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Assembly is much more than welding. This technology area covers adhesive mixing, metering, and dispensing equipment; hardware-insertion presses; clamps; fixtures, holders, jigs, and vises; part counters; part feeders; and part positioners.

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D&S Industrial Fasteners opens Pennsylvania storefront

August 15, 2016

D&S Industrial Fasteners, a distributor of fasteners, safety equipment, chemicals, power tools, and industrial products, has opened its first retail storefront in Washington, Pa. The storefront will hold a two-day grand opening on Aug. 18-19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature...

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Nelson Fastener Systems acquires TOG Mfg.

August 8, 2016

Fastener manufacturer Nelson® Fastener Systems, Elyria, Ohio, has announced that TOG® Mfg., North Adams, Mass., has joined its family of companies. TOG, a producer and distributor of specialty fasteners, rotor studs, valve components, and custom bushings, employs 36 people. Its name,...

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Marlin Steel adds wire/strip forming and welding machine

August 8, 2016

Baltimore-based Marlin Steel has added an Ultimat UMW-100 wire and strip forming and welding machine to its factory floor. The machine uses medium-frequency direct current (MFDC) welding to bond metals quickly and efficiently while minimizing burrs, the company states. MFDC machines rectify the...

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All Integrated Solutions acquires Great Lakes Fasteners

August 8, 2016

All Integrated Solutions (AIS), Franksville, Wis., a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has acquired Great Lakes Fasteners Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., a value-added distributor of fasteners and industrial components and provider of vendor-managed inventory programs to OEMs. AIS,...

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LIFT technology project to research distortion reduction in welding lightweight sheets

July 21, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), Detroit, has launched a collaboration of research and industry partners to use complex computer models to reduce distortion while joining lightweight metal sheets. The technology development team expects to expand the ability of laboratory computer...

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Fastenal adds SPEEDWRAP brand fasteners to its iHub warehouse

July 12, 2016

The Fastenal Co., an industrial distributor in Racine, Wis., has added Speedtech’s SPEEDWRAP® brand products to its iHub warehouse located in Indianapolis. Earlier this year Speedtech announced Fastenal’s decision to offer its customers the hook and loop and specialty fasteners. Also being...

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Meritor facility receives industry award for assembly line transformation

July 11, 2016

Meritor Inc.’s Lindesberg, Sweden, facility has received the Swedish Assembly Award 2016 for advancing assembly technology. The plant, which manufactures front and rear axles, began a transformation in 2012 by installing two new lines for front and rear axle assembly. In the final stage of the...

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Nelson Fastener Systems established

June 22, 2016

Nelson Fastener Systems (NFS) has been formed in Elyria, OH, creating a rebranded business unit that comprises six manufacturing entities: Nelson Stud Welding Inc.; Ferry Cap & Set Screw; Specialty Bar Products; EBC Industries; Automatic SMP; and Spiegelberg Mfg. The companies formerly were part of...

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Dengensha America adds sales engineer, senior engineer

June 9, 2016

Resistance welding equipment manufacturer Dengensha America, Bedford, Ohio, has named Brandon Malec as sales engineer and Hideyuki Taguchi as senior engineer. Malec is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Engineering in technology and management degree. He has interned at...

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PennEngineering wins preliminary injunction against Pemco

June 3, 2016

PennEngineering®, a Danboro, Pa.-based manufacturer of fasteners and fastening equipment, has obtained a preliminary injunction against three patent and trademark infringers: Pemco Hardware Inc., Dongguan Fenggang Pemco Hardware Factory, and Shenzhen Pemco Fastening Systems Co. Ltd. (collectively...

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Joining Technologies’ machine shop earns AS9100 certification

May 27, 2016

East Granby, Conn.-based Joining Technologies Inc. has announced its full-service machine shop has achieved AS9100 certification. The company provides laser and electron beam welding, laser additive manufacturing, and weld system design and integration....

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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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PennEngineering launches newly designed website

March 30, 2016

PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has launched a newly designed website at www.pemnet.com featuring improved functionality and simplified search tools and links for access to the company’s line of fastener products, installation equipment, and engineering and technical support. New features...

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T.J. Snow CEO named chairman of RWMA

March 28, 2016

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based T.J. Snow Co., a manufacturer and distributor of resistance welding machinery, accessories, and supplies, has announced that CEO Tom Snow has been named chairman of the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA), a standing committee of the American Welding Society...

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Manufacturing Technology Inc. purchases ProSpot Welding

March 4, 2016

Manufacturing Technology Inc. (MTI), South Bend, Ind., has finalized the purchase of ProSpot, a resistance welding machinery and consumables company located in Tamworth, U.K. The acquisition doubles the size of MTI’s U.K. subsidiary and adds to its previously acquired British Federal brand of...

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