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Wildeck acquires Ladder Industries

August 23, 2011

Wildeck Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a manufacturer of custom industrial steel work platforms, material lifts, and safety guarding products, has announced the acquisition of Ladder Industries Inc., Goodyear, Ariz., and Sacramento, Calif. Ladder Industries now is a subsidiary of Wildeck, operating as a...

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EMT West names managing director

August 23, 2011

EMT (Elite Mfg. Technologies) West, Henderson, Nev., has appointed Rahul Sarkar to the new position of managing director. As managing director, he is responsible for overseeing all facility operations and production, as well as direct quality and lean manufacturing initiatives. Sarkar has more...

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Airtronics Metal Products launches subsidiary to build food carts, trailers

August 23, 2011

Airtronics Metal Products, San Jose, Calif., a sheet metal design, engineering, and fabrication firm, has launched Metal Gourmetâ„¢, a subsidiary devoted to the design, assembly, and distribution of high-end mobile food carts and trailers. "What distinguishes Metal Gourmet from other food cart...

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FAB 40 list debuts on thefabricator.com

August 16, 2011

FMA Communications Inc. has announced the online debut of the 2011 FAB 40 company list on its Web site. The list, posted under the "FAB 40" navigational tab or directly at www.thefabricator.com/fab40, ranks the most successful U.S. metal fabricating companies as profiled in the June 2011 issue of...

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Sheet metal construction camp designed for young women - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal construction camp designed for young women

August 15, 2011

Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Program in Ventura, Calif., held a MAGIC (Mentor A Girl In Construction) camp the week of July 15, where junior and senior girls from local high schools participated in five days of hands-on construction. The camp was sponsored by the National...

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ITW Muller appoints industry manager - TheFabricator.com

ITW Muller appoints industry manager

August 15, 2011

ITW Muller, a manufacturer of stretch-wrap equipment and film in Arlington Heights, Ill., has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Rob Payne to industry manager. He is responsible for supporting the team in the western portion of the U.S. and Canada, with a specific focus on building...

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CCAT forms alliance with AME

August 9, 2011

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has established an alliance with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) to promote manufacturing and supply chain development locally and globally. As alliance partners, CCAT and AME collaborate to promote...

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Aerco Intl. relocates corporate headquarters

August 9, 2011

Aerco Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters and boilers, has moved its headquarters to Blauvelt, N.Y. Previously the company operated out of three separate facilities in Northvale, N.J. With 156,000 sq. ft., the new headquarters is more than twice the size of the former...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 103.9 percent from June 2010

August 8, 2011

June U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $459.39 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Layoffs increase, hiring declines in August

August 4, 2011

Job growth will scale back in August compared with a year ago in the manufacturing and service sectors, and payroll cuts are slowly starting to rise, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2011. The...

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Tower International appoints president-Americas

August 2, 2011

Tower International Inc., an integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, has announced the appointment of Jim Bernard as president-Americas, effective August 15. Bernard succeeds Bill Pumphrey, who is leaving the company. "We are grateful for the...

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Feralloy Corp. forms joint venture with Pyramid Mouldings - TheFabricator.com

Feralloy Corp. forms joint venture with Pyramid Mouldings

August 1, 2011

Feralloy Corp., Stockton, Calif., a distributor of flat-rolled products, has formed a joint venture with Pyramid Mouldings, a provider of custom roll-formed products for the solar market. The joint venture, known as Feralloy Pyramid Structural Solutions (FPSS), will design and develop standard...

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Custom manufacturers should expect increased business, survey says

August 1, 2011

As U.S. manufacturing continues to rebound from the Great Recession, new data suggests that suppliers of custom manufacturing also should see an increase in their businesses. In a recent survey by Design-2-Part, Prospect, Conn., U.S. OEMs indicated by a margin of more than 2-to-1 that they expect...

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Quail Run Building Materials marks 25th anniversary

August 1, 2011

Quail Run Building Materials Inc., Phoenix, is celebrating its 25th year in business. Founded in 1986, the company manufactures cold-formed steel building products using mill-certified prime steel. Products include steel studs, track, flashing, dripedge, angle, clips, and RC-1. The company is a...

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Superior Joining Technologies wins work from Poland

August 1, 2011

Superior Joining Technologies Inc., Machesney Park, Ill., has shipped a welded frame to a customer in Poland for use in a papermaking machine. The frame, previously produced completely in Poland, now is formed in the U.S. and shipped to SJTI for contract welding. The company added 1,970 individual...

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