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KeyedIn Solutions wins Best Green Product at ISA Sign Expo

June 12, 2015

KeyedIn® Solutions, a SaaS-based software company providing sign industry-specific software, has announced that KeyedIn Manufacturing - Sign Edition won the Best Green Product Award based on attendee voting at the ISA Sign Expo. The event took place April 9-11, 2015, in Las Vegas. KeyedIn was...

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MetoKote receives Honda Supplier Performance Award

June 12, 2015

MetoKote Corp.’s facility in Huber Heights, Ohio, is one of 53 suppliers recognized by Honda for outstanding performance in supplying service parts that serve the needs of customers after they have purchased Honda and Acura vehicles. This is the second year in a row that the facility has received...

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MEC named top fabricator for fifth consecutive year

June 11, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, Mayville Eng. Co., Mayville, Wis., has been named first on the FAB 40 list of the nation’s largest fabricators, which is published by The FABRICATOR® magazine. The employee-owned company serves customers in the agriculture, commercial vehicle, construction,...

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Analysis shows manufacturing sector failing to produce quality leaders

June 10, 2015

Analysis from the largest global leadership study paints a gloomy picture for leadership quality in the manufacturing industry. According to Development Dimensions International (DDI) and The Conference Board, manufacturing leaders surveyed rank themselves and their peers in last place for leader...

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Miller to host welding information management expo

June 10, 2015

Arc welding product manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co., based in Appleton, Wis., will host a free welding information management expo on July 30, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. Featuring educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations, the event will highlight electronic weld data gathering....

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Tech Air acquires Geneva Gas & Supply

June 9, 2015

Tech Air, a Danbury, Conn.-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, has acquired Los Angeles-based Geneva Gas & Supply Inc. Tech Air is owned by CI Capital Partners and Tech Air management. Geneva Gas & Supply is a distributor of pure and mixed...

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CSI opens South Carolina headquarters

June 9, 2015

Critical Solutions Intl. (CSI) has moved its global headquarters from Dallas to Charleston, S.C. The company manufactures blast-protected vehicles that can detect land mines and...

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Koda Distribution Group acquires Colonial Specialty Chemicals

June 9, 2015

Stamford, Conn.-based Koda Distribution Group (KDG) has acquired the assets of Colonial Specialty Chemicals (CSC), with plans to merge it with Monson Companies. The addition of products and technical experts will help increase Monson Companies’ capabilities with customers in the lubricants...

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Belden Universal achieves AS9100C aerospace quality certification

June 9, 2015

Belden Universal, a manufacturer of custom universal joints and mechanical power transmission products in Broadview, Ill., has announced that it has achieved AS9100C aerospace quality certification. The company initially sought the certification to meet the requirements of UTC Aerospace...

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TWB Co. LLC to expand in Tennessee

June 8, 2015

TWB Co. LLC has announced plans to expand its current operations in Tennessee by locating a new, $18 million manufacturing facility in Nashville. The expansion is expected to create 41 jobs. The 120,000-sq.-ft. facility will be the company’s second location in Tennessee. It also has...

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Steel processing market growing at 2.16 percent CAGR to 2020

June 8, 2015

RnRMarketResearch.com has released the 256-page report “Steel Processing Market.” The report estimates that the global steel processing market will grow about 2.16 percent for the next five years, propelled by growth in the construction and automotive industries worldwide. Construction as...

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J.L. Becker appoints Northwest sales rep

June 8, 2015

Plymouth, Mich.-based J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company, has appointed Marty Keylon as its Northwest sales representative, serving California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Utah. The company manufactures industrial heat-treatment equipment. Keylon has more than...

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LIFT, NIMS, Ivy Tech address high-tech industrial technology maintenance skills gap

June 8, 2015

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va.; Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), a national Institute for Manufacturing Innovation in Detroit; and Ivy Tech Community College, Portage, Ind., are partnering to enhance and expand training to fill open manufacturing...

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BlueScope Buildings to create 115 jobs in North Carolina

June 8, 2015

BlueScope Buildings North America has announced plans to expand its facility in Laurinburg, N.C. The $9.2 million expansion will create 115 new jobs over the next three years. BlueScope Buildings North America Inc. is a subsidiary of Australia-based BlueScope Steel Ltd. The company provides...

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AZZ acquires Trinity Industries' galvanizing business

June 8, 2015

AZZ Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of galvanizing services, welding systems, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services, has acquired the assets of U.S. Galvanizing LLC, a provider of steel corrosion coating services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries Inc....

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