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Solar Atmospheres facility maintains Nadcap 18-month merit status

October 19, 2016

Solar Atmospheres has announced that it has been awarded Nadcap 18-month merit status for heat treating at the Souderton, Pa., facility. The plant has held Nadcap accreditation since 1995, maintaining merit status for the majority of that...

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Lantek, Bystronic announce partnership

October 18, 2016

Bystronic, an Elgin, Ill.-based provider of sheet metal processing systems and services, has entered into a long-term technology partnership with Lantek, a Mason, Ohio, developer of software systems for the production of sheet metal, tube, and profile parts.As part of this strategic global...

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Industrial fasteners market growth projected at 4 percent CAGR to 2020

October 18, 2016

Pune, India-based Sandler Research, in its recently published “Global Industrial Fasteners Market 2016-2020,” predicts the market to grow at a CAGR of 4.05 percent through 2020. According to the report, the emergence of self-clinching fasteners will help drive market growth. The fasteners,...

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JMP Eng. achieves fourth technology designation with Rockwell Automation

October 18, 2016

London, Ont.-based JMP Eng., an engineering services company providing controls, information, and smart robotics systems for manufacturers, has announced it has met all requirements to receive both the Rockwell Automation Power Quality and Energy Management (PQ&EM) and Information and Enterprise...

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Constellium to open automotive aluminum sheet finishing line in France

October 18, 2016

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, has opened a new, $197.6 million finishing line at its plant in Neuf-Brisach, France, to meet the growing demand for aluminum automotive body sheet. With a production capacity of 100,000 tons, the 787-ft.-long finishing line features high-speed thermal treatment,...

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Orangewood Partners acquires majority stake in George Industries

October 18, 2016

Orangewood Partners, a New York-based private investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in George Industries LLC, a designer and manufacturer of mission-critical engineered components in Endicott, N.Y. George Industries’ founding family, led by Mark and Dan Ciaravino, retains a...

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AP&C breaks ground on second plant

October 18, 2016

AP&C, a Montreal-based powder manufacturing subsidiary of additive manufacturing equipment supplier Arcam AB, is building a second powder plant in Saint-Eustache, Que. AP&C, which specializes in plasma atomized metal powders for additive manufacturing, plans to invest up to $23.6 million in this...

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Pferd names steel works technical sales specialist

October 17, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Tim Lee to the position of technical sales specialist - steel works. In this role, he works with customers on their cutting requirements, particularly large-diameter cutoff wheels from...

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Nucor chairman/CEO/president elected chairman of World Steel Association board

October 17, 2016

Steel product manufacturer Nucor Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that John Ferriola, its chairman/CEO/president, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of the World Steel Association (worldsteel). He has served as vice chairman of the worldsteel board, as a member of the...

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American Mine Research to acquire PEMCO Corp.

October 17, 2016

American Mine Research Inc. (AMR), a provider of electronic monitoring, control, and communications products in Rocky Gap, Va., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bluefield, Va.-based PEMCO Corp., a manufacturer of electrical and power distribution equipment. The acquisition is expected...

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Blue Grass Metals appoints president

October 17, 2016

Blue Grass Metals, Independence, Ky., a metal fabrication and assembly company that provides metal forming, stamping, tubing, and metal-related components, has named Dale Badger as president. He succeeds Tony Schmidt, founder and former president, who will continue to serve as CEO. Badger joined...

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Aluminum Extruders Council releases EPDs for extruded component

October 13, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has released a comprehensive, industrywide set of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for aluminum extrusions manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. The EPDs quantify the cradle-to-gate life cycle environmental impacts of aluminum...

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Bermo establishes on-site quotation services

October 13, 2016

Bermo Inc., a Minneapolis-based manufacturer specializing in metal fabricating, stamping, welding, and assembly, has launched Quoting On-Site To Excel (QOTE), a service that provides customers with prices at customer premises to help reduce quoting cycle time. The initiative is designed to provide...

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Wilson Tool names marketing director

October 13, 2016

Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, Minn., a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, has hired Kelli Williams as marketing director. Williams has more than 10 years of communications, marketing, digital, and strategic...

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OMAX employee named ASME fellow

October 13, 2016

Abrasive waterjet system manufacturer OMAX® Corp., Kent, Wash., has announced that Darren L. Stang, principal systems engineer, has been elevated to the grade of fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of his outstanding engineering achievements.Stang joins an...

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