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NIMS director to lead SkillsUSA manufacturing students at WorldSkills Competition in Brazil

March 25, 2015

SkillsUSA has appointed Montez King, director of credentialing for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills Inc. (NIMS), as a volunteer expert for the Manufacturing Team Challenge (MTC) students competing at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition, Aug. 11 to 16 in São Paulo, Brazil. King is...

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GSM Industrial appoints field services account manager

March 25, 2015

GSM Industrial Inc., a provider of structural steel and plate metal design, fabrication, and installation contracting in Lancaster, Pa., has hired Robert (Bob) Holton as field services account manager. In this position, Holton focuses on expanding the company’s customer base by providing...

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Fox Machinery Associates announces new website

March 25, 2015

Bridgeport, Pa.-based Fox Machinery Associates, a provider of metal fabricating machinery and tools serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia, has launched a new website at www.foxmachinery.com. The site allows visitors to get quotes for service, parts,...

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Fox Machinery Associates names sales engineer

March 25, 2015

Fox Machinery Associates, Bridgeport, Pa., has appointed Alex Skypala as sales engineer. A graduate of Clemson University with a degree in industrial engineering, he assists customers in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. The company is a provider of metal fabricating machinery and tools...

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Fronius USA names sales/application engineer to tech support staff

March 24, 2015

Fronius USA has hired Seth Perrin as sales/application engineer in its Portage, Ind., headquarters. He is a 5-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he gained his interest in welding. Perrin graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in welding...

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Aluminum Extruders Council recognizes two volunteers for outstanding contributions

March 24, 2015

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), based in Wauconda, Ill., has presented the Distinguished Service Award to Tom Schabel, CEO of Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., and the Volunteer of the Year Award to Jerome Fourmann, technical manager for Rio Tinto Alcan North American Primary...

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Wells Lighting to create 200 jobs in Georgia

March 24, 2015

Korea-based light manufacturer Wells Lighting will locate its first North American headquarters in Millen, Ga., creating more than 200 jobs and investing $30 million into the project over the next two years. The firm produces general lighting/streetlights, industrial lighting, solar...

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Broadwind’s Heavy Industries division receives welding certification

March 24, 2015

Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy Inc. has announced that its Heavy Industries division has been certified through Caterpillar's 7 Steps to Welding Excellence training program. The certificate acknowledging this accomplishment was received in the company's Manitowoc, Wis., facility. Broadwind...

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Accelity Group acquires Mid Valley Industries

March 24, 2015

Accelity Group, a Milwaukee-based group of business owner-operators, has partnered with Gardner Standard, a Minneapolis-based investment firm, and Kevin Schmid, original business founder, to acquire Mid Valley Industries LLC (MVI), Kaukauna, Wis. MVI, a provider of large-scale, complex...

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C.I. Hayes names sales engineer

March 23, 2015

C.I. Hayes, a manufacturer of heat-treating furnaces in Cranston, R.I., has hired Paul Chamberlain as sales engineer. His experience in the heat-treating industry spans more than 25 years in sales, customer service, production, and management. Chamberlain is responsible for supporting sales of...

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Hino Motors announces expansion of West Virginia plant

March 23, 2015

Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors has announced plans to add 30,000 sq. ft. to its 200,000-sq.-ft. Williamstown, W.Va., truck assembly facility. The $8 million expansion, slated for completion in fall 2015, will add a dedicated training facility and a quality control testing center. The project is...

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Photofabrication Eng. names corporate officer

March 23, 2015

Photofabrication Eng. Inc., Milford, Mass., has announced that its board of directors has voted Stephen Church, CPA, vice president – finance, to be an officer of the corporation. He joined the company in 2010 with responsibility for finance, human resources, and general administration....

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Metalloid names automotive account manager

March 23, 2015

Sturgis, Mich.-based Metalloid has appointed Justin J. Alva to the position of automotive account manager effective April 20, 2015. He will be responsible for securing new automotive business and automotive approvals for the company’s “green” metal forming lubricants. Alva has 16 years of...

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WCC signs five-year contract to continue ironworkers instructor training program

March 19, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union have signed a five-year contract extension to continue to hold the ironworkers instructor training program on the WCC campus. This year...

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Gasbarre Products names general manager for Sinterite/C.I. Hayes

March 18, 2015

Gasbarre Products Inc., DuBois, Pa., has announced the hiring of Mark Saline as general manager of Sinterite and C.I. Hayes, furnace manufacturing companies within the Gasbarre Furnace Group. Saline has nearly 30 years of technical and business experience in the powder metallurgy industry. He...

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