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GM receives Steel Market Development Institute Award for Chevy Volt

May 23, 2012

The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute has presented General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt® design and engineering team with its annual Automotive Excellence Award. The team was recognized for its efficient and effective use of advanced high-strength steel...

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Metal Shark Boats to invest $1.9 million in Louisiana facility

May 21, 2012

Metal Shark Boats LLC has announced plans to invest $1.9 million in its Jeanerette, La., facility, which will allow it to complete a $192 million contract to build 500 Response Boat-Small patrol vessels for the U.S. Coast Guard over the next seven years. Along with creating 106 new jobs, the...

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SigmaTEK holds annual Academy event

May 21, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and material optimization software, held its annual SigmaTEK Academy event May 1-2, 2012, at its headquarters in Cincinnati. Shop floor fabricators, manufacturers, and managers gathered to participate in sessions and workshops on laser, plasma,...

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Dielectric Corp. adds capacity, capabilities

May 21, 2012

Fabrication company Dielectric Corp. has added two new manufacturing machines to its Menomonee Falls, Wis., facility. A 60-ton, 8-ft., programmable press brake has been added to handle increased demand for the forming of thermoplastics and light-gauge nonferrous metals. In addition, the company...

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Brose to expand manufacturing in Michigan

May 21, 2012

Brose North America Inc., a manufacturer of mechatronic components and systems for vehicle bodies and interiors, has signed a purchase agreement for an existing 380,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in New Boston, Mich. The facility is Brose's third in Michigan and ninth in North America. Recent...

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Art's Way Mfg. acquires assets of Universal Harvester Co.

May 21, 2012

Art's Way Mfg. Co. Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery, equipment, and services in Armstrong, Iowa, has completed its acquisition of assets from Universal Harvester Co. Inc., Ames, Iowa, a producer of reels for combines and swathers. Art's Way has formed a wholly owned...

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Andy J. Egan Co. earns top spot on Michigan best-employer list

May 21, 2012

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has been awarded the top spot on the list of West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, compiled by the Michigan Business and Professionals Association. This Best of the Best Overall award is given...

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Sureway Tool & Engineering hires account manager for OEM business

May 17, 2012

Sureway Tool & Eng., a precision sheet metal fabricator in Franklin Park, Ill., has named Steven Schommer as account manager, OEM business. He has nearly 20 years of experience selling in engineering and manufacturing environments. Before joining the company, Schommer was an account manager...

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Platte River Ventures sells PRV Aerospace

May 17, 2012

Platte River Ventures, a Denver-based private equity firm, has announced the sale of its portfolio company, PRV Aerospace LLC, to an affiliate of Court Square Capital Partners, a private equity firm in New York City. Based in Everett, Wash., PRV Aerospace is an aerospace and defense group that...

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Clark Metal Products named one of Pennsylvania's healthiest companies

May 16, 2012

Clark Metal Products, a custom metal fabricator in Blairsville, Pa., has been named one of the 2012 healthiest employers in western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times. This honor is based on survey results focusing on all aspects of the company's wellness program. The wellness program...

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AMT to renovate Indiana facility

May 16, 2012

Advanced Metal Technologies of Indiana Inc. (AMT), a member of the Whitesell Group of companies, has announced plans to renovate its operations in Jeffersonville, Ind. In December 2011, AMT acquired the assets of MKM Machine Tool Co. Inc. in Jeffersonville and opened the doors of MKM's former...

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Chandler Products names operations manager - TheFabricator.com

Chandler Products names operations manager

May 16, 2012

Chandler Products, Cleveland, has named John H. Bennett as operations manager. He has an extensive background in general management posts, having served most recently as vice president of manufacturing for Elyria Mfg. Corp. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Bennett holds a bachelor's degree...

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Manufacturing technology orders up 11.3 percent

May 15, 2012

March U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $495.97.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was up 11.3 percent from February but...

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Dawson Metal names senior VP of sales, marketing - TheFabricator.com

Dawson Metal names senior VP of sales, marketing

May 11, 2012

Dawson Metal Co. Inc., a provider of close-tolerance, custom metal fabricated components in Jamestown, N.Y., has appointed Alex Moore to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Moore has worked in sales and marketing positions with multiple manufacturing companies in New...

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Origin Intl. launches new website

May 11, 2012

Origin Intl. has announced the launch of its new website at www.originintl.com. The rebuilt site highlights CheckMate software for quality professionals and LaunchRite software for manufacturing engineers, as well as ROI information. Pages for quality professionals highlight dimensional...

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