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High-performance alloys market rising at 4.2 percent CAGR

August 6, 2015

Albany, N.Y.-based Transparency Market Research's new market report, “High Performance Alloys Market (Non-ferrous Alloys, Platinum Group Metal Alloys, Refractory Metal Alloys and Superalloys) for Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines, Industrial, Automotives, Oil & Gas, Electronic & Electrical and...

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GM invests $877 million for Flint Assembly upgrades

August 6, 2015

GM has announced plans to invest $877 million to build a new body shop for its oldest assembly plant, locating it closer to the Flint Metal Center, which supplies sheet metal and other parts used in the Chevrolet and GMC full-size pickups produced in the assembly plant. The investment also will...

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BLM Group USA appoints president/COO

August 6, 2015

BLM Group USA, Wixom, Mich., a manufacturer of tube processing equipment, has appointed Jeff Ahrstrom as president/COO. He replaces Jim Rutt, who is retiring. Ahrstrom has more than 30 years of experience in the machine tool industry. He most recently served as managing director, central region,...

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Bear Diversified acquires Highlands Diversified Services

August 6, 2015

Cleveland-based Bear Diversified Inc., parent company of Northern Stamping Inc. (NSI), has acquired 100 percent of Highlands Diversified Services Inc. (HDS), London, Ky., a provider of metal stampings and complex assemblies to the satellite television, automotive, and aerospace industries. NSI,...

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American Railcar Industries expands Arkansas manufacturing facility

August 6, 2015

American Railcar Industries Inc., a manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, has announced plans to invest $10.5 million in buildings and equipment at its facility in Marmaduke, Ark., and hire up to 75 new full-time employees. The expansion will allow the company to retrofit tank railcars to...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate to fall in August

August 6, 2015

In August, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2015. The layoff rate will rise slightly in...

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UniCarriers Americas announces Supplier Excellence Award winners

August 5, 2015

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), a manufacturer of material handling equipment in Marengo, Ill., has honored six of its suppliers with Supplier Excellence Awards. All winners were nominated by UniCarriers employees. Awards were presented to suppliers who met the overall performance requirements,...

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Stoody names technical and applications specialist

August 5, 2015

Stoody®, Bowling Green, Ky., an ESAB Welding & Cutting Products brand, has announced the promotion of Jonathan Cropper to technical and applications specialist. As part of his responsibilities, he attends the new Stoody Tech Services hotline. With a background as a welding fabricator, Cropper...

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Ryerson acquires Southern Tool Steel

August 5, 2015

Metals distributor and processor Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, has acquired Southern Tool Steel (STS), a privately owned metals service center company based in Chattanooga, Tenn., specializing in bar and plate processing. STS has two locations and about 90 employees serving the southeastern...

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Osborn names territory sales manager

August 5, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs based in Richmond, Ind., has hired Cole Butler as a territory sales manager. Butler held the same position for the company from 2011 to 2013, but his territory now is expanded to include northern Texas, in addition to...

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Omegasonics’ ultrasonic cleaning systems receive CE Marking

August 5, 2015

Simi Valley, Calif.-based Omegasonics, a global supplier of ultrasonic cleaning systems, has announced that two of its cleaning units for the 3-D printing market now have CE Marking certification, making them eligible for sale in the EU. The CE Marking signifies that the 187-gal. SST4030 and...

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J-tec to open third facility

August 5, 2015

J-tec Industries Inc., a custom manufacturer of material handling racks, carts, and tugger systems, will mark its 10-year anniversary with the grand opening of a third manufacturing facility in East Peoria, Ill. The 82,000-sq.-ft. facility, to be opened at the end of September 2015, raises the...

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Hypertherm announces 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant recipients

August 5, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant program. Each of the winning high schools, vocational schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities from...

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Epic Systems to mark 20 years in business with anniversary celebration Aug. 28

August 5, 2015

Epic Systems Inc. will hold an anniversary celebration on Aug. 28 at its modular process and distillation system manufacturing facility in St. Louis to celebrate its 20th year in business. Founded as an automation consulting and design engineering company in 1995, the firm has grown to almost...

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Aim Solder launches website

August 5, 2015

Aim Solder has launched a new website at www.aimalloys.com that provides quick access to product information, technical guides, safety data sheets, and technical data sheets. The Cranston, R.I.-based company is a provider of standard and custom industrial-grade metals and alloys for casting,...

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