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DeWys Mfg. named to list of "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch"

April 3, 2012

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has been recognized as one of the 2012 "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch," an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. DeWys provides precision sheet metal fabricating, machining, powder coating, metal...

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment grew in March at modest pace

April 2, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Arpil 2 by Bradley J....

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Global metal stampings, forgings, castings market to reach $407.6 billion by 2017

April 2, 2012

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a comprehensive report on the global metal stampings, forgings, and castings markets. According to the report, the market is forecast to reach $407.6 billion by 2017. The report provides market estimates and projections for major...

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Sharpe Products installs fiber-optic tube laser

April 2, 2012

Sharpe Products, a New Berlin, Wis.-based contract manufacturer providing tube bending services, has purchased a BLM fiber-optic tube laser. The addition of the laser complements the company's bending processes using all-electric, CNC tube benders. This 3,000-W tube laser features increased...

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D&S Mfg. installs press brake

April 2, 2012

D&S Mfg., Black River Falls, Wis., has installed an Accurpress model 548514 Accell series synchronized, CNC press brake, designed to meet changing customer project parameters. The machine features an adjustable bottom V die. With its previous machine, operators had to remove the lower die...

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Eberl Iron Works establishes new website

April 2, 2012

Eberl Iron Works, Buffalo, N.Y., has launched a new website at www.eberliron.com that unites its five divisions under a single brand. Separate web addresses for each division — Metal Fabrication Services, Unistrut Buffalo Supports framing products, Systems Installation & Design, Traffic...

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Eaton Airflex awards new territory to Palmer Johnson Power Systems

April 2, 2012

The Airflex Clutch and Brake business unit of Eaton Corp. has appointed Palmer Johnson Power Systems' Dallas branch as an authorized Airflex distributor for the industrial market in Texas. With the addition of the Texas territory, all 10 Palmer Johnson locations now are authorized Eaton Airflex...

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Saf-T-Cart to expand in Mississippi

April 2, 2012

Saf-T-Cart, a manufacturer of steel welding carts and storage products, is expanding its operations in Clarksdale, Miss., to accommodate an increase in production. The $240,000 expansion will create 20 new jobs. This is the company's second expansion in five years....

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Jacobs awarded contract for Texas pipe manufacturing facility

April 2, 2012

Jacobs Eng. Group Inc., Pasadena, Calif., has been awarded a contract to provide project management consulting services for a new pipe rolling mill in Gregory, Texas, for Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corp. (TPCO), a manufacturer of seamless pipe in Tianjin, China. The total program value is estimated at...

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SigmaTEK adds to central U.S. region sales team

March 29, 2012

CAD/CAM nesting software provider SigmaTEK Systems, Cincinnati, has named Michel Scavuzzo and Chris Whycliffe to its central U.S. region sales team. Both are based in the Dallas area. Scavuzzo assumes the role of regional sales representative, assisting fabrication companies in evaluating nesting...

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Hypertherm retires MTC brand name

March 29, 2012

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of advanced cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has begun marketing its ProNest, TurboNest, NestMaster, and Design2Fab software under the Hypertherm name. The products, formerly marketed under the MTC brand name, support a number of different cutting processes including...

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Carr Lane Roemheld names new president

March 28, 2012

Carr Lane Roemheld has named Jason Betz as its new president, replacing General Manager Max Saunders, who retired in February. Betz served as the company's senior Swiftsure™ engineer several years ago. For the past five years, he has been working for a large stamping manufacturer in the St....

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Waukesha Metal Products' president appointed to College and Workforce Readiness Council

March 28, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has appointed Jeffrey Clark, president and CEO of Waukesha Metal Products, a contract metal forming company in Sussex, Wis., to his College and Workforce Readiness Council. The council was created to recommend policies and programs to improve students’ college and...

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ATW Companies announces acquisition of Metalform Co.

March 26, 2012

ATW Companies, Warwick, R.I., has announced that A.T. Wall, ATW's precision stamping and tube-drawing subsidiary, has acquired Metalform Co., a New Britain, Conn.,-based gun magazine manufacturing firm. The acquisition of Metalform's deep-drawing, stamping, and pistol magazine fabrication...

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Hill AeroSystems added to AGC Composites Group

March 26, 2012

AGC Aerospace & Defense, Oklahoma City, Okla., has acquired Hill AeroSystems Inc., Enumclaw, Wash., to add structures capabilities to the AGC Composites Group. Hill specializes in structural and nonstructural metal assemblies that often require complex program management and manufacturing...

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