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Magirus appoints CEO

April 12, 2016

Germany-based Magirus, CNH Industrial’s global firefighting equipment business, has named Marc Diening as CEO. He succeeds Antonio Benedetti, who resigned at the end of 2015. Diening has several years of international experience in equipment manufacturing and senior management, including...

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Eberl Iron Works adds a new location in New York

April 12, 2016

Eberl Iron Works has announced it is opening a second site just up the block and across the street from its current headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. Along with all welding and assembly operations, manufacturing for the company’s Rooftop Support Systems Division has relocated to facilities...

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Economic outlook forecasts 2.7 percent growth in equipment, software investments

April 11, 2016

Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the “2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook,” released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Washington, D.C. The foundation lowered its 2016 equipment and...

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U-MEC launches redesigned website

April 11, 2016

United Mechanical & Metal Fabricators Inc. (U-MEC), Hayward, Calif., has launched a new website at www.umec.net. The website has been redesigned to be mobile-friendly. The precision metal machine shop provides contract support to manufacturers around the U.S., as well as local design and custom...

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Solar Atmospheres receives first MedAccred reaccreditation

April 11, 2016

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has become the first company to receive MedAccred critical process reaccreditation and has expanded its scope of accreditation to include hardness testing and metallography and microindentation hardness. MedAccred is an industry-managed critical process...

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Program teaches 112 high school girls about succeeding in STEM professions

April 11, 2016

On April 9, 112 high school girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers from 16 Milwaukee-area schools had the opportunity to engage with and learn from successful women in a variety of STEM professions. This Prep-Pro (Preparing to be a Professional) Workshop...

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Advanced Heat Treat Corp. reorganizes sales/marketing department

April 7, 2016

Waterloo, Iowa-based Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), a provider of heat-treat and metallurgical services to companies worldwide, has reorganized its sales and marketing department with the implementation of a new technical services team to assist customers with quote requests, certifications and...

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SST installs MRO cold spray system in Latin America

April 7, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.’s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has commissioned its first cold spray installation in Latin America at Venequip SA, a private company with 11 divisions across Venezuela that sells, services, maintains, and supports heavy equipment for...

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Banker Steel acquires NYCC

April 7, 2016

Banker Steel, Lynchburg, Va., has acquired NYCC, which comprises NYC Constructors LLC, New York, N.Y., and MRP LLC, South Plainfield, N.J. The transaction expands Banker’s capabilities in the New York City commercial construction market. With more than 300 employees in New York and New Jersey,...

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MagneGas moves into new Florida headquarters

April 6, 2016

MagneGas Corp., the inventor of a process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas2® fuel, has moved to its new company headquarters outside Tampa, Fla. The 18,000-sq.-ft. facility contains more space to demonstrate the technology to potential customers. It also includes a larger area for R&D....

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Bohler-Uddeholm, eifeler Coatings Technology open joint service/coating center

April 6, 2016

The new joint Bohler-Uddeholm Service Center and eifeler Coatings Technology PVD Coating Center has opened in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Tooling materials manufacturer Bohler-Uddeholm, based in Elgin, Ill., has increased its material saw cutting capabilities and capacity It also has added...

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Norsk Titanium announces supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings

April 6, 2016

Oslo, Norway-based Norsk Titanium AS, a provider of aerospace-grade additive manufacturing technology, has announced a long-term supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings, Windsor, Conn., a portfolio company of Texas-based private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings LLC. The deal...

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Ford to build $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico

April 6, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build an assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016. By 2020, the facility will create 2,800 jobs, the automaker reports. The plant will build small cars for export to...

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Dengensha America adds technical service engineer

April 5, 2016

Dengensha America, a provider of resistance welding equipment based in Bedford, Ohio, has hired Jack Zhang as technical service engineer. In this position, he provides customer service and support assistance for new and existing resistance welding customers in the U.S. and Canada and troubleshoots...

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Egan opens St. Joseph-Benton Harbor office, adds service staff

April 4, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. has opened a St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, Mich., office. This is the company’s third location, adding to its Grand Rapids headquarters and satellite office in Kalamazoo. The firm offers turnkey services including custom HVAC service preventive...

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