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Metal Craft Spinning and Stamping adds lathe

October 8, 2012

Metal Craft Spinning and Stamping, a provider of metal spinning, stamping, and tooling services in Etobicoke, Ont., has acquired a Nova Sidera Orion 400 Playback spinning lathe. The new machine allows the company to run three shifts. The lathe has a maximum swing of 33.50 in. and a maximum...

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NTMA, PMA launch initiative to increase manufacturer voting

October 8, 2012

The National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA), Cleveland, and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Independence, Ohio, have announced a new initiative to encourage manufacturers to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential and congressional elections. The One Voice federal government...

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Thunder Tool & Mfg. to open facility in Kentucky

October 8, 2012

Canada-based Thunder Tool & Mfg. Ltd. has purchased a 30,000-sq.-ft. metal stamping facility in Richmond, Ky. The company plans to create 45 new, full-time jobs and invest $2.2 million in the project....

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GM to expand Pontiac plant

October 8, 2012

General Motors has announced plans to spend more than $30 million to renovate its Pontiac, Mich., metal stamping plant. The plant, scheduled to close permanently following the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy, now is building parts for a variety of GM vehicles. The number of employees at the plant has...

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LINE survey: More employers adding jobs in October compared with last year

October 4, 2012

In October, for the third consecutive month, more HR professionals in the manufacturing and service sectors say their organizations will be hiring compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in September

October 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 40th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued...

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Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser opens new facility, expands capabilities

October 1, 2012

Ohio Laser has dedicated its 26,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Plain City, Ohio. Along with more room for raw material, the new facility houses two TRUMPF® TubeMatic laser machines and a TRUMPF TruTube 7000 laser machine for cutting round, square, and rectangular...

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Paul Ryan attends town hall meeting hosted by MSCI Cincinnati and Byer Steel

October 1, 2012

The Cincinnati chapter of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., and Byer Steel, Cincinnati, hosted Congressman Paul Ryan (Wis.), Republican vice presidential candidate, for a town hall meeting as part of its Manufacturing Summit series "Closing the Divide Between Jobs,...

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Fatal work injuries decreased slightly in 2011

September 27, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C., has released preliminary results from its National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings show that the number of fatal work injuries in 2011 was slightly lower than final results from 2010. Last year, 4,609 workers died from work-related...

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Metal Spinners adds fiber laser system for aerospace component fabrication

September 27, 2012

Metal Spinners Inc., a Malden, Mass., job shop offering multiaxis laser cutting and engineering services for turbine engine components, has acquired a turnkey Laserdyne 795XL system with a third-generation BeamDirector and an IPG fiber laser. The company offers fabricating, machining, and...

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Reliance Steel to purchase GH Metal Solutions

September 27, 2012

Metals service center Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, has announced plans to purchase GH Metal Solutions Inc. The Alabama-based GH Metal Solutions is a steel processor and fabricator....

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Service manager course preps workers for residential service

September 27, 2012

The International Training Institute (ITI), Alexandria, Va., the education arm of the unionized sheet metal and air conditioning industry, offered a service manager course for the first time in June at the Local 88 training center in Las Vegas. Taught by Darrell Garrison, the five-day, 40-hour...

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 13.2 percent—largest decrease since January 2009

September 27, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $30.1 billion or 13.2 percent to $198.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, was the largest decrease since January 2009 and followed a 3.3 percent July...

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Glenn Metalcraft adds to sales staff

September 25, 2012

Glenn Metalcraft, Princeton, Minn., has named Dan Patnode to the position of sales manager and John Sautter as outside salesperson. Patnode, who joined the company one year ago, oversees outside and inside sales. Sautter is the company's first contact with new customers in the Midwest. The company...

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aPriori appoints CFO

September 25, 2012

Provider of product cost management software for discrete manufacturers in Concord, Mass., aPriori has announced the appointment of Eric Sockol as CFO. He is responsible for the company's financial and administration operations, reporting to President and CEO Stephanie Feraday. Before joining the...

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