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UTI welding and CNC machining programs approved by U.S. Dept. of Education

February 10, 2017

Universal Technical Institute Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., a provider of transportation industry technician training, has received approval from the U.S. Dept. of Education to launch welding technology and CNC machining programs. CNC machining classes begin in fall 2017 at the company's NASCAR...

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Fischer Special Tooling launches website

February 10, 2017

Mentor, Ohio-based Fischer Special Tooling has launched a new website at that highlights the company’s carbide tooling, including form cutting tools, internal grinding arbors and quills, custom form gauges, trepan form tools, and form milling cutters. The tooling is...

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Atlas Technologies adds a large-frame VMC to Michigan plant

February 6, 2017

Atlas Technologies has installed a Haas large-frame vertical machining center at its Fenton, Mich., facility. The VF-12 machine has been added to the 51,000 sq. ft. of in-house manufacturing space that currently provides custom welding and fabrication and contract manufacturing services. The unit...

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GMI Group names quality assurance director

December 7, 2016

Houston-based GMI Group has hired Eric Berger as quality assurance director to oversee and improve processes. He has extensive experience as an auditor and quality manager. The company, a provider of precision machining, product distribution, and metallurgical testing, also has obtained newly...

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Alro Industrial Supply acquires Triad Industrial Sales assets

November 11, 2016

Alro Industrial Supply, Jackson, Mich., has announced its acquisition of certain assets of cutting tool distributor Triad Industrial Sales, Kernersville, N.C. Alro Industrial Supply is a provider of cutting tools, abrasives, coolant, welding supplies, and MRO products. The company is part of Alro...

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Methods 3D opens seven U.S. additive manufacturing labs

November 4, 2016

Methods 3D Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of Methods Machine Tools Inc., Sudbury, Mass., has completed additive manufacturing laboratories in each of Methods Machine Tools’ seven technology centers: Sudbury; Detroit; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Phoenix; San Francisco; and Los Angeles. The labs are...

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NSA Industries to expand to New Hampshire

October 21, 2016

NSA Industries LLC, a metal fabricating, machining, and powder coating company based in St. Johnsbury, Vt., has announced plans to expand in Groveton, N.H., and hire up to 60 people by mid-March 2017. The firm has $3 million in new equipment ready to move to Groveton when the building is ready in...

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Lincoln Tech receives $50,000 donation from Haas Automation

October 12, 2016

Lincoln Educational Services Corp. has announced that Lincoln Tech in Mahwah, N.J., has received a third grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to promote career training for computerized manufacturing at its campus. The foundation presented the school with a check for $50,000—bringing its...

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Oberg Industries partners with Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering on additive manufacturing research

September 8, 2016

Oberg Industries, a manufacturer of complex tooling and precision machined or stamped metal components in Freeport, Pa., and the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have formed a two-year partnership in which Oberg will have full-time employees on-site to manage technical...

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Spirit Mfg. to close Wisconsin facility

September 7, 2016

Spirit Mfg., a wholly owned subsidiary of HyPro Inc., has announced plans to close its facility in New Berlin, Wis. The company is a contract manufacturer of machined parts for OEMs. Layoffs are slated for November, affecting 60 employees. Many employees are being offered positions at HyPro’s...

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Brixey & Meyer Capital acquires Stillwater Technologies

August 30, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Brixey & Meyer Capital (BMC) has announced it has acquired Stillwater Technologies, a Troy, Ohio-based supplier of precision machining and resistance welding systems to the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, and energy sectors. Stillwater currently has about 90...

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Triumph facility relocating to Kansas

July 26, 2016

Triumph Group Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has announced plans to relocate its Grandview, Mo., operations to a newly built, 156,000-sq.-ft. facility in Edgerton, Kan., to accommodate company growth. The relocation is expected to begin in September 2016 and be complete by June 2017. The facility,...

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Liberty Hall Capital Partners acquires J&M Machine

June 22, 2016

New York-based Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, has acquired J&M Machine LLC, Renton, Wash., a Tier 2 supplier of precision machined metallic parts and assemblies for the global aerospace...

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Hermle North America restructures leadership

June 21, 2016

Hermle North America, Franklin, Wis., a provider of 5-axis precision machines, has announced a change in leadership structure with a new 3EO team. The team, comprising three of the company’s top team members, share duties and responsibility. Manuel Merkt has been named vice president of...

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Okuma to host shop floor automation event June 22

June 17, 2016

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp. will host an Easy Shop Floor Automation event, June 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Partners in THINC in Charlotte, N.C. The event will include tips and demonstrations of simple automation technologies for machine tool users. Automated gauging,...

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