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Drexel Metals launches website

May 2, 2014

Drexel Metals Inc., Louisville, Ky., has updated its website at www.drexelmetals.com to present its metal roof systems, edge metals, custom fabrication capabilities, and custom cornice. In addition to a photo gallery featuring dozens of the company’s projects, the site has a roof visualizer...

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Balluff named second-best place to work in Kentucky

May 2, 2014

Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., a manufacturer of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive, and magnetic sensors, has been recognized in the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition as the second-best place to work in the state. The firm joined 90 other Kentucky companies that were...

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SAF hires branch manager

May 1, 2014

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has hired Frank Buchholz as branch manager of SAF Metal Fabrication in Villa Rica, Ga. The company offers forming, welding, and painting of architectural metals. Buchholz has 25 years of experience in fabricated metal manufacturing, including...

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Bosch Rexroth opens manufacturing/distribution center in Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

Bosch Rexroth has opened a hydraulics manufacturing and distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa. The manufacturing facility produces valves and manifolds for mobile and industrial hydraulics, as well as industrial, mobile, and compact controls. It also offers testing and service support. The new...

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Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing launches website

May 1, 2014

The Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing (INAM), Palatine, Ill., has launched its new website to connect training programs, prospective workers, and the business community and address the manufacturing skills gap. The website at www.inam.net serves as a resource for students, faculty,...

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Hertzler Systems wins clean air award for installation of solar panels

May 1, 2014

Hertzler Systems Inc., Goshen, Ind., a provider of automated SPC software, has received the Partners for Clean Air Award for 2014 from the Michiana Area Council of Governments. (MACOG), an intergovernmental agency for northern Indiana. In 2013 Hertzler completed the installation of 48 solar...

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AJAC, Skills Inc. to host open house April 30

April 29, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC), Skills Inc., and the city of Auburn are hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 30, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. at the Skills Inc. Auburn South Facility, 425 C St. N.W., Auburn, Wash. These organizations are celebrating the launch of AJAC's...

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Intech Services, TCI Powder Coatings partner to create TruPak

April 25, 2014

Intech Services, an industrial sales, marketing, and distribution company based in Newark, Del., has announced a new partnership with TCI Powder Coatings to create the TruPak program. The program offers more than 300 of TCI’s most popular powder coating colors in small packages (1-, 3-, 5-, and...

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Modine Mfg. to close Illinois manufacturing plant

April 25, 2014

Modine Mfg. Co., Racine, Wis., a diversified global provider of thermal management technology, has announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in McHenry, Ill. The closure is expected to affect about 135 full-time employees. The company will transfer the McHenry production to facilities...

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Proto Labs acquires FineLine Prototyping

April 24, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., a quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production, has launched an additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping Inc., a provider of additive manufacturing services. FineLine,...

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Website presents virtual manufacturing product exhibition

April 24, 2014

KommaTrade has launched a virtual exhibition for the mechanical engineering industry at www.kommatrade.com/exhibition. At the site, industrial manufacturers’ products are presented in multiple languages and four categories:1. Materials: castings, forgings, metalworking, composites, ceramics2....

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CMP wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 24, 2014

CMP Corp., an Oklahoma City-based independent supplier of replacement compressor parts for HVAC and refrigeration equipment, has received the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award (ML Award) in Operational Leadership from Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. The award recognizes...

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AMT urges action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014

April 23, 2014

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that its board of directors sent a letter to the U.S. congressional leadership requesting action on a bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014. The letter urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation where...

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Epic Systems hires project engineer

April 23, 2014

Epic Systems Inc., a design and build firm in St. Louis, has hired John Russo as project engineer. He is responsible for managing one of the company’s ongoing and large-scale machine vision projects. Russo has spent more than five years in the lighting and machine vision field. He received his...

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Chrysler Group’s Trenton Engine receives WCM bronze status

April 22, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC's Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich., has been awarded bronze status for its results in implementing world-class manufacturing (WCM). Trenton is the fifth North American facility to achieve the first WCM award milestone. The plant received the bronze designation about...

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