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Whirlwind Tool announces pending patent on machine tool data logging

June 25, 2014

Whirlwind Tool Co., Barnstable, Mass., has announced it has a pending patent on machine tool data logging for monitoring safety features and machine tool usage history. Machine owners and management can review "black box" operational data, including the use of various guards provided to protect...

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Talon Innovations expands in South Korea

June 25, 2014

Sauk Rapids, Minn.-based Talon Innovations Corp., a provider of precision machined products and assemblies for the semiconductor, medical device, and aerospace industries, has opened a wholly owned subsidiary near Seoul, South Korea. Talon Innovations Korea Co. Ltd. serves the company’s...

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Optomec awarded $4 million project from America Makes

June 25, 2014

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has been awarded a major project from America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The “Re-Born in the USA” project will focus on advancing additive manufacturing technology for the repair of aerospace metal components for the U.S. Air...

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Ergodyne to hold 17th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic

June 24, 2014

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne, a provider of safety products and apparel, will hold its 17th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn., on July 14. The fundraiser brings together manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from...

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ThomasNet.com adds certification app to database

June 24, 2014

ThomasNet.com®, New York, has added a certification application to its free platform. Buyers now can qualify commercial and industrial suppliers classified to 67,000 product and service categories by 80 different certifications/registrations and create a shortlist of those that hold the...

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Techni Waterjet, Wintriss Controls Group to be featured on “World’s Greatest!...” series

June 24, 2014

Techni Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., and Wintriss Controls Group, Acton, Mass., will be featured on the television show “World’s Greatest!...”. How2Media sent crews to film footage at Techni Waterjet’s Lenexa facility and at Impulse Mfg. of Dawsonville, Ga., a Wintriss customer. The...

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TechPrecision appoints president of Ranor division

June 23, 2014

TechPrecision Corp., Center Valley, Pa., a manufacturer of large-scale fabricated and machined metal components and equipment, has appointed Alexander (Alex) Shen as president of Ranor, a wholly owned subsidiary division. He replaces Robert Francis, who left to pursue other opportunities but...

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AO Precision Mfg. names CEO

June 23, 2014

Daytona Beach, Fla.-based AO Precision Mfg. LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of M-16 and AR-15 rifle parts for government contractors and commercial gun-makers, has hired Steven C. Torma as its CEO. Torma has 30 years of experience in the munitions industry. He previously served as president...

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Pacific Industries building plant in Tennessee

June 23, 2014

Ogaki, Japan-based auto parts-maker Pacific Industries has begun building a new plant in Jackson, Tenn. It is expected to create 190 new jobs within the first five years of operations. The facility’s operations will include metal stamping and...

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NExT Aerospace recertified for AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008

June 23, 2014

NExT Aerospace, a division of Niles Intl., Niles, Ohio, has passed its AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 recertification audits. The recertification indicates that the company has established and applied a quality management system for the design and manufacture of expanded metal fine meshes and foils...

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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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