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H.C. Starck's Newton facility awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants

January 29, 2014

H.C. Starck's plant in Newton, Mass., has been awarded Industry Week's 2013 Best Plants. The implementation of a world-class manufacturing program with 5S, Six Sigma, and lean techniques yielded significant improvements in the facility’s manufacturing operations, increasing product quality,...

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Growth in auto industry to drive demand for permanent magnets

January 29, 2014

The global market for permanent magnets is expected to reach $31.18 billion by 2020, driven in part by growth in the global automobile industry, according to a new study, “Permanent Magnets Industry Trends and Market Segment Forecasts to 2020,” by Grand View Research Inc., San Francisco....

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The Flag Co. expands collaboration with Watts Machine and Mfg.

January 28, 2014

A new team effort between The Flag Co. Inc., Acworth, Ga., and its longtime manufacturing partner, Watts Machine and Mfg., Canton, Ga., has resulted in a new website for Watts at www.wattsmachineandmanufacturing.com and growth in its robotic gripper and custom parts divisions. The Flag Co.’s...

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TPS Acquisition acquires Theis Precision Steel

January 28, 2014

TPS Acquisition LLC, Plainfield, Ill., has acquired Theis Precision Steel Corp., including all of its assets and operations located in Bristol, Conn. The company has been renamed Theis Precision Steel USA Inc. TPS Acquisition LLC is a private group of Connecticut investors with metal stamping,...

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Oakworks names executive VP/CIO

January 28, 2014

Oakworks Inc., a designer and manufacturer of medical positioning equipment, medical treatment tables, and accessories in New Freedom, Pa., has appointed Andreas “Andy” Ludwig as executive vice president and chief information officer. Before joining the company, Ludwig served as global head...

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Jetcam opens Sydney, Australia, location

January 27, 2014

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has formed Jetcam Pacific Pty. in Sydney, Australia. The company offers sales and service for existing and prospective customers in the sheet metal and composite manufacturing sectors. Its Expert software is suitable for companies from small sheet metal shops to...

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Clark Wright

Prab hires application engineer

January 24, 2014

Prab Inc., Kalamazoo, Mich., a manufacturer of equipment for chip handling, fluid filtration, fluid recycling, and scrap handling systems, has hired Clark Wright as application engineer. His primary responsibility is to design optimized chip-processing system layouts. Wright has degrees in...

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Eberl Iron Works purchases Buffalo Metal Forming

January 24, 2014

Eberl Iron Works Inc. has acquired Buffalo Metal Forming, its neighbor in Buffalo, N.Y. The acquisition broadens Eberl’s custom fabricating capabilities and enables it to diversify and expand its product lines. “With greater precision sheet metal capabilities, we can grow established product...

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Interpower Induction appoints general manager of U.S. business

January 23, 2014

Interpower Induction, Almont, Mich., has announced the appointment of Edward A. Potoczak as general manager of U.S. business. He previously served as a senior consulting manager in Plante & Moran’s manufacturing and distribution practice and as project manager at Plex Systems. Potoczak has a...

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Sandvik Inc. announces $12 million expansion in South Carolina

January 22, 2014

Sandvik Inc., a subsidiary of the Swedish company Sandvik AB, is investing $12 million in an expansion at its operations in Westminster, S.C. The company manufactures products and carbide inserts used in mechanical engineering, automotive, oil and gas, and aerospace...

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Micro Waterjet earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

January 21, 2014

Micro Waterjet LLC, Huntersville, N.C., has received ISO 9001:2008 certification covering its precision waterjet cutting and sales of micro waterjet equipment. Micro Waterjet was formed through a joint venture between Waterjet AG and Max Daetwyler Corp. to provide micromanufacturing services...

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Max Daetwyler earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

January 20, 2014

Max Daetwyler Corp., Huntersville, N.C., has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification covers its engineering, fabrication, manufacturing, and assembly of custom-built machinery and manufacturing and sales of consumables and equipment for the printing...

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Super Steel LLC hiring 50 employees

January 20, 2014

Super Steel, a Milwaukee-based contract manufacturer, has announced plans to hire 50 employees during the first quarter of 2014. Having recently been awarded large contracts from both new and existing customers, the company is looking to hire welders, electrical and mechanical assemblers, painters,...

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Wendorff Bros. companies to add 94 jobs

January 20, 2014

Wendorff Bros. Co. has announced that sister companies Hartford Finishing, Steel Craft Corp., and Capitol Stampings plan to expand and add a combined 94 new jobs. Wendorff Bros. is parent company to the three companies, as well as Snow-Way Intl. Phase one of the $12 million expansion project...

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GA Global Partners to auction Accurate Metal Solutions equipment via live webcasts

January 17, 2014

GA Global Partners, the auction division of Great American Group Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., will host multimillion-dollar webcast auctions for Accurate Metal Solutions (AMS). The company will auction equipment from the Oxnard, Calif., facility on Feb. 11 and equipment from the Anaheim,...

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