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Wells Lighting to create 200 jobs in Georgia

March 24, 2015

Korea-based light manufacturer Wells Lighting will locate its first North American headquarters in Millen, Ga., creating more than 200 jobs and investing $30 million into the project over the next two years. The firm produces general lighting/streetlights, industrial lighting, solar...

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Broadwind’s Heavy Industries division receives welding certification

March 24, 2015

Cicero, Ill.-based Broadwind Energy Inc. has announced that its Heavy Industries division has been certified through Caterpillar's 7 Steps to Welding Excellence training program. The certificate acknowledging this accomplishment was received in the company's Manitowoc, Wis., facility. Broadwind...

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Accelity Group acquires Mid Valley Industries

March 24, 2015

Accelity Group, a Milwaukee-based group of business owner-operators, has partnered with Gardner Standard, a Minneapolis-based investment firm, and Kevin Schmid, original business founder, to acquire Mid Valley Industries LLC (MVI), Kaukauna, Wis. MVI, a provider of large-scale, complex...

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C.I. Hayes names sales engineer

March 23, 2015

C.I. Hayes, a manufacturer of heat-treating furnaces in Cranston, R.I., has hired Paul Chamberlain as sales engineer. His experience in the heat-treating industry spans more than 25 years in sales, customer service, production, and management. Chamberlain is responsible for supporting sales of...

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Hino Motors announces expansion of West Virginia plant

March 23, 2015

Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors has announced plans to add 30,000 sq. ft. to its 200,000-sq.-ft. Williamstown, W.Va., truck assembly facility. The $8 million expansion, slated for completion in fall 2015, will add a dedicated training facility and a quality control testing center. The project is...

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Photofabrication Eng. names corporate officer

March 23, 2015

Photofabrication Eng. Inc., Milford, Mass., has announced that its board of directors has voted Stephen Church, CPA, vice president – finance, to be an officer of the corporation. He joined the company in 2010 with responsibility for finance, human resources, and general administration....

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Metalloid names automotive account manager

March 23, 2015

Sturgis, Mich.-based Metalloid has appointed Justin J. Alva to the position of automotive account manager effective April 20, 2015. He will be responsible for securing new automotive business and automotive approvals for the company’s “green” metal forming lubricants. Alva has 16 years of...

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WCC signs five-year contract to continue ironworkers instructor training program

March 19, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union have signed a five-year contract extension to continue to hold the ironworkers instructor training program on the WCC campus. This year...

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Gasbarre Products names general manager for Sinterite/C.I. Hayes

March 18, 2015

Gasbarre Products Inc., DuBois, Pa., has announced the hiring of Mark Saline as general manager of Sinterite and C.I. Hayes, furnace manufacturing companies within the Gasbarre Furnace Group. Saline has nearly 30 years of technical and business experience in the powder metallurgy industry. He...

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Metaldyne named as GM 2014 Supplier of the Year

March 18, 2015

Metaldyne LLC, Plymouth, Mich., a manufacturer of highly engineered, metal-based components for engine, transmission, and driveline applications in the automotive and light-truck markets, has been named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 2014. This is the second consecutive year the company...

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Senvol launches searchable 3-D printing database

March 17, 2015

New York-based Senvol, a firm that conducts analytics for the additive manufacturing industry, has launched a database at www.senvol.com/database of industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials. Users can search the database by more than 30 fields, such as machine build size,...

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Timken awards scholarships valued at $540,000 to 17 children of employees worldwide

March 16, 2015

North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., a manufacturer of bearings, transmissions, motors, gearboxes, chain, and related products, as well as powertrain rebuild and repair services, has awarded scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 11 locations around the world. The Timken...

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Kansas City Assembly plant comes online as second U.S. factory building 2015 Ford F-150

March 16, 2015

Ford has announced the start of production of the 2015 F-150® at Kansas City Assembly plant, which joins the Dearborn Truck plant in building the vehicle. The light-duty pickup truck features a high-strength aluminum-alloy body. In addition to producing all F-150 models and cab configurations,...

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Arcam collaborates with GKN Aerospace

March 16, 2015

Arcam AB, Mölndal, Sweden, has received an order from GKN Aerospace in the U.K. for two Arcam Q20 Electron Beam Melting® (EBM) systems for manufacturing aerospace components. The companies, which have formed a joint technology development partnership, are collaborating to facilitate the...

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Rexroth hydraulic service centers earn ISO 9001 quality certification

March 13, 2015

Two regional Bosch Rexroth Corporation mobile and industrial hydraulic service centers in Houston and Dallas have earned ISO 9001:2008 quality certifications. The Houston facility develops custom drive and control systems; offers technical and product support; and provides repair, warranty, and...

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