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Kelly Services to host webinar on attracting manufacturing talent

September 18, 2014

Kelly Services Inc., Troy, Mich., a bronze sponsor of Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 3, will host a complimentary webinar titled "Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Today's Critical Manufacturing Talent" on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The webinar will be hosted by Kelly...

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Hypertherm introduces on-site training programs for plasma products

September 18, 2014

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has announced two new training programs for customers who use its Built for Business Integrated Cutting Solutions plasma products. These products include HyPerformance plasma, EDGE Pro or MicroEDGE Pro CNC,...

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Esmark Industrial Group acquires assets of Pittsburgh Annealing Box

September 18, 2014

Esmark Industrial Group, Pittsburgh, a metals fabrication and manufacturing subsidiary of Esmark Inc., has completed its acquisition of the assets of Pittsburgh Annealing Box Inc, Vanport, Pa., which has conducted business under the name KMA Mfg. since 2003. The new entity, which is a unit of...

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Jet Edge launches multilingual website

September 18, 2014

Jet Edge Inc., St. Michael, Minn., a manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology, has launched a new website at www.jetedge.com. Featuring multilingual content and a contemporary design that functions across devices, the site highlights the company’s product line and provides...

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Bunting Magnetics names general manager of Magnet Materials Division

September 17, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., a producer of precision magnetic products for automobile, electronics, and recycling industries, has named Alicia Wieder as general manager of its Magnet Materials Division in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Wieder is responsible for distributing the company’s...

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Waukesha Metal Products wins grand prize in Manufacturing Day video contest

September 17, 2014

Waukesha® Metal Products has been named upper Midwest regional winner and grand prize winner in the Manufacturing Day video contest. The contest, split into five different regions, encouraged organizations to share how they celebrate National Manufacturing Day and why others should as well....

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AK Steel completes acquisition of Severstal Dearborn

September 17, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of Severstal North America's integrated steelmaking assets located in Dearborn, Mich. The transaction also included a cokemaking facility and interests in three joint ventures that process flat-rolled steel products. Dearborn Works...

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RTI Intl. Metals to supply TiAl for jet engine program

September 17, 2014

RTI Intl. Metals Inc., Pittsburgh, and Snecma, based in Courcouronnes, France, have signed a long-term agreement under which RTI will provide titanium aluminide alloy (TiAl) material for the new CFM International LEAP (leading edge aviation propulsion) engine. The engine was launched by CFM in 2008...

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U.S. Steel announces strategic actions to cut capital investments

September 17, 2014

United States Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, has announced it will not pursue an expansion of its iron ore pellet operations at Keetac in Keewatin, Minn. The expansion would have increased the facility's production by 3.6 million tons annually to a total of 9.6 million tons, and included upgrading and...

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Balluff opens customer support center in Kentucky

September 17, 2014

Balluff has opened its new customer support center in Florence, Ky. The grand opening celebration included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, as well as speeches from Gov. Steve Beshear, Balluff President Kent Howard, and Balluff GmbH Managing Directors Florian Hermle and Michael Unger. The...

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Autodesk, Local Motors collaborate to apply 3-D printing

September 17, 2014

Autodesk Inc., San Rafael, Calif., has announced that Local Motors, Chandler, Ariz., will use Autodesk’s Spark open platform for 3-D printing in its development of the Strati, the world’s first 3-D-printed car. The platform will help connect automobile digital design information to the 3-D...

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Nucor buys Gallatin Steel

September 16, 2014

Steel company Nucor, Charlotte, N.C., has purchased Gallatin Steel Co., expanding its footprint in the Midwest. Nucor purchased ArcelorMittal’s and Gerdau's respective 50 percent stakes in Gallatin Steel. Gallatin's flat-rolled products mill in Ghent, Ky., has an annual capacity of about 1.8...

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Kuka Systems develops robotic riveting system for Boeing 777 wide-body fuselage assembly

September 16, 2014

When the Boeing 777X twin-aisle passenger jet goes into full production for its debut in 2020, each fuselage will be built using automation technology developed as part of a collaborative effort by the airplane-maker and the Kuka Systems Aerospace Group. The robotic pulse production line, known...

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CNA, FMA launch Breakfast Series educational session for manufacturers

September 16, 2014

On Sept. 9 Chicago-based commercial insurance writer CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., collaborated to host the inaugural CNA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, Ill. During the program manufacturers learned how to increase...

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ESAB celebrates 110 years in business

September 15, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, a manufacturer of arc and gas welding equipment, manual and automated plasma cutting products, CNC cutting systems, welding automation and robotics, welding consumables, accessories, and PPE in Florence, S.C., marks its 110th anniversary in September 2014. In...

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