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Trilogy Machinery named exclusive North American distributor for SweBend

March 24, 2016

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been appointed as the new exclusive North American distributor for SweBend angle and section bending rolls, plate rolls, and specialty machinery. The entire staff at SweBend, based in Hässleholm, Sweden, comprises former employees from Roundo, also in...

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FMA/CNA announce Safety Award winners

March 24, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA) and CNA have announced the recipients of its 2016 Safety Awards. Open to all FMA and Tube & Pipe Association Intl. (TPA) company members, the awards program recognizes metal fabrication companies that have an ongoing commitment to excellence...

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Production Paint Finishers installs powder batch oven

March 24, 2016

Production Paint Finishers Inc., a provider of liquid spray painting and powder coating located in Bradford, Ohio, has installed a new powder batch oven that increases its capability to powder-coat large parts. The oven is 10 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, and 28 ft. long, suitable for coating large...

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R&B Machining names account manager

March 24, 2016

R&B Machining Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, has hired Kevin Hughes as its new account manager. He focuses on increasing sales of the company’s tube bending and forming tooling, tube end forming machines, and automation business. Hughes has more than 20 years of outside sales experience selling...

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Mathey Dearman adds to sales team

March 24, 2016

Mathey Dearman, Tulsa, Okla., has announced the addition of Daniel Bartyzel to its extended sales team. He joined Intermountain Marketing Group, Lone Tree, Colo., as an outside sales representative, responsible for accounts in New Mexico and Colorado. Bartyzel attended Technical Vocational...

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Kemper ventilation system named best welding product at STOM trade fair

March 24, 2016

Vreden, Germany-based Kemper’s CleanAirTower general ventilation system has been named the best product in the field of welding at the STOM trade fair in Poland. The system, designed according to the displacement flow principle, features patented contamination-free dust disposal. It extracts...

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Ambrell to host induction heating webinar March 30

March 24, 2016

Ambrell, a manufacturer of induction heating systems based in Scottsville, N.Y., will offer a complimentary Ambrell PRO SkillsTM webinar on March 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Girish Dahake, Ambrell’s senior vice president, global applications, will host the session on induction heating fundamentals....

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PPG releases video highlighting automotive parts coatings

March 24, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has produced an animated video at www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com/markets/automotive-parts-accessories.aspx that details the functional (nondecorative) automotive parts, surfaces, and applications for which the company provides coatings. Using a generic SUV to illustrate, the...

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Hexagon AB acquires Forming Technology Inc.

March 23, 2016

Stockholm-based information technology provider Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), Burlington, Ont., a provider of manufacturing software for sheet metal forming. FTI serves OEMs and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and appliance...

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Savant Investment Partners acquires Dura-Bond facility in Nevada

March 23, 2016

Las Vegas-based Savant Investment Partners has acquired Dura-Bond Bearing Co.’s 78,416-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Carson City, Nev., with the agreement for Dura-Bond to lease the property back for a 15-year term with additional extension options. Dura-Bond manufactures replacement...

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Noble Industries expanding in Indiana

March 23, 2016

Noble Industries Inc. has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Noblesville, Ind. The family-owned metal fabrication and manufacturing company will add 52,400 sq. ft. to its current 70,000-sq.-ft. building. Of that, 39,000 sq. ft. will be warehouse and production space, and 13,400 sq....

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IWDC names director of vendor management and supply chain

March 23, 2016

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has named Keith Werkley as director, vendor management and supply chain. He is responsible for driving growth of partner brands, Weldmark® brand, and warehouse and importing operations. Most recently Werkley served as district sales...

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Constellium signs multiyear contract with Airbus

March 23, 2016

Constellium N.V., based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has signed a contract with Airbus to supply a variety of aluminum rolled products for airframes, including wing skin panels, aero-sheets for fuselage panels, and rectangular and premachined plates for structural components. The companies will...

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ABB Robotics introduces online, interactive training course

March 22, 2016

ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mich., has introduced IRC5 Operations Web Based Training (US519), an online, interactive training course that teaches students how to operate a robot using the ABB FlexPendant and the IRC5 robot controller. The course modules are self-paced, with videos, interactive...

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Ontario invests in new electric and hybrid vehicle parts manufacturing

March 22, 2016

Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure has announced it is partnering with Mitsui High-tec to build the company's first manufacturing facility in North America and the first facility in Ontario producing motor cores for electric and hybrid vehicles. Ontario...

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