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Commitment to U.S. takes center stage as manufacturing sector grows, says ThomasNet.com

June 14, 2012

Buoyed by growth and confident in their futures, U.S. manufacturers are laying out an agenda for restoring their industry to its earlier glory, according to results of ThomasNet.com's newest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB). Overwhelmingly, they are pushing to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing...

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Ohio Laser adds TRUMPF fiber laser

June 14, 2012

Ohio Laser has installed a TRUMPF® TruLaser 1030 fiber laser machine at its Plain City, Ohio, facility. With a solid-state disc laser system that sends the beam to the cutting head directly by fiber instead of by a beam delivery system, the machine can cut almost any shape from steel plate up to...

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Mexico continues to be top choice for manufacturing nearshoring

June 13, 2012

Reflecting continued rising labor and other manufacturing costs for imports from faraway places like China, nearshoring continues to be seen as an opportunity to serve U.S. demand by about half of senior executives of manufacturing-oriented companies. While 35 percent of that number view...

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Menges Roller appoints marketing director

June 13, 2012

Menges Roller, a provider of industrial rollers for the steel and coil industries in Wauconda, Ill., has hired Jeffrey E. Awe to the position of marketing director. He works to increase market penetration in key sectors and introduces the company's products and services to new markets and regions....

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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping launches Spanish-language website

June 13, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at http://kenmode.com/spanish for manufacturers and their suppliers in Latin America. The site provides information on the company's global capabilities in precision metal stampings for the...

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Jet Edge to host exporting seminar July 11

June 13, 2012

Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. will co-sponsor a free exporting seminar, Exporting 101, on Wed., July 11, from noon-4:30 p.m. at St. Michael City Center in St. Michael, Minn. Hosted by the city of St. Michael Economic Development Authority, the seminar will show attendees how...

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NIMS names executive director

June 13, 2012

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., has appointed James A. Wall as executive director. As executive director, Wall is focused on improving and expanding the NIMS mission to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. He succeeds Stephen C....

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ETM Mfg. adds business development, customer service staff

June 13, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a supplier of custom sheet metal manufacturing, machining, and assembly serving regional OEMs, has added staff to its business development and customer service teams. Richard Dapp has almost 40 years of manufacturing experience in engineering, sales, and service. As...

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Deere to expand manufacturing capacity for hydraulic cylinders

June 13, 2012

Deere & Co. has announced plans to invest $47 million to expand manufacturing capacity in its Moline, Ill., cylinder operations, where the company builds hydraulic cylinders used in its agricultural, construction, and forestry machines sold around the world. The investment will result in...

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Prima Electro, Yaskawa form partnership in CNC market

June 12, 2012

Prima Electro S.p.A. and Yaskawa Europe GmbH have signed a strategic partnership agreement for the CNC market. Prima has chosen Yaskawa's Sigma-5 SD drives and motors to implement its new Osai OpenControl CNC software and hardware components. The products will be connected through Mechatrolink III...

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L&M Precision Fabrication appointed as Boeing Tier 1 supplier

June 12, 2012

L&M Precision Fabrication, a precision metal manufacturer in Airway Heights, Wash., has been appointed as an aerospace Tier 1 supplier partner for The Boeing Aircraft Co. L&M Precision also continues to play an active role in supplying interior components to other Boeing Tier 1...

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Automotive Climate Control to expand in Indiana

June 12, 2012

Automotive Climate Control Inc., a manufacturer of mobile air-conditioning and heating equipment, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., creating up to 40 new jobs by 2015. The company, which supplies to OEMs and aftermarket customers in the automotive and...

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Steelcase president named Business Person of the Year

June 8, 2012

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids has named James Hackett, president and CEO of Steelcase Inc., as Business Person of the Year. The award was instituted to honor influential business leaders from leading or large employers in Grand Rapids, Mich., who have made significant contributions for the...

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Hitachi Construction Truck Mfg. plans $33 million expansion

June 8, 2012

FedDev Ontario, through its Prosperity Initiative program, has awarded $6.6 million to Hitachi Construction Truck Mfg. Ltd., Guelph, Ont., to expand its current facility, increase its plant capacity, and introduce new technologies. "Improved demand for base metals and coal has resulted in a need...

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LINE survey: Job gains expected in June, but hiring rate remains behind the 2011 rate

May 31, 2012

Job creation will continue in manufacturing and services in June, but for the fifth time in the last six months, the rate of growth will fall behind the rate of the previous year in both sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National...

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