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Nucor buying Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014

Steel company Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., is buying Gallatin Steel Co., expanding its footprint in the Midwest. Nucor is purchasing ArcelorMittal’s and Gerdau's respective 50 percent stakes in Gallatin Steel. Gallatin's flat-rolled products mill in Ghent, Ky., has an annual capacity of about 1.8...

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Kuka Systems develops robotic riveting system for Boeing 777 wide-body fuselage assembly

September 16, 2014

When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using automation technology developed as part of a collaborative effort by the airplane maker and the Kuka Systems Aerospace Group. The robotic pulse production line, known...

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CNA, FMA launch Breakfast Series educational session for manufacturers

September 16, 2014

On Sept. 9 Chicago-based commercial insurance writer CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., collaborated to host the inaugural CNA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, Ill. During the program manufacturers learned how to increase...

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ESAB celebrates 110 years in business

September 15, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a manufacturer of arc and gas welding equipment, manual and automated plasma cutting products, CNC cutting systems, welding automation and robotics, welding consumables, accessories, and PPE in Florence, S.C., marks its 110th anniversary in September 2014. In...

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Mayville Eng. Co. named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies

September 15, 2014

Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named to the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm was added to the list at number 3,623 in recognition of its achieving 89 percent growth over three years. The manufacturer, a provider of...

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Silgan acquires Van Can Co.

September 15, 2014

Silgan Holdings Inc., Stamford, Conn., a supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, has acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain specified limited liabilities of Van Can Co., San Diego, a manufacturer of metal containers. The acquired...

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Atlas Machine opens satellite location in Indianapolis

September 15, 2014

Louisville, Ky.-based Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. has opened a location in Indianapolis to support its expanded distributorship of Gardner Denver industrial air compressors, Cameron centrifugal air compressors, and other compressed air products. The company offers new and reconditioned...

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Hobart Institute adds two staff members

September 12, 2014

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has hired Shanda Allen as registrar/bursar and Fred Henman as technical training instructor. Allen has 19 years of experience in the educational field. She has served as an elementary school teacher, a college-level instructor, GED coordinator,...

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The Material Works enters into agreement allowing SMS Siemag to provide EPS pickling lines

September 12, 2014

The Material Works Ltd. (TMW), Red Bud, Ill., and SMS Siemag AG (SMS), Düsseldorf, Germany, have entered into an agreement whereby SMS may offer, design, build, and install processing lines incorporating eco pickled surface (EPS) cells for descaling carbon and stainless coiled strip steel....

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Schuler announces order for complete spiral pipe mill

September 12, 2014

Schuler has received a major order for delivery of a spiral pipe mill from Tuberías Procarsa, subsidiary of Industrias CH S.A.B. de C.V., based in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico. The company will use the offline spiral pipe machine to produce large steel pipes with diameters from 20 to 88 in. and...

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NSF award funds new manufacturing method for producing metal-ceramic composites

September 12, 2014

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., has announced that Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has received a three-year, $424,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)...

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Roper Whitney hires director of operations

September 12, 2014

Rockford, Ill.-based tool and equipment manufacturer Roper Whitney has hired Jeff Doty as director of operations. He previously worked at Eaton Corp. and Aisin Mfg. Illinois. Doty received his bachelor’s degree in electronic systems technology and a master’s degree in industrial technology...

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OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

September 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The rule, which also...

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BEX Inc. appoints sales manager

September 12, 2014

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based BEX Inc., a manufacturer of industrial spray nozzles, has announced the appointment of Mike Simmerer as national sales manager. He has been with the company for 20 years, most recently as customer service liaison. Simmerer holds a master’s degree in management and...

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BWise Mfg. names VP of operations

September 12, 2014

Trailer manufacturer BWise Mfg., Chambersburg, Pa., has named Allen Jacobson as vice president of operations. He has more than 17 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, working previously for JLG Industries, BP Solar Intl., and Patapsco Designs. Jacobson holds an MBA in finance and a...

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