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Chromalloy to provide F108 gas turbine engine module repairs for Air Force

September 3, 2015

Chromalloy, a supplier of repairs, coatings, investment castings, and services for turbine airfoils and other engine components based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide repairs on low-pressure turbine modules for the F108 aircraft engine fleet. The...

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SAF West opens Oregon sales office

September 3, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.), Atlanta, has opened the SAF Northwest sales office in Salem, Ore. It is managed by Peter Stauffer, who was promoted to account manager of Pacific Northwest from his previous position in sales at the company’s SAF West facility in Redding, Calif. The new...

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QRP adds 3-D metal printing services

September 3, 2015

Qualified Rapid Products (QRP), West Jordan, Utah, has acquired a Concept Laser 3-D metal printer. The company provides comprehensive engineering services specializing in metal additive manufacturing of high-precision, low-volume, functional parts. The company reports it is the first supplier...

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Penn Stainless Products to open distribution facility in Pennsylvania

September 3, 2015

Penn Stainless Products, a distributor and processor of stainless steel products, has announced the construction of a 35,000-sq.-ft. distribution and transfer facility in Jackson Center, Pa. Scheduled to open on Nov. 1, the plant will offer next-day flatbed delivery to area customers for stock...

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Webinar on Sept. 17 to highlight 3-D printing, additive manufacturing

September 3, 2015

Park Systems will host a free webinar on 3-D printing and additive manufacturing on Sept. 17, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. PST focused on methods and materials for engineers, nanoscientists, and researchers in nanotechnology. Topics will include the advantages of additive manufacturing, the various...

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OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

September 3, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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Metcam launches division to manufacture truck bed extensions

September 3, 2015

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new division to manufacture and market TramBed™ truck bed extensions. Metcam has acquired full rights to the technology, and the new division will be operating the entire supply chain for...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed results anticipated for September hiring compared with a year ago

September 3, 2015

In September, hiring rates will be mixed as HR professionals continue to struggle with recruiting candidates for key positions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2015. The hiring rate will...

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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and ForConstructionPros.com compiled product inquiries and web page...

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Boilermakers seek experienced welders

September 2, 2015

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Kansas City, Kan., has announced that its Construction Division has an increasing need for experienced welders nationwide as a result of expanded project opportunities. Boilermakers in this division are engaged in constructing, maintaining, and...

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Tech Air acquires Gas & Alloy Supply Co.

September 2, 2015

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisition of Gas & Alloy Supply Co. (GASCO), a distributor of gases and welding supplied located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. GASCO becomes part of Tech...

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PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings

September 2, 2015

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings Inc., a powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. IVC employs more than 300 people and operates plants in Brazil, Ind.; Grand Haven, Mich.; Atlanta; Casa Grande, Ariz.; and Guangdong, China;...

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Grainger completes acquisition of Cromwell

September 2, 2015

Grainger, a distributor of MRO products in Chicago, has acquired Leicester, England-based MRO distributor Cromwell Group (Holdings) Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Cromwell now operates as a subsidiary of...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.6 percentage points from July

September 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 75th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Camfil APC names executive VP

September 2, 2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a Jonesboro, Ark.-based manufacturer of dust, mist, and fume collection equipment, has appointed Christian Debus as the new executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. He is based at the company’s office in Tuttlingen, Germany. Debus started...

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