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M. Davis & Sons names VP of risk management

September 30, 2016

Todd P. Moran has been named vice president of risk management by M. Davis & Sons Inc., a woman-owned, fifth-generation mechanical/electrical contractor and fabricator based in Wilmington, Del. Moran, who has been the company’s safety director since 2000, has more than 20 years of experience in...

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Southern Metal Fabricators hires sales engineer

September 29, 2016

Custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators Inc., Albertville, Ala., has appointed Al Strasburg as sales engineer. Strasburg has 35 years of experience in material handling, having worked for DW Industries, Confab, and Industrial Material Handling. He also is co-founder of Bulk Systems and...

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Free videos let students use STEM skills on virtual Toyota assembly line

September 29, 2016

With the support of the Toyota USA Foundation, teachers nationwide now have new resources to help students see real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills in advanced automotive manufacturing settings. Teachers are invited to use Toyota’s three new Spark...

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Tech Air acquires Liquid Technology, JW Goodliffe & Son

September 29, 2016

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has completed the acquisition of Liquid Technology Corp., Apopka, Fla., and has signed an agreement to acquire the local distribution assets of Linden, N.J.-based JW Goodliffe &...

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Collaborative project brings operational 3-D printed excavator one step closer to reality

September 29, 2016

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has announced the recent 3-D printing of a prototype excavator using large-scale additive manufacturing technologies.Known as Project AME (Additive Manufactured Excavator), the excavator is being 3-D printed in three components—cab,...

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Cast-Fab to close Cincinnati plant

September 28, 2016

Cast-Fab Technologies Inc. has announced it will close its Cincinnati plant in November, eliminating 97 jobs. The company manufactures gray and ductile iron castings, patterns, steel welded fabrications, and precision sheet metal...

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Solar Atmospheres Southeast gains Nadcap approval for low-pressure vacuum carburizing

September 28, 2016

Solar Atmospheres Southeast, Greenville, S.C., has completed its first round of surveillance audits for maintaining its AS9100 and Nadcap accreditations. The company also expanded its scope of Nadcap approval to include low-pressure vacuum carburizing.The company offers thermal processing in...

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Drew Industries announces executive change

September 27, 2016

Drew Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., has announced that David M. Smith, CFO, will leave the company at the end of 2016 to pursue other opportunities. He has been with the company since September 2015. Brian Hall has been named interim CFO. He will serve in this role until the board elects Smith’s...

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Survey predicts solid revenues for midsized U.S. manufacturers through 2016

September 27, 2016

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 15th annual “Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey,” revealing financial projections and top procurement insights of more than 750 U.S. manufacturing companies. The results show...

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Manufacturing Leadership Council names six issues that will disrupt the industry

September 26, 2016

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), Mountain View, Calif., an executive-level leadership organization dedicated to achieving transformational growth for the manufacturing industry, has identified six critical issues facing the manufacturing industry as it undertakes its...

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Capital Machine Technologies appoints president

September 26, 2016

Tampa, Fla.-based metal fabrication machine distributor Capital Machine Technologies has promoted William (Bill) Citron to the position of president. Citron joined the company in 2013 as COO. He succeeds Dan Pentaudi, who is transitioning to CEO and remains active with the...

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GE to close Texas turbine manufacturing operations

September 26, 2016

General Electric has announced plans to close its turbine manufacturing operations in East Houston, Texas. The Channelview facility’s turbine servicing, engineering, and project operations functions will remain open. According to the company, the extended downturn in the energy industry has...

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AM General selected to build postal delivery vehicle prototypes

September 23, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., a manufacturer of vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide, has announced that its designs for advanced postal vehicles have been selected by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as part of the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Awards, in...

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Intimidator Inc. to expand operations in Arkansas

September 22, 2016

Batesville, Ark.-based Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of utility vehicles and lawn mowers, will invest $12 million to expand its existing facility in Batesville, Ark., and build a new one in Independence County Industrial Park.The expansion is expected to create 400 full-time jobs over the next...

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NAM study outlines excessive labor regulations

September 22, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released a study that outlines the effect of the Obama Administration’s labor regulatory agenda on manufacturers.According to NAM, regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union...

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