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Americase celebrates 30th anniversary

October 23, 2014

Waxahachie, Texas-based Americase Inc., a developer of custom cases for the aviation, aerospace, oil, gas, government, education, audio/visual, sporting, and military industries, is marking 30 years in business. Bill Kinsala founded the company as a manufacturer of custom gun cases for...

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Egan vice president named to “40 Under Forty Business Leaders” list

October 22, 2014

Mechanical contractor Andy J. Egan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has announced that Andy Jasper, vice president, has been named one of West Michigan’s “40 Under Forty Business Leaders” for 2014. The Grand Rapids Business Journal, which administers the annual contest, selected Jasper from a...

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Midwest Engineering Systems relocates corporate headquarters in Wisconsin

October 21, 2014

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has moved its corporate headquarters to a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pewaukee, Wis., doubling its former building size. The facility includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, 20,000-sq.-ft. clean assembly...

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Houghton names CFO

October 21, 2014

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Keller Arnold as CFO. She has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in corporate accounting, audit, and finance in global manufacturing organizations. Before joining the company, Arnold...

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Lincoln Technical Institute to add machining and manufacturing training

October 20, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., a national provider of specialized technical training, will launch a CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program at its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in Mahwah, N.J. Lincoln Tech has partnered with CNC...

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Stanco Metal Products expanding in South Carolina

October 20, 2014

Stanco Metal Products Inc., a family-owned provider of metal fabrication services, has announced it is investing $5.9 million to relocate to a larger facility in South Carolina. The new, 64,100-sq.-ft. facility in Anderson, S.C., will create an additional 10 local...

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Felling Trailers to celebrate 40th anniversary with open house Oct. 24

October 20, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc. will mark its 40th anniversary with a community open house with lunch on Friday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Sauk Centre, Minn., location. On Nov. 1, 1974, Kathy and Merle J. Felling purchased Sauk Centre Welding, a small welding shop that catered to local...

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Ford adds 850 jobs at Rouge Center

October 15, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its Ford Rouge Center, which comprises the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping, and Dearborn Diversified facilities. The new jobs, which are divided among the three facilities, will support production of the 2015 F-150®. Dearborn Truck...

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Uni-World Capital acquires Drake Mfg. Services

October 14, 2014

Uni-World Capital LP has made a strategic growth capital investment in Drake Mfg. Services Co., a manufacturer of precision CNC machine tools based in Warren, Ohio. In addition to providing capital, Uni-World and its advisory board will provide strategic and operational advice as the company...

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Forecast 3D expands headquarters

October 14, 2014

Forecast 3D, a 3-D printing and short-run manufacturing service provider, has added 5,500 sq. ft. to its headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. The company now has 42,500 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, allowing the firm to increase its in-house additive manufacturing services. The new building...

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UniCarriers Americas names director of marketing and product management

October 13, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has hired Mark Porwit as director of marketing and product management. He is responsible for overall leadership of the marketing department and building and expanding the product management team. He also leads the development and coordination of all sales...

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Lincoln Industries Named 2014 Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year

October 13, 2014

The Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce has named Lincoln Industries, Lincoln, Neb., as the recipient of the 2014 Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year Award for large companies. The firm was recognized for the innovative approaches in manufacturing and people practices that have led to its significant...

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DeWys Mfg. opens doors on Manufacturing Day

October 13, 2014

On Oct. 3 DeWys Mfg. Inc., a precision metal fabricator in Marne, Mich., participated in Manufacturing Day for the second year in a row. The company offered facility tours for students, parents, and educators. The three high school robotics teams that DeWys sponsors collaborated with the company...

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Caterpillar announces executive officer retirements, appointments

October 13, 2014

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has announced that Group Presidents Stu Levenick and Steve Wunning have decided to retire in early 2015. Levenick is responsible for customer and dealer support, while Wunning is responsible for resource industries. The company has appointed current Group...

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August manufacturing technology orders up slightly

October 13, 2014

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 0.4 percent from July but down 6.0...

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