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Perceptron appoints western regional sales manager

September 4, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., has announced the appointment of Terry Wear as the new western regional sales manager for Coord3 CMM sales and the company’s 3-D product lines. Wear worked previously for Verisurf Software as director of engineering. He has more than 30 years of coordinate...

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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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Andes Coil Processors adds warehouse and storage facility in Texas

September 4, 2015

Steel toll processing company Andes Coil Processors LLC has opened a 54,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and storage facility in Dallas to complement the company’s existing 109,000-sq.-ft. facility in Lewisville, Texas. The warehouse offers short-track rail service five days a week. In phase 1, the new...

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Alcoa expands R&D center to increase additive manufacturing capabilities

September 4, 2015

Lightweight metals provider Alcoa, New York, is expanding the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh to accelerate the development of advanced 3D-printing materials and processes. The company will produce materials designed for additive technologies to meet increasing demand for complex,...

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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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SAF West opens Oregon sales office

September 3, 2015

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.), Atlanta, has opened the SAF Northwest sales office in Salem, Ore. It is managed by Peter Stauffer, who was promoted to account manager of Pacific Northwest from his previous position in sales at the company’s SAF West facility in Redding, Calif. The new...

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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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Penn Stainless Products to open distribution facility in Pennsylvania

September 3, 2015

Penn Stainless Products, a distributor and processor of stainless steel products, has announced the construction of a 35,000-sq.-ft. distribution and transfer facility in Jackson Center, Pa. Scheduled to open on Nov. 1, the plant will offer next-day flatbed delivery to area customers for stock...

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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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Optrel welding helmet named to list of Contractors’ Top 50 New Products

September 2, 2015

Optrel Inc., East Greenwich, R.I., has announced that its optrel e684 autodarkening welding helmet has been included in Equipment Today’s 2015 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products listing. The editorial teams from the magazine and ForConstructionPros.com compiled product inquiries and web page...

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