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Flat steel market to be worth $757.15 billion by 2026

December 8, 2016

In its report "Flat Steel Market by Type (Sheets & Strips, Plates), End User (Building & Infrastructure, Automotive & Other Transport, Mechanical Equipment), and Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Global Forecast to 2026,” MarketsandMarkets, Pune,...

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Denso Products and Services America names director of OE sales

December 8, 2016

Denso Products and Services Americas Inc., Long Beach, Calif., an automotive components sales, remanufacturing, and distribution company, has named David H. Williams as director of original equipment sales, marketing, and strategic planning. Williams joined the company in 2013 as manager of the...

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MIE Solutions names solutions consultant

December 8, 2016

MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, Calif., a supplier software products for integrating business data for the manufacturing community, has hired Sefan Toubia as solutions consultant. In this position, he delivers service and support to end users implementing, converting, to, using, and operating MIE Trak...

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Minnesota business owners call for middle-skill job support from Washington

December 8, 2016

A delegation of Minnesota business leaders have traveled to Washington, D.C., to call on Congress and the incoming Trump administration to support middle-skill jobs. The fly-in of employers from 25 states and the District of Columbia was organized by Business Leaders United for Workforce...

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The Rose Corp., Abbott Furnace become sister companies

December 6, 2016

The Rose Corp., a Reading, Pa.-based contract manufacturing steel fabrication company, has announced it has become a sister company to Abbott Furnace, St. Mary’s, Pa., a producer of continuous thermal process equipment, as both companies have been purchased by Edmund Gaffney of Haverford, Pa. The...

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McArthur Sheet Metal Works expands in Nebraska

December 6, 2016

McArthur Sheet Metal Works has expanded its facility in South Sioux City, Neb., with a $1.2 million addition. The custom steel fabrication shop expects the 6,000-sq.-ft. expansion, which doubles its manufacturing space, to create up to three new jobs. The addition includes a new fiber laser and...

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Hawk Technology makes managerial changes

December 6, 2016

Rock Island, Ill.-based Hawk Technology Ltd., a provider of manual and robotic welding equipment, tooling, and automation, has announced organizational changes in response to growth of its heavy part positioning division ALM Positioners Inc. ALM Positioners has named Kevin Toft as president. Hawk...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing sector up in November; primary metals and fabricated metal products reported growth

December 5, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 90th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Dec. 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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SHRM LINE: December hiring rates to be mixed compared with a year ago

December 5, 2016

In December, more manufacturers will add jobs compared with the previous year, while service-sector employers will hire at a lower rate. Headcount reductions will also decline in both sectors compared with December 2015.A net of 36.7 percent of manufacturers will add jobs in December (44.9 percent...

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Metcam launches Business Solutions Division

December 2, 2016

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has launched its Business Solutions Division (BSD). The new division helps inventors of sheet metal-intensive products with product design, prototyping, materials acquisition, manufacturing, inventory,...

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Lindberg/MPH names business development manager

December 2, 2016

Lindberg/MPH, Riverside, Mich., a manufacturer of standard and custom industrial heat-treat furnaces for the ferrous and nonferrous markets, has announced that Bill St. Thomas has rejoined the company as business development manager. St. Thomas, who began his career in the heat-treat industry with...

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Lucid Motors to build electric car manufacturing plant in Arizona

December 1, 2016

Lucid Motors has selected Casa Grande, Ariz., for its electric car manufacturing operation. The facility is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs and bring more than $700 million in capital investment to the region by 2022.Development of the site is slated to begin in Q2 2017 as Lucid completes...

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Quaker acquires Lubricor

December 1, 2016

Quaker Chemical Corp., a provider of process fluids and specialty chemicals in Conshohocken, Pa., has acquired Lubricor Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of metalworking fluids based in Waterloo, Ont. Lubricor serves primarily automotive suppliers in North America and Southeast Asia. The company...

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Generac to acquire Motortech

December 1, 2016

Generac Holdings Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a manufacturer of generators and small engines, has announced plans to acquire the assets of Celle, Germany-based Motortech Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of gaseous-engine control systems and accessories. The transaction is expected to close in Q1...

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Sterling Machinery Exchange distributes quality awards

December 1, 2016

Sterling Machinery Exchange has presented Scotchman Industries and Cincinnati Incorporated with its Top Quality Award. The award recognizes the companies’ dedication to maintaining the highest standards of quality in U.S. manufacturing. Sterling Machinery Exchange has been chosen as the first...

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