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Heung IL USA to build first U.S. manufacturing facility in North Carolina

December 22, 2014

Heung IL USA Corp., a subsidiary of South Korea-based Heung IL Industrial Co. Ltd., will open its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Statesville, N.C., creating 30 full-time jobs. The company will invest $2.3 million in the facility, which will be co-located on the grounds of the existing...

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Illinois Material Handling acquires Chicago Lift Truck

December 22, 2014

Material handling equipment dealer Illinois Material Handling, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a division of Wolter Group LLC, has acquired Chicago Lift Truck, a family-owned material handling dealership located in Chicago. Much of the staff will assume positions under Illinois Material Handling. Chris...

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TRUMPF expands to Querétaro, Mexico

December 19, 2014

In response to increased sales in Mexico, Farmington, Conn.-based TRUMPF Inc. has opened a facility in Querétaro. The location allows faster response times for spare parts, sales support, and service technicians. Sofia Cardenas, facility supervisor of the new warehouse, said, “As an...

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TeraDiode signs purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems

December 19, 2014

TeraDiode, Wilmington, Mass., has announced the signing of a purchase and supply agreement with Panasonic Welding Systems (PWS), Osaka, Japan. Under the multiyear agreement, TeraDiode will supply PWS 4-kW high brightness TeraBlade™ laser engines, which will allow PWS’s robotic welding and...

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Sioux Corp. receives Pillar of the Industry Award

December 19, 2014

Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D., has received the Pillar of the Industry Award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers for its dedication and support of the U.S. manufacturing industry and the I Make America campaign. Sioux was one of only 34 companies nationwide to receive the award. The...

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Gatto Industrial Platers launches large-parts zinc electroplating line

December 19, 2014

Gatto Industrial Platers Inc., Chicago, has launched its new large-parts zinc electroplating line. The new line’s tanks, which are 4 ft. wide, 7.5 ft. deep, and 27 ft. long, can accommodate parts weighing up to 8,000 lbs. According to the company, it is the largest zinc electroplating line in...

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Demand for synthetic formulations surges in global metalworking fluids market

December 19, 2014

Booming end-user markets, especially in Asia, are driving the global metalworking fluids market. As industrial production increases in China, India, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and Southeast Asian countries, regulations on wastewater treatment and disposal are compelling end users to optimize the use...

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Caterpillar announces officer retirement, appoints new vice president

December 19, 2014

Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc., a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural-gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives, has announced the retirement of vice president Jim Johnson and the appointment of a new vice president, Raymond Chan....

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Aleris to sell extrusions business to Sankyo Tateyama

December 19, 2014

Aleris, Cleveland, a privately held, global provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its aluminum extrusions business to Sankyo Tateyama Inc., a Japanese building products and extrusions...

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TeraDiode hires COO

December 19, 2014

Wilmington, Mass.-based TeraDiode, a supplier of high-power, direct-diode laser systems, has named Richard (Rick) Feldt as COO. Feldt has more than 20 years of operational experience at the executive level. Before joining the company, he was CEO at Advanced Electron Beams. Before that he was...

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ABB board nominates new chairman

December 18, 2014

The ABB board of directors has unanimously nominated Peter Vosser to succeed Hubertus von Grünberg as chairman. Grünberg and Michael Treschow, chairman of the governance and nomination committee, have decided not to stand for re-election to the board. David Constable will stand for election,...

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UniCarriers Americas announces management changes at NEIT

December 18, 2014

UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has announced management changes at its factory-owned dealership, New England Industrial Truck Inc. (NEIT), Woburn, Mass., effective Jan. 1, 2015. Tim Haraden has been appointed as general manager. He has...

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RAM Specialty Fabrications receives 2015 Manufacturer of the Year Award

December 18, 2014

Ram Specialty Fabrications, Naugatuck, Conn., has been named as Manufacturer of the Year in the 2015 Harold Webster Smith Awards, presented by the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Small Business Council. The company produces precision sheet metal parts and custom metal fabrications for the...

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Camfil APC Americas names VP

December 17, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a global manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment in Jonesboro, Ark., has promoted Thomas (Tomm) Frungillo to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. He assumes full responsibility for the Jonesboro manufacturing facility as well as...

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Xiris signs JSNT Corp. as agent in Korea

December 17, 2014

Burlington, Ont.-based Xiris Automation Inc., a developer of optical equipment used for process and quality control in a number of specialty industries, has signed JSNT Corp. as its exclusive distributor of its products for the tube and pipe industry for Korea. The agreement enables JSNT to...

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