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Dana to build axle manufacturing facility in Ohio

May 10, 2016

Dana Holding Corp. has announced plans to open a high-tech axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio. The company will expand a recently constructed 100,000-sq.-ft. facility on the property to nearly 300,000 sq. ft. Over the next few years, the firm plans to invest about $70 million and employ...

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Caterpillar announces closure of five more plants

May 10, 2016

Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., based in Peoria, Ill., has announced it will close five more factories in reaction to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide. The closures will eliminate 820 jobs. In 2017 the Oxford, Miss., plant, with 240 employees stamping...

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Manufacturing technology orders grew in March, but outlook remains flat

May 9, 2016

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report for March 2016 showed that orders grew 36.9 percent compared to the previous month, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. However, orders still were down 11.8 percent compared to March 2015 and are 15.0 percent...

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Sinterite installs custom pusher furnace

May 9, 2016

St. Marys, Pa.-based Sinterite, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company, has installed a custom pusher furnace for a customer in Pennsylvania. The manually operated furnace is designed for continuous sintering of various material grade parts. It comprises two heat control zones and one cooling zone with a...

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GM invests additional $788.7 million in Spring Hill plant

May 9, 2016

General Motors has announced it will invest $788.7 million for an all-new, high-efficiency engine program at its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Tennessee, as well as projects to modernize the vehicle programs there, creating 792 jobs and retaining 16. Construction is expected to last...

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3-Dimensional Services Group launches website

May 9, 2016

The 3-Dimensional Services Group, Rochester Hills, Mich., has launched a newly designed, responsive website at www.3dimensional.com that provides information on the company’s functional prototypes, low-volume production, and service/recall parts manufacturing capabilities to engineers and product...

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Akron Tool & Die Co. marks 75 years in business

May 9, 2016

Akron Tool & Die Co., a manufacturer of custom components for a variety of extrusion types, is celebrating 75 years of providing engineering, customized tooling, and precision machining. Robert Magee, Fred Jones, and George Foerstner established Akron Tool & Die Co. in Akron, Ohio, in 1941 to...

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Cincinnati Incorporated provides additive manufacturing systems to Local Motors for microfactories

May 6, 2016

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) has announced the sale of two of its Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) systems to Local Motors for production of 3-D-printed automobiles. Local Motors currently has two microfactories in Phoenix and Las Vegas. The company plans to complete two more this...

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Toolots launches e-commerce site for industrial tools, machinery

May 5, 2016

Toolots Inc., City of Industry, Calif., has launched Toolots.com, an online marketplace and distribution channel that gives visitors fast access to industrial equipment from manufacturers around the world, while streamlining the purchase, delivery, installation, and warranty of these products....

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EOS expands U.S. presence with new facility in Texas

May 5, 2016

EOS has opened its newest U.S. facility in Pflugerville, Texas. The site includes a laboratory where application engineers interact directly with customers, a working showroom containing the company’s additive manufacturing (AM) systems, and an AM Ventures division to help bring startup ideas to...

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CNH Industrial publishes 2015 Sustainability Report

May 5, 2016

CNH Industrial, a producer of numerous brands of tractors and agricultural machinery, earth-moving equipment, and commercial and industrial vehicles, has published its 2015 Sustainability Report. The main environmental results for the company in 2015 are:2 percent reduction in energy...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to drop slightly in May compared to a year ago

May 5, 2016

In May, fewer employers will add jobs in manufacturing and services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE®) survey for May 2016. Layoff rates will also rise slightly in both sectors...

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UTC Aerospace Systems expands presence in Alabama

May 4, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.-based UTC Aerospace Systems has announced it is adding a manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility to its existing location in Foley, Ala. The expansion is expected to create 260 jobs. The 80,000-sq.-ft. building will house the assembly of nacelle components and propulsion...

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System Scale acquires Central Scales & Control

May 4, 2016

System Scale, an employee-owned industrial scale calibration and repair company in Indianapolis, has acquired Denham Springs, La.-based Central Scales & Controls. All existing employees have joined System Scale, and Central Scales owner John Sanders now is in a senior management role with System...

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Centria names executive VP, sales

May 4, 2016

Centria Architectural Systems, Moon Township, Pa., a designer and manufacturer of metal wall and room systems, has named Brad Johnson as executive vice president, sales. Johnson has held leadership roles in the industry for more than 25 years. He began his career at H. H. Robertson, a Centria...

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