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Women in Manufacturing elects TRUMPF associate director of marketing as 2016 chair

May 27, 2016

Women in Manufacturing (WiM), Cleveland, has elected Sheila LaMothe, associate director of marketing and public relations for Farmington, Conn.-based TRUMPF Inc., as 2016 chairperson of the WiM board of directors. LaMothe served as WiM’s vice chairperson in 2015 and has participated on the WiM...

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Tenere expands sheet metal fabrication to Mexico

May 27, 2016

Tenere Inc., Dresser, Wis., a provider of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, has announced the expansion of its sheet metal capabilities with the addition of a facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new Tenere Monterrey sheet metal operation is the company’s first wholly owned...

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Cincinnati Incorporated accepts Manny Award for BAAM machine

May 26, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated’s (CI’s) Big Area Additive Machine (BAAM) was named Biggest Breakthrough of the Year at the 2016 Manny Awards, sponsored by Cincinnati magazine. The Manny Awards recognize the accomplishments of manufacturers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. BAAM, an industrial-sized...

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Spacesaver acquires Viking Metal Cabinet Co.

May 25, 2016

The Spacesaver Corp. has expanded its museum storage lines with the acquisition of Viking Metal Cabinet Co., Plainfield, Ill. The acquisition allows Spacesaver to offer design, installation, and maintenance of metal museum cabinets, shelving, art racks, custom components, and compact storage...

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Midwest Engineered Systems expands in Wisconsin

May 25, 2016

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has announced an expansion of manufacturing and engineering office space in Waukesha, Wis. The new 60,000-sq.-ft. facility is located next door to the company’s corporate headquarters. It features 50,000...

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Industrial matching event to connect suppliers, end users in Chicago region

May 25, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and Chicago Metro Metal Consortium will host a Manufacturing Matchmaking event on June 23, 2016, at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill. The event is designed to increase sales opportunities for firms in the primary metals, metal...

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Babcock & Wilcox closes West Point manufacturing plant

May 24, 2016

North Carolina-based Babcock & Wilcox has announced it has ended production at its West Point industrial boiler manufacturing plant in Mississippi. The closure affects 165 workers, with 50 remaining to help wind down operations. In 1998 the 250,000-sq.-ft. plant employed 700 people as the...

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Weldaloy announces expanded capabilities

May 24, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy, a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous forgings, has expanded its seamless rolled ring capabilities, allowing the company to produce a wide variety of ring sizes in less time. In addition to investing in new manufacturing equipment, the company...

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RC Inc. acquires Heinrich Co.

May 23, 2016

RC Inc., Racine, Wis., has announced the acquisition of Heinrich Co., a 10-employee manufacturer of industrial vises and workholding tools also based in Racine. Umbrella company RC Inc. also includes Racine-based companies Ace Stamping & Machine Co. Inc., Innotec of Wisconsin Inc., and...

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F&M Mafco names industrial gases business manager

May 23, 2016

F&M Mafco Inc., Cincinnati, has appointed Roch Monahan as industrial gases business manager. He has more than 27 years of experience in the gases and welding industry. Monahan most recently served as COO for OKI Bering. Before that he held various executive positions in operations and sales with...

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DeWys Mfg. names product development engineer

May 23, 2016

DeWys Mfg. Inc., a metal fabricator in Marne, Mich., has promoted Nate Lillibridge to product development engineer. He joined the company five years ago in the maintenance department, where he gained experience in all aspects of the manufacturing process. Lillibridge is attending Grand Rapids...

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Report predicts welding equipment market will grow at 5 percent CAGR to 2020

May 19, 2016

RnRMarketResearch.com has released “Global Welding Equipment Market 2016-2020,” which reports that analysts forecast the global welding market to grow at a CAGR of 5 percent during the period 2016-2020. A key trend boosting market growth is the redressal of the growing gap in the skilled...

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Toolots plans manufacturing exchange summit to promote trade between U.S., China

May 19, 2016

Toolots Inc., a company that provides a factory-direct e-commerce platform for international manufacturers to purchase and sell industrial tools, machinery, and technology, has announced its Inaugural Manufacturing Exchange Summit. The event will be held at its headquarters in Cerritos, Calif.,...

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Forecast predicts economic growth in manufacturing to continue through 2016

May 19, 2016

Economic growth in manufacturing is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2016, according to the "Spring 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast" from the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), Tempe, Ariz. Fifty percent of respondents from...

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More investment needed in shop classes in schools, says FMW Fasteners survey

May 19, 2016

According to the latest business survey from FMW Fasteners, an online provider of anchor products, nuts, bolts, socket products, and screws based in Houston, its customers are calling for more investment in shop classes. Seventy percent of the 300 survey participants said there's not enough...

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