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Lucifer Furnaces delivers heat-treating furnace to Precision Solutions

December 10, 2014

Warrington, Pa.-based Lucifer Furnaces, a manufacturer of heat-treating furnaces and industrial ovens, has delivered a Red Devil RD8-KHE24 furnace to Precision Solutions, Richmond, Utah, a machine shop specializing in custom tooling. The dual-chamber unit has working dimensions of 12 by 14 by 24...

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Miyachi America donates laser marker to Workshops for Warriors

December 10, 2014

Miyachi America Corp., a manufacturer of welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and systems based in Monrovia, Calif., has donated an LMF2000 fiber laser marker along with related safety equipment to Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit organization that provides vocational...

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The Systems Group names president

December 10, 2014

The Systems Group (TSG), El Dorado, Ark., a group of companies engaged in fabrication, plant maintenance, and construction for steel mills, foundries, metal processing plants, petrochemical plants, and manufacturing facilities, has announced the appointment of Lee Morgan as president. He...

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IDC reveals worldwide manufacturing predictions for 2015 and beyond

December 10, 2014

Framingham, Mass.-based International Data Corp. (IDC) recently hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Manufacturing 2015 Predictions web conference, providing organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends and new developments that might be on the horizon. "IDC...

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Researchers convert CO2 and slag into valuable resource

December 10, 2014

Researchers at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, have opened a pilot plant that converts CO2 and slag, the byproduct of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), is used in such products as plastic, paper, rubber, and paint. "We are...

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Metcam completes, implements nine kaizen project

December 9, 2014

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has announced its completion of nine process improvements since it began its kaizen initiative in early 2014. Kaizen, which is Japanese for “good change,” is a business philosophy of continuous...

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Oxlean Mfg. announces $2.1 million expansion in Louisiana

December 9, 2014

Oxlean Mfg. will invest $2.1 million to expand and modernize its steel fabrication facility in Walker, La. The company, which is retaining 27 existing jobs, will create 73 new jobs at the facility and 122 indirect jobs. The project will include the installation of advanced robotic technology,...

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Economic growth continues in 2015, says forecast

December 9, 2014

Economic growth in the U.S. will continue in 2015, according to projections in a semiannual economic forecast issued by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM). In the forecast, purchasing and supply management executives share their expectations for a...

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SME names executive director/CEO

December 9, 2014

SME, Dearborn, Mich., has named Jeffrey M. Krause as its executive director and CEO, effective Dec. 15. In this role, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, while also leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders. Since...

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Reading Bakery Systems to expand in Pennsylvania

December 9, 2014

Reading Bakery Systems has announced plans to double the size of its oven manufacturing facility in Robesonia, Pa. The expansion will bring the plant to 38,000 sq. ft., with space for manufacturing and assembly, cutting, and...

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FNA Group’s OEM Industries Division to open Wisconsin manufacturing plant

December 8, 2014

The OEM Industries Division of FNA Group Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has announced plans for a new $3 million manufacturing, distribution, and R&D facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. The 176,000-sq.-ft facility, which will create more than 100 jobs, will be used to manufacture pressure washers...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 3.8% in 2014

December 8, 2014

October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $417.80 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 35.0 percent from September and down 6.2 percent when compared with the total of...

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igus wins 2014 Leadership in Engineering Award

December 5, 2014

East Providence, R.I.-based igus® Inc., a manufacturer of motion plastics, has been named the winner of the annual Leadership in Engineering Award in the mechanical engineering category, presented by Design World magazine and its online community, Design World Online. The company uses its...

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Former Harley-Davidson communications strategist to give keynote address at FMA annual meeting

December 5, 2014

Ken Schmidt, former director of communications at Harley-Davidson, will deliver the opening keynote presentation for The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit and Toll Processing Conference, Feb. 25-27, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee (Orlando), Fla. "Ken Schmidt...

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Bosch Rexroth’s South Carolina hydraulics production facility marks 25 years in operation

December 5, 2014

Bosch Rexroth recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Fountain Inn, S.C., hydraulics production facility. After undergoing an expansion in 2013, the location is the company’s largest hydraulics manufacturing facility in the Americas. Opened in 1989, the facility originally comprised a...

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