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Applied Robotics, Tnkers Maschinenbau form international partnership

February 10, 2009

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has signed Tunkers Maschinenbau GmbH, a provider of clamping technology for the...

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Jervis B. Webb names several new resellers

February 10, 2009

Jervis B. Webb Co., Farmington Hills, Mich., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Co. Ltd., has expanded its roster of SmartCart automatic guided cart (AGC) value-added resellers (VARs) with nine new...

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Advanced Metal Etching announces expansion

February 10, 2009

Advanced Metal Etching Inc. has expanded its Ligonier, Ind., facility. The expansion includes new equipment, an optimized work flow, and 70 percent capacity increase.The company supplies photochemical...

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LAI names sales director to business development team

February 10, 2009

LAI Intl. Inc., a supplier of precision components and subassemblies in Scottsdale, Ariz., has named Brad Creamer as director of sales. In this position, he leads business development initiatives in...

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General Sheet Metal Works completes training center construction

February 10, 2009

General Sheet Metal Works Inc., a precision sheet metal fabricator in South Bend, Ind., has completed construction on a training and conference center. The new space holds up to 50 people for customer...

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Cretex Companies acquires Meier Tool & Engineering

February 10, 2009

Cretex Companies, Elk River, Minn., has acquired the assets of Meier Tool & Engineering (MTE), a manufacturer of miniature and microsized stamped components and subassemblies for the medical,...

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GM to cut 10,000 salaried workers

February 10, 2009

Detroit-based General Motors announced today that it is cutting 10,000 salaried jobs as part of a restructuring plan to meet the government's deadline of Feb. 17. The plan is required by the terms of...

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U.S. machine tool demand continues decline in Midwest, rises in other regions

February 9, 2009

Reuters has reported that U.S. December machine tool demand fell 2.2 percent to $194.01 million from $198.35 million in November, according to the American Machine Tool Distributor's Association...

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Hiring expectations continue downward spiral

February 6, 2009

Mass layoffs and other cost-cutting measures have become the norm in early 2009, and that won't change in February for both the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the Society for Human...

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Ranking Small Business Committee member introduces CHOICE Act

February 5, 2009

Today House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves announced the introduction of the "CHOICE Act." "As Ranking Member of the Small Business Committee, I have seen firsthand the need for...

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North American robot orders fall 21 percent in 2008

February 4, 2009

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), North American-based robotics companies reported that new orders sold to North American manufacturing companies fell by 21 percent in units and...

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NAM endorses Secretary of Commerce nominee

February 3, 2009

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today welcomed President Barack Obama's nomination of Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) as Secretary of Commerce, calling Gregg a "champion of manufacturing who...

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Lincoln Electric announces cost-saving measures

February 2, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. today announced actions to lower its fixed and variable cost structure to align its business with the current economic environment. These measures include the...

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Randolph Tool purchases National Knife and Service Grinding

January 29, 2009

Randolph Tool Co., Hartville, Ohio, has purchased National Knife Co. and Service Grinding Co., Berea, Ohio.Randolph Tool has specialized in the manufacturing and sharpening of industrial knives and...

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Durable goods orders down fifth straight month

January 29, 2009

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that new orders for durable goods fell by 2.6 percent in December, a larger decline than the 2 percent economists had forecast.December's decline marked...

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