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Future engineers create Rube Goldberg machines for Goodyear's STEM Career Day

April 10, 2015

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, has issued a $15,000 challenge to students in grades 6 to 12 to design a Rube Goldberg™ machine using science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles to fill a Goodyear blimp. The challenge, which offers up to $4,000 to the high school...

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Sterling Machinery Exchange wins Business Excellence Award

April 9, 2015

Sterling Machinery Exchange has announced it has received the Business Excellence Award from Luis Aguinaga, mayor of South El Monte, Calif., for distributing top-tier U.S.-built machinery. The firm provide press brakes, shears, lathes, mills, grinders, saws, and an array of CNC...

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From the Web: ‘Routine’ jobs disappearing; business expands; 3-D printing updates; and brake woes

April 9, 2015

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Web articles for fabricators—The future of routine jobs; Lincoln, Neb., business expands; 3-D developments; and brake concerns.

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John Deere included among America's Best Employers

April 9, 2015

Moline, Ill.-based John Deere has been named to the Forbes magazine list of America's Best Employers. Deere was 38th among 500 companies included in the ranking based on independent research of American employees working for large U.S. organizations or U.S. divisions of international firms....

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Camelot Metals to move Minnesota headquarters

April 9, 2015

Camelot Metals Inc., a steel fabricating company in Roseville, Minn., has announced plans to move its headquarters to a new $7.7 million, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in Blaine, Minn. The move doubles the 30-employee company’s...

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Industrial Innovation acquires Advance Products Corp.’s Automation Division

April 9, 2015

Industrial Innovations, Grandville, Mich., a manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment for the metalworking industry, has announced the acquisition of Advance Products Corp.’s Automation Division, which includes its reciprocating die sprayers, spray manifold technology, robot extractors,...

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ATS to hold technology and networking event April 30 and May 1

April 8, 2015

Advanced Technology Sales & Service Inc. will hold a two-day technology and networking event at its Greensboro, N.C., headquarters on April 30 and May 1, 2015. In addition to showing the newest metal fabrication and machining technology, the event will provide networking opportunities for OEMs and...

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Volkswagen AG to add 130,000 sq. ft. to expansion in Tennessee

April 8, 2015

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany, has announced plans to add a 130,000-sq.-ft. body shop expansion to its $900 million factory expansion in Chattanooga, Tenn. The additional expansion will add $18 million to the cost of the project. The company expects the overall expansion to add 2,000 jobs...

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Oberg Industries selects director of human resources

April 8, 2015

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies in Freeport, Pa., has announced that Joseph G. O'Brien has joined the company as director of human resources. In this position, he supervises the HR teams at the Freeport location and the...

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Nasmyth Group opens regional headquarters in California

April 8, 2015

Nasmyth Group, Coventry, U.K., a supplier of precision engineering, products, and services, has opened a new regional North American headquarters in Burbank, Calif. The 25,000-sq.-ft. facility is adjacent to Nasmyth TMF. The firm has 12 businesses in the U.K., U.S., and India serving the...

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Kone Corp. acquires Advanced Elevator Technologies and Continental Services

April 8, 2015

Kone Corp., Lisle, Ill., has acquired elevator repair and maintenance firms Advanced Elevator Technologies of Boston and Continental Services LLC of Defuniak Springs, Fla. Kone is a provider of escalators and...

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Searchable database presents additive manufacturing machine pricing

April 8, 2015

Senvol, a New York-based firm that conducts analytics exclusively for the additive manufacturing industry, has expanded the Senvol Database, a 3-D printing database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials, to include machine pricing information. The database is accessible...

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Chip conveyor integrates coolant-cleaning technology

April 7, 2015

Mayfran Intl. has announced the availability of the CleanSweep-RM conveyor, which integrates coolant-cleaning technology with chip handling and removal. The compact conveyor allows chips and coolants to enter the load area of the conveyor, where large chips are carried by the hinge belt and...

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Quality shines bright at MACO

April 7, 2015

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The recession nearly killed MACO Incorporated, a fabricator and machine shop in rural western North Carolina. But it survived thanks to some introspection and a new focus on quality certification.

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Manufacturers remain optimistic despite growing concerns about strong U.S. dollar

April 7, 2015

Although the potential impact of the strong dollar is causing uncertainty, optimism among U.S. industrial manufacturers regarding the direction of the domestic economy continues to rise, according to the Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US, New York. The broad sense of optimism about...

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