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AMT donates 3-D printer to Ohio high school STEM program

October 6, 2014

To celebrate Manufacturing Day, an annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., donated a 3-D printer to...

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Warehouse picking cart maneuvers in narrow aisles

October 6, 2014

Creform Corp. has introduced a narrow picking cart that can be maneuvered for order picking and kitting operations in space-restrictive aisles. Two carts can pass easily in an aisle while also allowing room for pickers to walk around them to load boxes. The cart has angled shelves, canted for...

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Manufacturing Day, and the joy of making things

October 3, 2014

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Manufacturing Day celebrates continuous improvement, excellence, and, perhaps most important, the tinkerer in us all.

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Metal Technology Inc., nuFaktory form partnership to expand additive manufacturing

October 3, 2014

Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), Albany, Ore., and nuFaktory LLC, Springfield, Mass., have announced the formation of a strategic partnership in response to growing opportunities for additively manufactured metal components across multiple industries. The partnership combines MTI’s experience in...

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Solar Atmospheres expands into Southeast

October 3, 2014

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., a provider of vacuum heat-treating services, has chosen a site in Greenville, S.C., for its new Solar Atmospheres Southeast division. The facility has 54,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, free-span construction, 40-ton and 30-ton bridge cranes with 24-ft....

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Walmart, Google headline FABTECH 2014 keynote presentations

October 2, 2014

FABTECH®, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, has announced its lineup of speakers and panels that will participate in the show this November. Keynote presentations by executives from Google Enterprise and Walmart, a Veterans Day panel on how...

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Indura management team announces new U.S. business

October 2, 2014

Santiago, Chile-based Indura, an industrial gases company that became part of Air Products in 2012, has announced it no longer will maintain direct operations in the U.S. The management team heading operations for Indura in the U.S. has decided to continue serving its network of independent...

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New survey presents keys to recruiting women to manufacturing sector

October 2, 2014

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a group of nearly 500 women dedicated to attracting, retaining, and advancing women in the manufacturing sector, has released a survey, co-produced with Plante Moran, that highlights the potential for young women as manufacturing employees....

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Portable marking system works on heavy, bulky parts

October 2, 2014

SIC Marking has developed the e1-p63c portable marking system. The compact dot peen marking system provides permanent identification of all kinds of metal parts. The system is suitable for use on heavy and bulky parts or difficult-to-access areas. Designed for balance, the marking gun weighs...

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Lampin Corp. educates students with company tours on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3

October 2, 2014

Uxbridge, Mass.-based Lampin Corp. has announced its participation in Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3. Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, and regional high schools have partnered with manufacturing companies in the area to help increase high school...

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Census Bureau releases all 364 manufacturing reports from 2014 Economic Census

October 2, 2014

In recognition of Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3, the Census Bureau presents descriptions of its data products on the manufacturing sector of the economy. Additionally, statistics on all 364 industries in the manufacturing sector are now available from the 2012 Economic Census. The 2012 Economic...

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Buyken Metal Products, AJAC host Manufacturing Day for Kent, Wash., high school students

October 2, 2014

Buyken Metal Products, a provider of sheet metal forming, stamping, and fabrication services in Kent, Wash., and the Seattle-based Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) are partnering to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3 at Buyken’s facility in Kent, Wash. Students will have the...

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SHRM LINE: October hiring rates expected to reach four-year highs for the month

October 2, 2014

In October, job creation rates will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for October 2014. In October, for the seventh straight month,...

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President Obama to visit Manufacturing Day event at Millennium Steel on Oct. 3

October 1, 2014

On Oct. 3 President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Millennium supplies automotive-grade steel sheet to Toyota and related parts-makers. “We are pleased that the White House has chosen a...

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Skilled labor crisis, or a crisis of character?

October 1, 2014

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We call it a "skilled labor crisis," but is it really about skill? Skills can be taught. The real challenge may be much broader.

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