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Sierra College hosts Nontraditional Employment for Women event for high school girls

October 29, 2014

Sierra College, Rocklin, Calif., hosted the second Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) event on Oct. 19 to inspire high school girls to consider science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Keynote speaker Gina Lujan, founder of the Sacramento Hacker Lab, organized a panel of...

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North American Tool VP receives ISA American Eagle Award

October 29, 2014

North American Tool Corp., South Beloit, Ill., a manufacturer of cutting tools for the industrial marketplace, has announced that Bernie Bowersock, senior vice president of sales and marketing, is the recipient of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) American Eagle Award for his years of service...

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Cincinnati Incorporated appoints president/CEO

October 29, 2014

Cincinnati Incorporated, Harrison, Ohio, a build-to-order machine tool manufacturer, has announced that its board of directors has chosen Carey Chen as the company’s next president and CEO, effective January 2015. He also will serve as a member of the board of directors. Chen succeeds Andrew...

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Siemens donates all-electric van to Georgia high school

October 28, 2014

Siemens has bolstered its relationship with Forsyth County Schools by donating an all-electric van to Lambert High School, Suwanee, Ga., which will enable students active in the robotics, engineering, and science departments to travel with oversized equipment and supplies to competitions and...

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More manufacturers bringing production back from China, study finds

October 28, 2014

U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on U.S. manufacturing, and their actions are starting to show it, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG’s) Center for Consumer and Customer Insight. The firm’s third annual survey of senior manufacturing...

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Lincoln Electric, AACC host summit for U.S. community college educators

October 28, 2014

Representatives from 34 community colleges across the U.S. traveled to Cleveland to participate in the Lincoln Electric Welding Future Education and Training Summit on Oct. 23-24. Cosponsored by partners Lincoln Electric and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the event engaged...

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Castlen Welding & Mfg. to expand in Kentucky

October 28, 2014

Castlen Welding & Mfg. LLC has announced plans to expand its operations in Owensboro, Ky. The manufacturer of material handling equipment for the fertilizer and grain industries is expected to create up to 30 new jobs with the $3.9 million project. The facility will allow the company to expand...

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Satellite antenna produced with 3-D printing

October 28, 2014

Altair, Troy, Mich., has announced that RUAG Space, with the support of Altair ProductDesign, has built a redesigned, optimized antenna support for an Earth observation satellite, to be produced using industrial additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing. Engineers used Altair HyperWorks®...

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FABTECH 2014 to host Industry Night at Atlanta’s College Football Hall of Fame

October 27, 2014

FABTECH® 2014 will host its first FABTECH Industry Night on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Sponsored by Georgia Power, Industry Night gives FABTECH attendees an exclusive look at one of Atlanta’s newest attractions. North America’s largest metal...

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EuroBLECH 2014 welcomes 59,600 visitors in Hanover, Germany

October 27, 2014

EuroBLECH 2014, the 23rd International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, wrapped up on Oct. 25 in Hanover, Germany, after five exhibition days. A total of 59,600 trade visitors attended the sheet metalworking show, seeing exhibits from 1,573 companies from 38 countries. The show’s total...

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Manufacturers in Dodge County, Wis., form alliance to address skills gap

October 27, 2014

Manufacturers in and around Dodge County, Wis., are taking action to promote the availability of family-supporting jobs in the manufacturing trades. The recently formed Manufacturing Business Alliance of greater Dodge County is gaining momentum with aggressive activities to address the skills gap....

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Automec named as OEM supplier for TigerStop

October 24, 2014

Automec Inc. of Waltham, Mass., a provider of CNC gauging for press brakes and shears, has added TigerStop® programmable gauges to its product line. The company offers six models for metal forming applications. The operator programs cut or punch dimensions into the control and positions the...

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UniCarriers Americas hosts visit from U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren

October 23, 2014

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., visited UniCarriers Americas Corp.’s headquarters for the Americas in Marengo, Ill., on Oct. 15. The congressman met with the forklift manufacturer’s executive team before touring the facility and participated in a town hall-style meeting with more than 30...

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LAI Intl. acquires Zak Inc.

October 23, 2014

LAI Intl. Inc., Tempe, Ariz., an RLJ Equity Partners portfolio company, as announced the acquisition of Zak Inc., Green Island, N.Y., a manufacturer and certified turnkey supplier of precision-machined and custom-fabricated components for the power generation, specialty metals, and oil and gas...

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Americase celebrates 30th anniversary

October 23, 2014

Waxahachie, Texas-based Americase Inc., a developer of custom cases for the aviation, aerospace, oil, gas, government, education, audio/visual, sporting, and military industries, is marking 30 years in business. Bill Kinsala founded the company as a manufacturer of custom gun cases for...

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