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Coxreels moves, expands operations

August 27, 2012

Coxreels, a manufacturer of industrial-grade hose, cord, and cable reels, has moved to a larger facility in Tempe, Ariz. The new facility has 50 percent more square footage than the company's previous plant. The facility features an updated lobby and reception area and newly constructed,...

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Auto industry supplier voestalpine to open in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, will build a $62 million manufacturing facility near Cartersville, Ga., creating 220 jobs. The plant will provide pressed parts in the body-in-white segment, as well as structural components. Part of the...

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BEPeterson achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

August 22, 2012

BEPeterson, Avon, Mass., has announced that its quality management system has been certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008. The company provides metal fabrication services....

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Parmatech receives ISO 9001:2008 certification for Rhode Island facility

August 21, 2012

ATW Companies, a provider of custom-manufactured metal components and services, has announced that its East Providence, R.I.-based Parmatech Corp. subsidiary has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. The three-year certificate covers the manufacture of powder...

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ATC Venture Group to acquire K-W Mfg.

August 21, 2012

ATC Venture Group Inc. (ATC), Minnetonka, Minn., has announced an agreement with K-W Mfg. Co. to purchase from K-W certain assets, including equipment, contracts, and good-will in consideration, as well as a royalty agreement of 5 percent of sales of the K-W product line for each of the next five...

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Gestamp to invest $100 million in West Virginia stamping plant

August 14, 2012

Gestamp, an $11 billion international company, will invest a minimum of $100 million at the former South Charleston Stamping and Manufacturing Plant in West Virginia. The operation is expected to create 400 to 700 jobs. The site, owned by Park Corp., contains more than 1 million sq. Ft. under roof...

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Corporate real estate study shows manufacturing returning to U.S.

August 14, 2012

The onshoring of jobs to the U.S. and other Western developed countries will continue strongly through 2020, according to CoreNet Global, an association of corporate real estate executives in Atlanta. Earlier this year CoreNet released Corporate Real Estate 2020 (CRE 2020), a forward-looking study...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 8.8 percent in 2012

August 13, 2012

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $462.95 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was down 0.6 percent from May and down 1.8...

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TorrMetal adds EDM for prototyping, diemaking

August 13, 2012

TorrMetal Corp., Cleveland, has added the MD+PRO III Advance wire EDM to its custom metal stamping services. The machine creates precision-tolerance prototypes and concept parts and provides small-lot production and toolmaking capabilities for repeat and long-run production. TorrMetal produces...

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Accurate Perforating names business development manager

August 13, 2012

Accurate Perforating, Chicago, has named David Baer as business development manager. In this position, he works to expand the company's presence in existing key markets and lead the initiative to penetrate new target markets. Baer's duties include assisting in market assessment, sizing, and...

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Collins Associates announces plant expansion

August 13, 2012

Collins Associates Inc., parent company of Venco/Venturo Mfg., has announced plans for a 30 percent plant expansion at its Cincinnati headquarters, with construction complete by the end of 2012. The expansion is a result of the company's 20 percent growth in sales since the recession ended....

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Judson A. Smith celebrates 50th anniversary

August 9, 2012

ATW Companies Inc., Warwick, R.I., a provider of custom-manufactured metal components and services, has announced that Judson A. Smith, its custom and precision tubing products subsidiary, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business. Judson Smith started the company in Boyertown, Pa., in 1961...

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FABTECH Intl. named one of 25 fastest-growing trade shows

August 2, 2012

FABTECH® Intl. Chicago, the metal forming and fabricating trade show co-sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has been named one of the 25 fastest-growing trade shows by Trade Show News Network, a division of U.K.-based Tarsus Group. FABTECH...

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Video details laser cutting capabilities

August 2, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, has added a new video to its website detailing the capabilities of its Mazak Virtek laser cutting system. Entitled "UPM's Cutting Edge Laser," the video illustrates the machine's capabilities and describes its quality control and reverse-engineering...

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Valley Craft acquired by Minnesota businessman

August 2, 2012

Valley Craft Industries Inc., Lake City, Minn., a company newly formed by Minnesota businessman Dennis Campbell, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Valley Craft Inc., a former division of Liberty Diversified Intl. (LDI). Valley Craft, a metal fabrication company, produces a portfolio...

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