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Pferd hosts Manufacturing Day event

October 20, 2016

Pferd Inc., a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, hosted a Manufacturing DaySM event at its headquarters in early October.Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next-generation workforce. As part of the day’s...

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MöllerTech to build manufacturing facility in Alabama

October 20, 2016

Germany-based automotive supplier MöllerTech has announced plans to build a 150,000-sq.-ft. facility near Woodstock, Ala. The $46.3 million plant, which will produce interior parts for Mercedes-Benz SUVs, is expected to create 222 jobs. Full production is anticipated by the end of 2019.The...

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Glendale Mfg. opens plant in Arizona

October 20, 2016

Glendale Mfg. Co., the manufacturing arm of truck and trailer manufacturer U-Haul Intl., has opened a new, 114,000-sq.-ft. plant in Glendale, Ariz. The company will satisfy and expand upon the steel fabrication, welding, and powder coating operations that have been fulfilled at AMFORM (American...

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MFG.com implements geographic location verification of facilities

October 20, 2016

Marietta, Ga.-based online manufacturing marketplace MFG.com has announced the implementation of safeguards to protect users of its global platform from unknowingly engaging in commerce or competing with foreign companies. All manufacturers now are required to certify the geographic location of...

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Meritor donates $5,000 to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in North Carolina

October 19, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced its donation of $5,000 to help with relief efforts in southeastern North Carolina, where many people were left homeless from Hurricane...

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GMI Group achieves AS9100C and ISO 9001:2015 certifications

October 19, 2016

Houston-based GMI Group, a manufacturer of parts for aerospace, including major airframe assemblies and smaller components, has achieved both the AS9100C and ISO 9001:2015 certifications several months ahead of schedule. In addition to updating its quality management system, the company has built a...

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Report predicts robotic waterjets, high-definition plasma will drive metal cutting market

October 19, 2016

In its new report, "Global Metal Cutting Machine Tools Market 2016-2020,” Dublin-based Research and Markets predicts the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.41 percent through 2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the demand for metal cutting machine tools from the various...

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OSHA releases updated recommended practices to improve workplace safety

October 19, 2016

OSHA has released a set of recommended practices for safety and health programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces.The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety...

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Solar Atmospheres facility maintains Nadcap 18-month merit status

October 19, 2016

Solar Atmospheres has announced that it has been awarded Nadcap 18-month merit status for heat treating at the Souderton, Pa., facility. The plant has held Nadcap accreditation since 1995, maintaining merit status for the majority of that...

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Lantek, Bystronic announce partnership

October 18, 2016

Bystronic, an Elgin, Ill.-based provider of sheet metal processing systems and services, has entered into a long-term technology partnership with Lantek, a Mason, Ohio, developer of software systems for the production of sheet metal, tube, and profile parts.As part of this strategic global...

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Industrial fasteners market growth projected at 4 percent CAGR to 2020

October 18, 2016

Pune, India-based Sandler Research, in its recently published “Global Industrial Fasteners Market 2016-2020,” predicts the market to grow at a CAGR of 4.05 percent through 2020. According to the report, the emergence of self-clinching fasteners will help drive market growth. The fasteners,...

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JMP Eng. achieves fourth technology designation with Rockwell Automation

October 18, 2016

London, Ont.-based JMP Eng., an engineering services company providing controls, information, and smart robotics systems for manufacturers, has announced it has met all requirements to receive both the Rockwell Automation Power Quality and Energy Management (PQ&EM) and Information and Enterprise...

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Constellium to open automotive aluminum sheet finishing line in France

October 18, 2016

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, has opened a new, $197.6 million finishing line at its plant in Neuf-Brisach, France, to meet the growing demand for aluminum automotive body sheet. With a production capacity of 100,000 tons, the 787-ft.-long finishing line features high-speed thermal treatment,...

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Orangewood Partners acquires majority stake in George Industries

October 18, 2016

Orangewood Partners, a New York-based private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in George Industries LLC, a designer and manufacturer of mission-critical engineered components in Endicott, N.Y. George Industries’ founding family, led by Mark and Dan Ciaravino, retains a...

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AP&C breaks ground on second plant

October 18, 2016

AP&C, a Montreal-based powder manufacturing subsidiary of additive manufacturing equipment supplier Arcam AB, is building a second powder plant in Saint-Eustache, Que. AP&C, which specializes in plasma atomized metal powders for additive manufacturing, plans to invest up to $23.6 million in this...

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