the company as a manufacturer of custom gun cases for...

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Wall Colmonoy acquires Franklin Bronze & Alloys

October 22, 2014

Madison Heights, Mich.-based Wall Colmonoy Corp., a manufacturer of surfacing and brazing products, castings, and engineered components, has announced the acquisition of Franklin Bronze & Alloy Co. Inc., a casting foundry in Franklin, Pa. Integrating expertise, sales and marketing teams, and...

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Recycled aluminum innovation supports circular economy

October 22, 2014

Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, Swindon, England, has played a key role in enabling Jaguar Land Rover to develop a new aluminum alloy, which means that up to 50 percent of the body of the new Jaguar XE is made from recycled aluminum. This new lightweight aluminum alloy,...

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Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. to open facility in southern U.S.

October 22, 2014

Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., has announced plans to open a new metal service center in Columbia, Tenn. Designed to support the growing automotive market in the South, the facility will service Tier 1 automotive manufacturers and OEM auto makers. The plant will house a hybrid...

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Egan vice president named to “40 Under Forty Business Leaders” list

October 22, 2014

Mechanical contractor Andy J. Egan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced that Andy Jasper, vice president, has been named one of West Michigan’s “40 Under Forty Business Leaders” for 2014. The Grand Rapids Business Journal, which administers the annual contest, selected Jasper from a...

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SigmaTEK appoints manager for new Mexico office

October 21, 2014

Cincinnati-based SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, material optimization, and shop floor automation software, has appointed Sales Manager Javier Ramirez to manage its new office, SigmaTEK Systems México S.A. de C.V., located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Ramirez has...

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QCMI establishes machinist training program

October 21, 2014

Precision machining manufacturer Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to establish the QCMI Machinist Training Program. The first class of six students will start Nov. 10, 2014. The success of the program will be the first...

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Novelis opens China’s first manufacturing facility for heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet

October 21, 2014

Atlanta-based Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolled products and recycling, has opened China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet. The wholly owned, $100 million facility, located in Changzhou, will have an annual capacity of 120,000 metric tons,...

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Midwest Engineering Systems relocates corporate headquarters in Wisconsin

October 21, 2014

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has moved its corporate headquarters to a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pewaukee, Wis., doubling its former building size. The facility includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, 20,000-sq.-ft. clean assembly...

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Houghton names CFO

October 21, 2014

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Keller Arnold as CFO. She has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in corporate accounting, audit, and finance in global manufacturing organizations. Before joining the company, Arnold...

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ESAB to be featured on “Two Guys Garage”

October 21, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., will be featured on MAVTV’s “Two Guys Garage” automotive aftermarket program on Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. During the 5 p.m. airing, ESAB will host a live question contest on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/esabna) and Twitter...

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Alro Steel opens two more Alro Metals Plus locations

October 21, 2014

Alro Steel Corp., Jackson, Mich., has opened new Alro Metals Plus locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla. The company now has 10 locations. The retail outlets offer metals, plastics, and industrial supplies, serving small machine shops, industrial contractors, students, and...

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Virtek Vision, Baykal Machinery sign distribution agreement

October 20, 2014

Virtek Vision Intl., Waterloo, Ont., has signed a distribution agreement with Baykal Machinery for the Virtek LaserQC® inspection system. Baykal, a manufacturer and global supplier of sheet metal fabrication machinery based in Bursa, Turkey, will distribute the 800, 1200, and AFM model...

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