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Lift truck made for indoor and outdoor use

May 12, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. offers the Platinum II Nomad® series lift truck, designed for use indoors and outdoors. Built on a compact frame, the truck rides on solid pneumatic tires, which allow it to be used outside on paved surfaces. Models are available in 3,000-, 3,500-, and 5,000-lb....

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Rebuilding services offered for workholding magnetic chucks

May 12, 2015

Walker Magnetics offers rebuilding and repair services for its workholding magnetic chucks. The firm recently received a 36- by 48-in. chuck for repair after 77 years in use. The company still had the drawings associated with its build in 1938 and was able to use the drawings to rebuild the...

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NJMEP launches MarketShift initiative to assist defense contractors

May 12, 2015

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. (NJMEP), Cedar Knolls, N.J., has partnered with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)/New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), and the federal government to launch an initiative program. The program, called MarketShift, was developed...

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Sintering furnace belt pretreated for longer life

May 12, 2015

Cambridge Engineered Solutions has introduced Knuckleback™ Platinum, a new woven T314 stainless steel conveyor belt used in the final sintering stage in powdered metal production lines that produce parts for automobiles and home appliances. A pre-oxidation process provides surface protection to...

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Volvo Cars selects South Carolina for first U.S. factory

May 12, 2015

Volvo Cars, Rockleigh, N.J., will build its first U.S. factory in Berkeley County, S.C., investing up to $500 million in a facility that can produce up to 100,000 cars per year. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018....

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Design for manufacturing

May 12, 2015

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Columnist Gerald Davis provides an overview of using CAD to develop a better design, which leads it to being more manufacturable.

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AT&F earns AISC certification

May 11, 2015

Large-scale metal fabricator AT&F has been certified by the American Institute of Skilled Construction (AISC) to perform work on a variety of bridge projects requiring an AISC-certified contractor. The company received the certification following a series of audits and document reviews to ensure...

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Balluff appoints president/CEO

May 11, 2015

Sensor provider Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., has appointed Tony Canonaco as president effective immediately and as CEO effective Aug. 1. Kent Howard, previous president and CEO, is transitioning into retirement and will move into the role of adviser to the president and board of directors....

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Manufacturers push hard for trade promotion authority

May 11, 2015

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Mechanism to protect investors outside the purview of U.S. courts proves to be an issue of concern for those that oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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AMT VP receives NCDMM’s Lawrence J. Rhoades Award

May 11, 2015

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that Vice President – Strategic Planning Paul Warndorf has been selected by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) for the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award. Rhodes was a former chairman of the...

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Solar Atmospheres receives first MedAccred accreditation

May 11, 2015

Souderton, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres Inc. has become the first company to receive MedAccred accreditation. Performance Review Institute (PRI) states that MedAccred is an industry-managed supply chain oversight program designed to bolster patient safety. It does this through clarification of...

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Shimco president/CEO named Professional of the Year

May 11, 2015

Shimco, a manufacturer of precision parts, laminated and edge-bonded shims, tapers, and spacers in Markham, Ont., has announced that President/CEO and owner Peter Voss has been recognized by Worldwide Branding as Professional of the Year for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in...

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Metro Chicago Exports launches small-business grant program, export seminars

May 11, 2015

Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) has launched a grant program to help small to medium-sized enterprises grow in international trade, specifically through export initiatives. The $225,000 program, funded by JPMorgan Chase, will award grants up to $5,000 to businesses throughout northeastern Illinois....

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Metal fabrication ripe for consolidation, or not?

May 11, 2015

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Will the custom metal fabrication business become more consolidated in the years to come? It's hard today, but more than likely, it will depend on the fabricator's customer base.

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Trust, respect, and the skilled trades

May 11, 2015

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In 7 Success Skills for Apprentices and Skilled Trades Persons, James Sidney Harvey describes aspects of the skilled trades that you usually don’t learn in a classroom

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