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Tico Mfg. produces 400th galvanized yard tractor

May 21, 2015

Savannah, Ga.-based Tico Mfg. has announced the production of its 400th galvanized Pro-Spotter yard tractor at its 117,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Carolina. All major metal components of the yard tractor are galvanized, including the entire continuous-weld frame, cab protection...

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Top manufacturers find innovation at its best at FABTECH Mexico

May 20, 2015

A record-setting 11,100 qualified buyers visited the co-located FABTECH® Mexico, AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico, and COATech shows on May 5-7, 2015, in Monterrey, Mexico. More than 530 exhibiting companies spanned 125,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, which were all record numbers for the 7th...

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Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquires Billy Goat Industries Inc.

May 20, 2015

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, has acquired Billy Goat Industries Inc., a Lee’s Summit, Mo., manufacturer of specialty turf equipment. Briggs & Stratton is a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power...

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Atema names safety director

May 19, 2015

Chicago-based Atema Inc., a private consulting firm that provides quality management and certification for the structural steel industry, has hired Tim Neubauer as safety director. Neubauer, a former senior consultant for the National Safety Council, has more than 15 years of field experience...

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BrassCraft Mfg. names director, OEM and international sales

May 19, 2015

BrassCraft Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of plumbing and flow control products in Novi, Mich., has announced the promotion of Anthony (Tony) W. Achatz as director, OEM and international sales. With more than 10 years of industry experience, he most recently served as national sales manager, OEM/special...

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Ambrell appoints president/CEO

May 19, 2015

Induction heating system manufacturer Ambrell, Scottsville, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Anthony Mazzullo as president/CEO and a director on the company’s board, effective May 26. He succeeds Interim CEO Tom Giglia, who now assumes a critical role focused on leading the aggressive...

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Thybar Corp. hosts Sen. Cullerton to hear concerns of local manufacturing businesses

May 18, 2015

Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal products in Addison, Ill., recently hosted a visit from Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton. During the visit, the company raised concerns common to many other Illinois employers, which Cullerton promised to discuss with leaders of the Illinois...

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J.L. Becker appoints Southeast sales rep

May 18, 2015

Heat-treating equipment manufacturer J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Ray Monahan as its Southeast sales representative. His territory includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. For the past 16...

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Graymills immersion parts washer to be featured on “How It’s Made”

May 18, 2015

Graymills Corp., a Chicago-based manufacturer of pumps and parts washers, will be featured in the Science Channel series “How It’s Made.” The episode, to be broadcast on June 11 at 9:00 p.m. EST, demonstrates the production of an immersion parts washer. Viewers are taken through the steps...

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Arctic Cat to invest $27 million in Minnesota operations

May 18, 2015

Arctic Cat Inc., Minneapolis, has announced plans to invest nearly $27 million in its manufacturing facilities in Thief River Falls and St. Cloud, Minn. The company will invest about $26 million in its Thief River Falls facility for a new paint line and other facility improvements that are...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. hires buyer

May 18, 2015

Marne, Mich.-based DeWys Mfg. Inc. has appointed Andrew DeWys as its new buyer. He is the second generation in the family business, continuing a 40-year tradition in precision sheet metal fabrication. In this role, he is responsible for the supply chain, which includes purchasing and supplier...

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Miller Electric Mfg. receives 2015 North American Effie Finalist Award

May 15, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has received a 2015 North American Effie Finalist Award from Effie Worldwide Inc. in recognition of its WE BUILD marketing campaign. The fully integrated, multichannel campaign celebrates hardworking welders and their everyday achievements. The campaign...

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Knuth Machine Tools to host annual open house June 10

May 15, 2015

Knuth Machine Tools USA will host its annual customer open house on June 10 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at its Lincolnshire, Ill., facility. Equipment demonstrated at the event will include the Laser-Jet 2512, a 2-kW fiber laser with a 4- by 8-ft. cutting table; a Plasma-Jet 1530 with an HPR 130XD...

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MIE Solutions announces staff additions

May 15, 2015

MIE Solutions, Garden Grove, Calif., a manufacturing ERP software provider, has added several new staff members. Mike Afshar has been promoted to the position of Pacific and Mountain regional sales manager. He has spent the last two years as in-house account manager for the company. Susan...

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Matheson launches Remote Operations Center

May 15, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has opened its Remote Operations Center (ROC) at its office location in Irving, Texas. The company is a provider of industrial, welding, and safety supplies; medical, specialty, and electronic gases; gas-handling equipment; purification systems; engineering and gas...

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