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Camfil APC promotes four to sales management posts

January 22, 2015

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark, a global manufacturer of dust-, fume-, and mist-collection equipment, has promoted four members of its sales management team to new positions. John Dauber, who joined the company in 1998 and most recently headed up the U.S./Canada sales team,...

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Electron Beam Technologies appoints plant manager

January 22, 2015

Kankakee, Ill.-based Electron Beam Technologies Inc., an OEM supplier of coaxial/composite welding cables and conduit systems for automation, has named Jay Flahive as plant manager. Flahive has more than 17 years of experience in industrial management, including a background in lean Six Sigma...

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NIMS announces record number of certifications pursued for metalworking jobs

January 21, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and skill certification body for the metalworking industry in Fairfax, Va., awarded a record number of credentials in 2014 to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the industry. In 2014 NIMS issued 18,947...

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Wrightspeed moves to new location in California

January 21, 2015

Tesla Motors co-founder Ian Wright has announced plans to relocate his company, Wrightspeed, from San Jose, Calif., to Alameda Point, Calif. Wrightspeed designs and manufactures range-extended electric powertrain units that can be installed in existing delivery and garbage trucks to make the...

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Tech Air acquires McGinnis Welding Supply

January 20, 2015

Tech Air, Danbury, Conn., a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has acquired McGinnis Welding Supply. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management. McGinnis is a distributor of industrial, specialty, and medical gases with...

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Drew Industries acquires EA Technologies

January 20, 2015

Drew Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., a supplier of components for RVs and manufactured homes, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lippert Components Inc. (LCI®), has acquired the business and certain assets of EA Technologies LLC. EA Technologies, also of Elkhart, is a manufacturer...

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Deere employees volunteer 82,000 hours to community organizations

January 20, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. has announced that U.S. employees recorded more than 82,000 hours of volunteer support to community organizations. This work is part of the company’s citizenship efforts that focus on long-term solutions for world hunger, education, and community development. One...

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Metalfab Inc. launches new website

January 16, 2015

Metalfab Inc., Vernon, N.J., a designer and manufacturer of dry-solids processing equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, specialty fabrication, and related services, has launched a new website at www.metalfabinc.com designed for ease of use and viewing on desktop computers and a variety of...

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NN Inc. makes organizational changes to Metal Bearing Components Group

January 15, 2015

NN Inc., a diversified industrial company in Johnson City, Tenn., has announced that the Metal Bearing Components Group has reorganized its portfolio into two distinct business units: Global Rollers Division and Global Ball Division. The company also announced four newly created positions...

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Petroferm appoints regional sales manager and marketing coordinator

January 14, 2015

Petroferm, Gurnee, Ill., a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business, has announced the appointment of Bill Breault as regional sales manager and Grant Zwicke as marketing coordinator. Breault has 17 years of professional industry experience in precision cleaning markets, nine of those with...

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Constellium supplies high-strength aluminum structural parts for new Ford F-150 pickup truck

January 14, 2015

Constellium N.V., based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has announced that it is providing Ford Motor Co. with aluminum structural parts for the 2015 Ford® F-150 pickup truck that extensively uses high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy as a build material. Constellium is one of Ford’s largest...

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Cambridge Architectural supplies mesh sunscreens for new Cecil College facility

January 13, 2015

Nineteen massive stainless steel mesh sunscreens from Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Md., adorn the façade of the new Cecil College Engineering & Math building in North East, Md. The three-story, 26,683-sq.-ft. structure is a base for STEM education and training to support area industrial...

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DeWys Mfg. receives 2014 STTF grant

January 13, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has received an $18,800 grant from the Workforce Development Agency’s Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) program. The STTF provides competitive awards for employers that have developed and implemented workforce training programs to...

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IndustryWeek names North America's best manufacturing facilities

January 13, 2015

Cleveland-based Penton's IndustryWeek, a publication serving operations and executive decision-makers in the manufacturing industry, has announced the winners of the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards. The awards recognize manufacturing facilities in North America on the forefront of efforts to...

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Wachs Services announces new business partners

January 13, 2015

Belmont, N.C.-based Wachs Services (Wachs Energy Services/Wachs Technical Services) has announced the addition of three new shareholders: Glen Earl Chick, COO/president of Wachs Services; Keith Willingham, executive vice president of operations of Wachs Services; and Rodger Soeldner, president of...

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