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SigmaTEK announces regional sales manager

October 10, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has promoted Steve Ties to regional sales manager. In this role he is responsible for directing sales throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Ties has more than...

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Study reveals opportunities for U.S. manufacturers to excel

October 10, 2013

The American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC), Torrance, Calif., has released a summary of its results from the 2013 Next Generation Manufacturing (NGM) study. The study measures manufacturers’ readiness, support systems and resources, and performances in six key strategic areas necessary for...

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Permian Tank and Mfg. breaks ground in South Dakota

October 10, 2013

Texas-based steel tank manufacturer Permian Tank and Mfg. has broken ground on a new facility in Belle Fourche, S.D. The plant, expected to open in July 2014, will create about 65 jobs....

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Triangle Mfg. earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

October 9, 2013

Triangle Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has announced its certification as an ISO 9001:2008 compliant manufacturing company. To become certified, the company underwent an evaluation process that included quality management system development, a management system documentation review, pre-audit, initial...

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SigmaTEK names VP of sales

October 8, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, has promoted Kevin Ramirez to vice president of sales. In this role, he directs sales operations in North, Central, and South America. Ramirez has worked for the company as regional sales director....

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DeWys Mfg. adds rotary index laser cutting system

October 7, 2013

Metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has installed an Amada FOM2 3015 NT RI rotary index laser cutting system for efficiently cutting mid to thick materials. The machine simplifies switching from flat sheet cutting to tube or pipe cutting. Features include lens burn detection, cut...

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Schrock Metal announces expansion

October 7, 2013

Schrock Metal Products, a metal fabricating company in Akron, N.Y., has completed a two-phase expansion. The company has added 12,000 sq. ft. of space to accommodate a fully automated Amada high-speed, linear-drive, 4000-W flying-optic laser cutting system. It also has installed Amada’s FO...

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Siemens to host Chicago executive conference in October

October 7, 2013

On Oct. 24 Siemens will host an executive conference, "Manufacturing in America: Capture the Competitive Advantage," in Chicago. This event will feature presentations and best practices as to how manufacturers can implement new strategies to drive innovation, generate the highest possible market...

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STI/SPFA webinar targets water infrastructure industry

October 4, 2013

The Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA), Lake Zurich, Ill., has announced a new webinar of interest to utility owners and engineers, design engineers, and consultants in the water infrastructure industry. "Steel Water Pipe Fittings and Design" takes place Friday,...

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Laserflex to expand South Carolina facility

October 3, 2013

Laserflex Inc., a metal fabrication company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced plans to relocate its business in Duncan, S.C., to a new facility in Wellford, S.C. The move will include a $4 million expansion and the addition of 23,000 sq. ft. to house machining, painting, and laser tube cutting...

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SHRM LINE: Hiring activity to accelerate in October in manufacturing, services

October 3, 2013

In October, the pace of hiring in manufacturing and services will increase compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2013. In October, for the 15th consecutive month, the hiring rate...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing sector expanded in September for 4th consecutive month

October 2, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 52nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued Oct. 1 by Bradley J....

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Newcomb Spring triples size with new facility

October 2, 2013

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., a supplier of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, wire forms, stampings, rings, hooks, and battery contact springs, has announced plans to move its Carolina plant to a new location in Gastonia, N.C. The 47,000-sq.-ft. facility will triple the...

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IBISWorld publishes cutting tool, machine tool accessory manufacturing report

October 2, 2013

Demand in the U.S. cutting tool and machine tool accessory manufacturing industry is spread across several downstream markets, domestically and abroad, so revenue tends to follow downstream production levels. "High production encourages sales of new and replacement cutting tools and accessories,...

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SigmaTEK offers webinar on MRP for small job shops

October 1, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of software for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, and tube/pipe, is hosting a webinar entitled "MRP for Small Job Shops" on Tues., Oct. 8, 2013, at 11: a.m. EDT. Intended for job shops with 30 or fewer employees, the webinar is designed for...

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