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Dorner appoints territory manager for Georgia and Florida

August 16, 2016

Hartland, Wis.-based conveyor manufacturer Dorner has appointed Jon Schadeberg as a territory manager covering the states of Georgia and Florida. In this newly created sales position, he works with sales channel partners and key accounts to increase the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor...

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CCAT named Rhode Island Innovation Center

August 16, 2016

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) Manufacturing Technology Innovation Program to help the development and growth of Rhode Island’s small manufacturing companies....

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Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, says U of I professor

August 16, 2016

For years employers, pundits, and policymakers alike have bemoaned the lack of qualified workers available to fill vacant manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Despite the prominence of the skills-gap debate, a new paper co-written by Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at the...

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Accurate Die Design changes name

August 16, 2016

In response to a change in direction for its business that took place gradually over a number of years, Accurate Die Design Inc. has changed its name to Accurate Die Design Software Inc. Along with this name change, the company has introduced a new corporate logo and launched a new website at...

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IMETCO opens California manufacturing facility

August 15, 2016

Norcross, Ga.-based IMETCO® (Innovative Metals Co. Inc.) has opened a 46,900-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., more than tripling the manufacturing space at its former Albuquerque, N.M., location. The new location is part of the former McClellan Air Force Base...

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D&S Industrial Fasteners opens Pennsylvania storefront

August 15, 2016

D&S Industrial Fasteners, a distributor of fasteners, safety equipment, chemicals, power tools, and industrial products, has opened its first retail storefront in Washington, Pa. The storefront will hold a two-day grand opening on Aug. 18-19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature...

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Robinson Metal adds dedicated area for stainless steel fabrication

August 15, 2016

Fabrication services provider Robinson Metal Inc., DePere, Wis., has created a segregated area within its 175,000-sq.-ft. facility for stainless steel fabrication. That area has a 5-ton lifting capacity. Employees in the stainless steel area use dedicated equipment and tools, tables, and...

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BLM Group announces plans for new headquarters

August 15, 2016

BLM Group USA, a manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has announced plans to move into new headquarters in spring 2017 in its current location of Wixom, Mich. The newly constructed facility will have 75,000 sq. ft., with room to expand another 50 percent. This more than...

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C.H. Hanson observes 150th anniversary

August 15, 2016

C.H. Hanson, a family-run company for five generations, is observing its 150th anniversary. The official celebration is scheduled for Aug. 19 at its Naperville, Ill., headquarters. The company manufactures and distributes more than 5,000 products worldwide, including stencils, tags, steel...

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Yaskawa Motoman receives reaccreditation status from IACET

August 15, 2016

The Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America Inc., Dayton, Ohio, a provider of robotic systems for arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing, and spot welding, has been awarded reaccreditation status from the...

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Zumbach Electronics equips Štore Steel d.o.o. with profile measuring system

August 12, 2016

Zumbach Electronics of Switzerland has won a contract from Štore Steel d.o.o. in Slovenia for a PROFILEMASTER® SPS 400-S4, an in-line profile measuring system based on laser light section technique and machine vision. The system, to be integrated into a hot rolling mill, is equipped with...

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Art's Way Mfg. to discontinue vessels business

August 12, 2016

Art's Way Mfg. Co., Armstrong, Iowa, a manufacturer and distributor of equipment serving the agriculture, research, water treatment, and steel cutting industries, has announced plans to discontinue the operations of its Art's Way Vessels segment in Q3 2016. Art's Way Vessels Inc. manufactures...

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ESAB names AGT Robotics as first North American automation partner

August 12, 2016

Florence, S.C.-based ESAB Welding and Cutting Products has announced that AGT Robotics, Trois-Rivières, Que., has become its first North American automation partner in its Integrator Partnership Program. Under the arrangement, ESAB provides AGT Robotics with deep access to ESAB’s technical,...

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Schebler acquires East Moline Metal Products assets

August 12, 2016

The Schebler Co., Bettendorf, Iowa, has acquired multiple assets of East Moline Metal Products, including stamping presses from 45 to 200 tons, machining systems, tooling, and related fabrication equipment. As a result, East Moline Metal Products has ceased operations. The equipment will be...

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Facebook adds waterjet system to new hardware lab

August 12, 2016

Tallmadge, Ohio-based WARDJet has announced that Facebook has installed a ZX-1530-5 waterjet system in its newly opened Area 404 R&D lab. The room-sized, 5-axis cutting machine is used to cut enclosures for future prototypes of the Surround360, a 3-D, 360-degree camera system that resembles a...

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