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Oberg Industries partners with Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering on additive manufacturing research

September 8, 2016

Oberg Industries, a manufacturer of complex tooling and precision machined or stamped metal components in Freeport, Pa., and the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have formed a two-year partnership in which Oberg will have full-time employees on-site to manage technical...

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Spirit Mfg. to close Wisconsin facility

September 7, 2016

Spirit Mfg., a wholly owned subsidiary of HyPro Inc., has announced plans to close its facility in New Berlin, Wis. The company is a contract manufacturer of machined parts for OEMs. Layoffs are slated for November, affecting 60 employees. Many employees are being offered positions at HyPro’s...

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Brixey & Meyer Capital acquires Stillwater Technologies

August 30, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Brixey & Meyer Capital (BMC) has announced it has acquired Stillwater Technologies, a Troy, Ohio-based supplier of precision machining and resistance welding systems to the communications, aerospace, defense, automotive, and energy sectors. Stillwater currently has about 90...

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Triumph facility relocating to Kansas

July 26, 2016

Triumph Group Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has announced plans to relocate its Grandview, Mo., operations to a newly built, 156,000-sq.-ft. facility in Edgerton, Kan., to accommodate company growth. The relocation is expected to begin in September 2016 and be complete by June 2017. The facility,...

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Liberty Hall Capital Partners acquires J&M Machine

June 22, 2016

New York-based Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, has acquired J&M Machine LLC, Renton, Wash., a Tier 2 supplier of precision machined metallic parts and assemblies for the global aerospace...

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Hermle North America restructures leadership

June 21, 2016

Hermle North America, Franklin, Wis., a provider of 5-axis precision machines, has announced a change in leadership structure with a new 3EO team. The team, comprising three of the company’s top team members, share duties and responsibility. Manuel Merkt has been named vice president of...

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Okuma to host shop floor automation event June 22

June 17, 2016

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp. will host an Easy Shop Floor Automation event, June 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Partners in THINC in Charlotte, N.C. The event will include tips and demonstrations of simple automation technologies for machine tool users. Automated gauging,...

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PCX Aerostructures adds machining capability

June 15, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC has announced the addition of a WFL M65 Millturn machining center at its Newington, Conn., headquarters. The machine serves as a lathe, 5-axis machining center, 3-D CMM, gear shaper, and deep hole drilling machine. It allows for complete machining of complex parts with...

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Okuma donates CNC machines to Central Piedmont Community College

June 13, 2016

Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has donated an MC-V4020 CNC vertical machining center and an ES-L8II CNC lathe to the engineering technology programs at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Charlotte. The equipment supports Okuma’s and CPCC’s efforts to give students the...

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Gene Haas Foundation donates $50,000 to Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative

May 25, 2016

The Gene Haas Foundation, named for the president and founder of Haas Automation Inc., has donated $50,000 to the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) for the Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative, which showcases to Arkansas students the many...

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Industrial Group Holdings acquires MultiSource Mfg.

May 17, 2016

Rye, N.Y.-based Industrial Group Holdings LLC (IGH), a portfolio company of Dunes Point Capital LLC, has acquired MultiSource Mfg. LLC, a Minnetonka, Minn.-based supply chain partner and end-to-end provider of precision machining and assembly systems to OEMs in the medical, aerospace, food, and...

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Methods Machine Tools appoints COO

May 12, 2016

Sudbury, Mass.-based Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, 3-D printing technology, automation, and accessories, has appointed Jerry Rex as COO. He has been in the manufacturing industry for 40 years, with more than 25 years of management experience. Rex most...

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Fab2Order acquires Winners Circle Eng.

May 11, 2016

Brownsburg, Ind.-based metal fabricator Fab2Order has acquired Monrovia, Ind.-based Winners Circle Eng., a precision machining company. Fab2Order has moved the machining company, now called Machine2Order, and all of its employees to Fab2Order’s expanded facility. Fab2Order has invested $1.2...

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Orbital ATK plant in Mississippi produces 500th large-scale rocket structure

April 21, 2016

Orbital ATK Inc., a manufacturer of space, defense, and aviation systems, has announced that its Iuka, Miss., manufacturing plant has produced its 500th large composite rocket structure for United Launch Alliance (ULA) launch vehicles. Since its establishment in 1998, the Large Structure Center...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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