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Super Steel ranks No. 6 in job creation in Wisconsin

October 31, 2013

Milwaukee-based manufacturer Super Steel has been recognized by Inc. magazine with a Hire Power Award for its growth and continued hiring. The company is ranked No. 6 among private business job creators within the state of Wisconsin over the past 18 months. Super Steel is a contract manufacturer...

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Parmatech makes changes to management team

October 29, 2013

ATW Companies Inc., a provider of custom-manufactured metal components and services based in Warwick, R.I., has announced that Parmatech Corp., its custom-manufactured metal injection molded (MIM) components and services subsidiary in Petaluma, Calif., has added new staff members and promoted...

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Report says auto manufacturing, rising oil prices will spur demand for metal pipe, tube

October 28, 2013

IBISWorld, a Los Angeles-based source of industry and market research, has updated its report on the metal pipe and tube manufacturing industry in reaction to the market’s volatility in the past five years. Volatility in the price of steel has damaged the metal pipe and tube manufacturing...

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Haier America to relocate to New Jersey

October 28, 2013

Haier, a China-based appliance manufacturer, will move its Haier America production facility from Manhattan, N.Y., to Wayne, N.J. The relocation is expected to create 500 jobs....

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Lincoln Electric receives Boy Scouts of America's North Star Award for volunteer efforts

October 28, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America has awarded Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with its North Star Award for the welding equipment manufacturer's efforts in supporting the BSA's Welding Merit Badge program, which rolled out in 2012. The award is presented by councils on behalf of the National Court of Honor...

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9to5 Seating to move China-based manufacturing operations to Tennessee

October 28, 2013

Office seating manufacturer 9to5 Seating has announced it will relocate its China-based manufacturing operations to Union City, Tenn. The $39.5 million relocation will create 510 new jobs over the next five years. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014, at which time the company will...

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Caster Concepts launches online configurator

October 28, 2013

Caster Concepts, a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and caster wheels in Albion, Mich., has announced the launch of a new product configurator at www.casterconcepts.com. The online catalog includes 2-D drawings and 3-D CAD models of the company's complete line of off-the-shelf...

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D&S Mfg. becomes majority employee-owned company

October 24, 2013

D&S Mfg. has announced that through an additional stock purchase by its ESOP trustee, the company now is majority employee-owned. According to President Mike Dougherty, this action ensures the facility will stay in Black River Falls, Wis. When employees leave the company, through retirement or...

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RuMo Group LLC acquires Cecor

October 24, 2013

RuMo Group LLC, Madison, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Cecor, a Verona, Wis.-based manufacturer of coolant sump cleaners and heavy-duty carts for collecting and handling plant scrap. Cecor remains at its original location, doing business under the Cecor brand. Eric D. Mott, owner and...

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MFGfind marketplace seeks to expand custom manufacturing industry

October 23, 2013

A new online manufacturing marketplace, MFGfind, has launched at www.mfgfind.com with the intent to bring new business to custom manufacturers, including smaller shops. The marketplace connects customers with custom manufacturers, such as machinists, 3-D printers, welders, and other craftsmen, and...

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GM presses first parts at $200 million body shop in Texas

October 23, 2013

The first of three mammoth stamping presses is up and running at General Motors' newest stamping facility in Arlington, Texas. The $200 million contiguous stamping plant has added 180 jobs to the manufacturing complex. The new facility produces large metal parts such as doors, hoods, and side...

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American Hydroformers increases capability for specialized welding technique

October 23, 2013

American Hydroformers, Fort Wayne, Ind., a fabricator with capabilities in hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming, has added a TRUMPF® TLF 6000 Turbo welding laser to deliver specialized welding techniques. According to the company, the machine combines precision and...

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Super Steel marks 90th anniversary - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel marks 90th anniversary

October 21, 2013

Milwaukee-based Super Steel marks its 90th year in business in 2013. The company was founded in 1923 to manufacture metal windows and doors. It gradually began manufacturing metal cabinets, switchboards, air coolers for generators, and bombs for World War II. Today the company is a contract...

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MTI Systems unveils new company website

October 16, 2013

MTI Systems Inc., West Springfield, Mass., has launched a new website at www.mtisystems.com that highlights its Costimator cost estimating software product for discrete manufacturers. The new site allows visitors to gain a better understanding of how the software works and the various uses of the...

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Epic Systems adds project engineer - TheFabricator.com

Epic Systems adds project engineer

October 16, 2013

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, an engineering and fabrication firm specializing in project management and automation for pilot and production-scale process plants and systems, has announced the hiring of Tim Schelp as project engineer. He is responsible for engineering and management activities...

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