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Sutherland, SST align to serve Midwest stamping industry

February 5, 2015

Sutherland Presses, Malibu, Calif., and Scott Special Tools, Weldon Springs, Mo., have announced a joint cooperation to serve the stamping industry in southern Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, eastern Nebraska, and western Iowa. SST offers presses, feeds, and tooling...

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MMK ships record amounts of products to pipemakers

February 5, 2015

Russia-based OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) shipped a record amount of products to pipemakers and produced the largest amount of hot-rolled products in 2014 for the whole period of its modern history. In 2014 MMK shipped more than 2.78 million metric tons of metal products to...

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Developing countries’ infrastructure needs spur demand for pipes, pipe/hose fittings

February 5, 2015

Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA), San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive global report on pipes and pipe/hose fittings. According to the report, the global market for these products is projected to reach $320 billion by 2020, driven by the growing focus on infrastructure development in...

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JMT USA names president

February 5, 2015

The board of directors for Jorgenson Industrial Companies has announced that Jared Peterson has been appointed president of the JMT USA division, Salt Lake City, Utah, following Kyle Jorgenson’s resignation. Peterson has worked for the company as service and operations manager for the past 11...

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ET Foundation, Bonnell Aluminum invite entries for aluminum extrusion design competition

February 5, 2015

The ET Foundation, a Wauconda, Ill.-based educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are seeking entries for the 2015 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Bonnell Aluminum, a...

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QualiChem water-based cutting fluid approved by Bombardier

February 5, 2015

QualiChem, Salem, Va., has received full Bombardier approval for Xtreme Cut 250C water-based cutting fluid. The approval, BAMS 569-001, includes Classes A, C, and D for lubricants and coolants. The multimetal, semisynthetic fluid, formulated for use on a variety of ferrous and nonferrous...

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Yaskawa Motoman announces partnerships with teams for Amazon Picking Challenge

February 5, 2015

Dayton, Ohio-based Yaskawa Motoman has selected Rutgers University’s PRACSYS Lab, The University of Texas Nuclear Robotics Group (NRG), and Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Autonomous Robotic Collaboration Lab (ARC) to receive a Motoman® dual-arm robot, which will be deployed for the Amazon...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rate up in manufacturing, down in services in February

February 5, 2015

In February, manufacturing hiring activity will increase and the service-sector hiring rate will drop compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2015. In February, for the 11th...

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Wallover adds regional sales manager

February 4, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants in Strongsville, Ohio, has named David Custis as a regional sales manager responsible for covering northern Missouri, southern Illinois, and Iowa. Based in St. Louis, Custis has more than 12 years of outside sales...

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Beckwood to supply rubber pad forming hydraulic press to sheet metal fabricator

February 4, 2015

Beckwood Press Co., St. Louis, has been contracted to supply a 400-ton hydraulic rubber pad forming press to a U.S.-based sheet metal fabricator for the forming of parts for the aerospace, medical device, electronics, and transportation industries. Scheduled for completion in June, the...

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AkzoNobel powder coating in use at JCB

February 4, 2015

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel has announced that its Interpon Align powder coating has been selected by construction and agricultural equipment-maker JCB, Staffordshire, U.K., for its latest-generation Fastrac 4000 series of tractors. The coating is used on the tractor’s engine cover. In the...

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Ford adds 1,550 workers to support F-150

February 4, 2015

As Ford ramps up production of the all-new F-150®, the company is adding 1,550 new jobs in Q1 2015. Of the new jobs, 900 are allocated for Kansas City Assembly and 500 will be added between Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified, with the remaining 150 jobs going to Sterling Axle. These jobs...

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Spirol Europe earns ISO 9001:2008 recertifications

February 4, 2015

Spirol Europe has announced that both Spirol Industries Ltd., Corby, England, and Spirol SAS, Reims, France, have been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 by the British Standards Institution. The three-year certifications apply to the manufacture and distribution of precision-engineered fasteners,...

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Tech Air to acquire Prest-O-Sales, Prest-O-Peconic

February 3, 2015

Danbury, Conn.-based Tech Air, a distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire New York-based Prest-O-Sales & Service Inc. (POS) and Prest-O-Peconic Inc. (POP). Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air...

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Perceptron to acquire two European metrology companies

February 3, 2015

Perceptron Inc., Plymouth, Mich., a provider of noncontact 3-D machine vision systems for industrial measurement, inspection, and robot guidance applications, has reached an agreement to acquire Coord3 Industries SRL, a midmarket designer and builder of CMMs based in Turin, Italy. In addition, the...

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