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Fabric Images collaborates in fabrication of Flatiron Sky-Line installation

December 2, 2016

Elgin, Ill.-based Fabric Images Inc.® has completed fabrication of the Flatiron Sky-Line in New York. Designed by LOT, the Flatiron Sky-Line was the winning design in the third annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition by The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement...

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Metcam launches Business Solutions Division

December 2, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has launched its Business Solutions Division (BSD). The new division helps inventors of sheet metal-intensive products with product design, prototyping, materials acquisition, manufacturing, inventory,...

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Lindberg/MPH names business development manager

December 2, 2016

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., a manufacturer of standard and custom industrial heat-treat furnaces for the ferrous and nonferrous markets, has announced that Bill St. Thomas has rejoined the company as business development manager. Thomas, who began his career in the heat-treat industry with the...

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Lucid Motors to build electric car manufacturing plant in Arizona

December 1, 2016

Lucid Motors has selected Casa Grande, Ariz., for its electric car manufacturing operation. The facility is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs and bring more than $700 million in capital investment to the region by 2022.Development of the site is slated to begin in Q2 2017 as Lucid completes...

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Quaker acquires Lubricor

December 1, 2016

Quaker Chemical Corp., a provider of process fluids and specialty chemicals in Conshohocken, Pa., has acquired Lubricor Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of metalworking fluids based in Waterloo, Ont. Lubricor serves primarily automotive suppliers in North America and Southeast Asia. The company...

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Generac to acquire Motortech

December 1, 2016

Generac Holdings Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a manufacturer of generators and small engines, has announced plans to acquire the assets of Celle, Germany-based Motortech Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of gaseous-engine control systems and accessories. The transaction is expected to close in Q1...

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Sterling Machinery Exchange distributes quality awards

December 1, 2016

Sterling Machinery Exchange has presented Scotchman Industries and Cincinnati Incorporated with its Top Quality Award. The award recognizes the companies’ dedication to maintaining the highest standards of quality in U.S. manufacturing. Sterling Machinery Exchange has been chosen as the first...

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Rigaku Analytical Devices wins R&D 100 Award

November 30, 2016

Rigaku Analytical Devices, Wilmington, Mass., has announced that its KT-100™ Katana™ laser-induced breakdown spectroscopic hand-held analyzer has been selected in the analytical/test category as one of R&D Magazine’s top 100 innovative products of 2016.The analyzer, certified rugged to U.S....

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Houghton Intl. launches redesigned website

November 30, 2016

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has launched a redesigned website at www.houghtonintl.com. The site provides information regarding the company’s global operations, products, and services in 14 languages across all platforms and devices.The...

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Southern Metal Fabricators marks 25 years in business with Dec. 13 open house

November 30, 2016

Custom metal fabrication company Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. will celebrate 25 years in business on Dec. 13, 2016, with an open house, ribbon cutting, and tours of its 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Albertville, Ala. Visitors will view fabrication work in progress and the company’s newest...

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DiStar Industries announces expansion

November 30, 2016

Metal fabricator DiStar Industries has announced plans to expand its 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in Columbus, Ohio. The company currently uses laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and press brake bending to fabricate custom products for a variety of...

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Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Engineered Technologies wins USAF contract

November 29, 2016

Wall Colmonoy’s Aerobraze Engineered Technologies, Oklahoma City, Okla., has won a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract from the U.S. Air Force for the overhaul of the F-16 primary and secondary heat exchangers. The firm has manufactured and overhauled heat exchangers for the Air Force for...

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Asia Pacific remains most lucrative market for welding equipment, says report

November 29, 2016

According to a report published by persistence market research (PMR), the global market for welding equipment is expected to expand at a CAGR of over 7 percent during the forecast period 2016 to 2024. By the end of 2016, the market is estimated to surpass $10.4 billion. The Asia Pacific, the most...

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ArcelorMittal announces plans to open Detroit manufacturing plant

November 29, 2016

ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, a subsidiary of Luxembourg steel producer ArcelorMittal, has announced plans to open a 317,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Detroit. The facility will produce high-strength, laser-welded steel blanks for the auto industry.The $83 million project is expected to...

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Prima Power announces cooperation with Cajo Technologies

November 29, 2016

Prima Power, a supplier of laser and sheet metal fabrication machines, has announced its cooperation with Finland-based Cajo Technologies, a producer of laser marking systems for various industrial sectors. “For a while we have been looking for the right partner to cover the needs especially in...

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