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John Deere factory celebrates 100th anniversary

August 29, 2011

John Deere Horicon Works, Horicon, Wis., is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. Products produced at the facility range from horse-drawn grain drills to the latest in lawn care equipment and utility vehicles. "100 years of successful business is a great accomplishment. It is a true testament to...

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Dennen Steel breaks ground on new facility in Mississippi - TheFabricator.com

Dennen Steel breaks ground on new facility in Mississippi

August 29, 2011

Dennen Steel Corp., a contract stamping manufacturer of steel products, has begun construction of a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Iuka, Miss. The project represents a company investment of more than $7.4 million and will initially create 50 new jobs. The facility will purchase large...

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ABI acquires Interstate Tool assets

August 29, 2011

Avery Barron Industries LLC (ABI), Tulsa, Okla., has formed Avery Barron Industries – Stamping LLC (ABI‐Stamping) with the acquisition of the assets and trade name of Interstate Tool and Mfg. Co. The acquired company, a tool and die manufacturer providing metal stampings to domestic and...

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Quaprotek to open manufacturing plant in Tennessee

August 29, 2011

Quaprotek USA has announced plans to invest $22 million in an existing 63,000-sq.-ft. building in Ripley, Tenn. The manufacturing plant, which is expected to create more than 120 jobs over five years, will produce metal parts for vehicles, engines, and power trains....

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Female student wins Skills USA's national sheet metal competition - TheFabricator.com

Female student wins Skills USA's national sheet metal competition

August 23, 2011

At Skills USA's 47th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo., June 19-24, Olivia Keech, 16, won gold in the high school sheet metal category — the second gold award for Delcastle Technical High School in Newark, Del. For the competition, the high school junior...

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Wildeck acquires Ladder Industries

August 23, 2011

Wildeck Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a manufacturer of custom industrial steel work platforms, material lifts, and safety guarding products, has announced the acquisition of Ladder Industries Inc., Goodyear, Ariz., and Sacramento, Calif. Ladder Industries now is a subsidiary of Wildeck, operating as a...

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EMT West names managing director

August 23, 2011

EMT (Elite Mfg. Technologies) West, Henderson, Nev., has appointed Rahul Sarkar to the new position of managing director. As managing director, he is responsible for overseeing all facility operations and production, as well as direct quality and lean manufacturing initiatives. Sarkar has more...

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Airtronics Metal Products launches subsidiary to build food carts, trailers

August 23, 2011

Airtronics Metal Products, San Jose, Calif., a sheet metal design, engineering, and fabrication firm, has launched Metal Gourmet™, a subsidiary devoted to the design, assembly, and distribution of high-end mobile food carts and trailers. "What distinguishes Metal Gourmet from other food cart...

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FAB 40 list debuts on thefabricator.com

August 16, 2011

FMA Communications Inc. has announced the online debut of the 2011 FAB 40 company list on its Web site. The list, posted under the "FAB 40" navigational tab or directly at www.thefabricator.com/fab40, ranks the most successful U.S. metal fabricating companies as profiled in the June 2011 issue of...

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Sheet metal construction camp designed for young women - TheFabricator.com

Sheet metal construction camp designed for young women

August 15, 2011

Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Program in Ventura, Calif., held a MAGIC (Mentor A Girl In Construction) camp the week of July 15, where junior and senior girls from local high schools participated in five days of hands-on construction. The camp was sponsored by the National...

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ITW Muller appoints industry manager - TheFabricator.com

ITW Muller appoints industry manager

August 15, 2011

ITW Muller, a manufacturer of stretch-wrap equipment and film in Arlington Heights, Ill., has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Rob Payne to industry manager. He is responsible for supporting the team in the western portion of the U.S. and Canada, with a specific focus on building...

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CCAT forms alliance with AME

August 9, 2011

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has established an alliance with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) to promote manufacturing and supply chain development locally and globally. As alliance partners, CCAT and AME collaborate to promote...

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Aerco Intl. relocates corporate headquarters

August 9, 2011

Aerco Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters and boilers, has moved its headquarters to Blauvelt, N.Y. Previously the company operated out of three separate facilities in Northvale, N.J. With 156,000 sq. ft., the new headquarters is more than twice the size of the former...

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Manufacturing technology consumption up 103.9 percent from June 2010

August 8, 2011

June U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $459.39 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology...

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Layoffs increase, hiring declines in August

August 4, 2011

Job growth will scale back in August compared with a year ago in the manufacturing and service sectors, and payroll cuts are slowly starting to rise, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2011. The...

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