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White paper reveals how effective data searches improve product development

August 28, 2015

Only one in seven new product initiatives launch successfully, according to management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. A new white paper from Lakewood, Ohio-based Onix makes it clear that product development inefficiencies are impeding and disrupting manufacturers' success. The white paper,...

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Sapa Extrusions installs extrusion presses at Midwest plants

August 28, 2015

Sapa Extrusions-North America has announced the installation of new extrusion presses at its Yankton, S.D., and Elkhart, Ind., plants. The new presses have been moved from other Sapa locations and should begin extruding aluminum before the end of 2015. To meet capacity requirements, the Yankton...

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Denso to build new warehouse in Tennessee

August 27, 2015

Global auto supplier Denso has announced that it is adding 500 jobs and investing $400 million to expand its electronics manufacturing capabilities and build a new warehouse at its Denso Mfg. Tennessee (DMTN) manufacturing facility in Maryville. The new 186,528-sq.-ft. warehouse allows the...

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CSS opens office in Europe, launches translated websites

August 27, 2015

CSS, a supplier of metal springs, stampings, machined components, and assemblies based in Farmington, Conn., has opened a new sales and marketing office located in the Netherlands. This office provides on-the-ground support for customers and partners located throughout Europe. The company also...

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Online directory connects industrial equipment users and providers

August 27, 2015

An online directory has gone live at www.findadistributor.com to help manufacturing and supply chain professionals find North American distributors of lifting, moving, storage, and delivery technologies. Companies providing a product or service related to material handling and storage in North...

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New rail crossing between U.S. and Mexico now open

August 26, 2015

The West Rail Bypass International Bridge in Brownsville, Texas, now is open. The bridge is the first new international rail crossing between the U.S. and Mexico since 1910 and connects Brownsville with Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The West Rail project, which broke ground in December 2010,...

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Oshkosh Defense lands $6.7 billion contract from Pentagon

August 26, 2015

Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., has been awarded a contract to build the joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) by the Pentagon. The $6.7 billion contract will span eight years, calling for the production of 17,000 vehicles for use by the Army and Marine Corps. The company plans to hire about 100...

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Small wind market worth $1.89 billion by 2019

August 26, 2015

According to a report published by MarketsandMarkets, Pune, India, the small wind power market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 19.5 percent from 2014 to 2019 to reach $1.89 billion by 2019. "Small Wind Market by Type (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine), by Application...

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MPC certified as converter of Metalphoto equipment identification products

August 26, 2015

Metalphoto of Cincinnati (MPC) has achieved certified Metalphoto® converter status from Horizons Imaging Systems Group (ISG). This means that MPC has completed a process assessment, received recommendations, and begun implementing new processes to improve product quality and expand application...

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Meritor to supply components to Oshkosh Corp. for JLTV program

August 26, 2015

Meritor® Inc., Troy, Mich., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced plans to supply wheel ends for about 17,000 joint light tactical vehicles (JLTV) to be manufactured by Oshkosh Corp. The bevel gear hub...

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Whirlpool Corp., Habitat for Humanity renew 2015 partnership

August 25, 2015

Building on a 16-year partnership, Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp. has announced it will continue to provide a new range and refrigerator for every Habitat for Humanity home in the U.S. in 2015, donating up to $5 million in products throughout the year. The company also will sponsor...

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Solar Atmospheres Southeast hires regional sales manager

August 25, 2015

Solar Atmospheres Southeast, Greenville, S.C., has hired Mike Harper as regional sales manager for the southeastern U.S. Harper has more than 23 years of experience and knowledge in metal processing. His previous positions have included plant operations, business development, and sales serving...

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Midwest Prototyping named to Inc. 5000 list for fourth consecutive year

August 25, 2015

Midwest Prototyping, a provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing services, has been ranked No. 4,178 on Inc. magazine’s 34th annual Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. With a three-year growth rate of 67 percent, the company has been named to the...

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JMT adds to sales force

August 24, 2015

JMT, a provider of metal fabricating machines in Salt Lake City, has hired three regional sales managers who will work out of local offices. Jerry Donahue has been named northeastern regional sales manager. He has 20 years of hands-on experience working in chip and fabrication shops and 10 years...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes Grainger as Silver sponsor for 2015

August 24, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM 2015 co-producers have announced that Grainger has pledged its support to the national movement at the Silver level. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to...

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