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Atlantic Tool & Die expected to add 40 positions

January 5, 2016

The Atlantic Tool & Die Co., a manufacturer of precision metal stampings and assemblies based in Strongsville, Ohio, has received a 1.065 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for a consolidation project at its locations in Strongsville; Sharon Center, Ohio;...

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Workshops for Warriors hosts graduation for veterans, wounded warriors

January 5, 2016

San Diego-based nonprofit Workshops for Warriors, which assists veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through training, certification, and job placement, hosted its fall graduation ceremony in December. Forty-six graduates—the largest graduating class to date—now are ready to...

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EHRT North America to distribute EHRT Maschinenbau products

January 5, 2016

EHRT North America, affiliate of Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc. and Southern States Machinery Inc., has assumed distribution of EHRT Maschinenbau GmbH products, including punching and bending machines for copper busbar, in North America. EHRT North America is administered from Harrisburg, Pa. Karl...

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HyCAL Corp. to install hydrogen continuous anneal line for UHSS/AHSS

January 5, 2016

Detroit-based HyCAL Corp., a division of Ferragon Corp. and formerly Ferrolux-Gibraltar, has begun installation of an Ebner continuous anneal line that will use a blend of hydrogen, rather than water, for strip cooling to produce UHSS/AHSS grades. According to the company, the line—expected to...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity contracts for second consecutive month

January 5, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in December for the second consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 79th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Gulf Island Fabrications buys Leevac Shipyards

January 5, 2016

Gulf Island Fabricators, based in Houston, has announced plans to purchase the assets of Leevac Shipyards. The acquisition includes leasehold interests at Leevac’s marine fabrication facilities in Jennings, La., and Lake Charles, La., and substantially all of its machinery and...

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Reliance Steel & Aluminum completes acquisition of Tubular Steel

January 5, 2016

Los Angeles-based Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Tubular Steel Inc. (TSI), a distributor and processor of carbon, alloy, and stainless steel pipe, tubing, and bar products. TSI, which has its headquarters and a fabrication business in St....

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Chicago Tube & Iron names director of marketing

January 4, 2016

Chicago Tube & Iron, Romeoville, Ill., has promoted Rob Powers to the position of director of marketing - pipe, valves, and fittings. Powers joined the company immediately after graduating from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in management. In his short career, he has developed...

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Weiler acquires SWATYCOMET

January 4, 2016

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has acquired bonded abrasive manufacturer SWATYCOMET d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia. Through the transaction, Weiler adds a broad range of cutoff and grinding wheels and technical...

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Chicago Slitter hires sales executive

January 4, 2016

Chicago Slitter, a manufacturer of custom-built, heavy-duty coil slitting, blanking, and cut-to-length lines in Itasca, Ill., has named Phil Simonpietri as sales executive. He has years of experience in automation and high-speed production equipment, as well as sales experience in various...

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Tri Tool adds Northwest regional sales manager

January 4, 2016

Tri Tool Inc., Rancho Cordova, Calif., has hired Bill Baxter, formerly of Geary Pacific and Western Tool Supply, as Northwest regional sales manager, working with Val Astle. Their regional territory comprises Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and Nevada (except...

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nexAir adds 25 branches in Florida, Georgia

January 4, 2016

Memphis, Tenn.-based nexAir LLC, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has merged with 23 Praxair Distribution Southeast LLC (PDSE) branches located in Florida and southeast Georgia and acquired two Praxair Distribution Inc. (PDI) branches in eastern Georgia. PDSE was formed...

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Met-L-Flo launches new website

January 4, 2016

Met-L-Flo has launched a new website at www.metlflo.com. The site, designed to reinforce the company’s commitment to education, allows users to share pages that interest them across Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. The company offers 3-D printing, additive manufacturing, and bridge...

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LTI announces retirement of longtime mechanical testing specialist

January 4, 2016

After more than 27 years with Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in Hatfield, Pa., Mechanical Testing Specialist Glenn Derstine has retired. Derstine joined the company in 1988 from Rex Heat Treat, formerly known as J.W. Rex Co. He managed...

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Factory Pipe hires general manager

January 4, 2016

Ukiah, Calif.-based Factory Pipe LLC, a supplier of exhaust systems to the motorsports industry, has hired Kenneth Odom as general manager. He has more than 20 years of experience supplying interior parts, exhaust systems, radiators and headliners to Nissan, Honda, Ford, General Motors, and...

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