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Cleaner/degreaser designed for tough cleaning on industrial equipment

August 5, 2016

Permatex® offers Spray Nine® heavy-duty cleaner/degreaser for use in a variety of hard-to-clean applications on heavy-duty commercial and industrial equipment. The all-in-one cleaner removes dirt, grease, and tough soils from all types of equipment while also disinfecting them. The product is...

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NCI to host Manufacturing Day events in Ohio, Nevada, and Texas

August 4, 2016

In celebration of National Manufacturing DaySM 2016, Houston-based NCI Building Systems Inc. is opening three of its manufacturing facilities to the public on Oct. 7 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. As part of an ongoing effort to promote the strength of U.S. manufacturing and increase...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed results for hiring in August compared with previous year

August 4, 2016

In August, job creation rates will vary compared with a year ago, as fewer service-sector companies plan to grow payrolls and slightly more manufacturers will add jobs. Layoff rates will also vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs,...

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Catalog highlights blowoff, cooling products

August 4, 2016

Exair’s Catalog 30 is a 192-page technical guide offering products for industrial cooling, drying, conveying, blowoff, cleaning, coating, and static electricity applications. Featured products include air knives, stainless steel air jets, air wipes, vortex tubes, cold gun tool coolers, and...

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NCCA announces annual technical meeting lineup

August 3, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has announced the lineup for its annual technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Sept. 26-28, 2016. The 2016 meeting will kick off with a special educational seminar on pretreatment with David Cocuzzi, NCCA’s technical...

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Fairbanks Morse to supply propulsion engines for first of U.S. Navy’s new oiler ships

August 2, 2016

Fairbanks Morse, Beloit, Wis., an EnPro Industries company, is supplying the main propulsion diesel engines for the USNS John Lewis, the lead ship in the U.S. Navy’s new T-AO 205 class of underway replenishment oiler ships. Two FM-MAN 12V 48/60 CR engines rated at just over 19,000 BHP each...

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Maker’s Row connects U.S. factories and entrepreneurs

August 2, 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maker’s Row provides a platform that connects entrepreneurs with U.S. factories that can manufacture their products. Since launching in 2012, the organization has helped more than 100,000 brands make more than 2 million products by working with the growing community of 10,000...

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Augmented reality reaches the manufacturing floor

August 2, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Augmented reality (AR) remains an emerging technology, but it eventually could change how hands-on tasks in manufacturing get done.

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Schaeffler receives supplier award from Vestas

August 1, 2016

Schaeffler, Schweinfurt, Germany, a global integrated automative and industrial supplier, has received the Best Support to Profitable Growth award from wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. The award was presented at the Vestas Supplier Conference 2016 in mid-June. Schaeffler supplies Vestas with...

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July manufacturing economic activity down from June, but expanded for fifth consecutive month

August 1, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the fifth consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 86th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued August 1 by Bradley J....

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DIN-rail power supplies are compact

July 28, 2016

IDEC Corp. has introduced the PS5R-V line of DIN-rail power supplies, replacing the PS5R and PS5R-S series. They are available in 7.5-, 10-, 15-, 30-, 60-, 90-, 120-, and 240-W versions. They are compact, with overall dimensions reduced by up to 25 percent from previous generations. Operating...

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MagneGas announces top automaker’s switch from acetylene to renewable-waste fuel

July 27, 2016

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that a global auto manufacturing company based in the Midwest has switched from acetylene to MagneGas2® as its sole fuel of choice for metal cutting and brazing in one of its factories. MagneGas2 is produced in a patented process that converts...

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What makes a good boss in manufacturing?

July 27, 2016 | By Tim Heston

So often, when a dispute arises between a supervisor and employee, it's not about "what." It's about "who."

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Lydall acquires Texel

July 26, 2016

Lydall Inc., a provider of filtration and engineered materials in Manchester, Conn., has acquired Texel, a division of ADS Inc. Texel comprises three manufacturing operations and one distribution center in Quebec and employs about 300 people. The acquisition will be included in Lydall’s...

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Ross Technology adds sales engineer

July 26, 2016

Ross Technology, Leola, Pa., has named Tracy Buck as industrial storage sales engineer to support the company’s structural steel I-beam racks marketed under the Dexco brand name. Buck has more than 25 years of diverse experience in the material handling industry, including product design,...

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