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Sapa to supply structural aluminum tubing for new Ford F-150®

March 2, 2015

Chicago-based aluminum extrusion company Sapa has announced its partnership with Ford to supply the 2015 F-150® with structural aluminum tubing and provide ongoing development support for future aluminum extrusion applications. The truck, which features a high-strength, military-grade,...

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Hafendorfer Machine announces expansion in Kentucky

March 2, 2015

Hafendorfer Machine Inc., a provider of machining, fabricating, laser cutting, and welding services in Louisville, Ky., will expand its operations, with plans to add 15 workers in the next few years and another 14 workers during the next 10 years. The $5.9 million expansion will include the...

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Integrated Metal Products moving to larger facility in Ontario

March 2, 2015

Metal fabricating company Integrated Metal Products has announced plans to move to a larger facility in its current city of Guelph, Ont. The new facility will offer 30,000 sq. ft. for the company’s laser cutting, forming, and welding operations. The firm plans to increase its workforce and...

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ISM ROB: Down slightly from January, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

March 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 26th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 69th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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CCAT named MassDevelopment Innovation Center

February 27, 2015

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the MassDevelopment’s Manufacturing Innovation Grants program to help the development and growth of small to-midsized Massachusetts manufacturers. The program is open to...

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Internet of Things gains momentum among businesses, report reveals

February 26, 2015

A new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, “State of the Market: The Internet of Things (IoT) 2015: Discover How IoT is Transforming Business Results,” shows that enterprise adoption of the IoT is starting to gain momentum. The report details key factors driving the increase in IoT...

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SPF America to expand in Arkansas

February 26, 2015

SPF America has announced plans to add 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its metal fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Construction is expected to be completed by Q2 2015. The company creates custom metal pieces for the manufacturing telecommunications, and electric power industries, as...

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U.S. manufacturing faces two-million-worker shortage over the next decade, study says

February 26, 2015

The U.S. faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and two million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Two parallel studies—“The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and...

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Quality Industries adds to leadership team

February 26, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., La Vergne, Tenn., a precision metal fabricator offering engineering and design, customized manufacturing and assembly, finishing and coating, and supply chain management, has named Chris Fann as senior vice president of operations and Gary Carter as vice president,...

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Genius Solutions software to be integrated into ÉTS operations, logistics curriculum

February 26, 2015

Quebec-based Genius Solutions, a developer of ERP manufacturing software for small to midsize custom manufacturers, has announced an agreement Montreal's École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) to grant the university the right to use its Genius Manufacturing software for teaching purposes in an...

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MiTek acquires M&M Mfg. Co.

February 25, 2015

MiTek Industries Inc. (MiTek®), Chesterfield, Mo., a global supplier of engineered products, proprietary design software, and automated equipment for the broad construction and industrial end markets, has acquired M&M Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas. M&M Mfg. is a producer of sheet metal products,...

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Matheson acquires Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America

February 25, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America LP. The acquisition includes five locations, including an air separation unit, on four islands. The acquisition allows Matheson to expand into a new market. The company previously did not have...

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Main Tape names inside sales specialist

February 25, 2015

Cranbury, N.J.-based Main Tape, a manufacturer of surface protection films and graphics transfer tapes for the metal fabrication, automotive, electronics, construction, and graphics and sign printing industries, has announced that Sharon Hart has joined the company as an inside sales specialist....

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Energy Secretary unveils more than $55 million to advance fuel-efficient vehicle technologies

February 25, 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced more than $55 million in funding to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean-energy economy. These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption and support...

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Ford trains thousands of Kansas City Assembly Plant workers to support F-150 production

February 24, 2015

Since May 2013, more than 8,000 skilled trades and production workers at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant have undergone an intensive training program to support production of the all-new Ford F-150®. The production training program was designed to support the...

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