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TimkenSteel commissions world's largest jumbo bloom vertical caster

April 20, 2015

TimkenSteel, a provider of alloy steel products and services, held an open house ceremony April 17 to celebrate the commissioning of its jumbo bloom vertical caster, the largest of its kind in the world, according to the company, at the Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio. The $200 million...

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Schuler delivers monoblock servo press to Gnotec Kinnared

April 20, 2015

Göppingen, Sweden-based Schuler has delivered a monoblock servo press to Swedish automotive supplier Gnotec Kinnared AB. The type MSD-400 machine is the first servo press that Schuler has ever delivered to Scandinavia. The press manufacturer also supplied a coil line and roll feed with the press....

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Dynabrade acquires National Detroit Pneumatic Tools

April 20, 2015

Industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer Dynabrade Inc. has acquired the assets of National Detroit Inc., Rockford, Ill., a maker of pneumatic abrasive power tools. Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, N.Y., headquarters. National Detroit’s product line...

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Local Motors announces winners of LITECAR Challenge

April 20, 2015

With more than 250 conceptual designs submitted, Phoenix-based vehicle designer, builder, and seller Local Motors, in partnership with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), has announced the winner of the Lightweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign...

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Echelon Capital purchases Republic Storage brand, closes factory

April 20, 2015

Chicago-based Echelon Capital has acquired the Republic Storage locker brand and customer list. Republic Storage closed on April 10, eliminating 300 jobs. About 25 core office employees from Republic Storage have been hired for a new company, Republic Storage Products, which will maintain its...

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United Performance Metals debuts redesigned website

April 20, 2015

United Performance Metals, a supplier of stainless steel, duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys, and cobalt alloys in Hamilton, Ohio, has introduced a redesigned website at www.upmet.com. The mobile-friendly website provides quick access to the company’s product catalog, which offers search and...

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World demand for industrial fasteners to rise 5.4 percent annually through 2018

April 17, 2015

Worldwide demand for industrial fasteners is forecast to climb 5.4 percent annually through 2018 to $93.8 billion, accelerating from the 2008-2013 pace. According to the “World Industrial Fasteners” study released by ReportLinker, increases in motor vehicle, machinery, and other durable goods...

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Tregaskiss sponsors winning FIRST Robotics team headed to world competition

April 17, 2015

Windsor, Ont.-based Tregaskiss, a manufacturer of robotic GMAW guns, peripherals, and consumables, partnered with Vincent Massey Secondary School of Windsor, Ont., to sponsor its robotics team for the Windsor-Essex Great Lakes Regional FIRST® Robotics tournament on April 2-3, 2015. The event...

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D&S Mfg. celebrates 50 years in business

April 17, 2015

D&S Mfg., a manufacturer of large plate metal fabrications and complex weldments in Black River Falls, Wis., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, May 16, 2015. It will feature guided plant tours, a photo gallery, and refreshments. Mike Dougherty, president, said,...

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Pilz, TÜV Nord provide international certified machinery safety training

April 17, 2015

Pilz and TÜV Nord have teamed up to provide CMSE® - Certified Machinery Safety Expert training. The four-day, intensive training class deals with complex technical issues surrounding machinery safety and helps participants understand the life cycle, from legislation, standards, and safeguarding...

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Apache Stainless Equipment announces staff additions

April 17, 2015

Apache Stainless Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of pressure vessels, dryers, evaporators, holding tanks, and mixing vessels with heat exchange surfaces in Beaver Dam, Wis., has hired several new employees to prepare for growth in vessel and food processing equipment manufacturing. Jesse...

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Addison Machine announces plans for new facility in Texas

April 17, 2015

Addison Machine Eng. Inc., Reedsburg, Wis., has announced plans to open a new roll tooling facility near Houston. According to the company, the expansion is spurred by the company’s growth in the OCTG market. This year is the firm’s 50th year in business serving the tube and pipe industry....

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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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FIRST Championship, April 22-25, to showcase youths’ automation inventiveness

April 16, 2015

More than 17,000 young people, ages 6 to 18, from around the world will gather in St. Louis April 22-25, 2015, for the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship. They will enter the robots they have built in competitions that highlight excellence in science,...

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AT&F to open fabrication facility in India

April 16, 2015

Cleveland-based large-scale fabricator AT&F is nearing completion of its first fabrication facility in Asia. The facility, located in Chakan, just outside Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is scheduled to open in early summer 2015. The new plant will fabricate and assemble metal...

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