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Manufacturing technology orders down in July

September 11, 2014

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was down 11.5 percent from June and down 1.4...

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From the Web: Death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; entire city to be built on stilts

September 10, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles — Ohio politician says death of manufacturing greatly exaggerated; an entire city to be built on stilts; working women to outnumber men in Canada, but not in trades; metal shaper builds iconic cars; and another builds rat rods.

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Mills Products signs contract for Maytag appliance handles

September 10, 2014

Metal fabricator Mills Products Inc., Brentwood, Tenn., has signed a multiyear agreement with Whirlpool Corp. to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. The new handles are designed to resemble the...

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Electrolux to buy GE’s appliance division

September 10, 2014

Stockholm-based Electrolux has announced it is buying the appliances business of General Electric Co., boosting its presence in the North American market. The acquisition is the largest ever for Electrolux, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. GE confirmed in August that...

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Degreasing solvent is nonflammable

September 10, 2014

Necotek Solutions has developed Necosolv-TB solvent for use as a paint thinner and for degreasing and cleaning surfaces. The low-toxicity, nonflammable solvent is not a hazardous air pollutant. Its kauri-butanol value is 106, with a boiling point of...

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Broadwind Energy announces $14 million in new tower orders

September 10, 2014

Broadwind Energy Inc., Chicago, has announced the receipt of $14 million in new tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, Wis., and Abilene, Texas,...

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SAE Intl. seeks aerospace engineers for additive manufacturing standards committee

September 9, 2014

Recognizing that additive manufacturing is an emerging technology within the aerospace industry, SAE Intl., Warrendale, Pa., is seeking additional participants for its task group which is discussing standardization approaches for process-dependent metallic materials. The group will meet on Sept....

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Kelly Welding Corp. announces new ownership

September 9, 2014

Kelly Welding Corp., a provider of flame cutting, welding, stress relieving, sandblasting, and Blanchard grinding services in Milwaukee has announced that it is operating under new ownership. As the new owner, David Weaver has extensive experience running manufacturing companies, including a...

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Okay Industries VP named as a NAPW 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

September 9, 2014

The National Association of Professional Women has named Donna C. Rutola, vice president of Okay Industries Inc., New Britain, Conn., as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year in recognition of her leadership in medical device manufacturing. Rutola oversees many key departments at Okay...

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IBC Engineered Materials to provide castings to Lockheed Martin for F-35 Lightning II

September 9, 2014

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp., Vancouver, B.C., has announced that its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, IBC Engineered Materials Corp., Wilmington, Mass., has been selected by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to provide cast components for the electro-optical targeting system (EOTS) on the F-35...

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80-W laser added to metal tag printer

September 9, 2014

InfoSight Corp. has announced the availability of a laser upgrade on its 2800 series metal tag printers. The 2886 laser printer now is available with an 80-W laser. The laser is designed to speed up the tag’s print time for users whose processes have changed and who require faster...

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FABTECH to raise funds for Workshops for Warriors

September 9, 2014

FABTECH® has launched a charitable fundraising campaign in connection with FABTECH 2014, to be held Nov. 11-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, to benefit U.S. military veterans and assist them in obtaining jobs in the manufacturing sector. The 2014 FABTECH Expo Cares campaign...

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Dot peen marker can be hand-held or machine-integrated

September 9, 2014

The Micro Mark compact dot peen marker from Kwik Mark Inc. is suitable for hand-held applications, as well as on-machine integration. The 3- by 5- by 6-in. head size offers a 1.0- by 2.5-in. marking field. Additional I/O with logic streamlines connection with other machinery and allows importing...

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Standex acquires Enginetics

September 8, 2014

Salem, N.H.-based Standex Intl. Corp. has acquired Enginetics Corp., Huber Heights, Ohio, a producer of aircraft engine components serving the U.S. and European aviation markets. The acquisition will enable the Standex Engineering Technologies Group to expand its relationships with OEMs and...

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Gortite, Gortrac join six companies to create manufacturer of dynamic equipment protection

September 8, 2014

Industrial protection producer A&A Mfg., New Berlin, Wis., has selected a new trade name and brand mark, as Gortite and Gortrac have combined with the organization’s other six companies to create the new business entity Dynatect. With seven manufacturing plants and two distribution locations...

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