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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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Online data exchange designed for used equipment trade

May 23, 2012

AuctionPriceResults, Akron, Ohio, has established a searchable database at www.auctionpriceresults.com that provides real-time, actual auction pricing on five categories of commercial equipment: lab/medical, industrial machinery, agriculture/construction, truck/trailer, and food service/production....

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Oberg Industries achieves AS9100 certification, expands capacity

May 23, 2012

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., a full-service contract manufacturer of precision-machined or stamped metal components, has received AS9100:2009 Rev C certification. The company recently added 11,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space; $1.7 million worth of new equipment, and new manufacturing,...

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Nissan constructing engine manufacturing facility in Tennessee

May 23, 2012

Nissan has begun construction on an expansion at its Decherd, Tenn., power train assembly facility. Starting in 2014, the new plant will begin production of 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz automobiles, making 250,000 units annually. The expansion is expected to create...

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L&M Precision Fabrication earns AS9100 Rev C certification

May 23, 2012

Sheet metal forming and machining manufacturer L&M Precision Fabrication, Airway Heights, Wash., has received AS9100 Rev C certification. The certification signifies that the company has met quality management system qualifications as defined by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG)...

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GM receives Steel Market Development Institute Award for Chevy Volt

May 23, 2012

The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute has presented General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt® design and engineering team with its annual Automotive Excellence Award. The team was recognized for its efficient and effective use of advanced high-strength steel...

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Metal Shark Boats to invest $1.9 million in Louisiana facility

May 21, 2012

Metal Shark Boats LLC has announced plans to invest $1.9 million in its Jeanerette, La., facility, which will allow it to complete a $192 million contract to build 500 Response Boat-Small patrol vessels for the U.S. Coast Guard over the next seven years. Along with creating 106 new jobs, the...

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SigmaTEK holds annual Academy event

May 21, 2012

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and material optimization software, held its annual SigmaTEK Academy event May 1-2, 2012, at its headquarters in Cincinnati. Shop floor fabricators, manufacturers, and managers gathered to participate in sessions and workshops on laser, plasma,...

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Dielectric Corp. adds capacity, capabilities

May 21, 2012

Fabrication company Dielectric Corp. has added two new manufacturing machines to its Menomonee Falls, Wis., facility. A 60-ton, 8-ft., programmable press brake has been added to handle increased demand for the forming of thermoplastics and light-gauge nonferrous metals. In addition, the company...

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Brose to expand manufacturing in Michigan

May 21, 2012

Brose North America Inc., a manufacturer of mechatronic components and systems for vehicle bodies and interiors, has signed a purchase agreement for an existing 380,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in New Boston, Mich. The facility is Brose's third in Michigan and ninth in North America. Recent...

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