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Utility Trailer Sales of Idaho to open new location in Washington

June 19, 2014

Utility Trailer Mfg. Co., City of Industry, Calif., a manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtain-sided trailers, has announced that Utility Trailer Sales of Idaho is opening a new location in Spokane, Wash. The new dealership will operate under the...

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Ready Welder to seek GSA Schedule Contract

June 19, 2014

Ready Welder Corp., Los Angeles, has announced plans to expand its reach to government agencies by applying for a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract to pursue federal contracts. Government officials use GSA Schedules as a means of procuring goods and services knowing that...

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ProfitKey launches website dedicated to small manufacturers, job shops

June 18, 2014

ProfitKey Intl., a manufacturing ERP software provider based in Boston, has launched a new website at www.profitkey.com dedicated to small to midsized manufacturers and job shops. The site is designed to provide information on improving overall business processes, cost reduction, and profit growth....

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Miller partners with HCCW on job training initiative

June 18, 2014

A collaborative job training initiative aimed at addressing a shortage of qualified welders will launch this summer in four regions of Wisconsin after receiving funding from the state and welding industry leaders. Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has joined with area employers,...

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Houghton Intl. names director of metals business segment

June 18, 2014

Houghton Intl., a Valley Forge, Pa., provider of metalworking fluids, specialty hydraulic fluids, and services, has appointed Michael Brewer as director of its metals business segment. He supports customers and sales of the company’s products and services for steel and nonferrous applications....

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Grainger to build Northeast distribution center

June 17, 2014

Chicago-based Grainger, a supplier of MRO products serving businesses and institutions, has purchased 96 acres of land in Bordentown Township, N.J., with plans to build a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. distribution center. When the facility is up and running in 2016, the company expects to employ more...

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GE to build Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility in South Carolina

June 12, 2014

General Electric (GE) has announced plans to build a new GE Power & Water advanced manufacturing facility in Greenville, S.C. The company will invest $400 million over the next 10 years in the project. The facility, which will be co-located at the current GE Greenville Manufacturing site, is...

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Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant marks 10 years of green manufacturing

June 11, 2014

Ford is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Dearborn Truck Plant, which was built as the environmentally friendly centerpiece of the Ford Rouge Center. A key feature of the plant is a living roof, which covers the entire manufacturing plant with 10.4 acres of drought-resistant plant life....

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Exact introduces subscription access to JobBOSS

June 11, 2014

Minneapolis-based Exact has introduced subscription access and pricing for its JobBOSS enterprise-scale manufacturing ERP software. The subscription provides small to midsized manufacturers with an economical way to acquire the software as an alternative to the typical perpetual license model....

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AT&F cuts delivery time to Europe with all-water service from Cleveland

June 11, 2014

AT&F, Cleveland, a provider of large-scale welding and fabrication, has expanded its global services with Port of Cleveland’s Europe Express service to Antwerp. The new, direct, all-water service between Cleveland and Antwerp will cut four days from delivery time to the company’s European...

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Affinor Growers to acquire Fab-All

June 11, 2014

Affinor Growers Inc., Montreal, a grower of such crops as romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries, and medical marijuana, has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Fab-All Mfg. Ltd., a strategic partner providing precision metal fabrication, machining, and finishing. Fab-All Mfg. is working...

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IAM members ratify new labor agreement at AK Steel’s Middletown Works

June 10, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 1943 have ratified a new 42-month labor agreement covering about 1,700 hourly production and maintenance employees at the company's Middletown Works in Ohio....

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Meritor appoints president/COO

June 10, 2014

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor Inc., a global supplier of drive train, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has appointed Jay Craig as president and COO. In this role, he is responsible for the Commercial Truck & Industrial and Aftermarket & Trailer...

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Graham Corp. wins $8 million of orders for global oil refining projects

June 10, 2014

Graham Corp., Batavia, N.Y., a global business that designs, manufactures, and sells critical equipment for the oil refining, petrochemical, and power industries, has been awarded three refinery orders for projects valued at about $8 million in total. The China refinery upgrade order calls for...

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Module X Solutions to expand in Louisiana

June 10, 2014

Module X Solutions LLC has announced plans to make a $7.4 million capital investment and create 357 new direct jobs at a 750,000-sq.-ft. Shreveport, La., manufacturing facility. The company will join existing tenant MB Industries LLC at the plant, with Module X Solutions chiefly manufacturing...

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