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Drew Industries announces executive change

September 27, 2016

Drew Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., has announced that David M. Smith, CFO, will leave the company at the end of 2016 to pursue other opportunities. He has been with the company since September 2015. Brian Hall has been named interim CFO. He will serve in this role until the board elects Smith’s...

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Vertical-acting toggle clamps offered

September 27, 2016

J.W. Winco Inc. offers the GN 810.1 universal-fit, steel, vertical-acting toggle clamp with vertical mounting base.The toggle clamp is case-hardened sheet metal, zinc-plated, with a blue passivated finish. The bearing pins are tempered, and the hand grip is oil-resistant red plastic.The clamp works...

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Survey predicts solid revenues for midsized U.S. manufacturers through 2016

September 27, 2016

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 15th annual “Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey,” revealing financial projections and top procurement insights of more than 750 U.S. manufacturing companies. The results show...

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Product helps manufacturer establish mobile-ready websites

September 27, 2016

Global Shop Solutions has released Websites PLUS for Manufacturers. The product provides manufacturers with a modern website that is integrated with Global Shop Solutions ERP software, mobile-ready, customized to their business, and managed for them. Through a strong website and extensive...

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Additive Manufacturing for Metal Fabricators - What are the Challenges & Risks

Additive Manufacturing for Metal Fabricators - What are the Challenges & Risks

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:00 PM (CST)

By: CNA

Are you contemplating Additive Manufacturing (AM), a.k.a. 3D Printing in your shop for parts or prototyping? What are the processes applicable for metals? How steep is the learning curve and how do you train your workforce to commence production? What are the risks, business and safety, of moving to AM and how are the similar or different from traditional subtractive processes?

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Growing the business within the confines of a small shop

September 26, 2016 | By Nick Martin

There’s nothing quite as gratifying to a small-shop owner as seeing healthy capacity levels. However, when limited workspace becomes an impediment to growth, it’s time to think about expanding. Wilson, N.C.-based Barnes MetalCrafters has reached this point.

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Manufacturing Leadership Council names six issues that will disrupt the industry

September 26, 2016

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), Mountain View, Calif., an executive-level leadership organization dedicated to achieving transformational growth for the manufacturing industry, has identified six critical issues facing the manufacturing industry as it undertakes its...

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Capital Machine Technologies appoints president

September 26, 2016

Tampa, Fla.-based metal fabrication machine distributor Capital Machine Technologies has promoted William (Bill) Citron to the position of president. Citron joined the company in 2013 as COO. He succeeds Dan Pentaudi, who is transitioning to CEO and remains active with the...

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GE to close Texas turbine manufacturing operations

September 26, 2016

General Electric has announced plans to close its turbine manufacturing operations in East Houston, Texas. The Channelview facility’s turbine servicing, engineering, and project operations functions will remain open. According to the company, the extended downturn in the energy industry has...

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Tuning in on the job: A wireless earbud review

September 26, 2016 | By Josh Welton

Who doesn’t like music? It has charms to soothe the savage breast and also can make a workday more tolerable. Thanks to modern technology, listening to your personal favorites in the shop is getting safer and more comfortable. Here are some options.

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AM General selected to build postal delivery vehicle prototypes

September 23, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., a manufacturer of vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide, has announced that its designs for advanced postal vehicles have been selected by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) as part of the USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Prototype Awards, in...

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Intimidator Inc. to expand operations in Arkansas

September 22, 2016

Batesville, Ark.-based Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of utility vehicles and lawn mowers, will invest $12 million to expand its existing facility in Batesville, Ark., and build a new one in Independence County Industrial Park.The expansion is expected to create 400 full-time jobs over the next...

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NAM study outlines excessive labor regulations

September 22, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released a study that outlines the effect of the Obama Administration’s labor regulatory agenda on manufacturers.According to NAM, regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union...

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Forklift Certification Institute launches online forklift certification course

September 21, 2016

The Forklift Certification Institute, Chapel Hill, N.C., has established an online course for forklift certification and recertification. The course is designed to provide prospective and current forklift operators with the information they need to know to safely operate a forklift. The online...

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Blast turbines feature curved throwing blades for increased throwing speed

September 21, 2016

Walther Trowal has introduced a new generation of blast turbines for THM type troughed-belt, continuous-feed shotblast machines. These turbines feature curved throwing blades, which increase the throwing speed and reduce cycle times for shotblasting of light metals such as aluminum and magnesium....

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