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Benteler Automotive to close Grand Rapids facility

August 27, 2013

Benteler Automotive, an automotive parts supplier based in Germany, has announced that it will close its Grand Rapids, Mich., plant by March 2014. The company plans to relocate most of the laid-off employees to the company's other facilities in western Michigan. The plant currently employs 220...

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Shell Lubricants joins Manufacturing Day as Gold Sponsor

August 26, 2013

Shell Lubricants has joined Manufacturing Day 2013 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in America by coordinating...

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Nearly 80 percent of manufacturers to develop mobile apps this year

August 26, 2013

Placeholder IDC Mfg. Insights, Framingham, Mass., has announced the availability of a new report, "Business Strategy: Looking Forward to the Corporate Application Store" (Doc #MI241960), that discusses the rising trend of using a corporate app store to manage the proliferation of mobile apps...

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Falls Stamping & Welding to invest $5.7 million in Virginia metal stamping operation

August 26, 2013

Falls Stamping & Welding Co., a metal stamping company serving the automotive, trucking, and nonautomotive markets, will invest $5.7 million to establish an operation in Pulaski, Va. The company will supply metal subassemblies to the Volvo Trucks plant in Dublin, Va., through a major contract....

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Advance Welding marks 35th year in business

August 26, 2013

Advance Welding, a Nadcap-accredited provider of fusion welding, resistance welding, and brazing in West Springfield, Mass., is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The company's quality system is ISO 9001- and AS9100-certified. The company, which serves the aerospace, defense, marine, medical, and...

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Weber Automotive to establish new facility in South Carolina

August 22, 2013

Weber Automotive, a maker of vehicle components, will establish a new automotive parts manufacturing operation in North Charleston, S.C. The facility will make drive train components beginning in 2015. The $51 million investment is expected to generate 84 new jobs over the next four years....

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Volkswagen trainees first in U.S. to receive German apprenticeship certificate

August 22, 2013

At Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, 12 trainees have passed the final exam for the automation mechatronics program, becoming the first U.S. students to receive an official graduation certificate from the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and the German American...

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United Stainless Inc. announces expansion of Tennessee facility

August 22, 2013

United Stainless Inc. has announced plans to expand its United Stainless Cutting and Fabricating facility in Selmer, Tenn. The expansion will include a 30,000-sq.-ft. building addition that will accommodate additional cutting and fabrication equipment, along with more efficient storage and...

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Tecumseh Products expands operations in Mississippi

August 22, 2013

Tecumseh Products Co. has announced a multimillion-dollar expansion at its Verona, Miss., facility, which is expected to retain 350 jobs and create another 150 in the next five years. Tecumseh, a manufacturer of refrigeration and air-conditioning products, is expanding production of the...

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OSHA withdraws proposed rule to amend On-site Consultation Program

August 22, 2013

OSHA, Washington, D.C., has announced its decision to withdraw a proposed rule to amend its regulations for the federally funded On-site Consultation Program. OSHA is withdrawing this rule based on stakeholder concerns that proposed changes, though relatively minor, would discourage employers from...

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Nissan breaks ground on supplier park in Mississippi

August 22, 2013

Nissan has expanded its U.S. manufacturing footprint by breaking ground on a new supplier park at the company’s Canton, Miss., vehicle assembly plant. The project will support more than 800 jobs, including an expected 400 newly created supplier jobs and 400 employees that Nissan has hired since...

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Manufacturing Leadership Council announces new critical-issues agenda

August 22, 2013

The Manufacturing Leadership Council | Frost & Sullivan, Mountain View, Calif., a global business network for senior industrial executives, has announced a new critical-issues agenda for 2013-2014. This "Agenda for Progress" identifies the most vital issues facing the global manufacturing...

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Manufacturers, unions agree on Keystone XL

August 22, 2013

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., which represents more than 12 million men and women who make things in the U.S., has joined with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), which represents nearly 500 local union chapters in the U.S and Canada, to...

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Kimberly-Clark to help fund training for USA World Skills competitor in welding

August 22, 2013

The Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wis., has donated $10,000 to support the American Welding Society's (AWS's) USA Training for International Welders Competition (World Skills). Following each biennial national welding skills competition, an individual is selected to represent the U.S. in the...

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Honda announces plan for additional $215 million investment in Ohio

August 22, 2013

Honda has announced it will invest about $215 million in its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to add new power train technologies, a technical training center, a heritage center that highlights the company’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services LLC...

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