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Sciaky enters partnership with Evobeam GmbH

May 28, 2013

Sciaky Inc., a Chicago-based subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), has entered into a business partnership with Evobeam GmbH of Mainz, Germany, to further expand its electron beam (EB) welding product portfolio. Sciaky provides large-vacuum-chamber EB welding systems with internal...

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General Machine of Anderson expanding manufacturing operations

May 28, 2013

General Machine of Anderson is expanding its metalworking and manufacturing operations in Anderson County, S.C. The $800,000 investment is expected to generate at least 20 new jobs. The new manufacturing space will house additional equipment and allow the company to increase its machining,...

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OSHA to extend compliance date for crane operator certification requirements

May 28, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced that it will propose to extend the compliance date for the crane operator certification requirement by three years to Nov. 10, 2017. The proposal would also extend to the same date the existing phase-in...

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Bobcat breaks ground in North Dakota

May 28, 2013

Bobcat Co., a maker of compact construction equipment, has begun an expansion and renovation of its plant in Bismarck, N.D. The $20 million project will add an R&D facility at the company's existing site. Construction is expected to be done in about a year. The company has hired 135 additional...

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Report reveals additive manufacturing, 3-D printing trends

May 23, 2013

Wohlers Associates Inc., Fort Collins, Colo., has released the Wohlers Report 2013, its annual analysis of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3-D printing worldwide. Available for a fee, the report covers all aspects of AM, including its history, applications, processes, manufacturers, and materials....

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Marlin Steel receives Inner City Award

May 23, 2013

Marlin Steel Wire Products, a Baltimore-based manufacturer of industrial material handling containers, has been selected for the second straight year for the Inner City 100 Award by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The award goes to the fastest-growing companies in America's...

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Hexagon Metrology launches online technical support center

May 23, 2013

Hexagon Metrology, North Kingstown, R.I., has established the Hexagon Metrology Support Center, an online portal at http://support.hexagonmetrology.us that serves as a centralized resource for support of the company’s products. Customers have 24/7 access to FAQs and receive lifetime diagnostic...

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Precision Metal Industries receives Preferred Supplier designation from Lockheed Martin

May 23, 2013

Precision Metal Industries (PMI), a precision manufacturer of missile containers, cabinets, enclosures, and assemblies in Pompano Beach, Fla., has earned approval in the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Preferred Supplier Program. The program recognizes the contribution and commitment of...

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Enerfab to expand Enersteel operations

May 23, 2013

Enerfab has announced plans to invest more than $11 million to expand its Enersteel steel plate fabrication operations in Natchez, Miss. Allowing for an increase in tank head production, the expansion is expected to create 20 new jobs....

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Reliance Steel CEO named MSCI chairman

May 23, 2013

The Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has elected David H. Hannah, chairman and CEO of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., Los Angeles, as its chairman of the board effective July 1. Hannah began his career as a CPA before joining Reliance in 1981. He was appointed a...

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PECo wins 2013 Better Business Bureau Eclipse Integrity Award

May 22, 2013

PECo, Tipp City, Ohio, has received the Better Business Bureau's Eclipse Integrity Award in the 100+ employee category. The awards honor businesses and nonprofits for their management practices, business relationships, promotional efforts, and reputation. PECo was the only heavy manufacturing...

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SME launches digital learning resource

May 21, 2013

Tooling U-SME, a company of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Dearborn, Mich., has launched Knowledge Edge, an online, multimedia, subscription-based program that presents more than 1,200 e-books and chapters, 700 videos and video clips, and 16,000 technical papers about manufacturing. The...

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Kobe Aluminum to expand in Kentucky

May 21, 2013

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products (KAAP) LLC has begun construction on an 87,000-sq.-ft. expansion to its advanced manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky., representing $66 million of new capital investment and the addition of 100 new full-time employees. The addition makes room for new...

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Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder - TheFabricator.com

Phillips Service Industries announces passing of Bill Phillips, founder

May 21, 2013

Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, has announced the death of its founder and chairman of the board, William T. (Bill) Phillips. Phillips launched PSI Hydraulics in Detroit in 1967; the two-man operation initially focused...

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SigmaTEK launches new website

May 19, 2013

SigmaTek Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has announced the launch of www.sigmamrp.com. It features product details, events, case studies, and other information related to the company's SigmaMRP™ system. The system manages...

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