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Gilchrist Metal Fabricating recognized by U.S. Army

February 16, 2016

Gilchrist Metal Fabricating Co., Hudson, N.H., has been recognized for "outstanding recent support" provided to the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site (RTS) in Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. In 2015 the company provided a number of precision machined and fabricated parts on a...

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CRP Industries CEO elected Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council

February 16, 2016

CRP Industries Inc., Cranbury, N.J., has announced that CEO Daniel N. Schildge has been elected to the Import Vehicle Community Executive Leadership Council. CRP Industries Inc. is the parent company of CRP Automotive, a provider of OE-quality replacement parts for European and Asian vehicle...

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PPE market to reach $62 billion by 2022, says report

February 16, 2016

According to "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Analysis by Product, by End-Use, and Segment Forecasts To 2022," a report offered by Dublin-based Research and Markets, the global PPE market, valued at nearly $36 billion in 2014, is expected to reach more than $62 billion by 2022, growing...

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Report highlights potential effects of 3-D printing on metals supply chain

February 16, 2016

According to a report commissioned by the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., 3-D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) have the potential to disrupt parts of the metals supply chain in the coming decades. AM today is not some far-off manufacturing process that...

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Carrier, UTEC to close in Indiana

February 15, 2016

Two HVAC industry business units of Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp.—Carrier Corp. and UTEC—have announced they will move their manufacturing operations from Indiana to Mexico, eliminating 2,100 jobs. Carrier Corp. has announced plans to close its Indianapolis plant, which...

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Pro Mach acquires Stork-Texwrap

February 15, 2016

Pro Mach Inc., a packaging and processing machinery manufacturer and integrated system provider, has acquired Stork-Texwrap, a manufacturer of fully automatic shrink wrapping systems. The Texwrap brand and its current facility in Washington, Mo., will remain, and its team will join Pro-Mach’s...

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IHEA launches Induction Division

February 12, 2016

The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA), Taylor Mill, Ky., has launched its Induction Division, which focuses on educating induction OEMs and end users of thermal process technology on best practices such as safety and operations, how best to use the technology, and the latest...

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NIMS releases new online tool to connect competencies, credentials, and careers

February 11, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based NIMS has introduced the Career Pathway Tool to help employers, job seekers, and educators understand the numerous career pathways in the industry and how NIMS credentials can be earned to enter and advance in careers. Employers can use the tool to enhance hiring practices,...

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Houghton Intl. metalworking fluid earns Pratt & Whitney approval

February 11, 2016

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., has received approval from Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies company, for the use of Hocut® 4940 metalworking fluid in the production of its aircraft engines and military power units under the Pratt & Whitney reference PMC 9151. Pratt & Whitney approved...

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NBT announces summer manufacturing camp locations

February 10, 2016

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the foundation of Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), has announced the 30 locations that will be hosting 41 summer manufacturing camps in 2016. The list is still growing, according to the association. Camps will be offered...

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Report reveals drivers of growth in global vacuum heat-treatment market through 2020

February 10, 2016

London-based Technavio has forecast the global vacuum heat-treatment market to post a CAGR of more than 6 percent by 2020, according to its latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global vacuum heat-treatment market for 2016-2020. Based on end...

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Kolene Corp. appoints executive VP

February 10, 2016

Detroit-based Kolene Corp. has appointed Dennis J. McCardle as executive vice president. He is a 27-year molten salt industry veteran at the company and now will spearhead the sales and marketing initiatives for the company's largest revenue segments. McCardle attended Northwood University. He...

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Waukesha Metal Products hosts business tour for Milwaukee students

February 10, 2016

Metal parts and assemblies manufacturer Waukesha® Metal Products, Sussex, Wis., hosted about 20 seventh-grade students from the Golda Meir School in Milwaukee as part of a program launched by the Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) aimed at giving nearly 1,800 Milwaukee Public Schools...

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C4 Industrial to hold open house in March at new Dallas facility

February 9, 2016

Houston-based C4 Industrial Inc. will hold a grand opening at its new C4 Industrial Experience Center in Dallas on March 30-31, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will showcase fiber laser, high-definition plasma, waterjet, press brake bending, milling, and turning equipment, with...

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FMA’s Software Council to offer complimentary educational webinar March 3

February 9, 2016

Rockford, Ill.-based FMA’s Software Technology Council has announced it will present an education program on supply chain, lean, and inventory management as a complimentary webinar on March 3, 2016. The Software Technology Council comprises 10 industry leaders representing software providers...

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