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BAE to close facility in Pennsylvania

September 11, 2013

BAE Systems, a military equipment manufacturer in the U.K., has announced plans to close its Fayette facility in Lemont Furnace, Pa., by the end of 2013. The facility overhauls and upgrades military equipment, mainly Bradley fighting vehicles and M109 self-propelled howitzers. The company decided...

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Ultrachem updates website

September 10, 2013

Ultrachem Inc., New Castle, Del., has updated its online resource, www.ultracheminc.com, for premium-grade synthetic oils and greases for the OEM and industrial maintenance markets. The new website includes multilingual product handbooks and brochures, cross-reference guides, and product data...

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Manufacturing Day 2013 gains four new sponsors

September 9, 2013

Manufacturing Day 2013 has gained four more sponsors, with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) both joining at the Silver level, and Women in Manufacturing (WIM) and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) joining at the...

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Leggett & Platt to expand Missouri facility

September 9, 2013

Leggett & Platt has announced plans for a $5 million expansion of its Flex-O-Lators facility in Carthage, Mo. The plant makes automotive seating components. The expansion will add 28,000 sq. ft. to the plant and create 12 jobs. The company, which has 130 locations in 17 countries, produces...

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Applied Fusion installs second super-large electron beam welder - TheFabricator.com

Applied Fusion installs second super-large electron beam welder

September 9, 2013

Precision metal fabricator Applied Fusion, San Leandro, Calif., has completed the installation of its second 8-axis, CNC, large electron beam welding machine. Its 125-ton, 64-cu.-m vacuum chamber provides a large working envelope, and the 65-in., tiltable rotary table with a Z-axis movement...

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Ford Motor Co. Fund invests $120,000 in engineering scholarships

September 5, 2013

The Ford Motor Co. Fund has granted $120,000 to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., to support the Ford Blue Oval Scholars Operation Better World – Detroit program and the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ). This year, through the Blue Oval Scholars program, the company awarded $250,...

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Shimifrez's Concord facility earns AS9100 Rev. C

September 5, 2013

Shimifrez Inc., a fabricator of photo-etched, light-gauge metal components, has announced that its Concord, Ont., facility has achieved certification to the AS9100 Revision C standard. The AS9100 standard supplements ISO 9001:2008 with requirements tailored to the aerospace industry. The company...

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Fears of a U.S. manufacturing skills gap in the near term are overblown, says report

September 5, 2013

The U.S. skills shortage will be less of a problem than many people believe in the short term, and it is unlikely to prevent a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing in the next few years, according to a report, "The U.S. Skills Gap: Could It Threaten a Manufacturing Renaissance?" from The Boston...

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Superb Industries named a top U.S. manufacturer

August 29, 2013

Superb Industries, a Sugarcreek, Ohio, manufacturer, has made the Inc. 500|5000 list for the third year in a row. The list ranks the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. The company also is included in the Top 100 Manufacturer list for the U.S. and the Top 100 Company list for Ohio....

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Tulmar acquires Mil-Quip assets

August 29, 2013

Tulmar, Ottawa, Ont., a provider of engineered textiles to the Canadian defense and aviation markets, has acquired the assets of metal fabricator Mil-Quip, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. The new company operates as Mil-Quip Groupe Tulmar. Mil-Quip's capabilities include laser cutting and punching,...

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Lantek Sheet Metal expands U.S. headquarters

August 28, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a provider of integrated CAD/CAM, nesting, MES, and ERP systems for the metalworking industry, will relocate to an expanded U.S. headquarters in Mason, Ohio. The new location will improve the support and training provided to clients, according to the company. An open...

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Hobart Institute of Welding Technology establishes two new scholarships - TheFabricator.com

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology establishes two new scholarships

August 28, 2013

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio, has announced the establishment of two new scholarships for its students. The scholarships, in honor of HIWT President André A. Odermatt, are $5,000 each and will be awarded for the first time in May 2014. For more than 10...

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Steel Fab to invest $1.5 million in Virginia steel manufacturing operation

August 28, 2013

Steel Fab has announced plans to establish a pressure tank production operation in Lebanon, Va. The $1.5 million project will create 50 new jobs and save 240 jobs. Steel Fab is a division of the Samuel Pressure Vessel Group of Wisconsin, part of the parent company Samuel Son & Co. Ltd.,...

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Feldmeier Equipment breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in New York

August 28, 2013

Feldmeier Equipment Inc., a fabricator of stainless steel storage and processing equipment, has broken ground in Little Falls, N.Y., on a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility. The company also plans to upgrade machinery and equipment at its Syracuse headquarters and existing Little Falls facility....

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Gene Haas Foundation donates $1 million to SME Education Foundation

August 28, 2013

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has made a gift of $1 million for scholarships in manufacturing and machining training and education to benefit as many as 1,000 students in North America and Europe. SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., administers the scholarship fund. The Gene...

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