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Report grades each state in categories key to manufacturing and logistics success

June 26, 2012

The 2012 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report, compiled by Conexus Indiana, Indianapolis, and Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research, Muncie, Ind., shows how each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing...

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ATW Companies appoints sales manager for A.T. Wall

June 26, 2012

ATW Companies Inc., a provider of custom-manufactured metal components and services, has appointed Matthew Underhay as sales manager for A.T. Wall, its precision stamping and tube drawing subsidiary in Warwick, R.I. Underhay is responsible for supporting the development of the company's sales and...

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Marlin Steel Wire Products certified to ISO 9001:2008

June 25, 2012

Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC, a maker of wire baskets, wire forms, and sheet metal fabrications in Baltimore, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008. The company was certified for its design in addition to its metal fabrication and wire and sheet metal products....

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Jay Mfg. names director of supply chain - TheFabricator.com

Jay Mfg. names director of supply chain

June 25, 2012

Metal fabricating company Jay Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has appointed Eric Meulemans as director of supply chain. In this position, he implements programs related to purchasing processes, contract and pricing negotiations, supplier selection, and continuous improvement. Meulemans has more than 20...

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Kennedy Fabricating to expand

June 25, 2012

Kennedy Fabricating Inc. has announced plans to add three buildings on a 25-acre site in Splendora, Texas. The expansion is expected to create 50 new staff members to the company's current 110 employees....

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Detroit Washers & Specials achieves ISO/TS 16949 certification, hires quality manager

June 24, 2012

Detroit Washers & Specials, Livonia, Mich., has been certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 as administrated by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). The certification comes in response to requests from customers in the automotive and heavy truck industries. Bob Elam recently joined the...

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Accurate Perforating appoints marketing manager - TheFabricator.com

Accurate Perforating appoints marketing manager

June 24, 2012

Accurate Perforating has named Gary E. Huppert as marketing manager. His duties include developing a strategic marketing plan to enhance brand awareness, strengthening company position and penetrating new markets. He also is responsible for new-product development, market and product line...

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Jon DeWys named semifinalist for 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

June 24, 2012

Jon DeWys, president of DeWys Manufacturing, has been named a semifinalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Ernst & Young has been celebrating entrepreneurs for 25 years through regional Entrepreneur of the Year programs. The award program is held in more than 140...

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Muza Metal Products completes expansion

June 20, 2012

Muza Metal Products has completed a 47,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its plant in Oshkosh, Wis., bringing its total square footage to 225,000. The company's business has quadrupled in the past decade, with total staff increasing from 110 to 260. Muza Metal Products is a metal fabrication company...

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Triton Industries adds infrastructure, staff

June 20, 2012

In preparation for anticipated growth in the third quarter of 2012, custom metal fabricator Triton Industries Inc., Chicago, has made recent additions to its infrastructure and staff. Following a 22 percent increase in new custom metal orders in the second quarter of 2012, the company expanded its...

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Okay Industries to expand in U.S., Costa Rica

June 20, 2012

Medical manufacturing company Okay Industries Inc. has announced an expansion in the U.S. and its entry into the Latin American market. The announcement was made in conjunction with the company's 100th anniversary celebration. Okay is the successor company to B. Jahn Mfg. Co. Okay is developing a...

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Stephen C. Mandes, NIMS executive director, dies

June 20, 2012

Stephen C. Mandes, who served as executive director of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) since its inception in 1999, died in April. Mandes got the Department of Labor to recognize NIMS as a new standard for federally approved apprentice programs. He tied it to the SkillsUSA...

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Caster Concepts acquires Larcaster/Owl Welding

June 20, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels located in Albion, Mich., has acquired the assets and select liabilities of torsion caster-maker Larcaster/Owl Welding, Selkirk, Manitoba. As part of the transition plan, Al Larson, owner of Larcaster, and Karen...

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SME bestows highest honor on pioneer of general design theory

June 14, 2012

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., has honored Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, the director general of the Centre for Research and Development Strategy at the Science and Technology Agency of Japan, with its highest recognition — Honorary Membership. Yoshikawa was honored for...

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Super Steel appoints two staff members

June 14, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, has announced the appointments of Joel De La Torre as project engineer and Dale Wilson as sales manager. The company is a contract manufacturer of metal fabrications and assemblies for the agriculture, construction, industrial, military, and transportation markets....

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