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FMA releases "Q1 2015 Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report"

April 29, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has released its "1st Quarter 2015 Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report"—one of the most complete tools available for forecasting activity in the heart of the manufacturing cycle. According to the report, the...

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Reshoring Initiative 2014 data report emphasizes positive job trends

April 29, 2015

Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative®, an organization committed to helping manufacturers recognize the profit potential of using local sourcing and production, has published its annual data report on reshoring trends. According to the report, more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs were brought to the...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes three Gold sponsors for 2015

April 29, 2015

Manufacturing DaySM has announced that SME, the SME Education Foundation, and Tooling U-SME have pledged their support to the 2015 event as Gold sponsors. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S....

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FCA opens industrial complex in Brazil

April 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new Jeep production facility in Goiana, located in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The $2.4 billion facility, constructed over 2.5 years, comprises a Jeep assembly plant with 700 robots and a supplier park. The plant has a production capacity of...

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TECT Power Santa Fe Springs appoints general manager

April 28, 2015

Aerospace company TECT has announced the appointment of John McGara as the new general manager of TECT Power Santa Fe Springs in California. Before joining the firm, McGara served as vice president and COO at ArmorWorks Enterprises. Before that he held general management positions at Parmatech...

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MTI gains AS9100 certification

April 28, 2015

Metal Technology (MTI) has achieved AS9100 certification for its manufacturing facility located in Albany, Ore. The certification incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 in addition to adding new requirements specific to the highly regulated aerospace and defense industry. The company...

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RMTS names VP of engineering

April 28, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies & Solutions (RMTS), Romeoville, Ill., has hired Dr. Yun-Jiang (George) Li as vice president of engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience, including 12 years at the Steel Tube Institute. Li earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from Yanshan University...

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Consolidated Precision Products appoints VP of engineering technology

April 28, 2015

Cleveland-based Consolidated Precision Products Corp., a manufacturer of castings and subassemblies for the commercial aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and defense markets, has named Gowri Shankar as vice president, engineering technology. Serving as a fellow of castings technology at Pratt &...

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Manufacturers of the Future launches new educational program website

April 27, 2015

Clearwater, Fla.-based BobCAD-CAM has launched www.manufacturersofthefuture.com to support the rapid expansion of its Manufacturers of the Future program. The website is designed as a resource where educators and students can turn for trending industry topics, webinars, training and educational...

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Drew Industries acquires Spectal Industries

April 27, 2015

Elkhart, Ind.-based Drew Industries Inc., a supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lippert Components Inc. (LCI®) has acquired the business and certain assets of Spectal Industries Inc. and its subsidiaries....

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NIMS to expand competency-based apprenticeships

April 27, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Washington, D.C., has announced a commitment to help equip the nation’s front-line precision manufacturing workforce with the skills they need to advance their careers. NIMS will work with employers, education providers, workforce development...

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Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center provides applied R&D services

April 24, 2015

Buffalo Mfg. Works resource center has opened in Buffalo, N.Y. The center, made possible through a $45 million state investment, provides applied R&D services that are essential for the future success of the region’s economy. It is designed to give manufacturers in western New York an affordable...

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Laser Mech’s Replacement Parts & Service moves to new facility

April 23, 2015

Laser Mechanisms' spare parts group, Laser Mech® Replacement Parts & Service (RPS), has moved into its own facility after experiencing significant growth over the past several years. The new 20,000-sq.-ft. structure, located adjacent to the company’s world headquarters and manufacturing...

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Spartacus 3D, CTIF sign cooperation agreement for additive manufacturing

April 23, 2015

French companies Spartacus3D (Farinia Group), a start-up specializing in additive manufacturing, and CTIF, a provider of casting, materials, and metal products, have signed a cooperation agreement to join their skills and resources in the development of additive manufacturing. The agreement will...

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Bank of the West reveals opportunities, challenges for small, midsized U.S. manufacturers

April 23, 2015

Bank of the West, San Francisco, has announced the publication of "Made Here: The Business Outlook for U.S. Manufacturing," written by the bank's Chief Economist Dr. Scott Anderson. The paper highlights the bright economic outlook for small to midsized U.S. manufacturers, the challenges they face,...

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