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Shimifrez's Concord facility earns AS9100 Rev. C

September 5, 2013

Shimifrez Inc., a fabricator of photo-etched, light-gauge metal components, has announced that its Concord, Ont., facility has achieved certification to the AS9100 Revision C standard. The AS9100 standard supplements ISO 9001:2008 with requirements tailored to the aerospace industry. The company...

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Fears of a U.S. manufacturing skills gap in the near term are overblown, says report

September 5, 2013

The U.S. skills shortage will be less of a problem than many people believe in the short term, and it is unlikely to prevent a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing in the next few years, according to a report, "The U.S. Skills Gap: Could It Threaten a Manufacturing Renaissance?" from The Boston...

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Superb Industries named a top U.S. manufacturer

August 29, 2013

Superb Industries, a Sugarcreek, Ohio, manufacturer, has made the Inc. 500|5000 list for the third year in a row. The list ranks the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. The company also is included in the Top 100 Manufacturer list for the U.S. and the Top 100 Company list for Ohio....

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Tulmar acquires Mil-Quip assets

August 29, 2013

Tulmar, Ottawa, Ont., a provider of engineered textiles to the Canadian defense and aviation markets, has acquired the assets of metal fabricator Mil-Quip, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. The new company operates as Mil-Quip Groupe Tulmar. Mil-Quip's capabilities include laser cutting and punching,...

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Lantek Sheet Metal expands U.S. headquarters

August 28, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a provider of integrated CAD/CAM, nesting, MES, and ERP systems for the metalworking industry, will relocate to an expanded U.S. headquarters in Mason, Ohio. The new location will improve the support and training provided to clients, according to the company. An open...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology establishes two new scholarships - TheFabricator.com

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology establishes two new scholarships

August 28, 2013

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio, has announced the establishment of two new scholarships for its students. The scholarships, in honor of HIWT President André A. Odermatt, are $5,000 each and will be awarded for the first time in May 2014. For more than 10...

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Steel Fab to invest $1.5 million in Virginia steel manufacturing operation

August 28, 2013

Steel Fab has announced plans to establish a pressure tank production operation in Lebanon, Va. The $1.5 million project will create 50 new jobs and save 240 jobs. Steel Fab is a division of the Samuel Pressure Vessel Group of Wisconsin, part of the parent company Samuel Son & Co. Ltd.,...

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Feldmeier Equipment breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in New York

August 28, 2013

Feldmeier Equipment Inc., a fabricator of stainless steel storage and processing equipment, has broken ground in Little Falls, N.Y., on a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility. The company also plans to upgrade machinery and equipment at its Syracuse headquarters and existing Little Falls facility....

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Gene Haas Foundation donates $1 million to SME Education Foundation

August 28, 2013

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has made a gift of $1 million for scholarships in manufacturing and machining training and education to benefit as many as 1,000 students in North America and Europe. SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., administers the scholarship fund. The Gene...

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Machinery, transportation equipment to see big export gains, report says

August 28, 2013

Some of the biggest gains in U.S. exports, caused by a widening U.S. production cost advantage over leading European nations and Japan, are likely to be seen in machinery and transportation equipment, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a Chicago-based global management...

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Gap Partners opens facility in Georgia

August 27, 2013

Gap Partners Inc., a precision sheet metal fabrication company, has moved to a new facility in Rabun Gap, Ga. The move consolidates two locations to one 92,000-sq.-ft. building. The new facility uses lean manufacturing principles to manufacture sheet metal products, including universal mounting...

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Wynnchurch Capital acquires Imperial Group

August 27, 2013

Wynnchurch Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm with offices in Detroit and Toronto and an affiliate office in Montreal, has acquired Imperial Group L.P. from Accuride Corp. in partnership with BMO Mezzanine Fund. Imperial is a metal fabricator supplying light- and medium-gauge fabricated...

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Student wins silver medal at International WorldSkills Competition

August 27, 2013

Alex Pazkowski of Saline, Mich., a student at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., represented the U.S. during the biennial WorldSkills Competition and won a silver medal in the welding competition. He also won Best in Nation as part of the U.S. WorldTeam. The 42nd international event...

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Global Green Lighting opens new Tennessee facility

August 27, 2013

Global Green Lighting, a manufacturer of low-energy lighting control systems, has opened a new 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. The LED products use 75 percent less energy than traditional streetlights, the company reports....

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Jetcam announces U.K. expansion

August 27, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has announced the foundation of Jetcam UK Ltd. The new, separately owned company provides Jetcam CAM, nesting, and material management products, as well as pre- and postsales services, including training and technical support. In addition to traditional on-site...

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