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MPI launches new website

March 28, 2017

Highland, Mich.-based MPI, a manufacturer of magnets, material handling equipment, and electronic inspection systems, has launched a revamped website at www.mpimagnet.com. The interactive site, compatible with mobile devices, features streamlined menus and simple navigation. It is updated regularly...

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Advanced Heat Treat names operations manager

March 28, 2017

Advanced Heat Treat Corp., Waterloo, Iowa, has promoted Cheryl Hoffman to operations manager of its Monroe, Mich., facility. Hoffman joined the company in 2016 as assistant operations manager. The firm offers heat treat services and processes including plasma ion nitriding, ferritic...

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U.S. demand for fabricated metal products to reach $439 billion in 2021

March 28, 2017

Freedonia Focus Reports, Cleveland, has released the report “Fabricated Metal Products: United States,” which predicts U.S. demand for fabricated metal products will reach $439 billion in 2021. Structural metals, the largest demand segment, are expected to outpace most major segments amid...

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Worldwide welding products market to reach $19.7 billion by 2025

March 28, 2017

The global welding products market is projected to reach a market size of $19.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report by New York-based Grand View Research Inc., “Welding Products Market Analysis, By Technology (Arc, Resistance, Oxy-fuel, Laser Beam), By Product (Stick Electrodes, Solid...

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Henkel, Clemson University develop methods to measure thermal expansion in multisubstrate assemblies

March 28, 2017

Henkel, a Madison Heights, Mich.-based provider of adhesives, sealants, and surface treatments for the automotive industry, in cooperation with Clemson University – International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville, S.C., has announced the development of novel experimental...

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TM Robotics partners with ASG to sell Toshiba Machine industrial robots

March 27, 2017

TM Robotics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., in partnership with Toshiba Machine, has teamed up with Cleveland-based ASG to offer Toshiba Machine robots in national and international markets. ASG is a certified manufacturer, provider, and service center offering products and automated systems for...

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Prime Advantage establishes on-demand engineering resources program

March 27, 2017

Chicago-based Prime Advantage, a group purchasing organization for midsized manufacturers, has expanded its service offerings for manufacturers to include engineering resources. The program aims to serve manufacturers experiencing engineering limitations to help them reach their goals of reducing...

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Lincoln Electric announces 2017 training seminar and workshop schedule

March 27, 2017

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric’s Welding School and Technical Training department has released its 2017 schedule of single- and multiday training courses. Welding Educator’s Workshop: Original – July 10-14, Advanced – July 31-Aug. 4 Beyond the Booth (Welding Instructor Best...

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Haas Metal Eng. purchases Topeka Foundry & Iron Works

March 27, 2017

Topeka, Kan.-based Haas Metal Eng. has announced the purchase of the Topeka Foundry & Iron Works (TFI). TFI, which will continue to do business under the same name, produces parts from 1 in. dia. to dozens of feet long and up to 75 tons. Both companies plan to collaborate on steel fabrication...

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Wyoming Machine receives W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award

March 27, 2017

Stacy, Minn.-based precision metal fabricator Wyoming Machine has announced that sisters Lori and Traci Tapani, co-presidents of the company, have accepted the W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award from the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). The annual award honors one large and one...

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Walter Surface Technologies opens Texas distribution, training center

March 27, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies, a provider of surface treatment equipment and products in Windsor, Conn., has opened a 22,000-sq.-ft. distribution and training center in Dallas, Texas. The warehouse stocks the company’s most in-demand products for the region, and part of the facility serves as a...

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U.S. dominates automotive aftermarket in North America

March 24, 2017

The U.S. dominates the North American automotive aftermarket for powertrain components, accounting for 86 percent of overall sales, or $10.3 billion, in 2016. Through 2021 U.S. aftermarket demand for engine, transmission, and drivetrain components will rise 1.6 percent per year, a slight uptick...

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Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing to be held March 28-30

March 24, 2017

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM) and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management’s second annual Leadership Lab for Women in Manufacturing will be held March 28-30, 2017, in Cleveland. The event provides executive education and training to WiM members in mid- to high-level...

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U.S. Labor Department delays beryllium rule effective date

March 23, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a delay in the effective date of the rule titled “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium,” from March 21, 2017, to May 20, 2017.The delay will allow OSHA to review and consider the rule further, in keeping with the Jan. 20, 2017, White House memorandum,...

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Yale lift truck named Product of the Year finalist

March 23, 2017

Yale Materials Handling Corp., Greenville, N.C., has announced that Plant Engineering has honored the Yale® MPE080VG end rider with Driven by Balyo technology as a Product of the Year finalist. It operates as a robotic lift truck, independently picking up, transporting, and dropping off pallets...

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