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Automotive Climate Control to expand in Indiana

June 12, 2012

Automotive Climate Control Inc., a manufacturer of mobile air-conditioning and heating equipment, has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Elkhart, Ind., creating up to 40 new jobs by 2015. The company, which supplies to OEMs and aftermarket customers in the automotive and...

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Steelcase president named Business Person of the Year

June 8, 2012

The Economic Club of Grand Rapids has named James Hackett, president and CEO of Steelcase Inc., as Business Person of the Year. The award was instituted to honor influential business leaders from leading or large employers in Grand Rapids, Mich., who have made significant contributions for the...

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Hitachi Construction Truck Mfg. plans $33 million expansion

June 8, 2012

FedDev Ontario, through its Prosperity Initiative program, has awarded $6.6 million to Hitachi Construction Truck Mfg. Ltd., Guelph, Ont., to expand its current facility, increase its plant capacity, and introduce new technologies. "Improved demand for base metals and coal has resulted in a need...

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LINE survey: Job gains expected in June, but hiring rate remains behind the 2011 rate

May 31, 2012

Job creation will continue in manufacturing and services in June, but for the fifth time in the last six months, the rate of growth will fall behind the rate of the previous year in both sectors, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National...

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Stewart EFI expands manufacturing capabilities with new press

May 29, 2012

Stewart EFI LLC, Thomaston, Conn., has added a 200-ton Minster press with a transfer mechanism to expand its offering of metal stamped and assembled precision components. The press allows the company to produce deep-drawn parts up to 5.875 in. deep and blank diameters as large as 8 in. from metal...

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Felling Trailers to open second location

May 29, 2012

Felling Trailers, Sauk Centre, Minn., has announced plans to open a second location in Litchfield, Minn., to expand production. The company's headquarters and current production will remain at its Sauk Centre facility. The new facility will bring total production and office space to more than...

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Bettcher Mfg. expands in Mexico

May 29, 2012

Bettcher Mfg., a metal stamping company in McAllen, Texas, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facilities in Reynosa, Mexico, by 15,000 sq. ft. The project, which is expected to be completed in November, will allow the company to bring additional high-tonnage capability and add three...

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EPIC Systems adds quality, environmental manager

May 29, 2012

EPIC Systems Inc., St. Louis, has announced the hiring of Paul Kirksey as quality and environmental and health services manager. He is responsible for quality control activities in support of projects. Kirksey has more than 24 years of industry experience, including positions in engineering,...

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U.S. durable goods orders up slightly in April; machinery inventories at highest level on record

May 24, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $0.3 billion or 0.2 percent to $215.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up two of the last three months, followed a 3.7 percent March decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.6 percent....

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Association establishes online resource for manufacturers

May 24, 2012

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Washington, D.C., has launched a new resource to help equipment manufacturers and vendors provide financing to their customers. The Manufacturer & Vendor Resource Center, online at www.elfaonline.org/resources/MVRC/, is a starting point for...

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Centria receives Excellence in Manufacturing Award

May 24, 2012

Centria, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems in Moon Township, Pa., has announced that its Cambridge, Ohio, facility recently received an Excellence in Manufacturing Award from Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The award recognizes the company's commitment to a "green" operation in...

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CCM completes acquisition of Mayville Products segment

May 24, 2012

Craftsman Custom Metals (CCM), Schiller Park, Ill., has acquired the light-gauge metal business of Mayville Products Corp., Mayville, Wis. The addition of the new business meshes with CCM’s existing capabilities and strengthens its presence in the medical, telecom, and aerospace/military market...

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Genesee Stamping and Fabricating installs fiber-optic laser

May 24, 2012

Genesee Stamping and Fabricating in Grand Prairie, Texas, has added a Salvagnini L3 fiber optic laser to its metal fabricating equipment. The second-generation laser offers high cutting speeds and a high-density beam for rapid piercing. It can process aluminum, brass, copper, and galvanized...

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Toyota to expand in Alabama

May 24, 2012

Toyota has announced plans to expand its Huntsville, Ala., engine production facility, investing an additional $80 million and adding at least 125 new jobs. The expansion will bring total investment at Toyota's Alabama plant to more than $700 million and the total number of jobs to more than 1,150....

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Wisconsin governor visits D&S Mfg. - TheFabricator.com

Wisconsin governor visits D&S Mfg.

May 23, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker toured D&S Mfg.'s facility in Black River Falls, Wis., on May 9. Walker focused his remarks on the importance of manufacturing in Wisconsin and government’s role in helping corporations remain competitive in today's challenging global market. Specifically,...

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