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White paper reveals how effective data searches improve product development

August 28, 2015

Only one in seven new product initiatives launch successfully, according to management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. A new white paper from Lakewood, Ohio-based Onix makes it clear that product development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers' success. The white paper,...

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Sapa Extrusions installs extrusion presses at Midwest plants

August 28, 2015

Sapa Extrusions-North America has announced the installation of new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind., plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and should begin extruding aluminum before the end of 2015. To meet capacity requirements, the Yankton...

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Kennametal appoints VP/CFO

August 28, 2015

Kennametal Inc., based in Latrobe, Pa., has appointed Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and CFO. He replaces Martha Fusco, who has served as interim CFO since February 2015. She will continue in her role as vice president and corporate controller. Van Gaalen has more than 30...

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Abtex Corp. fills two management positions

August 28, 2015

Dresden, N.Y.-based Abtex Corp. has hired Lyell Adler as controller and Shirley Bendura as purchasing agent. Adler, who oversees all financial operations and controls, worked previously at Mettler-Toledo High-Speed, where he held a similar position. He has more than two decades of financial...

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Denso to build new warehouse in Tennessee

August 27, 2015

Global auto supplier Denso has announced that it is adding 500 jobs and investing $400 million to expand its electronics manufacturing capabilities and build a new warehouse at its Denso Mfg. Tennessee (DMTN) manufacturing facility in Maryville. The new 186,528-sq.-ft. warehouse allows the...

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CSS opens office in Europe, launches translated websites

August 27, 2015

CSS, a supplier of metal springs, stampings, machined components, and assemblies based in Farmington, Conn., has opened a new sales and marketing office located in the Netherlands. This office provides on-the-ground support for customers and partners located throughout Europe. The company also...

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Online directory connects industrial equipment users and providers

August 27, 2015

An online directory has gone live at www.findadistributor.com to help manufacturing and supply chain professionals find North American distributors of lifting, moving, storage, and delivery technologies. Companies providing a product or service related to material handling and storage in North...

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Böhler-Uddeholm hires sales representative

August 26, 2015

Böhler-Uddeholm, Elgin, Ill., a manufacturer of tooling for metal forming and stamping dies, has named Ayse Hoops as sales representative based in Dallas, responsible for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Hoops has several years of experience in industrial sales and extensive knowledge of heat...

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New rail crossing between U.S. and Mexico now open

August 26, 2015

The West Rail Bypass International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas, now is open. The bridge is the first new international rail crossing between the U.S. and Mexico since 1910 and connects Brownsville with Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The West Rail project, which broke ground in December 2010,...

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Nidec Minster Corp. adds Arisa S.A.

August 26, 2015

Nidec Minster Corp., Minster, Ohio, has announced that Arisa S.A. of Logrono, Spain, now is a Nidec Group Company. The Minster Group will manage and integrate the skills, synergies, and assets of Arisa S.A. into a broader global product offering. Arisa manufactures mechanical and servo presses,...

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Pferd hires customer service manager

August 26, 2015

Abrasive and industrial brush provider Pferd Inc., Milwaukee, has hired Janet A. Schweitzer as customer service manager. Having previously worked for the Wm. K. Walthers Co. and C&H Distributors, Schweitzer has more than nine years of experience in customer sales and service and nine years of...

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Oshkosh Defense lands $6.7 billion contract from Pentagon

August 26, 2015

Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., has been awarded a contract to build the joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) by the Pentagon. The $6.7 billion contract will span eight years, calling for the production of 17,000 vehicles for use by the Army and Marine Corps. The company plans to hire about 100...

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Small wind market worth $1.89 billion by 2019

August 26, 2015

According to a report published by MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, the small wind power market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 19.5 percent from 2014 to 2019 to reach $1.89 billion by 2019. "Small Wind Market by Type (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine), by Application...

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Perforated Tubes completes warehouse in Michigan

August 26, 2015

Perforated Tubes Inc. has completed construction of a 32,000-sq.-ft. warehouse next to its manufacturing plant in Ada, Mich. The warehouse opens up manufacturing space previously used for storing raw materials and finished products. The company provides perforated metal pipe to the automotive,...

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MPC certified as converter of Metalphoto equipment identification products

August 26, 2015

Metalphoto of Cincinnati (MPC) has achieved certified Metalphoto® converter status from Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG). This means that MPC has completed a process assessment, received recommendations, and begun implementing new processes to improve product quality and expand application...

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