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Honda announces plan for additional $215 million investment in Ohio

August 22, 2013

Honda has announced it will invest about $215 million in its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to add new power train technologies, a technical training center, a heritage center that highlights the company’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services LLC...

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GM to invest another $167 million in Tennessee for new vehicles

August 22, 2013

General Motors has announced plans to spend $350 million for new vehicles to be produced at its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant. The new investment adds $167 million to a previously announced $183 million pledge and is expected to create or retain about 1,800 jobs. The new investment is for...

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IBISWorld updates global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry market research report

August 15, 2013

Industry research firm IBISWorld, Los Angeles, has updated a report on the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry. According to the report, the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry remained profitable during the recent recession thanks to strong demand from emerging...

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Connecticut Spring & Stamping establishes in-house apprenticeship program

August 15, 2013

Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has developed its own in-house apprenticeship program to train enough skilled workers to meet its capacity and continue to grow the...

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Chrysler Group to invest $52 million in Michigan engine plants

August 15, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced it will invest $52 million in its engine plants in Trenton and Dundee, Mich., to increase capacity of the Tigershark engine, creating nearly 298 new positions at the Trenton plant. Trenton North will receive $11.5 million to add an assembly...

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Kayser Automotive to open manufacturing plant in Kentucky

August 15, 2013

Kayser Automotive Systems, based in Germany, has announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Fulton, Ky. The facility will produce parts for automotive engines and fuel tanks. The company is expected to invest $17.5 million in the project, which will create 121 new jobs....

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Inventor designs cart for maneuvering welding cylinders

August 14, 2013

Thomas J. Henderson has invented the patented Tank Cart, which received a gold medal at INPEX 2011. The cart is designed to secure and maneuver heavy welding cylinders to help increase worker safety. Henderson currently is looking for an investor to help manufacture the cart and get it to market....

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GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia - TheFabricator.com

GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia

August 14, 2013

GE Appliances has completed an expansion at its cooking products plant, Roper Corp., in LaFayette, Ga., adding a 1,100-ton power press for producing metal parts for a new line of wall ovens. The company has invested $88 million to support the new wall oven line and to update the free-standing...

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Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees

August 14, 2013

Super Steel has opened a new on-site clinic, Paladina Health, for employees enrolled in the company-sponsored health plan. It provides employees with 24/7 access to health care. Employees can see a primary care physician during their work shift without having to use their personal time and make...

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Millerbernd Mfg. Co. earns ASME certification

August 13, 2013

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), under Section VIII, Division 1, has awarded U and R Stamp certification to Millerbernd Mfg. Co., Winsted, Minn. This accreditation signifies that the company has met the standards of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code and permits the company to...

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Valew to expand in Texas

August 13, 2013

Valew has announced plans to expand with a truck manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Fla. The California-based company will build three 20,000-sq.-ft. buildings over the next three years. The expansion will create 250 jobs, with hiring expected to begin in spring 2014....

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Concept Systems hires sales manager

August 13, 2013

Concept Systems Inc., an industrial systems integrator with offices in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and North Carolina, has hired Michael Lindley as its new sales manager. His duties include developing, managing, and growing the sales team; working within target markets to define the company's...

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McGregor Metalworking Companies appoints president

August 13, 2013

McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has named Tom Wright as president of its five facilities. Wright has spent his career in manufacturing, specifically with Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive market. Having served most recently as plant director of Gestamp Automocion in Alabama,...

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FabSuite, Novaranda form steel fabrication software partnership

August 13, 2013

Steel fabrication software provider FabSuite, Williamsburg, Va., and Novaranda, a developer of hybrid-cloud technology in Venlo, Netherlands, have teamed up to develop application software for steel fabricators. According to FabSuite, the partnership will allow cloud delivery of its software...

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AtlasAdhan adds operations/quality staff member

August 12, 2013

AtlasAdhan, Minneapolis, has announced the addition of Michael Cronk at its Chippewa Falls, Wis., facility. In this role, he oversees operations and quality for the site. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Cronk has extensive experience in quality and operations management...

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