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Miller announces acquisition of Impact Eng.

November 4, 2015

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of arc welding products in Appleton, Wis., has announced its acquisition of Impact Eng. of Jackson, Mich., a manufacturer of weld data monitoring systems. Impact Eng. has previously partnered with Miller on welding information product development. As...

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BouMatic to close several departments

November 4, 2015

BouMatic, a producer of milking equipment, stainless steel tanks, and chillers based in Madison, Wis., has announced plans to close its metal fabrication, welding, machining, and assembly departments at the end of December, permanently eliminating 59 jobs. The plant will continue to employ...

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Accuride acquires majority stake in Gianetti Ruote

November 4, 2015

Evansville, Ind.-based Accuride Corp., a supplier of components to the global commercial vehicle industry, has acquired a majority stake in steel wheel manufacturer Gianetti Ruote S.r.l. from CLN S.p.A.’s MW Italia wheels division. CLN, through MW Italia, retains a minority interest in the...

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Ironworkers training and apprenticeship center opens in San Diego

November 3, 2015

Leaders of the California Field Ironworkers Training Trust have cut the ribbon on a $5.5 million apprenticeship training center in San Diego. The Training Trust, also known as the University of Iron, is the training and apprenticeship program for Ironworkers Local 229 (San Diego). It also has...

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Superior Machining and Fabrication expands into aerospace sector

November 3, 2015

As part of its 20th anniversary, Superior Machining and Fabrication in Muenster, Texas, has announced an expansion project focused on increasing its services in the aerospace industry. The initial phase has already begun and should be completed within the next three months. It includes a...

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Graymills named as 2015 Manufacturer of the Year

November 3, 2015

Chicago-based Graymills Corp., a producer of metalworking fluid systems and parts washers, has received the 2015 Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Illinois Alliance for Industry and Manufacturing (AIM). The award recognizes extended commitment to Illinois and long-term assistance to the...

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IWDC appoints PurityPlus marketing director

November 3, 2015

The IWDC, an Indianapolis-based cooperative comprising independent welding distributor members, has hired Erica Jones as PurityPlus® marketing director. PurityPlus is a member-owned, independent network of specialty gas producers and distributors. Jones most recently served as director of sales...

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Ambrell unveils new website

October 30, 2015

Scottsville, N.Y.-based Ambrell has unveiled a redesigned website at www.ambrell.com that offers access to information about induction heating, as well as the company’s products, Applications Laboratory services, and support services. The website includes a library of hundreds of application...

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Watson Eng. achieves Caterpillar’s 7SWE status for fourth time

October 29, 2015

Watson Eng., a sheet and tubular metal fabrication company providing metal prototype and production parts, has announced that its facility in Taylor, Mich., has achieved Caterpillar’s 7 Steps to Weld Excellence (7SWE) status for the fourth consecutive year. The certification is awarded to...

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NN Inc. opens plant in Mexico

October 29, 2015

NN Inc., a manufacturer of high-precision metal bearing components, industrial plastic and rubber products, and precision metal components based in Johnson City, Tenn., has announced the opening of its precision ball plant in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The plant is co-located with the...

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Houghton Intl. introduces two websites

October 29, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., a Valley Forge, Pa.-based provider of metalworking fluids and services, has introduced two new microsites to provide resources and product information to manufacturers who use specialty hydraulic fluids, metalworking fluids, metal cleaners, and rust preventives. The...

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Clarcor Industrial Air launches new website

October 29, 2015

Clarcor Industrial Air, Overland Park, Kan., has launched a new website at www.clarcorindustrialair.com that integrates its industrial business segments together onto a common platform. Visitors to the new site can access a combined portfolio of filtration products and...

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Sierra College focuses on makers for Manufacturing Day

October 28, 2015

As part of Manufacturing Day, Sierra College collaborated with SME Sacramento Valley and Hacker Lab to promote activities focusing on makers, manufacturers, and advanced manufacturing in the Sacramento, Calif., region during the month of October. “This year for national Manufacturing Day, we...

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TRUMPF establishes 3-D printing division in Germany

October 27, 2015

Laser manufacturer TRUMPF has established a new division at its headquarters in Ditzingen, Germany, to produce machines for 3-D printing of metal parts. The company will introduce laser metal fusion (LMF) and laser metal deposition (LMD) machines at the Formnext trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany,...

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Workshops for Warriors receives $37,000 donation from Core Powered Inc.

October 27, 2015

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit organization assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through training, certification, and job placement, has received a $37,000 donation from tooling manufacturer Core Powered Inc. In addition, the company contributed a vending machine for...

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