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Steel Fab to invest $1.5 million in Virginia steel manufacturing operation

August 28, 2013

Steel Fab has announced plans to establish a pressure tank production operation in Lebanon, Va. The $1.5 million project will create 50 new jobs and save 240 jobs. Steel Fab is a division of the Samuel Pressure Vessel Group of Wisconsin, part of the parent company Samuel Son & Co. Ltd.,...

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Feldmeier Equipment breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in New York

August 28, 2013

Feldmeier Equipment Inc., a fabricator of stainless steel storage and processing equipment, has broken ground in Little Falls, N.Y., on a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility. The company also plans to upgrade machinery and equipment at its Syracuse headquarters and existing Little Falls facility....

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Gene Haas Foundation donates $1 million to SME Education Foundation

August 28, 2013

The Gene Haas Foundation, Oxnard, Calif., has made a gift of $1 million for scholarships in manufacturing and machining training and education to benefit as many as 1,000 students in North America and Europe. SME Education Foundation, Dearborn, Mich., administers the scholarship fund. The Gene...

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Machinery, transportation equipment to see big export gains, report says

August 28, 2013

Some of the biggest gains in U.S. exports, caused by a widening U.S. production cost advantage over leading European nations and Japan, are likely to be seen in machinery and transportation equipment, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a Chicago-based global management...

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Gap Partners opens facility in Georgia

August 27, 2013

Gap Partners Inc., a precision sheet metal fabrication company, has moved to a new facility in Rabun Gap, Ga. The move consolidates two locations to one 92,000-sq.-ft. building. The new facility uses lean manufacturing principles to manufacture sheet metal products, including universal mounting...

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Wynnchurch Capital acquires Imperial Group

August 27, 2013

Wynnchurch Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm with offices in Detroit and Toronto and an affiliate office in Montreal, has acquired Imperial Group L.P. from Accuride Corp. in partnership with BMO Mezzanine Fund. Imperial is a metal fabricator supplying light- and medium-gauge fabricated...

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Student wins silver medal at International WorldSkills Competition

August 27, 2013

Alex Pazkowski of Saline, Mich., a student at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., represented the U.S. during the biennial WorldSkills Competition and won a silver medal in the welding competition. He also won Best in Nation as part of the U.S. WorldTeam. The 42nd international event...

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Global Green Lighting opens new Tennessee facility

August 27, 2013

Global Green Lighting, a manufacturer of low-energy lighting control systems, has opened a new 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. The LED products use 75 percent less energy than traditional streetlights, the company reports....

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Jetcam announces U.K. expansion

August 27, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has announced the foundation of Jetcam UK Ltd. The new, separately owned company provides Jetcam CAM, nesting, and material management products, as well as pre- and postsales services, including training and technical support. In addition to traditional on-site...

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Sturm Ruger to open North Carolina facility

August 27, 2013

Gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger & Co., Southport, Conn., has announced plans to open a new plant in Mayodan, N.C. The plant, expected to employ 470 workers, is scheduled to begin production in early 2014....

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Benteler Automotive to close Grand Rapids facility

August 27, 2013

Benteler Automotive, an automotive parts supplier based in Germany, has announced that it will close its Grand Rapids, Mich., plant by March 2014. The company plans to relocate most of the laid-off employees to the company's other facilities in western Michigan. The plant currently employs 220...

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Shell Lubricants joins Manufacturing Day as Gold Sponsor

August 26, 2013

Shell Lubricants has joined Manufacturing Day 2013 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in America by coordinating...

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Nearly 80 percent of manufacturers to develop mobile apps this year

August 26, 2013

Placeholder IDC Mfg. Insights, Framingham, Mass., has announced the availability of a new report, "Business Strategy: Looking Forward to the Corporate Application Store" (Doc #MI241960), that discusses the rising trend of using a corporate app store to manage the proliferation of mobile apps...

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Falls Stamping & Welding to invest $5.7 million in Virginia metal stamping operation

August 26, 2013

Falls Stamping & Welding Co., a metal stamping company serving the automotive, trucking, and nonautomotive markets, will invest $5.7 million to establish an operation in Pulaski, Va. The company will supply metal subassemblies to the Volvo Trucks plant in Dublin, Va., through a major contract....

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Advance Welding marks 35th year in business

August 26, 2013

Advance Welding, a Nadcap-accredited provider of fusion welding, resistance welding, and brazing in West Springfield, Mass., is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The company's quality system is ISO 9001- and AS9100-certified. The company, which serves the aerospace, defense, marine, medical, and...

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