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All American Containers expands packaging distribution operations in Washington

April 21, 2016

All American Containers LLC, a supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers, has announced the expansion of its distribution operations in Port of Kalama, Wash., and the addition of new employees. The 33,000-sq.-ft. plant houses company division AAC Pacific Coast. Continued growth of the...

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AHSS remains fastest-growing automotive material, says SMDI

April 21, 2016

Over the past three years, the amount of AHSS used each year in automotive applications has been 10 percent higher than forecast by Ducker Worldwide, says the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). According to “Metallic...

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Electron Beam Eng. adds laser marking services

April 20, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., Anaheim, Calif., an electron beam and laser beam welding company, has added laser marking services for etching and engraving metals and ceramics. The noncontact process permanently marks products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired...

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PTM Corp. completes building addition

April 20, 2016

PTM Corp. has completed a 29,600-sq.-ft. addition to the west end of its Plant 1 in Fair Haven, Mich. The company has invested more than $2.7 million into the project, which includes a 15-ton bridge crane and a 550-ton AIDA mechanical press. The addition is designed for future expansion to the...

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT named Best New Welding Product Supplier

April 20, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, a U.K.-based manufacturer of weld purging equipment, has been named a winner in the Welding World Awards presented by the Association of Welding Distributors. The company won in the category of Best New Welding Product...

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Economic impact study shows continued strength of domestic aluminum industry

April 20, 2016

A new study shows the continued importance of the U.S. aluminum industry to the national economy. Research conducted by economic research firm John Dunham & Associates found that the domestic aluminum industry directly employs nearly 161,000 workers and contributes more than $75 billion to the...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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Report focuses on challenges, market opportunities in U.S. steel sector

April 20, 2016

Global law firm White & Case and global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in collaboration with Debtwire, a fixed income intelligence service, have released “Losing strength: US steel industry analysis,” a publication that captures the latest developments and market...

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Posco establishes operations in Indiana

April 20, 2016

Posco, a multinational steel producer based in Pohang, South Korea, has announced plans to build a wire rod processing center at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, Ind., creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018. The $19 million project includes a 136,000-sq.-ft. facility, which will be the...

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Articulated robot applications to lift industrial robotics market through 2020

April 20, 2016

According to “Industrial Robotics Market in the U.S. 2016-2020,” a market study released by London-based Technavio, the industrial robotics market in the U.S. is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 12.25 percent during the forecast period. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the market...

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AEM launches election-themed app to educate voters on manufacturing issues

April 20, 2016

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has launched a new smartphone game through its I Make America campaign to engage and educate voters on manufacturing issues this election season. The I Make America (IMA) Game is available to download for free through the Apple Store,...

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LIFT helps launch manufacturing career program at Louisville, Ky., high school

April 19, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have announced the launch of “Manufacturing Technology: High School Career Pathways” in Kentucky. Doss High School, Louisville, Ky., in collaboration with manufacturers and government leaders, will offer a...

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SAF installs cut-to-length aluminum coil processing line

April 19, 2016

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co.) has installed a cut-to-length aluminum coil processing line in its SAF-West, Redding, Calif., plant. The heart of the line is a Herr-Voss 6-high corrective leveler to enhance processing of nonferrous coil for surface-critical sheet with the flatness important...

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Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence forms technology partnership with Hendrick Motorsports

April 19, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence, North Kingstown, R.I., and Hendrick Motorsports have announced a two-year technology partnership that will expand Hendrick Motorsports’ in-house capabilities with additional measurement systems, training, and expert technical support. The team is a longtime user of...

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Fidia moves North American operations to new headquarters facility in Michigan

April 19, 2016

Fidia S.p.A., based in Turin, Italy, has moved its North American operations from Troy, Mich., to a new 14,000-sq.-ft. headquarters facility in Rochester Hills, Mich. Fidia designs and builds NCs and high-speed milling machine systems for the production of complex-shaped parts for the automotive,...

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