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FMA Annual Meeting: Sharing ideas to build a better business

March 10, 2016

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Networking, conversation, and idea sharing are at the heart of the FMA Annual Meeting. For instance, what if a shop salesperson learned to operate a tube laser? That idea at one roundtable got participants talking.

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Portable, suction-based vacuum clamping protects surfaces

March 9, 2016

Festool USA has introduced the Vac Sys portable, suction-based clamping system. The system allows users to clamp nonporous material for machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage. Each clamping module is equipped with a suction base that adheres to nonporous...

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TigerStop announces staffing changes

March 9, 2016

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop, a manufacturer of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems, has promoted Mike Anderson from southeastern regional sales manager to product manager of saw systems. Kevin Trowell, formerly with Beisse America Inc., has been hired as the new southeastern regional sales...

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MCEDC to build manufacturing facility in Kentucky

March 9, 2016

The Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corp. (MCEDC) has announced plans to build a new industrial facility in Murray, Ky., in an effort to attract manufacturing business. Because the city has no available pre-existing office space, the MCEDC decided to build the 60,000-sq.-ft. building to...

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Dust collector filter combines flame-retardant, conductive properties

March 9, 2016

The new HemiPleat® FR carbon dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines flame-retardant and conductive properties in a single filter. The carbon-impregnated filtration media is designed for dust-handling applications that require flame resistance and dissipation of...

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Walters Group named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015

March 9, 2016

Deloitte Canada has named Walters Group, Hamilton, Ont., one of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The program recognizes Canadian-owned and -managed companies with revenues more than $10 million that demonstrate strategy, capability, and commitment...

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CenterLine requalifies to maintain status as a Best Managed Company

March 9, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., Windsor, Ont., has announced it has requalified to maintain its status as a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for 2015. The company also earned the award in 2013. The national award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of...

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Weldaloy earns AS9100 certification for aerospace industry

March 8, 2016

Warren, Mich.-based Weldaloy has received AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 certifications through the American Systems Registrar. Weldaloy is a provider of custom copper, aluminum, and other nonferrous metal forgings serving industries such as aerospace, electronics, and oil and...

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PCI’s Custom Coater Forum set for Las Vegas

March 8, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., will host the Custom Coater Forum at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas, May 2-3, 2016. This educational and networking event provides presentations and roundtable discussions on business solutions, new product technologies, and PCI programs...

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Destaco aligns sub-brand products under one name

March 8, 2016

Destaco, Auburn Hills, Mich., a provider of automation, workholding, and containment systems, has announced the implementation of a strategic initiative that will bring the company’s sub-brands of Camco indexers, Robohand grippers, and Central Research Laboratory remote handling products to...

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Canadian Army Maj.-Gen. David Fraser to deliver FABTECH Canada opening keynote

March 7, 2016

Leadership, innovation, and an out-of-the-box strategy are the keys to success in today’s manufacturing environment. That’s the message retired Canadian Army Maj.-Gen. David Fraser, who is currently COO for Toronto-based INKAS Armored Vehicle Mfg., will tell thousands of delegates later...

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Resistance welding machine features flexible waveform technology

March 7, 2016

Dengensha America has introduced its new Flexwave resistance welding machine and corresponding flexible waveform technology, which combines the capabilities of a capacitive discharge welding machine and a 15,000-Hz bipolar medium-frequency converter. According to the company, the technology...

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Hypertherm, Schnitzer, Timken, and Kennametal named to World’s Most Ethical Company list

March 7, 2016

Hanover, N.H.-based Hypertherm, Portland, Ore.-based Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., and Pittsburgh-based Kennametal Inc. are four of the 131 companies named to the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® list by Ethisphere Institute. The assessment for this...

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Comau receives Volvo Quality Excellence Award

March 7, 2016

Comau has received the Volvo Quality Excellence Award from Volvo Car Corp. for an industrial project undertaken five years ago that is still in full development. The project is related to the provisioning of production facilities for the XC90, S90, and V90 cars, in which Comau developed the...

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AGC AeroComposites to expand Idaho facility

March 7, 2016

AGC AeroComposites, a composites and metal structures manufacturer for the aerospace and defense industries, has unveiled plans for a 50,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its Hayden, Idaho, facility. Scheduled for completion in late 2016, the expansion will feature a layout designed for efficiency, more...

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