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Saw Service of Washington named as Lenox Certified Weld Center

March 2, 2015

Saw Service of Washington Inc. (SSW), located in Bellingham, Wash., has completed all requirements to become one of 45 LENOX® Certifi¬ed Weld Centers in North America and the only one in western Washington. SSW runs two welding production lines with capabilities up to 2.0 in. Its LENOX...

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CCAT named MassDevelopment Innovation Center

February 27, 2015

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the MassDevelopment’s Manufacturing Innovation Grants program to help the development and growth of small to midsized Massachusetts manufacturers. The program is open to...

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Aleris completes sale of Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses

February 27, 2015

Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products based in Cleveland, has completed the sale of its Recycling and Specification Alloys businesses to an affiliate of Signature Group Holdings. The sale includes 18 production facilities in North America and six in Europe. The sale allows the company...

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Durapaint Industries joins PPG Certified Applicator Program group

February 27, 2015

Durapaint Industries Ltd., Scarborough, Ont., a supplier of coated extrusions, panels, and prefabricated aluminum products, has been accredited as a member of Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ Certified Applicator Program® (PPG/CAP) group. Durapaint Industries now is part of a select network of...

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Internet of Things gains momentum among businesses, report reveals

February 26, 2015

A new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, “State of the Market: The Internet of Things (IoT) 2015: Discover How IoT is Transforming Business Results,” shows that enterprise adoption of the IoT is starting to gain momentum. The report details key factors driving the increase in IoT...

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SPF America to expand in Arkansas

February 26, 2015

SPF America has announced plans to add 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its metal fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Construction is expected to be completed by Q2 2015. The company creates custom metal pieces for the manufacturing telecommunications, and electric power industries, as...

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U.S. manufacturing faces 2-million-worker shortage over the next decade, study says

February 26, 2015

The U.S. faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and 2 million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Two parallel studies—“The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond”...

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Quality Industries adds to leadership team

February 26, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., La Vergne, Tenn., a precision metal fabricator offering engineering and design, customized manufacturing and assembly, finishing and coating, and supply chain management, has named Chris Fann as senior vice president of operations and Gary Carter as vice president,...

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Armor André acquires André Corp.

February 26, 2015

Armor André Inc., Mason, Ohio, a subsidiary of The Armor Group Inc. (Armor), has acquired certain assets of André Corp., Elkhart, Ind., a manufacturer of high-volume washers and stampings for the fastener industry throughout the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition adds steel coil processing, die...

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Magic Coil Products purchases multiblanking line

February 26, 2015

Magic Coil Products LLC, Butler, Ind., has ordered a multiblanking line from Red Bud Industries, Red Bud, Ill. The line will include a precision grip feed system and CNC programmable slitter, giving the company the capability to produce blanks with width and length tolerances of +0.005 in. The...

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Genius Solutions software to be integrated into ÉTS operations, logistics curriculum

February 26, 2015

Quebec-based Genius Solutions, a developer of ERP manufacturing software for small to midsize custom manufacturers, has announced an agreement with Montreal's École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) to grant the university the right to use its Genius Manufacturing software for teaching purposes in...

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Schuler expands subsidiary in Mexico

February 26, 2015

Germany-based press manufacturer Schuler has expanded its sales and service facility in Puebla, Mexico. The leased property features about 32,292 sq. ft. of floor space, a production plant, and a training center. The firm invested $1.6 million in new machinery and equipment for die repairs and...

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New partnership to promote workplace safety made official

February 25, 2015

The Iron Workers, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT), and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) have established a collaborative partnership to advance safety among those working in the trade in the U.S. and Canada. IMPACT Labor Co-chairman Walter...

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United States Steel Corp. appoints VP/controller

February 25, 2015

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has promoted Colleen M. Darragh to the position of vice president and controller. She has served as acting controller since July 2014. Darragh joined U. S. Steel in 2006 as director - external reporting and advanced through a series of increasingly...

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nexAir acquires Welders Supply & Equipment Co.

February 25, 2015

Memphis, Tenn.-based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has agreed to acquire the assets and operations of Welders Supply & Equipment Co. Inc., a distributor of welding and medical equipment, gases, and safety supplies with locations in Montgomery and Andalusia, Ala....

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