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Hermle Machine to host dual-training event March 2

February 21, 2017

Precision machine tool builder Hermle Machine Co. will host an informational event on the German-style dual-training program to help close the manufacturing skills gap in the U.S. The event will take place March 2, 2017, at the company’s Franklin, Wis., facility.According to a Deloitte LLP study,...

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Ajax TOCCO expands aftermarket sales resources

February 20, 2017

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, a manufacturer of induction heating and melting equipment in Warren, Ohio, has appointed three aftermarket sales engineers. Emil Weatherbee is responsible for Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has spent several years in the foundry...

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STI/SPFA names winners of 2016 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards

February 20, 2017

Lake Zurich, Ill.-based Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) has recognized member companies in 14 product categories with its Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2016. There were 49 entries from STI/SPFA member companies for the awards, representing...

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Super Steel LLC names president/GM

February 20, 2017

Super Steel LLC, Milwaukee, has promoted Jason Gaare to the position of president/general manager. He has been with the company for more than 12 years in varying technical, operational, sales, administrative, and financial capacities. The company is a contract manufacturer of metal fabricated...

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LMI Aerospace to be acquired by Sonaca Group

February 20, 2017

St. Louis-based LMI Aerospace Inc., a supplier of structural assemblies, kits, and components and provider of engineering services, has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Sonaca Group, a global aerostructures company based in Gosselies, Belgium. The deal is expected to close in...

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Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center awarded federal funding

February 20, 2017

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has been awarded $1.2 million over two years from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program for a pilot program to accelerate applied R&D, manufacturing, and technology...

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Ritter Technology acquires Primet Fluid Power

February 20, 2017

Ritter Technology LLC, Zelienople, Pa., a distributor of industrial motion and control products, has acquired Primet Fluid Power Co., Hammond, Ind. Primet sells and services hydraulic and electrical control systems principally to steel manufacturers located in the Illinois/Indiana corridor.Ritter...

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Rockford Systems unveils new “Human Capital” branding campaign

February 20, 2017

Rockford Systems LLC, Rockford, Ill., a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has launched its new "Human Capital" branding campaign, which comprises a revised logo, website, social media program, print and online advertisements, and tradeshow graphics. The educational element of...

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Former FMA board chairman dies

February 16, 2017

David J. Barber, 69, died Feb. 13, 2017, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center after a seven-year battle with renal cell cancer. Barber served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 as a personnel management specialist. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and went on to a...

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Powder Coating Institute names 2017 board of directors, executive officers

February 16, 2017

The Powder Coating Institute, a Taylor Mill, Ky.-based nonprofit technical and professional association that provides information and education on powder coating technologies worldwide, has announced its 2017 executive officers:President: Ron Cudzilo, George Koch SonsVice president: Chris Merritt,...

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Bystronic announces new representation in three southern states

February 16, 2017

Elgin, Ill.-based Bystronic Inc., a provider of laser and waterjet cutting machines, press brakes, automation equipment, and system software, has announced new distributor representation in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi with the expansion of the On Point Solutions Co., a distributor partner...

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MSCI Safety Survey shows overall positive trend

February 16, 2017

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released its "2016 Safety Survey," which shows that the industry’s safety is on a positive trend. Incidents have decreased drastically over time, from 10 per labor-hour on average across the industry in 2002 to five or fewer...

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Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence levels near all-time high in February

February 16, 2017

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the February 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 72.2, leveling off after January’s all-time high index of 73.4.When asked about the outlook for...

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Workshops for Warriors Inaugural Gala scheduled for April

February 16, 2017

San Diego-based Workshops for Warriors will host its Inaugural Galaon April 20, 2017, aboard the USS Midway in honor of U.S. veterans.The event will include a silent auction, entertainment by the American Bombshells, and guest speakers including Medal of Honor recipient Donald "Doc" Ballard and a...

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Ryerson acquires Guy Metals

February 16, 2017

Chicago-based Ryerson Holding Corp., a distributor and value-added processor of industrial metals, has acquired Guy Metals Inc., a privately owned metal service center company located in Hammond, Wis.Guy Metals processes stainless and nickel-alloy products used in food, dairy, pharmaceutical, and...

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