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Metcam to host facility tours on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 7

September 1, 2016

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, will commemorate Manufacturing Day by hosting tours for schools, businesses, and members of the community on Oct. 7, 2016, at its manufacturing facility located in Alpharetta, Ga. That morning students from five local high...

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Justice Dept. sues to block Deere’s acquisition of Precision Planting

September 1, 2016

The Department of Justice has filed a civil antitrust lawsuit seeking to block Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co.’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting LLC, Tremont, Ill., from Monsanto Co. The lawsuit alleges that the transaction would combine the only two significant U.S. providers of...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring rates take step back in September compared to a year ago

September 1, 2016

In September, job creation rates will fall in both manufacturing and the service sector compared with a year ago. Layoff rates will vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®)...

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Malco Products to open facility in Nebraska

August 31, 2016

Malco Products Inc., Annandale, Minn., has announced plans to open a facility in an existing building in DeWitt, Neb. The firm produces HVAC equipment and tools for automotive, fence, and roofing work. Production at the new location is expected to begin in...

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Entries sought for 2017 Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition

August 31, 2016

Wauconda, Ill.-based ET Foundation, the educational and scientific organization devoted to promoting and advancing aluminum extrusion processes and technologies, and Bonnell Aluminum are seeking entries for the 2017 International Aluminum Extrusion Student Design Competition. Cash scholarships will...

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Atlas API Training course to introduce quality control for welding

August 30, 2016

A new online training course offered by Atlas API Training, Houston, is designed to reduce the learning curve associated with becoming a quality control professional for welding in the petrochemical and power industries. The online course, titled Introduction to Quality Control for Welding, is...

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ASMAG Group looks to take over Ingenia

August 30, 2016

The ASMAG Group, Almtal, Austria, a provider of tube and profile manufacturing machinery, currently is in negotiations on the takeover of Ingenia GmbH, Linz, Austria, which went into insolvency on July 20, 2016. The effort depends on the successful restructuring of Ingenia, which ASMAG estimates...

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Tenneco to open new facility in Tennessee

August 29, 2016

Fortune 500 automotive supplier Tenneco, Lake Forest, Ill., a manufacturer of clean air and ride performance products and systems, has announced it will open a facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., creating up to 200 new jobs during the next three years.The clean air manufacturing plant will support...

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Lockheed Martin/Crowley Fabricating partnership wins Nunn-Perry Award

August 29, 2016

Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company in Owego, N.Y., and Crowley Fabricating & Machining Co., a provider of metal stamping, CNC milling and turning, waterjet cutting, and sheet metal fabricating and assembly in Endicott, N.Y., together have been named the U.S. Navy’s only...

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Forty-three veterans graduate from Workshops for Warriors

August 25, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement, recently held its summer graduation at its Barrio Logan-based educational facility in San Diego.The school honored its 43...

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Aisin USA to expand in Indiana

August 25, 2016

Aisin USA Mfg. has announced its plans to add up to 100 jobs at its 1,700-worker auto parts plant in Seymour, Ind., by the end of 2018. The Japanese-owned manufacturer says it will renovate and buy new equipment to accommodate design changes for the door frame components, seating, and trim molding...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. receives Nadcap Merit status for heat treating

August 25, 2016

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for heat treating (ion nitriding) at the MidPort location in Waterloo, Iowa. The company has held Nadcap accreditation since 2013. This status recognizes AHT’s demonstrated, ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer...

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FMA officially breaks ground on new building

August 25, 2016

Even though the building’s walls are standing erect and the roof is in place, members and staff of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) and guests proved it’s never too late to have an official groundbreaking. Everyone had a chance to put a shiny shovel into the ground at the site...

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White paper highlights use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing

August 24, 2016

BellHawk Systems Corp., Millbury, Mass., has announced the availability of a new white paper, "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Manufacturing Operations Management." The white paper, available for download at www.bellhawk.com, describes how real-time artificial intelligence (AI) techniques...

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B2B Industrial Packaging acquires Alpine Packaging

August 24, 2016

Addison, Ill.-based steel strapping distributor B2B Industrial Packaging has acquired Alpine Distribution’s Packaging Division, a supplier of strapping products and equipment with warehouses and sales offices in Portland, Ore., and Eugene, Ore.The Alpine sales team joins B2B Industrial...

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