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Tenneco to open new facility in Tennessee

August 29, 2016

Fortune 500 automotive supplier Tenneco, Lake Forest, Ill., a manufacturer of clean air and ride performance products and systems, has announced it will open a facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., creating up to 200 new jobs during the next three years.The clean air manufacturing plant will support...

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J. J. Keller launches redesigned website

August 29, 2016

J. J. Keller & Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., a provider of compliance products and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.jjkeller.com. Content has been enhanced, and the site has been optimized for mobile devices. The website is designed to help safety professionals in transportation,...

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R&B Machining adds sales professionals

August 29, 2016

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired brothers Don and Joe Schweibold as account managers. In this role, they focus on increasing sales of the company’s tube bending and end forming tooling, tube end forming machines, presses, and automation business in territories including Mexico,...

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Lockheed Martin/Crowley Fabricating partnership wins Nunn-Perry Award

August 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company in Owego, N.Y., and Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., a provider of metal stamping, CNC milling and turning, waterjet cutting, and sheet metal fabricating and assembly in Endicott, N.Y., together have been named the U.S. Navy’s only...

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Forty-three veterans graduate from Workshops for Warriors

August 25, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement, recently held its summer graduation at its Barrio Logan-based educational facility in San Diego.The school honored its 43...

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Sumig USA hires director of business development

August 25, 2016

Sumig USA, Celebration, Fla., has added Steve Saumier as director of business development to its management team. He has more than 30 years of experience, with an in-depth knowledge of the North American welding marketplace, distribution focus, and an understanding of metal manufacturers’ needs....

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Welding equipment, accessories, and consumables market to be worth $24 billion by 2021

August 25, 2016

MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, has published a report, "Welding Equipment, Accessories, and Consumables Market by Technology (Arc Welding and Oxy-Fuel Welding), Equipment Type (Welding Electrode, Filler Metal, and Oxy-fuel Gas), Accessory, Consumable, End-Use Industry, and Region - Global Forecast...

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Aisin USA to expand in Indiana

August 25, 2016

Aisin USA Mfg. has announced its plans to add up to 100 jobs at its 1,700-worker auto parts plant in Seymour, Ind., by the end of 2018. The Japanese-owned manufacturer says it will renovate and buy new equipment to accommodate design changes for the door frame components, seating, and trim molding...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. receives Nadcap Merit status for heat treating

August 25, 2016

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for heat treating (ion nitriding) at the MidPort location in Waterloo, Iowa. The company has held Nadcap accreditation since 2013. This status recognizes AHT’s demonstrated, ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer...

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FMA officially breaks ground on new building

August 25, 2016

Even though the building’s walls are standing erect and the roof is in place, members and staff of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) and guests proved it’s never too late to have an official groundbreaking. Everyone had a chance to put a shiny shovel into the ground at the site...

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Fronius Perfect Welding Division under new management

August 24, 2016

Fronius Intl. GmbH has named Harald Scherleitner as the new head of its Perfect Welding Division. He succeeds Wolfgang Lattner, who plans to retire in 2017. Scherleitner has been with the company since 1994 and has spent the last eight years as head of the Perfect Charging Division. He began his...

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White paper highlights use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing

August 24, 2016

BellHawk Systems Corp., Millbury, Mass., has announced the availability of a new white paper, "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Manufacturing Operations Management." The white paper, available for download at www.bellhawk.com, describes how real-time artificial intelligence (AI) techniques...

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Samco adds two staff members

August 24, 2016

Samco Machinery, a Toronto-based provider of roll forming and coil processing equipment, has announced two staff additions.Gary Sanford has been named project manager in the project management office. He previously worked for Samco and has extensive training and experience in lean manufacturing,...

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B2B Industrial Packaging acquires Alpine Packaging

August 24, 2016

Addison, Ill.-based steel strapping distributor B2B Industrial Packaging has acquired Alpine Distribution’s Packaging Division, a supplier of strapping products and equipment with warehouses and sales offices in Portland, Ore., and Eugene, Ore.The Alpine sales team joins B2B Industrial...

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AP&T adds simulation service

August 24, 2016

Sweden-based AP&T has announced a service that allows its customers to get an exact picture—as early as the tendering stage—of how their planned production line will function and perform in an authentic environment. Using the Process Simulate simulation program, the company’s technical sales...

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