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GE Aviation to open jet engine assembly facility in Indiana

September 4, 2015

GE Aviation, a manufacturer of jet engines and aircraft systems, has announced that operations will begin at its new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Ind., on Sept. 14, with production beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The company considered 135 different parameters during the site...

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Daimler, Renault-Nissan Alliance break ground for new plant in Mexico

September 4, 2015

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have broken ground for their joint-venture manufacturing complex, COMPAS (Cooperation Manufacturing Plant Aguascalientes), in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The plant will produce compact vehicles for the Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands. The partners will...

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Epic Systems hires principle packaging line development engineer

September 4, 2015

St. Louis-based Epic Systems Inc., a design and build firm offering engineering functions including machine vision, packaging lines, and custom machines, has announced the hiring of William Pendleton as principle packaging line development engineer. Pendleton received a bachelor’s degree in...

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Chromalloy to provide F108 gas turbine engine module repairs for Air Force

September 3, 2015

Chromalloy, a supplier of repairs, coatings, investment castings, and services for turbine airfoils and other engine components based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide repairs on low-pressure turbine modules for the F108 aircraft engine fleet. The...

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QRP adds 3-D metal printing services

September 3, 2015

Qualified Rapid Products (QRP), West Jordan, Utah, has acquired a Concept Laser 3-D metal printer. The company provides comprehensive engineering services specializing in metal additive manufacturing of high-precision, low-volume, functional parts. The company reports it is the first supplier...

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Webinar on Sept. 17 to highlight 3-D printing, additive manufacturing

September 3, 2015

Park Systems will host a free webinar on 3-D printing and additive manufacturing on Sept. 17, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. PST focused on methods and materials for engineers, nanoscientists, and researchers in nanotechnology. Topics will include the advantages of additive manufacturing, the various...

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OSHA awards $10.5 million in workplace safety and health training grants

September 3, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations across the nation for education and training programs to help high-risk workers and their employers...

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Metcam launches division to manufacture truck bed extensions

September 3, 2015

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs in Alpharetta, Ga., has launched a new division to manufacture and market TramBed™ truck bed extensions. Metcam has acquired full rights to the technology, and the new division will be operating the entire supply chain for...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed results anticipated for September hiring compared with a year ago

September 3, 2015

In September, hiring rates will be mixed as HR professionals continue to struggle with recruiting candidates for key positions, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for September 2015. The hiring rate will...

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Positioner offers total access to weldments, assemblies

September 3, 2015

ALM Positioners offers the MHL1P, a 3-axis, single-column, 6,000-lb.-capacity positioner that requires no special foundation. Suitable for situations in which total product access is needed, it features 68.5-in. vertical travel in 40 sec.; a 4-HP, column-mount hydraulic unit with pendant-controlled...

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Tech Air acquires Gas & Alloy Supply Co.

September 2, 2015

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisition of Gas & Alloy Supply Co. (GASCO), a distributor of gases and welding supplied located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. GASCO becomes part of Tech...

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Grainger completes acquisition of Cromwell

September 2, 2015

Grainger, a distributor of MRO products in Chicago, has acquired Leicester, England-based MRO distributor Cromwell Group (Holdings) Ltd. and its subsidiaries. Cromwell now operates as a subsidiary of...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down 1.6 percentage points from July

September 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 75th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Personal air breathing unit delivers grade D breathable air

September 2, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the P-20 personal air breathing unit, which works with the existing filtered compressed air supply. The unit provides grade D breathable air for a proper NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose assembly, it allows for a bypass of air for a paint...

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Camfil APC names executive VP

September 2, 2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a Jonesboro, Ark.-based manufacturer of dust, mist, and fume collection equipment, has appointed Christian Debus as the new executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. He is based at the company’s office in Tuttlingen, Germany. Debus started...

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