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Leed Fabrication expanding in Colorado

March 13, 2012

Leed Fabrication Services, Brighton, Colo., has purchased a 21,842-sq.-ft. building in Loveland, Colo., to expand its cutting, bending, and welding capacity to build steel equipment for the oil and gas industry equipment. The company plans to employ 50 people at the new facility by summer, with...

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Strong start for manufacturing technology orders in 2012

March 12, 2012

January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $401.69 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was down 26.5 percent from December...

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Bellingham Technical College receives $455,000 software grant from Autodesk

March 12, 2012

Bellingham Technical College (BTC), Bellingham, Wash., has been awarded a $455,000 grant for engineering design software from Autodesk Inc. The donation is for 35 seats of AutoCAD® Plant Design Suite Ultimate software. The software allows BTC engineering students to learn the types of skills...

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Cemco marks 50 years of manufacturing

March 12, 2012

Cemco, a third-generation, family-owned and -operated business in Belen, N.M., celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Founded in 1962 by Mason Hise as a repair company that specialized in rebuilding crusher rolls and jaw plates, the company built its first vertical shaft impact (VSI) crusher in...

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Racine Metal-Fab to expand in Wisconsin

March 7, 2012

Racine Metal-Fab, a metal fabricator serving the commercial lighting, medical equipment, and energy industries, has announced plans to build a new plant in Sturtevant, Wis. The $8.5 million investment is expected to create up to 25 jobs....

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Deere to expand manufacturing capacity for large tractors

March 7, 2012

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., will invest $70 million to expand the manufacturing capacity in its Waterloo, Iowa, operations, where the company builds large farm tractors. The expansion will increase capacity by more than 10 percent by the middle of 2013. When the improvements are completed,...

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Ambrell to expand manufacturing facility

March 7, 2012

Ambrell is expanding its manufacturing facility in Scottsville, N.Y., to meet increasing OEM demand for induction heating systems. The company offers induction heating systems in a variety of powers and frequencies....

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ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies appoints corporate director of business development

March 6, 2012

ATW Companies Inc., Warwick, R.I., has appointed Tracy MacNeal as corporate director of business development. She is responsible for coordinating and managing the strategic direction of the organization through sales and marketing efforts. MacNeal has 15 years of experience working with...

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Bishop-Wisecarver hires VP of manufacturing

March 5, 2012

Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., Pittsburg, Calif., has hired Aldo DeAmicis as vice president of manufacturing. He has more than 20 years of manufacturing and leadership experience. DeAmicis comes to the company from Tyco Electronics, where he worked as a plant manager and operations director. He began...

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Gene Haas Foundation awards $27,000 to SkillsUSA Machining Championship Awards program

March 5, 2012

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has awarded a $27,000 grant to the SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., for the development of a new SkillsUSA Machining Championship Award program. Peter Zierhut of the Gene Haas Foundation said, "We are looking for employees with specific skill...

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Flex-N-Gate Corp. to expand Indiana factory

March 5, 2012

Flex-N-Gate Corp. is planning a $5 million expansion of its Covington, Ind., factory, involving various improvements and the addition of robotic welding cells. The expansion will result in the addition of 68 employees....

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Clement Industries announces hiring plans

March 5, 2012

Minden, La.-based Clement Industries, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, has announced that it will hire 25 new welders and welder trainees in an effort to cut its six-month backlog of orders by half. The company experienced a 90 percent increase in sales in 2011 and expects 20 percent more...

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ISM ROB: New orders, production, employment all grew in February, but at slower rate than January

March 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 31st consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 33rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued March 1 by Bradley J....

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U.S. durable goods orders drop 4 percent—largest drop in 3 years

February 29, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $8.6 billion or 4.0 percent to $206.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Feb. 28. This is the largest drop since January 2009. The decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, followed a 3.2 percent December...

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Tubelite expands Michigan manufacturing facilities

February 29, 2012

Tubelite Inc. has invested in structural expansions and production enhancements at its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Mich. At the Walker facility, the company added more than 43,000 sq. ft., significantly expanding its shipping area. Structural and logistical improvements are being completed...

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