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United States Cutting Tool Institute launches new website

March 10, 2016

The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI), Cleveland, has launched a new website at www.uscti.com. The redesigned website is mobile-friendly, and simplified navigation makes it easier for visitors to find membership information, technical resources, benefits of USCTI membership, and a...

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Marlin Services acquired by affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services

March 10, 2016

Marlin Services LLC, based in Gray, La., has been acquired by an affiliate of Gulf Coast Specialty Energy Services (GCSES), which is a portfolio company owned by Grey Mountain Partners. Marlin is a provider of services for the energy industry, particularly focused on providing pipeline...

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FMA selected to manage Association of Steel Distributors

March 10, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) has been selected to manage the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD). The Chicago-based ASD continues to operate as an independent association, but relies on FMA for management of its day-to-day affairs, membership...

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Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce launches Be Pro Be Proud workforce initiative

March 10, 2016

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas (ASCC/AIA) have announced the launch of a new initiative, Be Pro Be Proud, to bring a new generation of pride, progress, and professionals to Arkansas’ skilled workforce. Today’s skilled professional workforce...

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Altus Capital Partners acquires Nichols Portland from Parker Hannifin

March 10, 2016

Altus Capital Partners, Wilton, Conn., an investment firm focused on middle-market manufacturing companies in the U.S., has acquired Nichols Portland, a division of Parker Hannifin Corp., located in Portland, Maine. Nichols Portland is a designer and manufacturer of powder metal fixed and...

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FMA Annual Meeting: Sharing ideas to build a better business

March 10, 2016

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Networking, conversation, and idea sharing are at the heart of the FMA Annual Meeting. For instance, what if a shop salesperson learned to operate a tube laser? That idea at one roundtable got participants talking.

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Portable, suction-based vacuum clamping protects surfaces

March 9, 2016

Festool USA has introduced the Vac Sys portable, suction-based clamping system. The system allows users to clamp nonporous material for machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage. Each clamping module is equipped with a suction base that adheres to nonporous...

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TigerStop announces staffing changes

March 9, 2016

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop, a manufacturer of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems, has promoted Mike Anderson from southeastern regional sales manager to product manager of saw systems. Kevin Trowell, formerly with Beisse America Inc., has been hired as the new southeastern regional sales...

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MCEDC to build manufacturing facility in Kentucky

March 9, 2016

The Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC) has announced plans to build a new industrial facility in Murray, Ky., in an effort to attract manufacturing business. Because the city has no available pre-existing office space, the MCEDC decided to build the 60,000-sq.-ft. building to...

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Dust collector filter combines flame-retardant, conductive properties

March 9, 2016

The new HemiPleat® FR carbon dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines flame-retardant and conductive properties in a single filter. The carbon-impregnated filtration media is designed for dust-handling applications that require flame resistance and dissipation of...

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Walters Group named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

March 9, 2016

Deloitte Canada has named Walters Group, Hamilton, Ont., one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The program recognizes Canadian-owned and -managed companies with revenues more than $10 million that demonstrate strategy, capability, and commitment...

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CenterLine requalifies to maintain status as a Best Managed Company

March 9, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has announced it has requalified to maintain its status as a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for 2015. The company also earned the award in 2013. The national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of...

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Weldaloy earns AS9100 certification for aerospace industry

March 8, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy has received AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certifications through the American Systems Registrar. Weldaloy is a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous metal forgings serving industries such as aerospace, electronics, and oil and...

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PCI’s Custom Coater Forum set for Las Vegas

March 8, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., will host the Custom Coater Forum at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas, May 2-3, 2016. This educational and networking event provides presentations and roundtable discussions on business solutions, new product technologies, and PCI programs...

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Destaco aligns sub-brand products under one name

March 8, 2016

Destaco, Auburn Hills, Mich., a provider of automation, workholding, and containment systems, has announced the implementation of a strategic initiative that will bring the company’s sub-brands of Camco indexers, Robohand grippers, and Central Research Laboratory remote handling products to...

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