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Babcock & Wilcox closes West Point manufacturing plant

May 24, 2016

North Carolina-based Babcock & Wilcox has announced it has ended production at its West Point industrial boiler manufacturing plant in Mississippi. The closure affects 165 workers, with 50 remaining to help wind down operations. In 1998 the 250,000-sq.-ft. plant employed 700 people as the...

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Weldaloy announces expanded capabilities

May 24, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy, a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous forgings, has expanded its seam rolled ring capabilities, allowing the company to produce a wide variety of ring sizes in less time. In addition to investing in new manufacturing equipment, the company has...

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RC Inc. acquires Heinrich Co.

May 23, 2016

RC Inc., Racine, Wis., has announced the acquisition of Heinrich Co., a 10-employee manufacturer of industrial vises and workholding tools also based in Racine. Umbrella company RC Inc. also includes Racine-based companies Ace Stamping & Machine Co. Inc., Innotec of Wisconsin Inc., and...

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F&M Mafco names industrial gases business manager

May 23, 2016

F&M Mafco Inc., Cincinnati, has appointed Roch Monahan as industrial gases business manager. He has more than 27 years of experience in the gases and welding industry. Monahan most recently served as COO for OKI Bering. Before that he held various executive positions in operations and sales with...

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DeWys Mfg. names product development engineer

May 23, 2016

DeWys Mfg. Inc., a metal fabricator in Marne, Mich., has promoted Nate Lillibridge to product development engineer. He joined the company five years ago in the maintenance department, where he gained experience in all aspects of the manufacturing process. Lillibridge is attending Grand Rapids...

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Report predicts welding equipment market will grow at 5 percent CAGR to 2020

May 19, 2016

RnRMarketResearch.com has released “Global Welding Equipment Market 2016-2020,” which reports that analysts forecast the global welding market to grow at a CAGR of 5 percent during the period 2016-2020. A key trend boosting market growth is the redressal of the growing gap in the skilled...

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Toolots plans manufacturing exchange summit to promote trade between U.S., China

May 19, 2016

Toolots Inc., a company that provides a factory-direct e-commerce platform for international manufacturers to purchase and sell industrial tools, machinery, and technology, has announced its Inaugural Manufacturing Exchange Summit. The event will be held at its headquarters in Cerritos, Calif.,...

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Forecast predicts economic growth in manufacturing to continue through 2016

May 19, 2016

Economic growth in manufacturing is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2016, according to the "Spring 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast" from the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), Tempe, Ariz. Fifty percent of respondents from...

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More investment needed in shop classes in schools, says FMW Fasteners survey

May 19, 2016

According to the latest business survey from FMW Fasteners, an online provider of anchor products, nuts, bolts, socket products, and screws based in Houston, its customers are calling for more investment in shop classes. Seventy percent of the 300 survey participants said there's not enough...

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ET Seminar Committee names winner of Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence

May 18, 2016

The Maurice H. Roberts Award of Excellence has been presented to current ET Seminar Committee Chairman Craig Werner. The award, the highest honor bestowed by the ET Seminar Committee, Wauconda, Ill., is given to an aluminum extrusion industry professional who has demonstrated outstanding qualities...

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Afco Systems expands European operations and sales

May 17, 2016

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Afco Systems, a manufacturer of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center and telecommunications industry, has expanded its manufacturing and sales capabilities in Europe. Through a strategic partnership with Byrne-Mech, a precision...

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LIFT spearheads team to develop computer models that predict corrosion

May 16, 2016

Detroit-based LIFT -- Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a public-private partnership committed to the development and deployment of advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, has announced the formation of a team of manufacturers and universities that will work to develop a database...

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Kennametal Foundation announces 2016 scholarship winners

May 16, 2016

The Kennametal Foundation, Pittsburgh, has announced five winners of its 2016 Kennametal Foundation Scholarship Program in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study that they can use at any...

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FABTECH Mexico 2016 brought best of manufacturing to Mexico City

May 16, 2016

FABTECH® Mexico, the leading manufacturing event in Latin America for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, brought the latest innovations in manufacturing to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex on May 4-6, 2016. The three-day show broke attendance records, welcoming more than...

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Arcam delivers 3-D printer to Alcoa facility in Texas

May 16, 2016

Mölndal, Sweden-based Arcam has delivered a Q20plus 3-D printer to Alcoa’s Austin, Texas, facility. Alcoa will use the machine—Arcam’s largest, fastest 3-D printer—to help meet increasing demand for complex 3-D parts for aerospace. The unit prints parts directly from a 3-D computer...

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