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CR Industries announces expansion plans

July 10, 2013

CR Industries Inc. has announced plans to expand one of its two buildings for metal fabricating, laser cutting, and powder coating in Cudahy, Wis. The 10,800-sq.-ft. addition, a $412,000 investment, is expected to result in the hiring of 15 full-time employees over the next three years. The...

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Caterpillar to consolidate Milwaukee operations

July 10, 2013

Caterpillar Inc., a mining equipment manufacturer based in Peoria, Ill., has announced plans to close its Milwaukee metal fabrication shop. The welding operations will be moved about 8 miles away to the company’s main facility in South Milwaukee. Caterpillar took over a lease for space in the...

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Inalfa Roof Systems to create 300 jobs in Georgia

July 8, 2013

Placeholder Inalfa Roof Systems, a provider of vehicle roofing systems with North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced plans to open a manufacturing plant in Cherokee County, Ga. The $17.1 million investment is expected to create 300 jobs. The company supplies sunroofs and...

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Schuler AG supports vocational training in Mexico

July 8, 2013

Schuler AG, Gӧppingen, Germany, has opened a vocational training center, Cedual (Centro de Especialización Dual), in Puebla, Mexico, to train skilled staff to provide technical support for the company’s presses. Set up by Stefan Antel, general manager of Schuler, the center is based on the...

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Delcam acquires CAD CAM Systems to form Illinois office

July 8, 2013

Delcam has established a direct office in Illinois following its acquisition of its Rockford-based reseller, CAD CAM Systems Inc. CAD CAM Systems President Andy Bergstrom and the company’s staff have become direct employees of Delcam North America. This is the company's sixth direct office in...

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IMTSTV video discusses current state of manufacturing

July 8, 2013

The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has released a new IMTSTV In Brief video at www.IMTS.com/IMTSTV. It features Steve Frizinger, NetApp’s virtualization alliance manager, Java author, and economics writer, discussing the current state of the manufacturing industry. He...

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Blissfield Mfg. expands Michigan facility, closes Portland plant

June 26, 2013

Blissfield Mfg. has announced plans to expand its Blissfield, Mich., location as it transfers production operations from its Jay Products facility in Portland, Ind., which will close, to the Blissfield plant. The company expects to add 73 jobs by 2016, as well as up to $1.5 million in new...

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Amerivet Solutions expands to manufacture complex metal designs

June 26, 2013

Amerivet Solutions LLC, Rochester, N.Y., a sourcing company servicing all branches of government from federal to municipal, has expanded its facilities to include complex metal design and fabrication manufacturing. The company currently is working with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on...

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Yamaha to expand vehicle production in Georgia

June 25, 2013

Japan-based Yamaha Motor Mfg. Corp. has announced the opening of a second assembly plant in Newnan, Ga., which will produce a new utility vehicle and all of the company's ATVs. The manufacturer expects to hire 100 additional employees....

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SigmaTEK puts CAD/CAM nesting program demo online

June 25, 2013

SigmaTEK has launched a demo page of its SigmaNEST Version 10 CAD/CAM nesting program at www.sigmanest.com/en-us/version-10/. The new release features an advanced nesting engine offering speed, material savings, and automation, the company reports. The site contains an interactive look at the new...

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Specialty Alloys and Stainless Ltd. expands in Ontario

June 20, 2013

Specialty Alloys and Stainless Ltd. is building a 5,200-sq.-ft. addition to its custom metal fabrication production facility in Lively, Ont. The expansion project also includes the installation of two cranes and a laser cutter. The company manufactures products for mining and other industrial...

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DeWys Mfg. hires buyer

June 20, 2013

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has announced the addition of Matt Heinz as its new buyer. In this role, he is responsible for managing the supply chain, which includes purchasing and supplier selection. Heinz recently graduated from Michigan State University with a...

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CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence - TheFabricator.com

CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence

June 19, 2013

Lantek has launched a new 2013 version of its CAD/CAM software. It features new developments for efficient nesting, punching, machining, and tube profile cutting, as well as ways to control simple to sophisticated data in a manufacturing plant. It is compatible with all machine makes and can be...

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Thunder Mfg. opens stamping plant in Kentucky

June 19, 2013

Toronto-based Thunder Tool & Mfg. Ltd. has opened Thunder Mfg. USA Inc., a new $2.2 million metal stamping operation in Richmond, Ky. The plant will employ 45 people to manufacture metal components for automotive engines and transmission mounts....

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American Tank & Fabricating announces name change

June 19, 2013

American Tank & Fabricating Co., Cleveland, has changed its name to AT&F. "The name change signifies that we have become a global company, serving many markets with a wide variety of precision fabrication products and services," explained Michael Ripich, president. The company began in...

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