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Johnson Controls launches program to help women re-enter the workforce

January 25, 2017

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, a provider of building and energy storage systems and technology, is looking for women who have been out of the workforce for two or more years and want to be employed using their analytic and engineering skills. The Next Chapter program has employment...

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AISI applauds presidential action to expedite energy projects, infrastructure, manufacturing

January 25, 2017

Thomas J. Gibson, president/CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, D.C., has released a statement praising the president’s executive actions to expedite key energy projects, facilitate U.S. steel contributions to future energy infrastructure, and lower regulatory burdens...

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Ultrasonic welding and machining come together to take 3-D printing to the next level

January 25, 2017 | By Mark Norfolk

As part of a new approach to system design, ultrasonic additive manufacturing and CNC milling can be used together to create parts with complex material makeup that can perform multiple functions.

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Advanced Heat Treat announces organizational changes

January 25, 2017

Advanced Heat Treat Corp., a provider of heat-treat services based in Waterloo, Iowa, has promoted Adam Dehl and Adam Kane to operations management leadership roles. Dehl joined the company in 1997 as heat treat technician. In 2006 he transferred to the Waterloo Burton facility as a supervisor,...

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Dual-chamber furnace made for heat treating of high-speed steel

January 25, 2017

Lucifer Furnaces Inc. has designed a dual-chamber furnace for heat treating high-speed steels. The HS8 series, built with 12-ga. sheet steel and reinforced throughout, heats to 2,450 degrees F in the upper chamber, with solid-bar silicon carbide heating elements mounted across the roof and below...

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A case study in lean manufacturing: Opening the door to single-piece flow

January 25, 2017 | By Tim Heston

Total Door Systems, Waterford, Mich., has successfully adopted single-piece part flow to engineer- to-order commercial door manufacturing. In its old building, the company held up to six weeks of work-in-process. It moved into a new building in 2010, and today the manufacturer holds only one day’s worth of WIP—and can respond to customers within days, instead of weeks.

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Fabricating lessons that stand the test of time

January 25, 2017 | By Dan Davis

AT&F, an organization that likes to describe itself as a fabricator that handles difficult fabricating jobs involving long and heavy parts, is a family company that has beaten the odds. The fourth generation is now involved in opening new outposts in Wisconsin and in India. During this time, the company is working to maintain the core principles that have helped to make it a success from the start.

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Fastener machinery and equipment to be auctioned Feb. 14-16

January 24, 2017

Fastener manufacturing machinery and equipment from Rockford Products, which closed in September 2016, will be available for sale at auction from Feb. 14 to 16 in Rockford, Ill. The auction will be conducted jointly by PPL Group, Capital Recovery Group, and Rabin Worldwide. The first two days of...

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USW commends President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the TPP

January 24, 2017

Leo W. Gerard, president of United Steelworkers Intl. (USW), Pittsburgh, has issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that he would permanently withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):"The president's action … rewards the long and hard-fought...

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App monitors sawing machines

January 24, 2017

Kasto has introduced an app for management of its sawing machines. Using smartphones and tablets, operators can query and monitor machine status at any time from anywhere on the company premises. If necessary, they can respond right away. The app shows all important information at a glance. It...

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Caster Concepts launches website

January 24, 2017

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has unveiled a new website designed to help visitors envision and build the casters they need. The site, www.casterconcepts.com, features a search tool that can determine the appropriate caster by...

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AEM seeks attendees for trade mission to Cuba

January 24, 2017

The Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking attendees for its first trade mission to Cuba in spring 2017.The all-inclusive trade mission will take place April 3 to 6. Participants will explore business opportunities in Cuba as its economy becomes more open to foreign...

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K&S Mfg. recognized as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier

January 24, 2017

K&S Mfg., Ixonia, Wis., a vertically integrated contract metals manufacturer servicing Tier 1 OEMs, has earned recognition as a Partner-level Supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Supplier Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status—Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating—recognizes...

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CONCOA founder/president dies

January 24, 2017

CONCOA, a manufacturer of pressure- and flow-control equipment in Virginia Beach, Va., has announced that Sande Dukas, founder and president of the company, died Dec. 21, 2016, at the age of 71. Dukas had guided the company since founding it in 1987. A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology...

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Fox Machinery updates website

January 23, 2017

Fox Machinery Associates, a distributor of metal fabricating equipment, has launched an updated website at www.foxmachinery.com. The website provides expanded information and improved accessibility. It includes a used machinery list that is updated regularly, as well as a fabricating tips section...

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