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AZZ acquires Trinity Industries' galvanizing business

June 8, 2015

AZZ Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of galvanizing services, welding systems, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services, has acquired the assets of U.S. Galvanizing LLC, a provider of steel corrosion coating services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries Inc....

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Greenkote adds production capacity at Kentucky facility

June 5, 2015

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, has announced that its blank powder coating facility in Louisville, Ky., is making new production capacity available and now is accepting a limited number of volume production orders from manufacturers. The 100,000-sq.-ft. plant, which runs 24 hours a day, five...

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Filtration system provides breathable air for spraying waterborne paints

June 5, 2015

Martech Services Co. offers the model 50-WB filtration system, designed to work with an existing compressed air source to filter and monitor the compressed air for grade D breathable air. It also provides ultraclean and ultradry air for use in spraying waterborne or solvent-based paints. The...

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More manufacturing institutes on the agenda?

June 4, 2015

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President Obama wants $150 million to expand innovation network.

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Peterson Wash and Blast Systems moves in with Viking Blast and Wash Systems

June 4, 2015

Peterson Wash and Blast Systems has moved into a new, expanded facility of its parent company, Industrial Ventures Inc., in Rose Hill, Kan. The firm shares the facility with Viking Blast and Wash Systems. Management moved the companies under the same roof to help manage growth and to save on...

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Air filter removes contaminants to 0.01 micron

June 4, 2015

The .01 Micron SuperStar Filter from Walmec North America is designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air, removing vapors and contaminants down to 0.01 micron. The four-stage filtration system offers flows of 50 SCFM, 75 SCFM, or 100 SCFM. Able to handle pressure ratings up to 250 PSI, it...

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Madison-Kipp president/CEO purchases controlling interest

June 4, 2015

Madison-Kipp Corp. (MKC), Madison, Wis., has announced that Tony Koblinski, president/CEO, has purchased a controlling interest in the company. He is joined by Trive Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm that has purchased the minority shares. Koblinski joined MKC in 2011 after a...

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Daubert Chemical revamps website

June 4, 2015

Daubert Chemical, a manufacturer of specialty coatings and adhesives in Chicago, has launched a revamped website at www.daubertchemical.com. The site provides access to technical resources such as product training videos and step-by-step interactive educational modules that give users detailed...

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Houghton Intl. announces senior leadership appointments

June 4, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has announced changes in organizational leadership. Mike Shannon, executive vice president of global operations at Houghton Intl. and president of Houghton Asia Pacific, has been appointed to the additional...

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Better ideas, better growth at Texas metal fabricator

June 3, 2015

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Special Products & Mfg. Inc., a custom fabricator in Rockwall, Texas, has transformed its culture. A decade ago it was a command-and-control environment. Today, ideas from front-line workers drive improvement.

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Southwest Steel Processing plans $18 million expansion at Arkansas plant

June 3, 2015

Southwest Steel Processing, a manufacturer of railcar and oil and gas components, is expanding its manufacturing plant in Newport, Ark. The plant expansion will be used to develop a new forging line. The company, a partnership between Cleveland-based Park Ohio and Arkansas Steel Associates LLC...

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Schaefer Ventilation opens distribution center in Atlanta

June 3, 2015

Schaefer Ventilation Equipment, manufacturer of ventilation and thermal comfort products based in Sauk Rapids, Minn., has announced the opening of a new distribution center in Atlanta. The new location offers quick deliveries on reasonable quantities of confined space ventilators, portable...

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Global manufacturers focused on innovation, supply chains to drive growth, says survey

June 3, 2015

Manufacturers are operating in an environment of disruptive complexity, where the confluence of factors such as intense competition, pricing pressures, and new technologies are forcing companies to evaluate business models and growth strategies, according to the 2015 KPMG Global Manufacturing...

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Fabral names VP of commercial sales

June 3, 2015

Euramax North America has announced the return of Scott Bacon as the vice president of commercial sales for Fabral, a provider of metal roofing and wall panels in Lancaster, Pa. He served as vice president, director of sales from 2000 to 2011 and spent the last four years as the business unit...

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Upskilling – What it means and where it stands

June 3, 2015

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Much attention has been given to the skills gap, a critical issue affecting manufacturing. The Upskill Summit held in April provided an opportunity for manufacturers and other entities to explore concrete measures to alleviate the gap by upskilling workers. Summit participant Traci Tapani, co-president, Wyoming Machine, discusses the initiative.

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