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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, 120, and AFM model...

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Lincoln Technical Institute to add machining and manufacturing training

October 20, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., a national provider of specialized technical training, will launch a CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program at its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in Mahwah, N.J. Lincoln Tech has partnered with leading CNC...

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Stanco Metal Products expanding in South Carolina

October 20, 2014

Stanco Metal Products Inc., a family-owned provider of metal fabrication services, has announced it is investing $5.9 million to relocate to a larger facility in South Carolina. The new 64,100-sq.-ft. facility in Anderson, S.C., will create an additional 10 local...

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Rafter launches new website

October 20, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp. has launched a new website design at www.rafterequipment.com. It offers more access to photographs of the company’s products and makes it easy for visitors to stay current with its regular new releases. The site also includes a mobile-friendly version. The company,...

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Former Burbank mayor awarded lifetime achievement award for metal finishing

October 20, 2014

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored Bill Wiggins, former Burbank mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corp., with its Lifetime Achievement Award....

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Felling Trailers to celebrate 40th anniversary with open house Oct. 24

October 20, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc. will mark its 40th anniversary with a community open house with lunch on Fri., Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Sauk Centre, Minn., location. On Nov. 1, 1974, Kathy and Merle J. Felling purchased Sauk Centre Welding, a small welding shop that catered to local...

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Stanley Engineered Fastening merges blind fastening brands into single entity

October 17, 2014

Stanley Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker company, has announced that it is joining its POP® and Avdel® blind fastening brands into a single entity. The new brand, known as POP Avdel, includes specialty engineered structural and nonstructural blind fastening systems. POP brand...

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Eberl Iron Works produces stair pans for NYC residential tower

October 17, 2014

Eberl Iron Works has produced complex stair pans for 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere at 1,396 ft. and 96 stories. Seeking to maximize usable space in the 93- by 93-ft. building footprint, builders needed to construct steps with a pitch...

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Novelis closes Ouro Preto aluminum smelter

October 17, 2014

Aluminum rolled product manufacturer and recycler Novelis, based in Atlanta, has announced that it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling. As a result, it will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end...

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Flow Intl. appoints president

October 17, 2014

Flow Intl. Corp., a Kent, Wash.-based developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting applications, has appointed Dick LeBlanc as president. A 30-year veteran of the company, he most recently served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing. He joined...

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Ice Industries expanding operations in Mississippi

October 17, 2014

Ice Industries Grenada has announced that it is expanding and improving operations at its facility in Grenada, Miss. The $1.8 million project, the company’s fifth expansion since 2010, will create 50 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility to about 290. Formerly known as...

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Eriez introduces metalworking demonstration and training vehicle

October 17, 2014

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., has introduced the Orange University® metalworking demonstration and training vehicle, a 32-ft. Peterbilt diesel rig with a 24-ft. equipment showroom. The truck will travel throughout North America, delivering hands-on training and education to customers and distributors. The...

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Amanda Mfg. breaks ground on expansion in Ohio

October 17, 2014

Amanda Mfg., a Deshler Group metal forming company based in Logan, Ohio, has broken ground on a $5 million expansion and renovation of its facility. The 130,000-sq.-ft. building will expand by nearly 40 percent, with 54,880 additional square feet of manufacturing plant space and a 14,000-sq.-ft....

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OMAX Corp. names Kawan Lama as exclusive distribution partner for Indonesia

October 16, 2014

Abrasive waterjet technology provider OMAX® Corp., Kent. Wash., has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Kawan Lama® to market, sell, and support OMAX and MAXIEM® JetMachining® centers in Indonesia. “The Indonesian economy is expected to pick up steam in 2015, and we anticipate...

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Record results reported at wire and Tube China 2014

October 16, 2014

The recent staging of wire and Tube China 2014 in Shanghai closed to record results: 1,461 exhibitors presented technology, machinery, and products from the wire, cable, and tube processing industries to more than 38,000 visitors. In addition to the strong Chinese participation and many...

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