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Waukesha Metal Products nominated for 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year

February 22, 2011

Waukesha Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has been nominated for a 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award. The company, one of 53 Wisconsin companies nominated for this year's awards, is competing in the Small Company category, for companies with 1 to 99 employees. Waukesha Metal Products...

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Maysteel announces executive appointments

February 22, 2011

Maysteel LLC, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures in Allenton, Wis., has announced several changes to its executive staff. The company has named J. Monte Roach as president and CEO, Kevin Matkin as vice president of operations, and Elizabeth (Beth) Feldman as chief financial officer....

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FMA seeks participants for 2011 Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey

February 22, 2011

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) encourages industry executives to participate in the 2011 Financial Ratios & Operational Benchmarking Survey that will provide comprehensive data for company owners and managers in the metal forming and fabricating industry. The...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery promotes regional managers

February 17, 2011

Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., has promoted David Wetzel and David Fridey to regional managerial positions. Wetzel has been with the company for five years and has 23 years of experience in the metal fabrication machine tool industry. He oversees all sales managerial duties for the...

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Tour of Marlin Steel Wire Products included in AME conference

February 17, 2011

Attendees of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) conference in Baltimore, Md., in November toured Marlin Steel Wire Products three times in one week. The group of 130 comprised plant managers, plant engineers, manufacturing engineers, and Six Sigma Black Belts. Marlin Steel was one...

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First Aluminum Industry Summit coming to NYC in June

February 17, 2011

The inaugural Aluminum Industry Summit is scheduled to take place June 7 and 8 in New York City. The two-day program, supported by industry publications American Metal Market and Metal Bulletin, will cover the global aluminum supply chain from alumina to end use and will feature speakers and...

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NBT announces 2011 national manufacturing camp grant awards

February 17, 2011

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its 2011 manufacturing camp grant awards. NBT awarded nine grants of $2,500 each to community and technical colleges that offer...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 85 percent in 2010

February 14, 2011

December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $446.76 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing...

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Bipartisan House caucus to focus on strengthening mfg, helping put Americans back to work

February 9, 2011

U.S. Reps. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) have renewed their mission to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and help employers put Americans back to work by re-establishing the bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus for the 112th Congress. Co-chairs Manzullo and Ryan, who co-founded the...

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Small business optimism sees modest increase; now at three-year high

February 8, 2011

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism rose 1.5 points in January, a modest increase, opening the new year with a reading of 94.1, the highest level since December 2007 when the recession started. According to the NFIB, the slight overall uptick in...

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Illinois Reshoring Initiative launches response to President Obama's call to create jobs

February 8, 2011

In his Jan 25, 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama focused on the need to create jobs, especially manufacturing and technical jobs, and the challenge of doing so in an increasingly competitive world. Responding to the address, the Illinois Reshoring Initiative has announced its program...

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Genesis Systems Group establishes robotic welding scholarship

February 7, 2011

Robotic workcell integrator Genesis Systems Group, Davenport, Iowa, has announced a new scholarship resulting from an agreement among Genesis Systems Group LLC, Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Engineering Program, and Scott County Schools. The Andy Zinn-Genesis Systems Group scholarship is...

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Waukesha Metal Products achieves Best-In-Class Quality designation

February 7, 2011

Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., has announced that it is listed in the Best-In-Class Quality Performance level in the stamping commodity by one of its top customers. Waukesha Metal Products manufactures more than 107 custom metal stampings for this customer that ship to 10 different plant...

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Bishop-Wisecarver earns Green Business certification

February 7, 2011

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., manufacturer of guided motion components and systems, has been certified as a Green Business through the Bay Area Green Business Program. The certification indicates that the company helps to strengthen and sustain the quality of the environment in Contra...

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FABTECH shifts show dates to November 14-17

February 7, 2011

FABTECH show management announced a shift in dates for FABTECH 2011. North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event will now open on Monday, November 14 and run through Thursday, November 17 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The show originally was scheduled to begin on...

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