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Sandvik Materials Technology to divest power spring business in U.S. and Mexico

October 28, 2014

Sandvik Materials Technology is divesting its power spring business in Scranton, Pa., and Nogales, Mexico, to Sweden-based Lesjöfors AB, a subsidiary of Beijer Alma and manufacturer of industrial springs, wire, and flat strip components. “This divestment is in line with Sandvik Materials...

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More manufacturers bringing production back from China, study finds

October 28, 2014

U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on U.S. manufacturing, and their actions are starting to show it, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG’s) Center for Consumer and Customer Insight. The firm’s third annual survey of senior manufacturing...

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Michigan Seamless Tube acquires Blue Diamond trademark from Wheatland Tube

October 28, 2014

Michigan Seamless Tube LLC, South Lyon, Mich., a manufacturer of carbon and alloy seamless cold-drawn tube and pipe, has acquired the exclusive rights to the Blue Diamond® brand of A106 seamless pressure pipe from Wheatland Tube, a standard and sprinkler pipe producer in Sharon, Pa. As a result of...

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Lincoln Electric, AACC host summit for U.S. community college educators

October 28, 2014

Representatives from 34 community colleges across the U.S. traveled to Cleveland to participate in the Lincoln Electric Welding Future Education and Training Summit on Oct. 23-24. Cosponsored by partners Lincoln Electric and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the event engaged...

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Castlen Welding & Mfg. to expand in Kentucky

October 28, 2014

Castlen Welding & Mfg. LLC has announced plans to expand its operations in Owensboro, Ky. The manufacturer of material handling equipment for the fertilizer and grain industries is expected to create up to 30 new jobs with the $3.9 million project. The facility will allow the company to expand...

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Independence Tube Corporation to open in Alabama

October 28, 2014

Independence Tube Corporation has announced plans to open in January 2015 in Lawrence County, Ala. The new facility will create 100 manufacturing and industrial...

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Satellite antenna produced with 3-D printing

October 28, 2014

Altair, Troy, Mich., has announced that RUAG Space, with the support of Altair ProductDesign, has built a redesigned, optimized antenna support for an Earth observation satellite, to be produced using industrial additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing. Engineers used Altair HyperWorks®...

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Defiance Stamping to relocate

October 28, 2014

Defiance Stamping Co., based in Defiance, Ohio, has announced plans to move its operations to a larger facility in Napoleon, Ohio. The move is expected to be complete by spring 2015. Employment is expected to remain at about 70...

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FABTECH 2014 to host Industry Night at Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame

October 27, 2014

FABTECH® 2014 will host its first FABTECH Industry Night on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Sponsored by Georgia Power, Industry Night gives FABTECH attendees an exclusive look at one of Atlanta’s newest attractions. North America’s largest metal...

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EuroBLECH 2014 welcomes 59,600 visitors in Hanover, Germany

October 27, 2014

EuroBLECH 2014, the 23rd International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, wrapped up on Oct. 25 in Hanover, Germany, after five exhibition days. A total of 59,600 trade visitors attended the sheet metalworking show, seeing exhibits from 1,573 companies from 38 countries. The show’s total...

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Cygnet Stamping & Fabricating announces ISO 9001 and AS9100 certification

October 27, 2014

Cygnet Stamping & Fabricating, Glendale, Calif., has announced its certification to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100. The company manufactures metal stampings, fabricated sheet metal, and laser-cut...

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Manufacturers in Dodge County, Wis., form alliance to address skills gap

October 27, 2014

Manufacturers in and around Dodge County, Wis., are taking action to promote the availability of family-supporting jobs in the manufacturing trades. The recently formed Manufacturing Business Alliance of greater Dodge County is gaining momentum with aggressive activities to address the skills gap....

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Apex Tool Group appoints CEO

October 24, 2014

Apex Tool Group LLC, Sparks, Md., a provider of industrial hand and power tools, has appointed Thomas Wroe Jr., current chairman of the board, to the additional role of CEO. He succeeds Steve Breitzka, who is stepping down to begin the next phase in his career. Wroe previously served as CEO of...

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USW joins petition for duties on welded API line pipe imports

October 24, 2014

The United Steelworkers (USW) union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Commerce Department (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on welded API line pipe imports from South Korea and Turkey. The union, along with steelmakers American...

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Automec named as OEM supplier for TigerStop

October 24, 2014

Automec Inc. of Waltham, Mass., a provider of CNC gauging for press brakes and shears, has added TigerStop® programmable gauges to its product line. The company offers six models for metal forming applications. The operator programs cut or punch dimensions into the control and positions the...

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