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Gene Haas Foundation donates $50,000 to Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative

May 25, 2016

The Gene Haas Foundation, named for the president and founder of Haas Automation Inc., has donated $50,000 to the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) for the Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative, which showcases to Arkansas students the many...

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ST Robotics names distribution partners in North America

May 25, 2016

Princeton, N.J.-based ST Robotics has announced distribution agreements with RobotShop and SuperDroid Robots to deliver its ST R series articulated and cylindrical robot arm systems across North America. ST Robotics offers robots for a number of industries, including manufacturing....

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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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Rafter upgrades tube mill for automotive tube producer

May 25, 2016

Rafter Equipment Corp., Strongsville, Ohio, has shipped a new RT-3000 tube mill re-top and drive train upgrade for a North American automotive tube producer. The equipment will replace older tube mill equipment that is worn and difficult to maintain. The previous machine had integral roll stands...

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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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TCI Powder Coatings hires business development manager

May 24, 2016

Ellaville, Ga.-based TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM Intl. Inc., has named Rich Chappel as business development manager for the Southwest region (Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma). He has more than 25 years of experience in powder coatings and the industrial market...

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PennEngineering appoints director of global quality

May 24, 2016

Danboro, Pa.-based fastener manufacturer PennEngineering® has hired Jeff Sharp as director of global quality. He is responsible for leading and directing the corporate management control system. Sharp most recently served as customer quality manager for the Fletcher Brake Caliper Division of...

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SelfLube manufactures 1 millionth wear plate

May 24, 2016

SelfLube, a manufacturer of mold and die components in Coopersville, Mich., has made its 1 millionth wear plate. The wear plates guide and control the moving parts in complex tools such as metal stamping dies and plastic injection molds. They come in a variety of sizes to handle very heavy loads....

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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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Mettler Toledo launches SOP consulting service

May 24, 2016

Mettler Toledo, Columbus, Ohio, has launched a consulting service to help businesses revise their weighing-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and make them audit-proof. The SOPs are based on the firm’s Good Weighing Practice™ weighing standard and GWP® verification. Once the SOP...

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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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Bluff Mfg. acquired by Wincove Private Holdings

May 24, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Bluff Mfg. has been acquired by Wincove Private Holdings LP, a holding company with a permanent equity capitalization and management. Bluff Mfg. produces dock, warehouse, and safety equipment for companies in North, Central, and South America and the...

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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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TECHNI Waterjet partners with Micro Waterjet on cutting system

May 23, 2016

TECHNI Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., has announced that Micro Waterjet LLC, Huntersville, N.C., will employ TECHNI Waterjet’s Quantum NXT electric servo pump on its ultrahigh-precision cutting C4 microwaterjet system. Micro Waterjet will set up a demonstration machine with the electric servo...

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