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FMA initiates unique survey to assess ongoing health of metal fabricating sector of economy

August 5, 2013

Small to mid-sized companies comprise most of American manufacturing. In the metal fabricating sector the health of this business segment predicts what is happening in the industry as a whole. For the first time, these smaller job shops and contract manufacturers are being queried on a quarterly...

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Impulse Mfg. to expand capabilities with coating system

August 5, 2013

Metal fabricator Impulse Mfg. has confirmed plans to install an Autophoretic® autodeposition (A-coat) coating system at its Dawsonville, Ga., facility. Current plans are for an 11-stage pretreatment process that includes acid bath and pickling stages for carbon edge removal, autodeposition...

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Solar Atmospheres presents vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

August 1, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has donated a new vacuum furnace to ASM Intl. for its teaching lab. The $250,000 lab-sized furnace, dedicated in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, is a gift to commemorate ASM's 100th anniversary. Roger Jones,...

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Miller Electric president recognized for commitment to technical education

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. President Mike Weller has received the Technical Education Champion Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. Weller was recognized for his work with local institution Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), which has its main campus in Appleton,...

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American Roll Form Products installs new rolling mill

August 1, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a manufacturer of custom roll formed products in Painesville, Ohio, has installed a new high-speed rolling mill at its new 53,200-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stock reel is a double-ended uncoiler with 10,000-lb. coil...

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Yamaha ships first Viking side-by-side vehicles, expands factory

July 30, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., Cypress, Calif., has shipped the first Viking side-by-side vehicles from its Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC) facility in Newnan, Ga. Since every Yamaha Viking distributed worldwide will come from YMMC, the factory has opened a second plant dedicated to...

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GSM Industrial acquires assets of Schugt Mfg.

July 30, 2013

GSM Industrial, Lancaster, Pa., a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products, has acquired the assets of Schugt Mfg., a precision CNC machining shop in Dover, Pa. The acquisition allows GSM to expand its machining capabilities. As part of the deal, five Schugt employees,...

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Epicor appoints executive VP/GM for ERP Americas

July 30, 2013

Epicor Software Corp., Dublin, Calif., a provider of business software for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has appointed Donna Troy as executive vice president and general manager for ERP Americas. In this position, Troy leads operations and is responsible for the...

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Alliance for American Manufacturing Joins Manufacturing Day as a Gold Sponsor

July 30, 2013

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing Day™ 2013 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. Manufacturing Day 2013 is a grass-roots effort by U.S. manufacturers to...

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Chirch Global Mfg. LLC relocates in Illinois

July 29, 2013

Chirch Global® Mfg. LLC, a manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications, has moved from McHenry, Ill., to a new 30,000-sq.-ft. building in Cary, Ill. The company reports that the move lowers its fixed costs and brings it closer to many local customers....

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Dielectric adds fabrication equipment for expanded capabilities

July 29, 2013

Dielectric Corp., Menomonee Falls, Wis., a provider of custom plastic and nonferrous metal parts, subassemblies, and finished products, has added an initial-pinch power roller to its line of fabrication equipment. The roller allows the company to process and roll smaller components to tighter...

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Beloit Precision to expand in Wisconsin

July 29, 2013

Metal fabricator Beloit Precision, Beloit, Wis., has received approval from the Beloit City Council to purchase 3.3 acres of land for an 18,000-sq.-ft. addition. The company serves the automotive, electronics, telecommunication, medical, and military industries....

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MachineTools.com launches new platform with machine model database

July 24, 2013

MachineTools.com, an online and mobile marketplace for new and used machinery and tooling, has launched the first redesign of its website since its creation in 1999. The new site features a 160,000-model database, which includes specs, manufacturer information, and for sale listings, as well as...

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Jefferson Southern to expand in Georgia

July 24, 2013

Jefferson Southern Corp., a Tier 1 supplier of structural steel parts to Honda, has announced plans for a $22.8 million expansion of its production facility in Rockmart, Ga. The expansion will add 81,000 sq. ft. to the plant, as well as new presses and an expanded recycling system, creating 40 new...

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GFPE partners with Siemens to provide advanced STEM training

July 24, 2013

The Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE), a state-chartered, not-for-profit organization that works with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE) to promote innovative educational programs, has partnered with Siemens Industry Sector in the U.S. to develop advanced educational courses...

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