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EVS Metal adds fiber laser cutting system to New Jersey facility

December 5, 2016

Precision metal fabricator EVS Metal Inc. has acquired an Amada LCG 3015 AJ fiber laser for its Riverdale, N.J., facility. The machine features a high-speed cutting head, a helical rack-and-pinion drive system, an AMNC 3i Control touchscreen, and a sectionalized dust collection system. According to...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing sector up in November; primary metals and fabricated metal products reported growth

December 5, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 90th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Dec. 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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SHRM LINE: December hiring rates to be mixed compared with a year ago

December 5, 2016

In December, more manufacturers will add jobs compared with the previous year, while service-sector employers will hire at a lower rate. Headcount reductions will also decline in both sectors compared with December 2015.A net of 36.7 percent of manufacturers will add jobs in December (44.9 percent...

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Fabric Images collaborates in fabrication of Flatiron Sky-Line installation

December 2, 2016

Elgin, Ill.-based Fabric Images Inc.® has completed fabrication of the Flatiron Sky-Line in New York. Designed by LOT, the Flatiron Sky-Line was the winning design in the third annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition by The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement...

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Metcam launches Business Solutions Division

December 2, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has launched its Business Solutions Division (BSD). The new division helps inventors of sheet metal-intensive products with product design, prototyping, materials acquisition, manufacturing, inventory,...

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Lindberg/MPH names business development manager

December 2, 2016

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., a manufacturer of standard and custom industrial heat-treat furnaces for the ferrous and nonferrous markets, has announced that Bill St. Thomas has rejoined the company as business development manager. St. Thomas, who began his career in the heat-treat industry with...

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Lucid Motors to build electric car manufacturing plant in Arizona

December 1, 2016

Lucid Motors has selected Casa Grande, Ariz., for its electric car manufacturing operation. The facility is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs and bring more than $700 million in capital investment to the region by 2022.Development of the site is slated to begin in Q2 2017 as Lucid completes...

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Quaker acquires Lubricor

December 1, 2016

Quaker Chemical Corp., a provider of process fluids and specialty chemicals in Conshohocken, Pa., has acquired Lubricor Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of metalworking fluids based in Waterloo, Ont. Lubricor serves primarily automotive suppliers in North America and Southeast Asia. The company...

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Generac to acquire Motortech

December 1, 2016

Generac Holdings Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a manufacturer of generators and small engines, has announced plans to acquire the assets of Celle, Germany-based Motortech Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of gaseous-engine control systems and accessories. The transaction is expected to close in Q1...

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Sterling Machinery Exchange distributes quality awards

December 1, 2016

Sterling Machinery Exchange has presented Scotchman Industries and Cincinnati Incorporated with its Top Quality Award. The award recognizes the companies’ dedication to maintaining the highest standards of quality in U.S. manufacturing. Sterling Machinery Exchange has been chosen as the first...

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Rigaku Analytical Devices wins R&D 100 Award

November 30, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices, Wilmington, Mass., has announced that its KT-100™ Katana™ laser-induced breakdown spectroscopic hand-held analyzer has been selected in the analytical/test category as one of R&D Magazine’s top 100 innovative products of 2016.The analyzer, certified rugged to U.S....

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Houghton Intl. launches redesigned website

November 30, 2016

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.houghtonintl.com. The site provides information regarding the company’s global operations, products, and services in 14 languages across all platforms and devices.The...

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Southern Metal Fabricators marks 25 years in business with Dec. 13 open house

November 30, 2016

Custom metal fabrication company Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. will celebrate 25 years in business on Dec. 13, 2016, with an open house, ribbon cutting, and tours of its 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Albertville, Ala. Visitors will view fabrication work in progress and the company’s newest...

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DiStar Industries announces expansion

November 30, 2016

Metal fabricator DiStar Industries has announced plans to expand its 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in Columbus, Ohio. The company currently uses laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake bending to fabricate custom products for a variety of...

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Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies wins USAF contract

November 29, 2016

Wall Colmonoy’s Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, Oklahoma City, Okla., has won a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract from the U.S. Air Force for the overhaul of the F-16 primary and secondary heat exchangers. The firm has manufactured and overhauled heat exchangers for the Air Force for...

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