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Kayser Automotive to open manufacturing plant in Kentucky

August 15, 2013

Kayser Automotive Systems, based in Germany, has announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Fulton, Ky. The facility will produce parts for automotive engines and fuel tanks. The company is expected to invest $17.5 million in the project, which will create 121 new jobs....

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Inventor designs cart for maneuvering welding cylinders

August 14, 2013

Thomas J. Henderson has invented the patented Tank Cart, which received a gold medal at INPEX 2011. The cart is designed to secure and maneuver heavy welding cylinders to help increase worker safety. Henderson currently is looking for an investor to help manufacture the cart and get it to market....

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GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia - TheFabricator.com

GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia

August 14, 2013

GE Appliances has completed an expansion at its cooking products plant, Roper Corp., in LaFayette, Ga., adding a 1,100-ton power press for producing metal parts for a new line of wall ovens. The company has invested $88 million to support the new wall oven line and to update the free-standing...

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Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees

August 14, 2013

Super Steel has opened a new on-site clinic, Paladina Health, for employees enrolled in the company-sponsored health plan. It provides employees with 24/7 access to health care. Employees can see a primary care physician during their work shift without having to use their personal time and make...

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Millerbernd Mfg. Co. earns ASME certification

August 13, 2013

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), under Section VIII, Division 1, has awarded U and R Stamp certification to Millerbernd Mfg. Co., Winsted, Minn. This accreditation signifies that the company has met the standards of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code and permits the company to...

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Valew to expand in Texas

August 13, 2013

Valew has announced plans to expand with a truck manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Fla. The California-based company will build three 20,000-sq.-ft. buildings over the next three years. The expansion will create 250 jobs, with hiring expected to begin in spring 2014....

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Concept Systems hires sales manager

August 13, 2013

Concept Systems Inc., an industrial systems integrator with offices in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and North Carolina, has hired Michael Lindley as its new sales manager. His duties include developing, managing, and growing the sales team; working within target markets to define the company's...

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McGregor Metalworking Companies appoints president

August 13, 2013

McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has named Tom Wright as president of its five facilities. Wright has spent his career in manufacturing, specifically with Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive market. Having served most recently as plant director of Gestamp Automocion in Alabama,...

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FabSuite, Novaranda form steel fabrication software partnership

August 13, 2013

Steel fabrication software provider FabSuite, Williamsburg, Va., and Novaranda, a developer of hybrid-cloud technology in Venlo, Netherlands, have teamed up to develop application software for steel fabricators. According to FabSuite, the partnership will allow cloud delivery of its software...

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AtlasAdhan adds operations/quality staff member

August 12, 2013

AtlasAdhan, Minneapolis, has announced the addition of Michael Cronk at its Chippewa Falls, Wis., facility. In this role, he oversees operations and quality for the site. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Cronk has extensive experience in quality and operations management...

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FMA initiates unique survey to assess ongoing health of metal fabricating sector of economy

August 5, 2013

Small to mid-sized companies comprise most of American manufacturing. In the metal fabricating sector the health of this business segment predicts what is happening in the industry as a whole. For the first time, these smaller job shops and contract manufacturers are being queried on a quarterly...

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Impulse Mfg. to expand capabilities with coating system

August 5, 2013

Metal fabricator Impulse Mfg. has confirmed plans to install an Autophoretic® autodeposition (A-coat) coating system at its Dawsonville, Ga., facility. Current plans are for an 11-stage pretreatment process that includes acid bath and pickling stages for carbon edge removal, autodeposition...

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Solar Atmospheres presents vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

August 1, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has donated a new vacuum furnace to ASM Intl. for its teaching lab. The $250,000 lab-sized furnace, dedicated in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, is a gift to commemorate ASM's 100th anniversary. Roger Jones,...

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Miller Electric president recognized for commitment to technical education

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. President Mike Weller has received the Technical Education Champion Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. Weller was recognized for his work with local institution Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), which has its main campus in Appleton,...

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American Roll Form Products installs new rolling mill

August 1, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a manufacturer of custom roll formed products in Painesville, Ohio, has installed a new high-speed rolling mill at its new 53,200-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stock reel is a double-ended uncoiler with 10,000-lb. coil...

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