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Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico - TheFabricator.com

Tube Specialties opens manufacturing facility in Mexico

November 10, 2011

Tube Specialties Co. (TSCO), Troutdale, Ore., a producer of fabricated steel tube components for the mobile equipment and transportation industries, has announced the opening of a new manufacturing and freight logistics facility in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The initial phase of the project is...

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5th annual Manufacturing Summit on high-tech skilled jobs, apprenticeships held in Washington D.C.

November 8, 2011

Concerned for the future of manufacturing jobs, more than 150 leaders of businesses, community colleges, and workforce development organizations joined with The White House, U.S. Army Reserves, the Gates Foundation and others in addressing models to improve the skills gap and the public perception...

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Renaissance for Mexican manufacturing?

November 7, 2011

Guest editorial by Dr. Chris Kuehl, economic analyst for FMA The dominant story from Mexico today is one of violence and corruption. The drug wars are a very real part of Mexico these days, and nobody would underestimate the challenges that lie ahead for the government. However, another story...

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LINE survey: U.S. labor market's struggles will continue in November

November 3, 2011

The U.S. labor market's struggles will continue in November, as job creation will slow and job cuts will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey...

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Fabricators & Manufacturers Association board of directors elects new members, officers

November 2, 2011

George Bogan, president & COO of Main Steel Polishing, Tinton Falls, N.J.; Rob Clark, vice president-operations, Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Penn.; Vivek Gupta, managing director, Texas Profab Corp. of Carrollton, Texas; and Dan McLeod, general manager, Brenco Industries Ltd., Delta,...

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Super Steel names president, COO

November 2, 2011

Milwaukee-based Super Steel LLC has announced that executive Dirk Smith has been named president and chief operating officer. Smith, who has been in the metal manufacturing industry for 20 years, also was appointed to the board of directors. Paul Luber will continue as CEO and board chairman....

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NAM: Manufacturers take legal action to protect jobs against radical environmental policy

November 2, 2011

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has announced that it has taken action this week against what it says is a frivolous lawsuit that would have catastrophic economic consequences for manufacturers and businesses throughout the U.S. The California-based environmental groups' suit...

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Kennametal named among America's safest companies

November 2, 2011

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that it has been named one of America's Safest Companies by EHS Today, an environment, health, and safety industry publication. Kennametal was selected among America's Safest Companies for its comprehensive commitment to employee health and safety....

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John Deere Pavilion announces major renovation

November 2, 2011

The John Deere Pavilion, Moline, Ill., has been a top attraction in the Quad Cities and the state of Illinois since it opened in 1997, drawing millions of guests from around the globe to visit one of the most comprehensive agricultural exhibits in the world. To ensure it continues to be a...

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ISM ROB: U.S. manufacturing growth slows in October

November 1, 2011

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 28th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued November 1 by Bradley J....

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Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Bassett Mechanical names vice president of manufacturing

October 31, 2011

David Williams has joined Bassett Mechanical, Kaukauna, Wis., as vice president of manufacturing. He is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing division, including sheet metal fabrication, piping, and pressure vessel fabrication. Most recently Williams was vice president of operations at...

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Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg. - TheFabricator.com

Fabrico acquires Johnson Tool & Mfg.

October 31, 2011

Contract manufacturer and engineering services provider Fabrico Inc., Oxford, Mass., has acquired Johnson Tool & Mfg., Inc., Charlton, Mass., which specializes in the short- to medium-run manufacture of high-tolerance components, assemblies, tools, and gauges. The acquisition adds precision...

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abas-USA receives No. 1 ranking for business software

October 31, 2011

Sterling, Va.-based abas-USA has announced that its business software has been ranked No. 1 in a recent independent ERP user satisfaction survey conducted by i2s, Intelligent Systems Solutions. The study consisted of 1,923 interviews with companies in 17 countries. Survey participants have been...

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Industry economist says nearshoring strategy will boost U.S. manufacturing jobs

October 24, 2011

The phenomenon of nearshoring — the relocation of manufacturing production to countries that provide less expensive production processes and are closer to the end consumer — offers the potential for a mass return of jobs from China to the North American market and will get under way sooner...

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Shaw establishes fabricating, manufacturing joint venture in Brazil

October 24, 2011

The Shaw Group Inc., Baton Rouge, La., has announced a new joint venture between Shaw's Fabrication & Manufacturing Group and Empresa Brasileira de Solda Eletrica S.A. (EBSE), a manufacturer and fabricator in Brazil. The joint venture, EBSE Shaw Spool Solutions Fabricação de Sistemas de...

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