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Quality Metalcraft moves into lighting design with new art exhibition

January 17, 2013

Quality Metalcraft Inc., a Livonia, Mich.-based automotive parts and prototype supplier, is lead sponsor of a new arts installation in Detroit's Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art. STALA Universe brings together video, light, and music to highlight Detroit's industrial design and...

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Hendrick consolidates executive-level management

January 16, 2013

Hendrick Mfg. has announced that it has consolidated management staff at Hendrick Mfg. in Carbondale, Pa., and Hendrick Metal Products in Elgin, Ill., because of the similarities of their business lines. Tony Rovinski has been appointed director of manufacturing and Bruce Caldwell has been named...

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Korean auto supplier to create 660 jobs in Georgia

January 16, 2013

Mando Corp., a global automotive parts supplier based in Seoul, Korea, has announced plans to construct a new casting facility in Meriwether County, Ga., investing $80 million and creating 660 jobs by 2020. The new, 317,000-sq.-ft. casting facility will support the company's manufacture and...

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NBT announces 2013 national manufacturing camp grant winners

January 15, 2013

Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), has announced the winners of its 2013 manufacturing camp grant awards. Ten grants, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 were awarded by NBT to community and technical colleges offering...

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U.S. manufacturing technology orders up 4.8 percent from 2011

January 14, 2013

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $421.83 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 11.0 percent from October and...

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Morgan Corp. opens facility in Portland

January 14, 2013

Truck body designer and producer Morgan Corp., Morgantown, Pa., has opened a new manufacturing facility in Portland, Ore., expanding the company's number of manufacturing, parts, and service centers to 12 nationwide. The new, 50,000-sq.-ft. plant comprises manufacturing, distribution, and...

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China dominates world vehicle production, U.S. remains No. 2

January 14, 2013

China will remain the primary driver of global production growth over the next four years, but the U.S. will remain the No. 2 vehicle producer in the world, according to the newly released joint Global Light Vehicle and Powertrain Forecast from WardsAuto and AutomotiveCompass. The new forecast also...

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Steel Parts Mfg. to close Indiana plant

January 9, 2013

Steel Parts Mfg. Inc., a manufacturer of precision components for automotive and heavy-duty vehicle transmissions, has announced plans to close its 185,000-sq.-ft. plant in Tipton, Ind., by March 14. The closure will eliminate 173 jobs....

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Spirol receives supplier award from GM

January 9, 2013

Spirol Industries Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has received the General Motors 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. GM reports that it presents the award to its product suppliers that have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months; about 7 percent of its...

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Leonard Automatics creates new division

January 9, 2013

Leonard Automatics, a manufacturer of textile, garment, and heat-treatment equipment in Denver, N.C., has opened a new division called Leonard Fabrication and Design. This new division offers full-service engineering, metal and plastic parts fabrication, prototyping, private label manufacturing,...

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ASTM Intl. launches leadership program

January 7, 2013

International standards development and delivery organization ASTM Intl., W. Conshohocken, Pa., has launched the Leadership Connection initiative to raise awareness regarding the many opportunities available for hands-on leadership experience available by engaging in ASTM technical committee...

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LMI Aerospace completes acquisition of Valent Aerostructures

January 7, 2013

LMI Aerospace Inc., St. Louis, a supplier of structural assemblies, kits, and components and provider of design engineering services to the aerospace and defense industries, has completed its acquisition of Valent Aerostructures LLC, Kansas City, Mo. Valent provides complex structural components,...

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LA-CO Industries Inc. acquires Tempil

January 7, 2013

LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Tempil®, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW). With the addition of Tempil's new temperature-indication technologies and capabilities, LA-CO — manufacturer of Markal® industrial marking and temperature-indication products —...

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Simonsen Iron Works to develop new product focus

January 7, 2013

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board, Des Moines, Iowa, has awarded a $200,000 float loan to metal fabrication company Simonsen Iron Works Inc., for development of a new product focus in the skid steer attachment accessory category. The Spencer, Iowa-based company, which...

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Bell Helicopter to expand operations in Tennessee

January 7, 2013

Bell Helicopter Inc. has announced plans for a $10.1 million expansion of its facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., creating up to 125 new jobs. The company has purchased a 150,000-sq.-ft. building just west of its current facility, which will accommodate customization and completions of light and medium...

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