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United Steel opens dedicated clean room for contamination-free metal production

August 23, 2016

United Steel Inc., a fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in East Hartford, Conn., has opened a new, 7,000-sq.-ft. clean room designed for manufacturing aluminum and stainless steel parts and components that are free from cross-contamination with carbon steel...

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Prima Power expands sales organization

August 23, 2016

Champlin, Minn.-based Prima Power Laserdyne, a manufacturer of multiaxis laser processing systems, has added to its sales staff. Corey Hansen has joined the company as regional sales manager covering the central U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He previously served as sales manager for Emerson Electric...

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DeWys Mfg. improves weld booths at Michigan facility

August 22, 2016

DeWys Mfg. Inc. has made improvements to the weld booths at its Marne, Mich., welding facility to increase capabilities and improve employee workspace. The new design allows for a more efficient product flow as part of the company’s lean culture and continuous improvement activities.The new weld...

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Prince Precision Products earns ISO 9001:2015 certification

August 22, 2016

Prince Precision Products, Macon, Ga., a contract manufacturer that offers rapid production of precision metal products that require cutting, forming, machining, assembly, and finishing, has completed its ISO 9001:2015 certification. This broadens the company’s eligibility to work with suppliers...

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Muza Metal Products adds Type 12 to UL 508A listing for enclosures

August 22, 2016

Muza Metal Products has successfully passed testing by Underwriters Laboratories to increase its UL-certified NEMA-rated enclosure offerings at its Oshkosh, Wis., facility. The company now has successfully captured the Type 12 listing in addition to its Type 1 and 3R offerings.The contract metal...

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DOE announces $137 million investment in commercial, passenger vehicle efficiency

August 22, 2016

The Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., has announced up to $137 million in investments for two programs to develop next-generation technologies to help industry go beyond current EPA and NHTSA standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while accelerating technology advances for passenger...

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Preco to supply multilaser development to laser training center in Brazil

August 22, 2016

Preco Inc., Somerset, Wis., has received an order for an SL-8600 hybrid laser/GMAW system from the Brazilian Senai Institute of Laser Innovation,Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil.Senai, a private nonprofit technical training organization, is chartered to raise industrial competitiveness by...

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Dake releases redesigned website

August 22, 2016

Grand Haven, Mich.-based metalworking machine tool manufacturer Dake has released a newly redesigned website at www.dakecorp.com. Visitors can view specifications, features, photos, and standard equipment for each type of machine. A variety of videos show how the products work. Downloadable...

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Phoenix Modular Elevator to build production facility in Illinois

August 22, 2016

Elevator manufacturer Phoenix Modular Elevator (PME) is building a 25,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Mount Vernon, Ill. The new plant gives the company more space than its previous location and keeps production on one level....

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Arc Academy opens retail store

August 22, 2016

Arc Academy, a Chicago-based welding and fabrication school, has opened a retail and consignment store. The store offers work produced by students, instructors, and local artisans....

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Corbitt Mfg. to open facility in Arkansas

August 22, 2016

Corbitt Mfg. Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc., St. Charles, Mo., is opening a new, $3.5 million facility in Paragould, Ark., for the production of railcar components.  The plant, which will create up to 60 new jobs, is located in close proximity to the company’s railcar...

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NCCA launches blog for coil coating, prepaint industry

August 18, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has launched a blog, Coat Notes, at www.nccacoatnotes.com. The blog is designed to provide information on the changing needs of the coil coating (prepainted metals) industry, offer educational resources, increase awareness of the coil...

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Manitowoc Co. to move crawler crane manufacturing operations to Pennsylvania

August 18, 2016

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. will relocate its crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc, Wis., to Shady Grove, Pa. The transition will begin in the Q3 2016, with completion anticipated by mid-2017. The company expects this initiative to generate annualized pre-tax cost savings of $25 to...

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Daifuku North America moves headquarters to new location in Michigan

August 18, 2016

Material handling equipment provider Daifuku North America Holding Co. has announced plans to move its headquarters from Farmington Hills, Mich., to Novi, Mich., in Q3 2017. The new building is four miles from the current headquarters. The 76,889-sq.-ft. facility, housing more than 300...

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Illinois Material Handling named as authorized Linde forklift dealer

August 18, 2016

Illinois Material Handling (IMH), a member of Wolter Group LLC, has been appointed as the authorized Linde forklift dealer in northern Illinois. The company has represented the Linde forklift brand through its Wisconsin Lift Truck division and now expands this offering through IMH’s Bolingbrook...

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