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Karlee announces acquisition by Porter’s Group LLC

October 27, 2016

Karlee Inc., Garland, Texas, a provider of contract manufacturing and metal fabrication services, has announced it has a new parent, independent metal fabricator Porter's Group LLC.As a result of the sale, Karlee will add its account base of aerospace, commercial goods, medical equipment, and...

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Tag feeder prevents tags from escaping from bottom of magazine

October 27, 2016

KwikMark Inc. offers the Tag Master 3 feeder, developed to eliminate the problem of tags escaping from the bottom of the magazine. The tags are transferred from the top to eliminate jamming and scratching. This also helps eliminate problems with thickness tolerance and sharp edges.The feeder is...

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QualiChem named Small Business of the Year in Roanoke, Va.

October 26, 2016

QualiChem, Salem, Va., an international manufacturer of metalworking fluids, has been recognized as the Small Business of the Year by the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Roanoke, Va.The selection criteria for the award are increased sales, employee growth, staying power, innovation, and...

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Running a shop in the aftermath of a hurricane

October 26, 2016 | By Nick Martin

We hear a lot about disaster preparedness, but sometimes conditions are such that even the best plan isn’t enough. Hurricane Matthew had a devastating effect on many southeastern communities and businesses.

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Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3-D printing for cars

October 25, 2016

Los Angeles-based Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering R&D firm Altran, Burlington, Mass.Under the agreement, Altran has invested in Divergent 3D and will provide support to accelerate...

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Equipment leasing and finance industry confidence increases to six-month high

October 24, 2016

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, Washington, D.C., has released the October 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and...

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Norsk Titanium, Clarkson University launch additive manufacturing training/research initiative

October 24, 2016

Norsk Titanium US Inc., a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive-manufactured, structural titanium components, has joined forces with Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., to develop new research projects relating to advanced metal additive manufacturing (AM) through Norsk’s proprietary Rapid Plasma...

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Wesco Intl. VP/corporate controller retires

October 24, 2016

Pittsburgh-based Wesco Intl. Inc. has announced the retirement of Timothy A. Hibbard, vice president and corporate controller. The company is a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products; construction materials; and supply chain management and logistics...

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PMF Industries completes expansion in Pennsylvania

October 24, 2016

PMF Industries has completed a new, 14,000-sq.ft. expansion at its 140,000-sq.-ft. facility in Williamsport, Pa. The facility now includes a hot-spinning operation and Class 1000 clean room area, along with the company’s existing mechanical polishing, electropolishing, and passivation operations....

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Bet on FABTECH® 2016

October 24, 2016 | By Amanda Carlson

Whether your company is preparing for growth, a slowdown, a process upgrade, or hiring new workers, FABTECH brings together every aspect of the metal fabricating industry in one location to educate, inform, entertain, and provide networking opportunities to you.

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No-drip spray nozzle fits in tight spaces

October 21, 2016

Exair offers the 1/4 NPT No Drip internal-mix, deflected flat-fan atomizing spray nozzle. It atomizes fluid and sprays at a right angle to the nozzle orientation, which allows spray to be placed where it is needed when the mounting and work areas are limited. The nozzle works the same way as the...

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Worximity Technologies, Datahex partner to speed up digitalization of manufacturers

October 20, 2016

Montreal-based Worximity Technologies and Datahex have reached a strategic partnership agreement to help North American manufacturers participate in Industry 4.0 by connecting their equipment, teams, and processes to highlight essential data to improve productivity and competitiveness. Worximity...

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Blue Blade Steel announces senior management promotion

October 20, 2016

Blue Blade Steel, a harden and temper mill in Kenilworth, N.J., has promoted Jeremiah Shaw Jr. to the position of vice president of sales and administration, joining his father, President Jerry Shaw Sr., and Vice President of Operations Don Lindewirth on the senior management team. Jeremiah has...

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MöllerTech to build manufacturing facility in Alabama

October 20, 2016

Germany-based automotive supplier MöllerTech has announced plans to build a 150,000-sq.-ft. facility near Woodstock, Ala. The $46.3 million plant, which will produce interior parts for Mercedes-Benz SUVs, is expected to create 222 jobs. Full production is anticipated by the end of 2019.The...

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Glendale Mfg. opens plant in Arizona

October 20, 2016

Glendale Mfg. Co., the manufacturing arm of truck and trailer manufacturer U-Haul Intl., has opened a new, 114,000-sq.-ft. plant in Glendale, Ariz. The company will satisfy and expand upon the steel fabrication, welding, and powder coating operations that have been fulfilled at AMFORM (American...

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