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Plex Systems names recipients of Plex Impact Awards

April 27, 2016

Plex Systems, Troy, Mich., a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, has announced the winners of its Plex Impact Awards. The awards honor manufacturers for industry leadership, innovation, and transformation. Firstronic, a Grand Rapids, Mich., provider of electronic manufacturing services to...

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Midwest Engineered Systems launches website

April 26, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES), a Waukesha, Wis.-based provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has launched a new website at www.mwes.com. The website provides access to information regarding engineering services, equipment capabilities, and resources for visitors requiring...

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Lee Industries names president/CFO/COO

April 26, 2016

Philipsburg, Pa.-based Lee Industries Inc., a global supplier of sanitary stainless steel alloy process systems and equipment and fluid-transfer valves, has promoted Joshua T. Montler to president/CFO/COO. Montler has served as vice president of finance and operations for the company since 2008...

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GE Power opens $400 million advanced manufacturing facility in South Carolina

April 26, 2016

GE has opened the new Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) in Greenville, S.C. The firm has invested $73 million in the facility to date and will invest another $327 million across the campus over the next several years. The facility’s opening is creating at least 80 engineering and manufacturing...

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American Standard 3-D printed metal faucet wins design award

April 26, 2016

American Standard has won the Platinum A’ Design Award in 3-D Printed Forms and Products Design for its Shadowbrook faucet by DXV. The 3-D printed metal residential faucet was designed by Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, Joe Ientile, Gabriela Ravassa, Greg Reinecker, and Sara Salahi. A' Design Award...

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Praxair acquires five gas businesses

April 25, 2016

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced the acquisition of five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S., the company acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana, and A&B Electric Motors and...

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Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota Award

April 22, 2016

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has received a 2016 Progress Minnesota Award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways. Alexandria...

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Staple Street Capital acquires Mid-States Supply Co.

April 21, 2016

An affiliate of New York-based Staple Street Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Mid-States Supply Co., Kansas City, Mo. Mid-States is a distributor of industrial valves, pipe, automation products, fittings, steam specialty items, and...

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Micropiping launches online platform for buying/selling flanges and fittings

April 21, 2016

Micropiping SRL, Piacenza, Italy, has launched an online platform at www.micropiping.com for the purchase and sale of fittings, flanges, and tie rods for the oil and gas, power, chemical, and petrochemical plant markets. The site is designed to facilitate and accelerate procurement of small and...

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All American Containers expands packaging distribution operations in Washington

April 21, 2016

All American Containers LLC, a supplier of glass, plastic, and metal containers, has announced the expansion of its distribution operations in Port of Kalama, Wash., and the addition of new employees. The 33,000-sq.-ft. plant houses company division AAC Pacific Coast. Continued growth of the...

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Electron Beam Eng. adds laser marking services

April 20, 2016

Electron Beam Eng. Inc., Anaheim, Calif., an electron beam and laser beam welding company, has added laser marking services for etching and engraving metals and ceramics. The noncontact process permanently marks products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired...

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Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT named Best New Welding Product Supplier

April 20, 2016

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT®, a U.K.-based manufacturer of weld purging equipment, has been named a winner in the Welding World Awards presented by the Association of Welding Distributors. The company won in the category of Best New Welding Product...

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NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation announce scholarships for young manufacturing talent

April 20, 2016

Fairfax, Va.-based National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a standards and certification body serving the precision manufacturing industry, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to...

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AEM launches election-themed app to educate voters on manufacturing issues

April 20, 2016

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has launched a new smartphone game through its I Make America campaign to engage and educate voters on manufacturing issues this election season. The I Make America (IMA) Game is available to download for free through the Apple Store,...

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LIFT helps launch manufacturing career program at Louisville, Ky., high school

April 19, 2016

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) have announced the launch of “Manufacturing Technology: High School Career Pathways” in Kentucky. Doss High School, Louisville, Ky., in collaboration with manufacturers and government leaders, will offer a...

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