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Drew Industries announces executive change

September 27, 2016

Drew Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., has announced that David M. Smith, CFO, will leave the company at the end of 2016 to pursue other opportunities. He has been with the company since September 2015. Brian Hall has been named interim CFO. He will serve in this role until the board elects Smith’s...

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Survey predicts solid revenues for midsized U.S. manufacturers through 2016

September 27, 2016

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 15th annual “Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey,” revealing financial projections and top procurement insights of more than 750 U.S. manufacturing companies. The results show...

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Manufacturing Leadership Council names six issues that will disrupt the industry

September 26, 2016

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), Mountain View, Calif., an executive-level leadership organization dedicated to achieving transformational growth for the manufacturing industry, has identified six critical issues facing the manufacturing industry as it undertakes its...

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Capital Machine Technologies appoints president

September 26, 2016

Tampa, Fla.-based metal fabrication machine distributor Capital Machine Technologies has promoted William (Bill) Citron to the position of president. Citron joined the company in 2013 as COO. He succeeds Dan Pentaudi, who is transitioning to CEO and remains active with the...

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GE to close Texas turbine manufacturing operations

September 26, 2016

General Electric has announced plans to close its turbine manufacturing operations in East Houston, Texas. The Channelview facility’s turbine servicing, engineering, and project operations functions will remain open. According to the company, the extended downturn in the energy industry has...

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AM General selected to build postal delivery vehicle prototypes

September 23, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., a manufacturer of vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide, has announced that its designs for advanced postal vehicles have been selected by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as part of the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Awards, in...

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Intimidator Inc. to expand operations in Arkansas

September 22, 2016

Batesville, Ark.-based Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of utility vehicles and lawn mowers, will invest $12 million to expand its existing facility in Batesville, Ark., and build a new one in Independence County Industrial Park.The expansion is expected to create 400 full-time jobs over the next...

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NAM study outlines excessive labor regulations

September 22, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released a study that outlines the effect of the Obama Administration’s labor regulatory agenda on manufacturers.According to NAM, regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union...

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Forklift Certification Institute launches online forklift certification course

September 21, 2016

The Forklift Certification Institute, Chapel Hill, N.C., has established an online course for forklift certification and recertification. The course is designed to provide prospective and current forklift operators with the information they need to know to safely operate a forklift. The online...

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FABTECH 2016 to cover additive manufacturing, post-election analysis

September 21, 2016

FABTECH® 2016, North America's largest collaboration of technology, equipment, and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, offers a unique lineup of special events at this year's show, taking place Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Business...

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Cannistraro to consolidate, relocate to Boston

September 20, 2016

Massachusetts-based mechanical construction firm J.C. Cannistraro LLC has announced plans to relocate and consolidate its manufacturing and warehousing operations from Wilmington, Watertown, and Stoughton to Boston’s Seaport District. The relocation is expected to be complete in September 2017....

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AM General receives automotive manufacturing certification

September 19, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., has announced that several of its facilities now are registered to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality standard for manufacturing commercial vehicles. This registration certifies that the company's commercial assembly plant, its warehousing facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., and...

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Turkish Machinery Group participates in IMTS

September 19, 2016

Turkish Machinery Group recently participated for the first time in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 in Chicago. Sixteen Turkish companies exhibited their products, and the Turkish Fluid Power Association and Industrial Automation Manufacturers’ Association also...

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NAM survey shows regulations, health care costs are manufacturers’ top concerns

September 16, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released the results of its Q3 2016 "Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey," which reveals manufacturers' concerns about rising health care costs and regulatory compliance. “Manufacturers continue to grapple not just with global...

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Additive manufacturing increases its presence at IMTS

September 16, 2016

Ten years ago a metal fabricator could visit the biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago and have the opportunity to view some of the latest press brake and laser cutting technologies. It wasn’t FABTECH®, but the tradeshow still had a decent collection of machine...

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