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DOE announces $137 million investment in commercial, passenger vehicle efficiency

August 22, 2016

The Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., has announced up to $137 million in investments for two programs to develop next-generation technologies to help industry go beyond current EPA and NHTSA standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while accelerating technology advances for passenger...

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Dake releases redesigned website

August 22, 2016

Grand Haven, Mich.-based metalworking machine tool manufacturer Dake has released a newly redesigned website at www.dakecorp.com. Visitors can view specifications, features, photos, and standard equipment for each type of machine. A variety of videos show how the products work. Downloadable...

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Phoenix Modular Elevator to build production facility in Illinois

August 22, 2016

Elevator manufacturer Phoenix Modular Elevator (PME) is building a 25,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Mount Vernon, Ill. The new plant gives the company more space than its previous location and keeps production on one level....

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Arc Academy opens retail store

August 22, 2016

Arc Academy, a Chicago-based welding and fabrication school, has opened a retail and consignment store. The store offers work produced by students, instructors, and local artisans....

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Corbitt Mfg. to open facility in Arkansas

August 22, 2016

Corbitt Mfg. Co., a subsidiary of American Railcar Industries Inc., St. Charles, Mo., is opening a new, $3.5 million facility in Paragould, Ark., for the production of railcar components.  The plant, which will create up to 60 new jobs, is located in close proximity to the company’s railcar...

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Manitowoc Co. to move crawler crane manufacturing operations to Pennsylvania

August 18, 2016

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. will relocate its crawler crane manufacturing operations from Manitowoc, Wis., to Shady Grove, Pa. The transition will begin in the Q3 2016, with completion anticipated by mid-2017. The company expects this initiative to generate annualized pre-tax cost savings of $25 to...

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CCAI awards 2016 scholarships

August 18, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. has announced the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. For the past several years CCAI has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students in programs (technical schools, high schools, and colleges) geared toward coatings and...

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Orange Aluminum ranks No. 1,780 on 2016 Inc. 5000

August 17, 2016

Orange Aluminum, Orange, Calif., a provider of aluminum extruded trim, shape, and bar, has been ranked No. 1,780 on the 35th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The firm achieved three-year sales growth of 209 percent. It also has launched the new Aluminum...

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Ace Corner Guards joins rebuilding efforts in Fort McMurray

August 17, 2016

New York-based Ace Corner Guards is joining rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfires by supplying schools and hospitals in the region with metal and steel corner covers. The low-maintenance corner guards feature the proprietary SafetyEdge design and install with...

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Cardinal Metalworks achieves ISO 9001:2015 registration

August 17, 2016

Cardinal Metalworks Inc., a manufacturer of precision fabricated sheet metal components in Burgaw, N.C., has achieved registration to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system Organizations that meet the...

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Meritor appoints senior VP/general counsel/corporate secretary

August 16, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has named April Miller Boise as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. She most recently served as senior vice president,...

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CCAT named Rhode Island Innovation Center

August 16, 2016

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) Manufacturing Technology Innovation Program to help the development and growth of Rhode Island’s small manufacturing companies....

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Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, says U of I professor

August 16, 2016

For years employers, pundits, and policymakers alike have bemoaned the lack of qualified workers available to fill vacant manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Despite the prominence of the skills-gap debate, a new paper co-written by Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at the...

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IMETCO opens California manufacturing facility

August 15, 2016

Norcross, Ga.-based IMETCO® (Innovative Metals Co. Inc.) has opened a 46,900-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., more than tripling the manufacturing space at its former Albuquerque, N.M., location. The new location is part of the former McClellan Air Force Base...

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Robinson Metal adds dedicated area for stainless steel fabrication

August 15, 2016

Fabrication services provider Robinson Metal Inc., DePere, Wis., has created a segregated area within its 175,000-sq.-ft. facility for stainless steel fabrication. That area has a 5-ton lifting capacity. Employees in the stainless steel area use dedicated equipment and tools, tables, and...

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