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LINE survey: Manufacturing hiring to surge again in February, reach a four-year high

January 31, 2013

In February, for the second month in a row, hiring activity will reach a four-year high in manufacturing, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2013. In February, for the seventh consecutive month, the...

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GDP advance estimate for fourth quarter 2012 shows 0.1 percent contraction; first decline since recession ended

January 30, 2013

Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — decreased at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter), according to the "advance" estimate...

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Helped by a 10 percent increase in aircraft demand, U.S. durable goods orders up 4.6 percent in December

January 29, 2013

New orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $10.0 billion or 4.6 percent to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up seven of the last eight months, followed a 0.7 percent November increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 1.3...

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Imaginetics makes staffing changes

January 28, 2013

Imaginetics, Auburn, Wash., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, has announced several staff changes in connection with its recent acquisition by Kidd & Co. The company has promoted Scott Strong to president. With more than 20 years of...

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Kidd & Co. acquires Imaginetics

January 28, 2013

Kidd & Co. LLC, Old Greenwich, Conn., a private investment firm focused on the middle market, in collaboration with Centerfield Capital Partners, has acquired Imaginetics Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry. Located in Auburn, Wash.,...

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Meritor remanufactured brake shoes recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Product Quality Leadership

January 23, 2013

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor's Aftermarket business has been awarded the prestigious 2012 North American Industry Product Quality Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan for the company's remanufactured brake shoes. The award was announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. "We recognize...

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Nebraska approves new route for Keystone XL Pipeline; NAM urges President Obama to approve the project

January 22, 2013

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement after Nebraska Governor JDave Heineman approved the new Nebraska route for the Keystone XL pipeline: "Gov. Heineman's decision is another positive step that we hope will...

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WTTI achieves ISO 17025 accreditation

January 22, 2013

Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI), Allentown, Pa., has received its initial accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of mechanical testing. The following tests are published on the institute's scope: tensile, bend, fillet weld, nick break, macroetch, Brinell hardness, Vickers...

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Goff's Enterprises names dealer development manager - TheFabricator.com

Goff's Enterprises names dealer development manager

January 22, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc., Pewaukee, Wis., has added Michael Wells as a dealer development manager. Based in Olean, N.Y., he works with dealers on the East Coast and in the Midwest to help improve performance through continual training and targeted sales efforts. Wells has more than 17 years of...

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Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards recognize 122 women for excellence in manufacturing

January 22, 2013

The Manufacturing Institute,Washington, D.C.; the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, Mich.; University of Phoenix; and Deloitte, New York, have announced the recipients of the first Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Awards. The inaugural STEP...

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Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO - TheFabricator.com

Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO

January 22, 2013

Miyachi Unitek Corp. (MUC), a manufacturer of welding equipment and laser systems in Monrovia, Calif., has named David Fawcett as president and CEO. For the past two years, he served as COO of Miyachi Europe Corp. (MEC). Fawcett first worked with the company as a manager at ACAL, a U.K.-based...

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Nissan to move Murano production to Mississippi plant

January 22, 2013

Nissan North America has announced it is moving production of its Murano® crossover model to its Canton, Miss., facility. The company currently employs more than 5,000 people at the Canton facility. Since its opening in 2003, the facility has grown from building one vehicle model to seven. The...

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Plex Systems appoints CEO

January 22, 2013

Plex Systems, Troy, Mich., a provider of cloud-based ERP for manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Jason Blessing as CEO. He directs the expansion of the company as it continues to invest in technology for ERP, manufacturing execution, quality management, supply chain management, and...

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FMA CEO receives CMA Leadership Award from NAM - TheFabricator.com

FMA CEO receives CMA Leadership Award from NAM

January 18, 2013

Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International today received the annual CMA Leadership Award from the Council of Manufacturing Associations of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The award recognized Youdell's leadership in creating...

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S&S Technical adds to sales team

January 17, 2013

S&S Technical, Cumming, Ga., a design, engineering, and fabrication firm specializing in packaged pumping systems for all industries, has hired three new sales associates. Greg Clark brings experience in process integration and knowledge of system design to his new position. Supporting the...

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