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True Position Mfg. to host ribbon cutting May 6

April 28, 2016

True Position Mfg. Inc., a veteran-owned metal manufacturing and fabrication company, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Davenport, Iowa, facility on May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is a lean Six Sigma fabricator provides value-added metal products and services to...

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Koike Aronson names new president

April 28, 2016

Arcade, N.Y.-based Koike Aronson, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment, has appointed James McAuliffe, Jr., to the positions of president/COO. He most recently served as CFO at Rigidized Metals Corp. He has extensive experience in finance, distribution, acquisitions,...

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FMA Metal Fabrication Lab holds open house

April 27, 2016

The future is officially a brighter place for students in Palatine, Ill., and for the manufacturing industry at large. On April 26, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) and Harper College held an open house to show off the new $1.5 million FMA Metal Fabrication Lab. Attendees were able...

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Stärke Material Handling Group expands dealership network in Quebec

April 27, 2016

Industrial lift equipment manufacturer Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., has added J-Spec Atelier Mécanique to its network of independent dealerships in Quebec. The firm provides equipment sales and rental, customer service, and technical support in Saint Amable, Que., and the...

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SME survey results reveal parental misconceptions of manufacturing careers

April 27, 2016

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME has released results from a national survey of parents on their views related to careers in manufacturing. The results show that parents do not necessarily have the most up-to-date information or perspective on manufacturing and the opportunities available. "The...

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Lantek names chief commercial officer

April 27, 2016

Lantek, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Juan José Colas as chief commercial officer. Colas, who serves on the board of directors, is responsible for global commercial strategy and business development for the corporation, as well as the two key markets of U.K. and France. Colas previously worked at...

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Plex Systems names recipients of Plex Impact Awards

April 27, 2016

Plex Systems, Troy, Mich., a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, has announced the winners of its Plex Impact Awards. The awards honor manufacturers for industry leadership, innovation, and transformation. Firstronic, a Grand Rapids, Mich., provider of electronic manufacturing services to...

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Midwest Engineered Systems launches website

April 26, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES), a Waukesha, Wis.-based provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has launched a new website at www.mwes.com. The website provides access to information regarding engineering services, equipment capabilities, and resources for visitors requiring...

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Lee Industries names president/CFO/COO

April 26, 2016

Philipsburg, Pa.-based Lee Industries Inc., a global supplier of sanitary stainless steel alloy process systems and equipment and fluid-transfer valves, has promoted Joshua T. Montler to president/CFO/COO. Montler has served as vice president of finance and operations for the company since 2008...

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GE Power opens $400 million advanced manufacturing facility in South Carolina

April 26, 2016

GE has opened the new Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) in Greenville, S.C. The firm has invested $73 million in the facility to date and will invest another $327 million across the campus over the next several years. The facility’s opening is creating at least 80 engineering and manufacturing...

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American Standard 3-D printed metal faucet wins design award

April 26, 2016

American Standard has won the Platinum A’ Design Award in 3-D Printed Forms and Products Design for its Shadowbrook faucet by DXV. The 3-D printed metal residential faucet was designed by Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, Joe Ientile, Gabriela Ravassa, Greg Reinecker, and Sara Salahi. A' Design Award...

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Praxair acquires five gas businesses

April 25, 2016

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced the acquisition of five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S., the company acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana, and A&B Electric Motors and...

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Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota Award

April 22, 2016

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has received a 2016 Progress Minnesota Award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways. Alexandria...

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Staple Street Capital acquires Mid-States Supply Co.

April 21, 2016

An affiliate of New York-based Staple Street Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Mid-States Supply Co., Kansas City, Mo. Mid-States is a distributor of industrial valves, pipe, automation products, fittings, steam specialty items, and...

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Micropiping launches online platform for buying/selling flanges and fittings

April 21, 2016

Micropiping SRL, Piacenza, Italy, has launched an online platform at www.micropiping.com for the purchase and sale of fittings, flanges, and tie rods for the oil and gas, power, chemical, and petrochemical plant markets. The site is designed to facilitate and accelerate procurement of small and...

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