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Madison-Kipp president/CEO purchases controlling interest

June 4, 2015

Madison-Kipp Corp. (MKC), Madison, Wis., has announced that Tony Koblinski, president/CEO, has purchased a controlling interest in the company. He is joined by Trive Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm that has purchased the minority shares. Koblinski joined MKC in 2011 after a...

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Hypertherm introduces video contest

June 4, 2015

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has launched the “Cut with Confidence” video contest. To enter the contest, Hypertherm plasma equipment users should take a short video of themselves (30 to 60 sec.) using the equipment and upload...

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Daubert Chemical revamps website

June 4, 2015

Daubert Chemical, a manufacturer of specialty coatings and adhesives in Chicago, has launched a revamped website at www.daubertchemical.com. The site provides access to technical resources such as product training videos and step-by-step interactive educational modules that give users detailed...

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Houghton Intl. announces senior leadership appointments

June 4, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has announced changes in organizational leadership. Mike Shannon, executive vice president of global operations at Houghton Intl. and president of Houghton Asia Pacific, has been appointed to the additional...

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ET Foundation announces student winners of 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition

June 3, 2015

Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation, the educational and technology research organization founded by the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), has recognized 10 students for their outstanding entries in the 2015 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Nearly 60 entries were received from schools...

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Southwest Steel Processing plans $18 million expansion at Arkansas plant

June 3, 2015

Southwest Steel Processing, a manufacturer of railcar and oil and gas components, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Newport, Ark. The plant expansion will be used to develop a new forging line. The company, a partnership between Cleveland-based Park Ohio and Arkansas Steel Associates LLC...

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Schaefer Ventilation opens distribution center in Atlanta

June 3, 2015

Schaefer Ventilation Equipment, manufacturer of ventilation and thermal comfort products based in Sauk Rapids, Minn., has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Atlanta. The new location offers quick deliveries on reasonable quantities of confined space ventilators, portable...

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Global manufacturers focused on innovation, supply chains to drive growth, says survey

June 3, 2015

Manufacturers are operating in an environment of disruptive complexity, where the confluence of factors such as intense competition, pricing pressures, and new technologies are forcing companies to evaluate business models and growth strategies, according to the 2015 KPMG Global Manufacturing...

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Fabral names VP of commercial sales

June 3, 2015

Euramax North America has announced the return of Scott Bacon as the vice president of commercial sales for Fabral, a provider of metal roofing and wall panels in Lancaster, Pa. He served as vice president, director of sales from 2000 to 2011 and spent the last four years as the business unit...

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Centria announces addition to product management team

June 3, 2015

Centria, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems based in Moon Township, Pa., has hired Jeffrey Peskowitz as profile series and metal composite material (MCM) manager. He collaborates with the company’s sales and marketing teams to maintain, promote, and market the company’s...

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Eberl Iron Works Inc. wins Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award

June 3, 2015

Buffalo, N.Y.-based Eberl Iron Works Inc. has received the 2015 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award in the small business category for companies with 50 or fewer employees. The awards raise community awareness of ethical behavior and recognize companies that consistently demonstrate ethical...

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Blue Ocean Robotics, APS expand operations into U.S.

June 2, 2015

Blue Ocean Robotics ApS, a provider of emerging robots and automation systems based in Odense, Denmark, has opened an office in West Chester, Ohio. The office, operating as Blue Ocean Robotics LLC, is led by industry veteran Timothy DeRosett. Before joining the company, he served as director of...

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Global Shop Solutions opens R&D technology center

June 2, 2015

Global Shop Solutions, a provider of ERP software, has opened an R&D technology center in The Woodlands, Texas, to support the next generation of the company’s ERP software, existing customer requirements, and new sales opportunities and markets. The new tech center provides space built...

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Precision Tank & Equipment acquires A&B Welding

June 2, 2015

Precision Tank & Equipment Co., a tank and equipment manufacturer based in Athens, Ill., has acquired A&B Welding of Thompson, Iowa, a manufacturer of field-erected tanks and general contracting services. The companies serve different areas in the agricultural tank market. Together, they will...

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Lincoln Electric acquires PECo

June 2, 2015

The Lincoln Electric Co., Cleveland, has acquired all intellectual property related to laser welding and marking systems produced by Process Equipment Co. (PECo), located in Tipp City, Ohio. Lincoln’s Wayne Trail subsidiary, which produces laser welding, cutting, ablation, cladding, and...

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