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Ajax TOCCO expands aftermarket sales resources

February 20, 2017

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, a manufacturer of induction heating and melting equipment in Warren, Ohio, has appointed three aftermarket sales engineers. Emil Weatherbee is responsible for Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has spent several years in the foundry...

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Super Steel LLC names president/GM

February 20, 2017

Super Steel LLC, Milwaukee, has promoted Jason Gaare to the position of president/general manager. He has been with the company for more than 12 years in varying technical, operational, sales, administrative, and financial capacities. The company is a contract manufacturer of metal fabricated...

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LMI Aerospace to be acquired by Sonaca Group

February 20, 2017

St. Louis-based LMI Aerospace Inc., a supplier of structural assemblies, kits, and components and provider of engineering services, has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Sonaca Group, a global aerostructures company based in Gosselies, Belgium. The deal is expected to close in...

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Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center awarded federal funding

February 20, 2017

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has been awarded $1.2 million over two years from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program for a pilot program to accelerate applied R&D, manufacturing, and technology...

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Ritter Technology acquires Primet Fluid Power

February 20, 2017

Ritter Technology LLC, Zelienople, Pa., a distributor of industrial motion and control products, has acquired Primet Fluid Power Co., Hammond, Ind. Primet sells and services hydraulic and electrical control systems principally to steel manufacturers located in the Illinois/Indiana corridor.Ritter...

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Former FMA board chairman dies

February 16, 2017

David J. Barber, 69, died Feb. 13, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center after a seven-year battle with renal cell cancer. Barber served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 as a personnel management specialist. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and went on to a...

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Bystronic announces new representation in three southern states

February 16, 2017

Elgin, Ill.-based Bystronic Inc., a provider of laser and waterjet cutting machines, press brakes, automation equipment, and system software, has announced new distributor representation in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi with the expansion of the On Point Solutions Co., a distributor partner...

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Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence levels near all-time high in February

February 16, 2017

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the February 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 72.2, leveling off after January’s all-time high index of 73.4.When asked about the outlook for...

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Workshops for Warriors Inaugural Gala scheduled for April

February 16, 2017

San Diego-based Workshops for Warriors will host its Inaugural Galaon April 20, 2017, aboard the USS Midway in honor of U.S. veterans.The event will include a silent auction, entertainment by the American Bombshells, and guest speakers including Medal of Honor recipient Donald "Doc" Ballard and a...

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10-year strategic outlook shows North American auto market headed toward instability

February 16, 2017

The North American light-vehicle market is on the verge of confronting significant changes that will lead the industry to a very precarious condition, according to the report “A Ten Year Strategic Outlook for the North American Automotive Market,” available from Commodity Inside. The once...

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance welcomes Southwire as 2017 Innovator Sponsor

February 16, 2017

The Atlanta-based Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) has announced that Southwire Co. LLC, a wire and cable producer based in Carrollton, Ga., has joined the organization as an Innovator Sponsor for 2017. Southwire operates 32 manufacturing plants, 10 distribution facilities, and multiple sales...

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Eberl Iron Works promotes four key employees

February 15, 2017

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Eberl Iron Works has announced the realignment of staff responsibilities.Thomas A. Huber Sr., who has been with the company for nearly 36 years, has been promoted from plant supervisor to the newly created position of facilities engineer. In addition to maintaining all...

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Siemens partners with U.S. technical schools for L.E.A.P. initiative

February 15, 2017

Siemens has announced the launch of a new workforce development program for secondary and technical schools across America called L.E.A.P.—the Lifelong Educational Advantage Program. Made available through Siemens Cooperates with Education (SCE), the effort is designed to give high school and...

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Morris Midwest to hold open house March 14-15

February 15, 2017

Morris Midwest, a division of Morris Group Inc., will hold its sixth annual open house and technology show, Morris Madness, March 14-15, 2017, in Roselle, Ill. The event will feature CNC machine tools and live metal cutting demos from Okuma, Tsugami, and Hardinge Group in addition to displays of...

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NIMS, LIFT, and Ivy Tech release new skills credentials

February 15, 2017

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)—one of the Manufacturing USA institutes—and Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech Community College are making available a new set of skills credentials and training to fill the largest number of open...

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