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The Right Place supports creation of 171 local jobs in western Michigan

May 26, 2014

Regional economic development organization The Right Place Inc., The Ionia County Economic Alliance (ICEA), and its state and regional partners have announced three western Michigan economic development projects that will bring 171 new jobs and $6.8 million to the region. AvaSure LLC will...

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Emcor names general manager

May 26, 2014

Emcor, the Enclosure business unit of Crenlo, Rochester, Minn., has hired Steve Dick as general manager. The company manufactures cab and equipment enclosures. Dick has more than 30 years of experience across a variety of manufacturing industries. He previously served as head of marketing,...

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Shop technology and 3-D CAD: Product presentation

May 26, 2014

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Knowing the nuances of generating an image opens the door for a wide range of possibilities.

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Having a hard time relating to millennials?

May 26, 2014

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In this Q&A, Diane Thielfoldt, co-founder of The Learning Café, shares some ideas about how metal fabricating companies can convince young people that manufacturing is full of careers worth pursuing.

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Report uncovers annual growth of 34.9 percent for 3-D printing, additive manufacturing

May 23, 2014

The market for 3-D printing, consisting of all products and services worldwide, grew to $3.07 billion in 2013, according to the "Wohlers Report," published by Wohlers Associates Inc., Fort Collins, Colo. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.9 percent is the highest in 17 years. The...

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REDO offers free manufacturing training to develop skilled talent

May 23, 2014

The Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO), Sturbridge, Mass., has announced the availability of free manufacturing training for qualified individuals aged 18 and older residing in southern Worcester County, Mass., who are interested in acquiring entry-level skills and credentials that...

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Clark Metal Products hosts students for NCDMM event

May 23, 2014

Every spring the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) hosts the Manufacturing Industry Study Group from the National Defense University's Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and provides the class access to regional manufacturers...

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Midwest Eng. Systems becomes UL-listed panel shop

May 23, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has announced that it now is a UL-listed panel shop. This certification allows the company to custom-build industrial control panels displaying the UL Mark for factories in the U.S. and...

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Hi-Tech Mfg., May River acquire GCM

May 23, 2014

Hi-Tech Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of May River Capital LLC, has acquired a majority interest in GCM Medical and OEM Inc. and Global Contract Manufacturing (HK) Ltd., based in Union City, Calif., with a second facility in Dongguan, China. GCM supplies contract manufacturing services to...

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Engaging the millennials

May 23, 2014

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Metal fabricators need to do a better job of attracting the millenial generation into manufacturing—or they are going to find it hard keeping up with future business opportunities.

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Yates Industries expands in Atlanta

May 23, 2014

Yates Industries, a manufacturer of industrial cylinders in St. Clair Shores, Mich., has expanded with a facility in Atlanta. From its locations in Michigan and Decatur, Ala., the company does high-speed turnarounds on cylinder repairs and customized cylinder manufacturing. The new location in...

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ROSS CONTROLS announces CEO retirement, new promotion

May 22, 2014

ROSS CONTROLS®, Troy, Mich., a manufacturer of pneumatic valves and control systems for the fluid power industry, has announced the promotion of Jeffrey J. Hand to president and CEO. Hand replaces John G. Smith, who recently announced his retirement after a 40-year career with the company. Smith...

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Marking system communicates directly with factory floor PLCs

May 22, 2014

Mecco®’s patent-pending EtherMark™ package allows marking systems to connect and communicate directly with factory floor PLCs. According to the manufacturer, the system significantly reduces custom programming and eliminates the need for fragile PCs on the shop floor. The system enables...

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Fortech Products appoints COO

May 22, 2014

Fortech Products, Brighton, Mich., a provider of corrosion-resistant coatings, metal forming lubricants, and contract packaging services for the auto industry, has named Luis Madeleno as COO, with responsibility for the company's growing operations in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, and the Asia-Pacific...

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Gas regulators reintroduced

May 22, 2014

Victor Technologies™ has relaunched its Victor® High Purity and Instrumentation (HP&I) specialty, high-purity, and laboratory gas regulators. The regulators, which range from general-purpose to corrosive and toxic grade 6.0 systems, are ergonomically designed with improved snap-on,...

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