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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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Forming Technologies wins CATA award for innovative technology

June 14, 2012

Forming Technologies Inc., Burlington, Ont., has been awarded the Canada Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) Intel SME Innovation Award. Forming Technologies Inc. is a developer of computer-aided engineering software for design and simulation of sheet metal components, serving OEMs and suppliers...

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Jor-Mac names new president - TheFabricator.com

Jor-Mac names new president

June 14, 2012

Jor-Mac Co., a contract manufacturer of engineered metal fabrications in Lomira, Wis., has promoted Kelly Sayles from general manager to president. Sayles, who has been with the company for four years, has more than 20 years of experience in the sheet metal industry. Previous President and CEO...

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Commitment to U.S. takes center stage as manufacturing sector grows, says ThomasNet.com

June 14, 2012

Buoyed by growth and confident in their futures, U.S. manufacturers are laying out an agenda for restoring their industry to its earlier glory, according to results of ThomasNet.com's newest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB). Overwhelmingly, they are pushing to revitalize the U.S. manufacturing...

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Ohio Laser adds TRUMPF fiber laser

June 14, 2012

Ohio Laser has installed a TRUMPF® TruLaser 1030 fiber laser machine at its Plain City, Ohio, facility. With a solid-state disc laser system that sends the beam to the cutting head directly by fiber instead of by a beam delivery system, the machine can cut almost any shape from steel plate up to...

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Mexico continues to be top choice for manufacturing nearshoring

June 13, 2012

Reflecting continued rising labor and other manufacturing costs for imports from faraway places like China, nearshoring continues to be seen as an opportunity to serve U.S. demand by about half of senior executives of manufacturing-oriented companies. While 35 percent of that number view...

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Menges Roller appoints marketing director

June 13, 2012

Menges Roller, a provider of industrial rollers for the steel and coil industries in Wauconda, Ill., has hired Jeffrey E. Awe to the position of marketing director. He works to increase market penetration in key sectors and introduces the company's products and services to new markets and regions....

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Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping launches Spanish-language website

June 13, 2012

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping, Algonquin, Ill., has launched a Spanish-language version of its website at http://kenmode.com/spanish for manufacturers and their suppliers in Latin America. The site provides information on the company's global capabilities in precision metal stampings for the...

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