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Central States Mfg. to build facility in South Dakota

April 23, 2012

Lowell, Ark.-based Central States Mfg., a manufacturer and distributor of metal building products, plans to expand its operations to Hartford, S.D. The company plans to construct a 40,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility on a 10-acre plot. The expansion will create up to 40 jobs in the next three...

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SOO Tractor establishes new division

April 23, 2012

SOO Tractor, a manufacturer of Massey Ferguson and AGCO agricultural machinery in Sioux City, Iowa, has announced the establishment of its new Radius Steel Fabrication division. This division provides customized fabrication integrated with electronics and new technology, allowing SOO to diversify...

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Reshoring on the increase, but worker shortage could stifle growth

April 19, 2012

A new report from MFG.com, an online marketplace for the manufacturing industry, shows that while reshoring is increasing, U.S. manufacturers might not be able to carry the load. "There’s a severe shortage of workers," said Mitch Free, manufacturing analyst and CEO of MFG.com. "Indicators are...

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Venture achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

April 19, 2012

Venture Mfg. Group, Beaver Dam, Wis., has become certified to ISO 9001:2008 by SAI Global. The sheet metal fabricator uses lean manufacturing techniques to perform laser cutting, punching, forming, robotic welding, GMAW/GTAW, resistance welding, and mechanical assembly....

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Ryerson to create 44 jobs in North Carolina

April 19, 2012

Joseph T. Ryerson & Son Inc., Chicago, will expand its presence in Pikeville, N.C., by moving into a second building. The company plans to create 44 jobs and invest $3 million over the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a $100,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund....

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Manufacturers urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline legislation

April 18, 2012

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued the following statement urging members of the House of Representatives to support H.R. 4340, which would require the approval of TransCanada’s permit to build the Keystone XL...

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EVS Metal installs robotic welding cell

April 18, 2012

EVS Metal Inc., Riverdale, N.J., a supplier of custom-fabricated sheet metal parts, machined parts, and integration and engineering services, has installed a Lincoln Electric System 35 dual fixed-table robotic welding cell. The pre-engineered robotic welding system is designed for medium- to...

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Northern Metal Fab expands operations

April 18, 2012

Metal fabrication job shop Northern Metal Fab Inc. has announced an expansion of its Baldwin, Wis., facility. The company has purchased an 80,000-sq.-ft. building close to existing facilities, more than doubling the size of its operations. The expansion will create about 30 jobs, with room for...

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American Muscle acquires Follansbee Steel

April 18, 2012

American Muscle, Wellsburg, W. Va., has acquired the dock fabrication segment of Follansbee Steel’s business operation, which announced its closing in January. American Muscle, formerly Valley Manufacturing, had been manufacturing Follansbee's hardware for 13 years, supplying the company with...

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Midlake Products to expand

April 16, 2012

Midlake Products & Mfg. plans to expand its production facility in Louisville, Ohio. The company will add about 20,000 sq. ft. to the loading dock area of the steel and aluminum hinge manufacturing plant. The expansion will accommodate growth in the company’s metal fabrication business. The...

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Camfil releases video case study

April 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., has published its first video case study at www.farrapc.com/videos/1010. The 6-min. video testimonial describes how Toyo Seat USA, an automotive seat manufacturer, used Gold Series® fume...

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Whirlpool opens new manufacturing facility in Tennessee

April 16, 2012

Whirlpool Corp. has opened its new manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn., for the production of cooking products. The $200 million project — which the company says is the largest premium cooking plant in the world — includes a 1 million-sq.-ft. production facility and a 400,000-sq.-ft....

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Shimco designated Premier Supplier by Bell Helicopter

April 13, 2012

Shimco, Markham, Ont., has received the prestigious Bell Helicopter Premier Supplier Award. This designation recognizes the company's business processes and quality products, including precision-manufactured parts, laminated and edgebond shims, tapers, and spacers. To qualify for the award, a...

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Tube 2012 presents record number of exhibitors

April 12, 2012

The recent staging of Tube 2012 International Tube Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, closed with record exhibitor numbers and increased visitor participation. A total of 1,184 exhibitors from 48 countries showcased their products in 527,400 sq. ft. of net exhibit space — an increase of 9.4...

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Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development - TheFabricator.com

Superb Industries names manager of engineering, business development

April 12, 2012

Superb Industries, a manufacturer of engineered metal components and assemblies in Sugarcreek, Ohio, has announced that Paul Rogers joined the company as manager of engineering and business development. He has more than 25 years of senior-level engineering, manufacturing, and sales experience....

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