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Lucas-Milhaupt launches new Web site

February 9, 2010

Lucas-Milhaupt, a Handy & Harman Co. in Milwaukee, has established a newly designed Web site at www.lucasmilhaupt.com. It includes a knowledge base section that provides insight on brazing...

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Chrysler to invest in Michigan engine plant

February 9, 2010

Fiat SpA has announced that it will build a new, more fuel-efficient engine for Fiat and Chrysler vehicles at a plant in Dundee, Mich., near Detroit. Production of the 1.4-l, four-cylinder engine will...

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LAI launches upgraded Web site

February 9, 2010

LAI Intl. Inc. has upgraded its Web site, www.laico.com, to highlight its capabilities for precision contract manufacturing. The site includes more images of the company's advanced machining...

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USMTC:Manufacturing technology consumption down 60.4% for 2009

February 8, 2010

December U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $219.60 million, according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors'...

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Metal forming companies increasingly optimistic; majority expect uptick in orders

January 19, 2010

According to the January 2010 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies are increasingly optimistic as the new year kicks off. Conducted monthly,...

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Web site shares sheet metal product, materials guidance

January 12, 2010

Engineering Quality Solutions Inc., a technical consulting firm in Southfield, Mich., is providing information to assist Web site visitors with sheet metal product application and materials...

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Sioux Corp. wins presidential export award

January 12, 2010

Sioux Corp. of Beresford, S.D., was one of 21 companies honored by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in November as a recipient of the 2009 Presidential "E" and "E Star" Awards during a ceremony in...

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Tendon Mfg. certified to ISO 9001:2008

January 12, 2010

Tendon Mfg. Inc., a metal fabricator in Cleveland, has been certified to ISO 9001:2008.The contract manufacturer specializes in design, development, production, fabrication, machining, assembly, laser...

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LA-CO Industries acquires majority ownership of Intrama S.A.S.

January 12, 2010

LA-CO® Industries, Delaware, a wholly owned subsidiary of LA-CO Industries Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired the majority ownership of Intrama S.A.S., an industrial marking products...

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American Friction Welding installs Thompson machine

January 12, 2010

American Friction Welding has added a Thompson automated friction welding system to its Brookfield, Wis., facility after securing a six-year contract to produce a range of thermocouple components.The...

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LIA's Arthur L. Schawlow award presented to Valentin Gapontsev

January 12, 2010

Valentin Gapontsev, founder, chairman, and CEO of IPG Photonics Corp., Oxford, Mass., has received the Laser Institute of America's 2009 Arthur L. Schawlow award.The award honors individuals who have...

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Manufacturers struggle to hire highly skilled workers

January 12, 2010

As employers across the country continue to shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, many manufacturers are facing an ironic dilemma. As they eliminate positions — mainly repetitive, assembly-type...

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General MetalWorks Corp. receives 2010 Industry Award

January 12, 2010

General MetalWorks Corp. (GenMet), a custom metal fabricator based in Mequon, Wis., has received The FABRICATOR's Industry Award 2010, presented by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association,...

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Nucor Executive Vice President Joe Rutkowski to retire; Joe Stratman to assume additional responsibilities

January 11, 2010

Nucor Corp. Executive Vice President of Business Development Joseph A. Rutkowski announced today his plans to retire at the end of February after 21 years of service with the company. Rutkowski began...

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November manufacturing technology consumption up 16 percent

January 11, 2010

November U.S. manufacturing technology consumption totaled $178.83 million, according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors' Association, and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing...

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