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General Sheet Metal Works hires VP of engineering

January 17, 2014

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has hired Michael Pound as vice president of engineering. He is responsible for developing engineering and manufacturing capabilities and deploying them at all of the company's plants. Formerly CEO of Koontz-Wagner in South Bend, Pound has more...

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Laser Dynamics announces plant expansion, new equipment

January 17, 2014

Laser Dynamics has announced plans to add 20,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to its Allendale, Mich., fabrication facility. The additional space will allow for continued expansion of the company’s welding and assembly operations and bring total manufacturing space to 88,000 sq. ft. The...

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PSG Custom Fabrication adds facility in North Carolina

January 17, 2014

PSG Custom Fabrication, Boone, N.C., has purchased a 200,000-sq.-ft. building in Wilkesboro, N.C., that will become U.S. Safe Room, building tornado shelters, safe rooms, and other reinforced steel structures. The company expects to begin production in April, creating 38 jobs within two...

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Case about unlawfully dumped LG, Samsung refrigerators sent back to ITC

January 15, 2014

Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced that it has won a key decision in its appeal of a case intended to stop unlawful refrigerator dumping by LG and Samsung in the U.S. market. The U.S. Court of International Trade (ITC) agreed with Whirlpool that the...

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Remy Intl. acquires assets of USA Industries

January 15, 2014

Remy Intl., Pendleton, Ind., a manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of starters and alternators for light-vehicle and commercial-vehicle applications, locomotive products, and hybrid electric motors, has acquired substantially all assets of USA Industries. The Bay Shore, N.Y., company is a...

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JBT Corp. receives $19 million airport gate equipment order

January 15, 2014

JBT Corp., Chicago, has announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract valued at more than $19 million for a major airport in Asia. The contract includes the supply of Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, JetPower® ground power units, and JetAire® preconditioned air...

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SME to host forum on NASA technology in manufacturing

January 15, 2014

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of manufacturing, has received a $40,000 grant from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan (NEI) to share NASA technologies with regional businesses. The SME Technology Interchange, featuring NASA...

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Xtreme Stainless to move in Wisconsin

January 14, 2014

Xtreme Stainless LLC, a metal fabrication firm located in Sussex, Wis., has announced plans to move to a proposed 16,128-sq.-ft. industrial building to be built on a vacant site in Germantown, Wis. The building will include a 2,650-sq.-ft. storage mezzanine and has room for a future 10,000-sq.-ft....

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Hawk Mfg. to acquire NQM

January 14, 2014

CNC machine shop Hawk Mfg., Charlotte, N.C., a partner of Global Earth Energy Inc., Wilmington, N.C., has signed an agreement to acquire NQM Inc., an aerospace machine shop. The acquisition is expected to close on or before March 1. Hawk is acquiring companies that manufacture complementary...

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Miller Mfg. acquires Allied Precision Industries

January 10, 2014

Miller Mfg. Co., Eagan, Minn., has purchased Allied Precision Industries Inc. (API), Elburn, Ill. According to Miller, the acquisition broadens and strengthens its offerings of farm, ranch, and pet products. Miller continues to market acquired products under the API product brand. Miller will...

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Super Steel announces organizational changes

January 9, 2014

Super Steel, a contract manufacturer in Milwaukee serving the agricultural, construction, industrial, transportation, and defense markets, has announced several staff changes. Jason Gaare has been named vice president of sales and materials. He has held various leadership positions within the...

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Hobart Institute opens new training area

January 9, 2014

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has opened a 6,360-sq.-ft. addition for training welders. The structure contains 52 new arc welding booths equipped for all processes and a fume exhaust system. Currently operating at full capacity, the institute can accommodate an...

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Clark Metal Products receives Employer of the Year Award

January 7, 2014

Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Ind., has received an Employer of the Year Award from the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board Inc. The award recognizes employers that have contributed significantly to the workforce development system in Armstrong, Indiana, and Butler counties. Clark Metal,...

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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts drop in manufacturing employment

January 7, 2014

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., has released its employment projections for 2012 to 2022. While total employment is projected to increase 10.8 percent, or 15.6 million, during the decade, five industry sectors are projected to have decreases in employment. Manufacturing...

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General Dynamics Electric Boat to expand

January 7, 2014

General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Quonset Development Corp. have reached a 25-year lease agreement to expand Electric Boat's footprint at Quonset Business Park in Rhode Island by 42 acres, including more than 1 million sq. ft. of building space. The extended lease will allow Electric Boat to...

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