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Knapheide Mfg. to add jobs

February 7, 2012

Knapheide Mfg. has announced plans to add up to 100 new jobs at its plant in Quincy, Ill. The company has filled 40 positions already — mostly welding jobs — and is still searching for 60 more workers. For inexperienced workers, a four-week certificate welding program is available for a fee...

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Service Stampings adds new equipment

February 7, 2012

Metal stamping and fabrication company Service Stampings Inc., Willoughby, Ohio, has increased its production capabilities with four equipment additions: a Haas CNC vertical machining center, a PEMserter series 4 press, a Dake Johnson JH-10 horizontal band saw, and a SmartCAM Advanced Milling™...

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GM to build $200 million stamping facility in Texas

February 2, 2012

General Motors has announced plans to start construction on a $200 million stamping facility that will create about 180 jobs. The new facility, part of the company's Arlington, Texas, manufacturing complex, will produce large stamping components for the next-generation full-size Chevrolet®...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery to host Machine Tool Madness show

February 2, 2012

Mid Atlantic Machinery will host the Machine Tool Madness show at its Harrisburg, Pa., showroom March 28-29 for welders and fabricators interested in rolling, robotic welding, eliminating secondary operations, and improving bending techniques. Manufacturers at the show will include TRUMPF,...

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AMECO USA creates backdrop for the Ronald Reagan statue in Washington, D.C. - TheFabricator.com

AMECO USA creates backdrop for the Ronald Reagan statue in Washington, D.C.

February 2, 2012

AMECO USA, a Cleveland-based custom metal fabrication company, produced the crescent-shaped backdrop for the Ronald Reagan Memorial Statue installation at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Adorned with an eagle head motif and the president's name, the 40-ft.-long, 10-in.-thick,...

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55 percent favor government subsidies to U.S. manufacturing

February 2, 2012

In President Obama's State of the Union address in January, he proposed corporate tax credits and reductions to encourage an increase in U.S. manufacturing jobs. A new survey shows a majority of Americans nationwide are in agreement with the idea. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone...

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LINE survey: Hiring gains expected in February, but job growth rate still behind 2011

February 2, 2012

The hiring outlook for February shows a net gain in employment in the manufacturing and service sectors, although the pace of job creation lags that of a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February...

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Reliance Steel to acquire McKey Perforating Co.

February 1, 2012

Reliance Steel & Aluminum has announced that a subsidiary is acquiring McKey Perforating Co. Inc., a metal perforating and fabricating company in Berlin, Wis. The deal includes a McKey subsidiary in Manchester, Tenn. Terms were not disclosed. Reliance said McKey had sales of about $18 million...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing starting year on positive note as new orders, production, and employment grow in January

February 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 32nd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued February 1 by Bradley J....

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Simufact expands team with new head of R&D

January 31, 2012

Simufact Engineering GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, a provider of software and services for process simulation in manufacturing, has hired Dr. Ralph Bernhardt as its new head of research and development. In this position, he drives strategic and long-term topics in the R&D area, focusing on alliances...

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Erdrich Umformtechnik to open plant in Georgia

January 31, 2012

Erdrich Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a German automotive supplier, will construct a $39 million metal stamping facility in Dublin, Ga., creating 178 jobs. Erdrich is a midsized, family-owned company that produces complex metal parts and subassemblies for the automotive industry. The company...

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Marlin Steel adds laser cutting machine

January 31, 2012

Marlin Steel, a producer of sheet metal products and custom wire baskets in Baltimore, has installed a new laser cutting machine. The new laser joins the company's robots, 138-ton press brake, and 20-ton sheet metal punch press. Marlin Steel supplies precision metal fabrication to customers such...

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DeWys Mfg. adds new laser

January 31, 2012

DeWys Mfg., a metal fabrication company in Marne, Mich., has installed an Amada Pulsar 2415 aIV NT production laser system. The machine replaces an older turret punch press. According to the company, the laser can turn around short-run production jobs quickly without affecting the promised...

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Leadership Summit keynote speakers to discuss how to navigate the changing market

January 30, 2012

Compelling and educational keynote addresses covering the vital role of manufacturing in the economy, new technology, and tactics to identify and target new markets and customers will highlight The FABRICATOR®'s Leadership Summit: 7th Annual Metal Matters, Feb. 29-March 2, in Scottsdale, Ariz.....

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Briggs Equipment, LiftOne now distributing Hyster products

January 30, 2012

After each acquiring portions of Barloworld Handling assets, two companies are now distributing and servicing Hyster® brand lift trucks. Briggs Equipment Inc., located in Dallas, now represents Hyster in Florida, Arkansas, and portions of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,...

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