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Caterpillar to build factory in Winston-Salem, N.C., add 392 jobs

August 2, 2010

As reported on newsobserver.com, Caterpillar is building a $426 million manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem, N.C., to assemble parts for large mining trucks. The new plant is expected to create 392...

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Milwaukee loses one-third of manufacturing jobs in 10 years

July 26, 2010

The Milwaukee metropolitan area has lost 54,800 manufacturing jobs over the last 10 years, the 15th-biggest drop among the largest 100 metros in the country, according to a new Business First of...

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St. Petersburg College, Green Energy Engineering partner to offer online classes

July 26, 2010

The Corporate Training Department of St. Petersburg College (SPC), St. Petersburg, Fla., has partnered with Green Energy Engineering (GEE) to provide two online classes for professional engineers who...

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BLS: Mass layoffs up in June, but manufacturing's proportion at lowest level in program history

July 26, 2010

Employers took 1,647 mass layoff actions in June that resulted in the separation of 145,538 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the...

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Amark to open fabrication plant in North Carolina

July 19, 2010

Amark Corp., Suffolk, Va., has announced plans to convert a vacant plant in Elizabeth City, N.C., into a fabrication shop to cut, weld, and fabricate steel structures and assorted metals. The company...

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Conference to focus on wind energy opportunities for suppliers

July 19, 2010

The two-day Wind Energy Conference, Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is designed to help manufacturers identify and capitalize on the wind energy supply chain....

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Metal forming companies anticipate little change in business conditions in next three months

July 19, 2010

According to the July 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months....

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MDNA to organize USA Pavilion at Expocomer 2011

July 12, 2010

For the first time, Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA), Chicago, will organize a USA Pavilion at the Expocomer trade fair. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of...

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Ace Metal Crafts celebrates 50th anniversary

July 12, 2010

Ace Metal Crafts celebrated its 50th anniversary with a celebration at its Franklin Park, Ill., headquarters on June 13. The event included an open house with a facility tour, reunion and celebration,...

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Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location - TheFabricator

Oberg Industries' Mexico operation gets new name, location

July 12, 2010

Oberg Industries, Freeport, Pa., has renamed its precision metal stamping and manufacturing operation in Mexico and has moved it to a new location. The new site is not far from the old facility, in...

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Jobshop Lean 2010 Conference scheduled for Sept. 7-9 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

July 12, 2010

The JobshopLean2010 Conference will be held Sept. 7-9, 2010 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. This niche conference is focused on adapting and extending Lean as an overarching strategy...

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Retired Army colonel appointed as joint-venture vice president - TheFabricator

Retired Army colonel appointed as joint-venture vice president

July 7, 2010

JP Sales Co. Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has announced the appointment of Col. Dion J. King, U.S. Army retired, as vice president, strategy, for the new joint venture between CIGNYS, Saginaw, Mich., and...

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K&S expands welded assembly area with robotic weld cell

July 7, 2010

K&S Tool, Die and Mfg. Inc., Ixonia, Wis., has added a Panasonic Perform Arc robotic weld cell to its welded assembly area. "The addition of automated capacity allows us to meet the growing needs...

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Rio South Texas initiative brings English-language proficiency to manufacturing workers - TheFabricator

Rio South Texas initiative brings English-language proficiency to manufacturing workers

July 7, 2010

South Texas College (STC), McAllen, Texas, has partnered with The Manufacturing Institute, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and other regional partners to implement an English language...

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SHRM LINE survey: Hiring expectations in manufacturing sector grow slightly in July

July 6, 2010

The recent pattern of incremental job growth in manufacturing is expected to continue in July, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National...

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