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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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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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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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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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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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United Steel opens dedicated clean room for contamination-free metal production

August 23, 2016

United Steel Inc., a fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in East Hartford, Conn., has opened a new, 7,000-sq.-ft. clean room designed for manufacturing aluminum and stainless steel parts and components that are free from cross-contamination with carbon steel...

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DeWys Mfg. improves weld booths at Michigan facility

August 22, 2016

DeWys Mfg. Inc. has made improvements to the weld booths at its Marne, Mich., welding facility to increase capabilities and improve employee workspace. The new design allows for a more efficient product flow as part of the company’s lean culture and continuous improvement activities.The new weld...

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Prince Precision Products earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

August 22, 2016

Prince Precision Products, Macon, Ga., a contract manufacturer that offers rapid production of precision metal products that require cutting, forming, machining, assembly, and finishing, has completed its ISO 9001:2015 certification. This broadens the company’s eligibility to work with suppliers...

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Muza Metal Products adds Type 12 to UL 508A listing for enclosures

August 22, 2016

Muza Metal Products has successfully passed testing by Underwriters Laboratories to increase its UL-certified NEMA-rated enclosure offerings at its Oshkosh, Wis., facility. The company now has successfully captured the Type 12 listing in addition to its Type 1 and 3R offerings.The contract metal...

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DOE announces $137 million investment in commercial, passenger vehicle efficiency

August 22, 2016

The Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., has announced up to $137 million in investments for two programs to develop next-generation technologies to help industry go beyond current EPA and NHTSA standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while accelerating technology advances for passenger...

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Dake releases redesigned website

August 22, 2016

Grand Haven, Mich.-based metalworking machine tool manufacturer Dake has released a newly redesigned website at www.dakecorp.com. Visitors can view specifications, features, photos, and standard equipment for each type of machine. A variety of videos show how the products work. Downloadable...

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