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SMTCL-Americas partners with California State Polytechnic University

April 22, 2014

Machine tool manufacturer SMTCL-Americas, Los Angeles, has entered into a partnership with the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Calif., to provide equipment to create a machine lab where engineering students can manufacture components for class projects and international...

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Correlated Magnetics, Industrial Magnetics announce Polymagnet supply partnership

April 22, 2014

Correlated Magnetics Research (CMR), Huntsville, Ala., and Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, Mich., have formed a partnership through which IMI can offer CMR’s custom-engineered Polymagnet® systems and advanced magnetics design and assembly services for industrial applications. IMI...

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Power Magnetics marks 45 years in business

April 21, 2014

Trenton, N.J.-based Power Magnetics Inc. recently celebrated its 45th anniversary as a designer and manufacturer of custom transformers, AC reactors, and DC inductors. The company’s products are used in power conditioning applications in the oil and gas, mining, solar, wind, communications,...

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CR Metal Products receives Caterpillar Bronze Certification

April 18, 2014

St. Louis-based metal fabricator CR Metal Products Inc. has received Caterpillar Bronze Certification as part of Caterpillar’s Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP). This annual certification is awarded to companies that demonstrate high-class performance in quality, planning, service,...

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U.S. industrial manufacturers’ optimism about domestic outlook rises

April 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy rose among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2014, according to the Q1 2014 Manufacturing Barometer, released by PwC US. The positive sentiment about the prospects of U.S. commerce in the next 12 months reached the...

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Hendrick Mfg. appoints VP of manufacturing

April 17, 2014

Hendrick Mfg. has appointed Tom Mosca as vice president of manufacturing for Hendrick Mfg., Carbondale, Ill., and Hendrick Metal Products, Elgin, Ill. He has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing, driving continuous improvement by using lean and Six Sigma philosophies. Mosca...

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Metalworking Solutions hires new staff

April 17, 2014

Metalworking Solutions, a provider of sheet metal components and assemblies in Chattanooga, Tenn., has hired Josh Janeway as quality manager and Kenneth Garmany as director of business development. Janeway has eight years of experience leading ISO efforts in various organizations. Garmany has...

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Local Motors launches design challenge for first 3-D printed car

April 16, 2014

Local Motors Inc., Phoenix, has launched the 3-D Printed Car Design Challenge to inform and influence the design of the vehicle that will be manufactured at IMTS – the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, 2014. The six-week challenge continues through May 13....

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Hyster lift trucks to include Seegrid vision-guided automation technology

April 15, 2014

Hyster Co., Greenville, N.C., has announced that it is working with Seegrid®, a provider of vision-guided, flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), to include Guided by Seegrid® technology on Hyster’s lift trucks. The technology allows Hyster to increase the intelligence of its lift...

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Carl Bechem GmbH announces formation of Bechem Lubrication Technology

April 14, 2014

Carl Bechem GmbH, Hagen, Germany, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of its joint venture partner’s 50 percent interest in Etna-Bechem Lubricants LLC. Carl Bechem has formed a new company — Bechem Lubrication Technology LLC in Chagrin Falls, Ohio — as a result of this...

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Salvagnini to open office in Canada

April 11, 2014

Salvagnini Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Salvagnini America, will open a new office and warehouse facility in Mississauga, Ont., on May 1. The office will develop into a service and spare part stocking depot. It will be able to deliver most spare parts directly to Canadian customers. Ultimately,...

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GM to invest $449 million in electric-vehicle assembly plants

April 9, 2014

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at two of its assembly plants. The investment includes $384 million at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for new body shop tooling,...

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Camfil APC expands corporate headquarters, opens new office facility

April 8, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust collection equipment, has expanded its corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, Ark., with the recent opening of a 13,600-sq.-ft. office facility for sales and administrative staff. The facility includes offices for 85 employees and a...

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Magna Closures expands to support rise of electronic systems

April 8, 2014

Magna Intl. Inc., Aurora, Ont., has announced that its Magna Closures operating unit has expanded its Dortec manufacturing facility in Newmarket, Ont., to begin producing electronic systems and modules for the automotive industry. The $1.5 million expansion will create 75 new jobs. Dortec...

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USA Science & Engineering Festival to feature astronauts, Nobel laureates, and celebrities

April 8, 2014

The third USA Science & Engineering Festival is scheduled for April 26-27, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The free event, presented by Lockheed Martin, is similar to an art, music, or food festival, but focuses on science and engineering. The festival...

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