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Weiss-Aug acquires JK Tool & Die

November 18, 2013

Weiss-Aug, a contract manufacturer of precision metal stampings, insert molding, and assemblies in East Hanover, N.J., has acquired JK Tool & Die, located in Apollo, Pa. The acquired company operates as a subsidiary. JK Tool & Die produces complex stamping dies and provides short-run...

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Weldcote Metals hires new team member - TheFabricator.com

Weldcote Metals hires new team member

November 18, 2013

Weldcote Metals has hired Dave Colwell, CWI, to handle technical sales and support, distributor training, product applications, and Midwest regional sales. Colwell has more than 30 years of experience in the welding, brazing, and soldering industries, including technical support, research...

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Autodesk to acquire Delcam

November 18, 2013

Autodesk has announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a supplier of manufacturing software based in Birmingham, U.K. Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and approximately 700 employees. The company’s design, manufacturing, and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM for industries...

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Sioux Corp. celebrates 75 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Sioux Corp. celebrates 75 years in business

November 18, 2013

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners, water heating and cooling systems, steam generators, and related custom equipment, marks its 75th anniversary during 2014. The company will host a variety of community events, employee celebrations, tradeshow promotions,...

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Mayville Eng. Co. launches new website

November 18, 2013

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has launched a new website to promote its contract manufacturing, tube forming, metal fabrication, and coating systems. The site, at www.mecinc.com, brings together the former Center Mfg., Fabricating Specialists, and Mayville Eng. websites as part of...

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Helander Metal Spinning earns AS9100C quality management system certification

November 18, 2013

Helander Metal Spinning Co., a Lombard, Ill., provider of custom metal forming and fabricating services, has received its AS9100C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality, delivery, and costs in the aviation, space, and defense industries. The standard, which can be applied...

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BRP opens manufacturing facility in Mexico

November 15, 2013

BRP has established a new manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico, for the assembly of Rotax engines for its Can-Am off-road vehicles, assembly of the Sea-Doo Spark watercraft, and manufacturing of composite hulls and decks for Sea-Doo watercraft. By 2015 the entire Sea-Doo watercraft lineup...

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Waukesha Metal Products to acquire Revstone Fabrication

November 15, 2013

Waukesha® Metal Products, an international metal forming supplier, has announced its intention to purchase the assets of Revstone Fabrication San Luis Potosí S de RL de CV, located in San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico. The final agreement will be completed by Dec. 7, 2013. The 100,000-sq.-ft. plant...

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Mega deals drive surge in industrial manufacturing deal value in third quarter

November 15, 2013

Deal activity in the industrial manufacturing sector experienced an uptick in the third quarter of 2013, while merger and acquisition (M&A) value for the quarter rose to the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2007. The strength of industrial manufacturing M&A in the past three months...

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Caterpillar opens Georgia plant

November 7, 2013

Caterpillar Inc. has opened a $200 million manufacturing plant near Athens, Ga., for manufacturing mini hydraulic excavators. Currently employing about 300 workers, the 1 million-sq.-ft. plant is expected to be fully staffed with 1,400 employees by 2015. Based in Illinois, Caterpillar also has...

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Harbour Results study finds auto industry can anticipate future capacity constraints

November 7, 2013

Harbour Results Inc., Royal Oak, Mich., anticipates a vendor tooling capacity constraint within the automotive industry by 2018, according to its 2013 Vendor Tooling Study. In about five years, the required capacity of the vendor tooling industry will reach $15.2 billion, with available current...

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Fisher Barton marks 40 years in business

November 7, 2013

The Fisher Barton Group has marked the 40th anniversary of its first shipment of lawnmower blades. The company has since expanded into a family of eight manufacturing companies providing industrial components, product and process improvements, and coating technologies. Founded by metallurgist...

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Job Shop Consumption Report shows improvements in third quarter

November 5, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has released its 3rd Quarter 2013 Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report — one of the most complete tools available for forecasting activity in the heart of the manufacturing cycle. The inaugural issue of...

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Epic Systems hires project manager

November 5, 2013

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, an engineering and fabrication firm, has announced the hiring of Mike Wodicker as project manager. He specializes in process engineering and project management for modular process systems. A graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s...

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HFC Fabrications acquires Clark Tool & Die and Stamping Co.

November 4, 2013

HFC Fabrications, a Sun Valley, Calif., manufacturer of equipment using sheet metal fabrications, stampings, precision machined parts, and electronic assemblies, has acquired Clark Tool & Die and Stamping Co. and formed the new entity HFC-Clark, a tool, die, stamping, fabrications, and...

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