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MECCO announces new logo, tagline

July 29, 2015

MECCO, Cranberry Township, Pa., a provider of part marking and traceability products, has launched a new logo and tagline. According to the company, the logo visually represents the connectivity that helps its customers integrate marking systems onto the factory floor. The design is inspired by...

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Proto Labs launches rapid magnesium injection molding service

July 29, 2015

Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., has introduced magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. The process enables product designers and engineers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production. The injection molding...

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Analysis shows continuing expansion in fabricated metal product manufacturing

July 28, 2015

The IBISWorld Sector Analysis: Manufacturing shows that despite a continued decline in manufacturing’s share of the U.S. economy (as measured by value added), many manufacturing industries have continued to expand, and the U.S. remains one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Over the...

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MagneGas receives first gasification equipment order from U.S., signs MOU

July 28, 2015

MagneGas Corp., Tarpon Springs, Fla., a technology company that counts among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas® fuel, has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Green Gas Supply LLC to expand into Louisiana and Texas with a...

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Caterpillar to bring vocational truck production to U.S. facility

July 28, 2015

Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill., has announced it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its vocational truck product family at its plant in Victoria, Texas. The plant, which opened in 2012, currently produces hydraulic excavators. Previously Caterpillar worked with Navistar for the...

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Precision Castparts Corp. acquires Noranco

July 28, 2015

Precision Castparts Corp., Portland, Ore., has agreed to acquire Noranco from MidOcean Partners and PSP Investments for $560 million. Noranco, Pickering, Ont., is a supplier of complex machined and fabricated components for aero-engine, landing gear, and airframe applications. Its largest...

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CNH Industrial celebrates 50 years of operations in Nebraska

July 28, 2015

CNH Industrial N.V. celebrated an important milestone in Nebraska, marking 50 years of operations at its Grand Island plant during an event on July 25. Local dignitaries, including Sen. Curt Friesen of Henderson, Grand Island City Council Leader Linna Dee Donaldson, Grand Island Chamber President...

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Formtek names senior vice president

July 28, 2015

Formtek Inc., Cleveland, a Mestek company, has promoted Jack Pennuto Jr. to senior vice president. Pennuto joined the company in 2006 as a member of its sales team and soon was promoted to director of sales and marketing. Pennuto, who has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical...

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Norsk Titanium appoints president/CEO

July 27, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a Norway-based manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications, has appointed Warren M. Boley Jr. as president and CEO. Boley will lead the company as it seeks to establish the world’s first industrial-scale direct metal deposition (DMD) manufacturing...

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Sinterite hires sales engineer

July 27, 2015

Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company based in St. Marys, Pa., has hired Josh Parslow as sales engineer. He has worked in the powder metal industry since earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. Sinterite designs, manufactures, and services custom...

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Omron Foundation donates $25,000 to Illinois FIRST to promote STEM education

July 23, 2015

Omron Foundation Inc., Hoffman Estates, Ill., has donated $25,000 to Illinois FIRST® to promote hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students ages 6 to 18. More than 300,000 youth and more than 120,000 mentors, coaches, and volunteers from more than 60...

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Proto Labs expands 3-D printing service into new facility

July 22, 2015

Maple Plain, Minn.-based Proto Labs Inc. has acquired a new facility to expand its 3-D printing service. The 77,000-sq.-ft. facility will allow the digital manufacturing company to house all of its stereolithography (SL), selective laser sintering (SLS), and direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)...

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Wallover Oil adds process engineer

July 22, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Vincent Landino as process engineer. Landino has more than 10 years of experience as a manufacturing engineer, OEM design engineer, quality control engineer, and process engineer. He...

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General Sheet Metal Works to hold groundbreaking ceremony July 28

July 22, 2015

On July 28, 2015, metal fabricator General Sheet Metal Works Inc. will break ground on its new 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Bend, Ind. Over the next three years, the firm plans to invest more than $25 million in the facility and equipment and create more than 25 new jobs by...

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Economic sentiment among manufacturers softens from recent record high levels

July 22, 2015

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy softened in Q2 2015 compared to the previous nine-year high recorded in Q1 among U.S. industrial manufacturers, according to the Q2 2015 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US, New York. Respondents also trimmed overall growth forecasts...

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