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U.S. industrial manufacturers’ optimism about domestic outlook rises

April 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy rose among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2014, according to the Q1 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released by PwC US. The positive sentiment about the prospects of U.S. commerce in the next 12 months reached the...

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ABB’s PLCs allow zoned safety guarding at Sandviken plant

April 17, 2014

ABB’s new safety PLC has provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold-rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden. The mill is a key part of the production line for precision strip steel at the plant. Safety PLC modules from ABB’s...

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QCMI receives 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award

April 17, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award in the 51- to 150-employee category from the San Diego Business Journal. QCMI won the award based on its longevity, sustained growth, and community...

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Schuler receives order for beverage packaging press

April 17, 2014

An Asian manufacturer has placed an order with Schuler, Göppingen, Germany, for a press to produce beverage can lids. The Smartline SA-S can produce more than 3,000 such lids per minute, forming the can’s stay-on tab, attaching it to the lid, and forming the depressed panel with opening score....

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Hendrick Mfg. appoints VP of manufacturing

April 17, 2014

Hendrick Mfg. has appointed Tom Mosca as vice president of manufacturing for Hendrick Mfg., Carbondale, Ill., and Hendrick Metal Products, Elgin, Ill. He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, driving continuous improvement by using lean and Six Sigma philosophies. Mosca...

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Madsen Wire Products launches website

April 17, 2014

Noble Wire Products Inc. doing business as Madsen Wire Products in Orland, Ind., has announced the launch of its new website at www.madsenwire.com. Visitors can view the company’s wire products and services. Menu navigation allows quick access to service...

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Koike Aronson announces record-breaking equipment order

April 17, 2014

Koike Aronson Inc./Ransome, a manufacturer of welding positioners and cutting machines in Arcade, N.Y., has announced that it has received the biggest single order in its history: a $14 million sale to a company outside of the U.S. The order is for Ransome vertical up welding machines a Ransome...

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Kennametal raises $1 million for United Way

April 17, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that it raised $1 million in support of the United Way and its agencies during the 2013 campaign. Kennametal Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso accepted the first-ever Live United award given by The United Way of Westmoreland County to...

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Metalworking Solutions hires new staff

April 17, 2014

Metalworking Solutions, a manufacturing company in Chattanooga, Tenn., has hired Josh Janeway as quality manager and Kenneth Garmany as director of business development. Janeway has eight years of experience leading ISO efforts in various organizations. Garmany has more than 20 years in the...

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Highlander Partners acquires Profile Extrusion’s Georgia extrusion operations

April 16, 2014

Dallas-based private investment firm Highlander Partners LP has acquired the aluminum extrusion assets of Profile Extrusion Co. located in Rome, Ga. The company continues to operate from the Georgia location under the name of Profile Custom Extrusions LLC (PCE) with the same management team....

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Future Metals opens Ohio service center

April 16, 2014

Future Metals, a metals distributor to the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance industry, has opened its ninth metals service center. Located in Dayton, Ohio, the 28,000-sq.-ft. warehouse is a satellite location of the company’s larger Tamarac, Fla., sales office and warehouse. The Dayton...

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Tri Tool opens Houston facility

April 16, 2014

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., a provider of equipment for pipe beveling, flange facing, inline cutting, and multiprocess welding, as well as pipeline machinery and internal lineup clamps, has announced plans for a grand opening on May 7 of its 15,000-sq.-ft. office and warehouse in...

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Stewart EFI Finishing names new plant manager

April 16, 2014

Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, El Paso, Texas, has promoted Angel Sanchez to the position of plant manager of its metal finishing operations. Sanchez previously served as production supervisor and quality engineer with the firm, and as quality assurance technician, quality assurance coordinator,...

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Local Motors launches design challenge for first 3-D printed car

April 16, 2014

Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has launched the 3-D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS – the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, 2014. The six-week challenge continues through May 13....

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Tube 2014 presents 1,200 international exhibitors

April 15, 2014

At Tube 2014, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, in April, more than 1,200 exhibitors from 47 nations showcased their innovations in about 538,190 sq. ft. of total exhibition space. Exhibitors included 50 companies from the U.S., with 12 companies participating in...

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