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Annual International Sheet Metal Competition to be held in Las Vegas

January 19, 2012

More than 275 sheet metal contestants and their families will go to Las Vegas March 5-9 to take part in the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, which allows apprentices and journeymen from throughout the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills. The competition, hosted by the...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies promotes engineering manager

January 18, 2012

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a supplier of factory automation design, engineering, and process consulting services in Orion, Mich., has announced the appointment of Craig Salvalaggio as the new engineering manager for its General Industries Group. In this position, he is responsible...

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Kestrel Aircraft to open two plants in Wisconsin

January 18, 2012

Kestrel Aircraft, Brunswick, Maine, has announced plans to construct two facilities in Superior, Wis., for the manufacture of its K-350 airplane. The facilities — one to produce composite material for the planes and the other to assemble the planes — will create 600 jobs by 2016, the company...

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Roundtable topics chosen, networking event planned for Pipe & Tube Nashville technology conference

January 18, 2012

The Pipe & Tube Nashville organizing committee has scheduled a networking event and decided the specific topics for the roundtable events. Scheduled for June 26-28, 2012, the conference is intended for tube and pipe industry professionals involved in tube and pipe production and fabrication....

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Waukesha Metal Products featured on "World's Greatest"

January 17, 2012

Sussex, Wis.-based Waukesha® Metal Products, an international metal forming supplier with metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design and build capabilities, was recently featured on the ION Network's television series "World's Greatest." The company's 330-ton Komatsu servo stamping...

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Nissan Forklift establishes e-commerce portal

January 17, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp. has launched NFCdirect.com, an online portal for its dealers and other partners. The system allows users to make complete orders from their own spreadsheets by uploading an Excel® file instead of individually ordering each item needed. It also offers one-click reordering. The...

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Daimler Trucks to add 1,100 jobs at North Carolina plant

January 17, 2012

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has added a second shift at its Freightliner Trucks manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. It expects to create more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012, a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant. Most positions will be filled with recalled workers who...

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BMW Group expands South Carolina plant

January 17, 2012

The BMW Group has announced plans to invest $900 million in expanding capacity at its Spartanburg, S.C., plant. The expansion, expected to create 300 new jobs by the end of 2012, is set for completion in 2014. The company already invested $750 million in the plant's expansion for production of the...

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EMTEQ to open plant in Montana

January 17, 2012

New Berlin, Wis.-based EMTEQ has announced plans to open an aircraft electronic assemblies plant in Great Falls, Mont., in February. The plant is expected to employ 60 workers by the end of 2013. EMTEQ, an aerospace product manufacturing company, has locations in Wisconsin, Florida, Brazil,...

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Bettcher Mfg. appoints general manager

January 16, 2012

Stamping manufacturer Bettcher Mfg. LLC, McAllen, Texas, has announced the appointment of Juan F. Cavazos as general manager. In this position, he focuses on productivity and profit-and-loss accountability. Cavazos has a doctorate in business administration, as well as an MBA with General Motors...

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Eagle Bend Mfg. to begin $64 million expansion

January 16, 2012

Eagle Bend Mfg. Inc. has announced plans for a $64 million expansion of its Clinton, Tenn., facility. The company, a division of Magna Intl. Inc., is a Tier 1 automotive parts supplier for OEMs of cars and light trucks worldwide. The expansion will add more than 100,000 sq. ft. to the current...

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Supreme Group acquires Empire Iron Works

January 16, 2012

Edmonton, Alta.-based steel fabricator Supreme Group has acquired Empire Iron Works, Winnipeg, Man., a subsidiary of Empire Industries. The acquisition expands Supreme's capacity in western Canada. The plant's 70 employees will retain their jobs....

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Hill Group establishes new business, adds staff

January 16, 2012

The Hill Group, Franklin Park, Ill., a metal construction, design, service, and operation company, has launched Hill Architectural Systems, a new line of business that includes the design, installation, and fabrication of metal enclosures for buildings such as exterior metal panels, louvers,...

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O'Neal Industries acquires Iowa Laser Technology

January 16, 2012

O’Neal Industries, a family-owned metals service center in Birmingham, Ala., has announced the acquisition of Iowa Laser Technology Inc., a manufacturer of fabricated metal assemblies and components in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Joe Barber, president of Iowa Laser, continues to oversee the company's...

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Webinar to explain EPA NESHAP Rule 6X

January 16, 2012

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a producer of industrial dust and fume collectors in Jonesboro, Ark., will host a free educational Webinar Feb. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CST. Titled "The New EPA National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), Rule 6X: Are You...

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