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Hi-Tech Mfg., May River acquire GCM

May 23, 2014

Hi-Tech Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of May River Capital LLC, has acquired a majority interest in GCM Medical and OEM Inc. and Global Contract Manufacturing (HK) Ltd., based in Union City, Calif., with a second facility in Dongguan, China. GCM supplies contract manufacturing services to...

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Yates Industries expands in Atlanta

May 23, 2014

Yates Industries, a manufacturer of industrial cylinders in St. Clair Shores, Mich., has expanded with a facility in Atlanta. From its locations in Michigan and Decatur, Ala., the company does high-speed turnarounds on cylinder repairs and customized cylinder manufacturing. The new location in...

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ROSS CONTROLS announces CEO retirement, new promotion

May 22, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS®, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of pneumatic valves and control systems for the fluid power industry, has announced the promotion of Jeffrey J. Hand to president and CEO. Hand replaces John G. Smith, who recently announced his retirement after a 40-year career with the company. Smith...

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Fortech Products appoints COO

May 22, 2014

Fortech Products, Brighton, Mich., a provider of corrosion-resistant coatings, metal forming lubricants, and contract packaging services for the auto industry, has named Luis Madeleno as COO, with responsibility for the company's growing operations in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, and the Asia-Pacific...

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Heidenhain hires systems product specialist for ETEL brand

May 21, 2014

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., has hired Mark Skaer as systems product specialist for ETEL motion stage systems. In addition to providing specifications, applications, and troubleshooting information to customers and prospects, he serves as a liaison to ETEL’s corporate worldwide...

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Wisconsin firms heeding national call to address skills gap

May 21, 2014

President Obama just launched a multimillion-dollar effort to expand apprenticeships and job-training initiatives in order to shrink the skills gap plaguing the U.S. workforce and economy. Similar efforts are thriving in Wisconsin, thanks to the Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Manufacturing Alliance,...

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Oberg awarded six new apprenticeship training programs

May 21, 2014

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., a contract manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies, has received approval from the state of Pennsylvania for six new apprenticeship training programs, including two CNC programs for operators and setup programmers in the areas of turning, milling,...

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3DX Industries completes first production run of 3-D printed metal components

May 21, 2014

3DX Industries Inc., Bellingham, Wash., has announced the completion of its first series of production-run components using the M-Flex™ metal printing system manufactured by The ExOne Co. 3DX now has printed numerous 3-D metal components and parts for clients in the food processing industry and...

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Dana adds multilayer steel gasket production in China

May 21, 2014

Dana Holding Corp., Maumee, Ohio, has launched production of its Victor Reinz® multilayer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. The 129,000-sq.-ft. technical center is a comprehensive...

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Ball expands in Southeast Asia

May 21, 2014

Ball Corp., Broomfield, Colo., has announced plans to build a one-line beverage can manufacturing plant in Myanmar. The plant, located in the Yangon area, will complement Ball's existing operations in Southeast Asia. The most recent was a joint venture plant in Vietnam, which began production...

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Worthington Industries announces expansion plans in South Carolina

May 20, 2014

Worthington Industries Engineered Cabs has announced plans to expand its metal fabrication facility in Florence County, S.C. The $2.5 million project will add 40 jobs at the facility, which currently employs about 300 people. The company is a designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered...

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Study reveals striking shifts in global manufacturing costs over the past decade

May 20, 2014

Manufacturing cost competitiveness around the world has changed dramatically over the past decade — so much so that many old perceptions of low-cost and high-cost nations no longer hold, according to new research released by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Chicago. In manufacturing, Brazil...

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WorldAutoSteel launches AHSS Guidelines version 5.0

May 20, 2014

At the Great Designs in Steel automotive conference, WorldAutoSteel announced the launch of the Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines) version 5.0, the largest and most comprehensive update since its first publication in 2004. The guidelines provide AHSS...

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MSI sells Machinery Tooling & Supply division to DXP Enterprises

May 20, 2014

Machinery Systems Inc. (MSI), Schaumburg, Ill., has announced the sale of its Machinery Tooling & Supply company to DXP Enterprises Inc., a Houston-based industrial distributor of technical products and services for MRO, OEM, and capital equipment customers. DXP has more than 178 locations...

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Dynamic Fabrication nearly doubles Southern California facility

May 19, 2014

Dynamic Fabrication Inc., a custom contract manufacturing company, has expanded its Orange County, Calif., operating facility from 12,000 to 22,000 sq. ft., nearly doubling the workspace to accommodate its fabrication, welding, and machining operations. DFI provides close-tolerance custom...

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