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Hexagon Metrology launches online technical support center

May 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., has established the Hexagon Metrology Support Center, an online portal at http://support.hexagonmetrology.us that serves as a centralized resource for support of the company’s products. Customers have 24/7 access to FAQs and receive lifetime diagnostic...

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Precision Metal Industries receives Preferred Supplier designation from Lockheed Martin

May 23, 2013

Precision Metal Industries (PMI), a precision manufacturer of missile containers, cabinets, enclosures, and assemblies in Pompano Beach, Fla., has earned approval in the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Preferred Supplier Program. The program recognizes the contribution and commitment of...

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Enerfab to expand Enersteel operations

May 23, 2013

Enerfab has announced plans to invest more than $11 million to expand its Enersteel steel plate fabrication operations in Natchez, Miss. Allowing for an increase in tank head production, the expansion is expected to create 20 new jobs....

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Reliance Steel CEO named MSCI chairman

May 23, 2013

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected David H. Hannah, chairman and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, as its chairman of the board effective July 1. Hannah began his career as a CPA before joining Reliance in 1981. He was appointed a...

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PECo wins 2013 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award

May 22, 2013

PECo, Tipp City, Ohio, has received the Better Business Bureau's Eclipse Integrity Award in the 100+ employee category. The awards honor businesses and nonprofits for their management practices, business relationships, promotional efforts, and reputation. PECo was the only heavy manufacturing...

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SME launches digital learning resource

May 21, 2013

Tooling U-SME, a company of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., has launched Knowledge Edge, an online, multimedia, subscription-based program that presents more than 1,200 e-books and chapters, 700 videos and video clips, and 16,000 technical papers about manufacturing. The...

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Kobe Aluminum to expand in Kentucky

May 21, 2013

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products (KAAP) LLC has begun construction on an 87,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its advanced manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., representing $66 million of new capital investment and the addition of 100 new full-time employees. The addition makes room for new...

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Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder - TheFabricator.com

Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder

May 21, 2013

Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, has announced the death of its founder and chairman of the board, William T. (Bill) Phillips. Phillips launched PSI Hydraulics in Detroit in 1967; the two-man operation initially focused...

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SigmaTEK launches new website

May 19, 2013

SigmaTek Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has announced the launch of www.sigmamrp.com. It features product details, events, case studies, and other information related to the company's SigmaMRP™ system. The system manages...

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Colson Caster receives $28,000 from Entergy Arkansas

May 19, 2013

Colson Caster, a provider of caster and wheel products in Monette, Ark., has received a $28,021 incentive check from the Entergy Arkansas Inc. Commercial and Industrial Custom Program for installing insulating blankets on its injection molding machines. "In addition to the energy savings, the...

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ConXtech's steel fab facility earns CWB certification

May 19, 2013

ConXtech® has announced that the manufacturing team at its steel fabrication facility in Hayward, Calif., has been certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). The CWB ensures consistent quality for welded structures built in, or for, the Canadian market. The certification qualifies the company...

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Kammetal fabricates One World Trade Center spire with TRUMPF laser - TheFabricator.com

Kammetal fabricates One World Trade Center spire with TRUMPF laser

May 19, 2013

On May 10, 2013, the spire for One World Trade Center was permanently installed in New York City. The 40-ft. top of the spire was fabricated by Kammetal- Kusack Architectural Metal Inc., an architectural and ornamental metal fabricator based in Brooklyn, N.Y. The spire's glass and stainless...

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Sunstone Components Group signs letter of intent to sell company

May 16, 2013

Sunstone Components Group, a provider of precision metal stamping and insert injection moldings in Temecula, Calif., has signed a letter of intent with Pancon Corp., Stoughton, Mass., to sell substantially all of the company’s assets. Sunstone’s daily operations will continue without...

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Michigan manufacturers recognized for service to community, industry

May 16, 2013

The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA), Lansing, Mich., has named the winners of its 2013 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The awards are given to manufacturers in recognition of their dedication to community service and their roles as symbols of positive work being...

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Colorado WaterJet named finalist in Colorado Companies to Watch

May 16, 2013

Colorado WaterJet (CWJ), an abrasive waterjet shape cutting job shop in Berthoud, Colo., has been recognized as a Colorado Companies to Watch finalist. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities,...

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