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Metcam to fabricate aluminum PV inverter enclosures for REFUsol

September 4, 2012

Metcam, Alpharetta, Ga., a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has signed a letter of intent with German firm REFUsol GmbH to fabricate aluminum enclosures and other parts for photovoltaic inverters used in solar panel arrays. The aluminum enclosures, which will be the...

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Prime Controls marks 20th anniversary

September 4, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries, celebrates its 20th year in business Sept. 9, 2012. The company originated as a spinoff of Hyde Park Electronics, which now is part...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing activity contracted in August for the third consecutive contraction

September 4, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in August for the third time since July 2009; However, the overall economy grew for the 39th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Sept. 4 by...

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Maysteel installs new equipment in Mexico plant

September 4, 2012

Maysteel, a manufacturer of sheet metal enclosures based in Allenton, Wis., has installed a laser cutting system and powder coating system at its new plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The powder coating system handles large-scale product up to 24 by 10 by 8 ft. The Amada FO3015M2NT laser cutting system...

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LAI Intl. earns Minority Business Enterprise certification

September 4, 2012

LAI Intl. Inc., Phoenix, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has received national certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). To receive the certification, a company must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by an ethnic minority U.S. citizen...

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Detroit Mfg. Systems opens new plant in Detroit

August 30, 2012

Detroit Mfg. Systems has celebrated the grand opening of its new plant in Detroit. The company — a joint venture formed by Faurecia Interior Systems Saline and Rush Group — plans to invest $29.2 million in the automotive interior component manufacturing facility, creating about 572 jobs in the...

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Woodward to expand in Illinois

August 29, 2012

Woodward Inc., an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control systems for the aerospace and energy markets, has announced plans to establish a second campus in Loves Park, Ill., for its Aircraft Turbine Systems business. Initial development of the site, referred to as the...

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AM General's off-road vehicle selected for next JLTV development phase

August 29, 2012

AM General's independent proposal for the U.S. military's new joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) has been selected for a $64.5 million engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its blast-resistant vehicle – off-road...

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Cives Steel to open plant in Idaho

August 29, 2012

Cives Steel Co., Roswell, Ga., has announced plans to build a fabrication plant in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The facility is expected to create up to 175 new jobs. The company operates six fabrication plants in the eastern U.S. The new plant will be its first west of the Mississippi....

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Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility - TheFabricator.com

Main Steel to establish new Chicago-area facility

August 29, 2012

Main Steel, a Shale-Inland Company, has unveiled plans for a new flagship operation in the Chicago area. The 240,000-sq.-ft. facility in Elk Grove, Ill., will combine the company’s two Chicago operations in Bartlett and Wheeling, Ill., under one roof. The move is expected to be completed...

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Interlaken Technology becomes division of Water Works Mfg.

August 29, 2012

Interlaken Technology, Chaska, Minn., has been purchased by Water Works Mfg. LLC, Cambridge, Minn. Remaining at its current location, Interlaken Technologies will be a division of Water Works Mfg. Interlaken Technology manufactures production press equipment for hydroforming, elevated-temperature...

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AirGuide to move manufacturing from Mexico to Mississippi

August 28, 2012

AirGuide has announced plans to consolidate its Mexico and Houston operations into a new manufacturing facility in Clarksdale, Miss. The $720,000 project will create 40 full-time jobs. The Hialeah, Fla.-based company manufactures aluminum grilles, registers, and diffusers for the HVAC industry and...

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Mechanical Designs of Virginia adds turret punch press

August 28, 2012

Mechanical Designs of Virginia Inc., Stuart, Va., has installed an HP1500 Tailift CNC turret punch press. It has a punch capacity of 30 tons and can handle sheet sizes of 60 by 120 in. The addition of the machine to the company's existing TRUMPF® and Weidemann punches and TRUMPF laser has...

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Sewon America to add 150 jobs in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Sewon America Inc., an auto manufacturing supplier in LaGrange, Ga., has announced plans for a $10 million expansion, adding 150 new jobs. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The plant, which provides metal stamping for a variety of automotive parts, currently employs...

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Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor partners with community college to train welders

August 27, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor, an OEM in Sioux City, Iowa, has partnered with Western Iowa Tech Community College to help fill its hiring needs for the welding department. The company offers entry-level welding jobs with 50 hours of instruction through the college's customized welding...

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