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Magnet Applications celebrates 50 years

March 28, 2014

Magnet Applications™, a subsidiary of Bunting® Magnetics Co., marks its 50th anniversary of providing magnets, magnet assemblies, and magnet technology to manufacturers and research laboratories in 2014. Magnet Applications Ltd. was founded in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, U.K., in 1964 to...

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Aleris announces executive appointments

March 28, 2014

Cleveland-based Aleris, a provider of aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling, and specification alloy production, has appointed Sean Stack as executive vice president and CEO, North America Rolled Products. He most recently served as the company's executive vice president and...

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NTT launches website featuring industrial safety training resources

March 26, 2014

NTT Training, Centennial, Colo., has launched a new website at www.nttinc.com that presents the firm’s hands-on industrial skills training courses and resources. The site features two- and five-day industrial courses; information about the company’s consulting, training, and assessment...

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GE Aviation to build $100 million jet engine assembly factory in Indiana

March 26, 2014

GE Aviation has announced plans to build a $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, Ind. It is the seventh new GE Aviation facility in the U.S. in the past seven years. The 225,000-sq.-ft. plant will assemble the new LEAP engine of CFM Intl., a 50/50 joint company of GE and...

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BorgWarner expands Powertrain Technical Center in Michigan

March 26, 2014

BorgWarner will expand its Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Mich., to support programs in North America and supplement its global network of technical centers. The nearly 46,000-sq.-ft. addition will include space for program managers, salespeople, and engineers. Scheduled for...

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Airgas USA appoints president

March 26, 2014

Airgas Inc., Radnor, Pa., a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related products, has named Andrew R. Cichocki as president of Airgas USA LLC, effective April 1, 2014. Airgas USA LLC comprises the majority of Airgas' U.S. distribution business units, including its four...

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Solar Atmospheres of Western PA adds vacuum furnace for smaller loads

March 26, 2014

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA has installed a new high-temperature, high-purity, production-scale, 2-bar vacuum furnace in an environmentally controlled room for heat treating and brazing of small to midsize loads. The Mentor furnace, designed and built by sister company Solar Mfg. for...

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CenterLine named one of Canada’s best-managed companies

March 26, 2014

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., a provider of standard and custom production systems, component products, and technical support services for resistance, arc, and laser welding, as well as metal forming and cold spray metal coating applications, has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Canada’s Best...

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AME Institute, Kronos establish manufacturing scholarship

March 26, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, Chelmsford, Mass., and Kronos Inc., Rolling Meadows, Ill., have established a new scholarship for students interested in manufacturing careers through the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path...

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Red-D-Arc Welderentals opens retail location in Germany

March 25, 2014

Red-D-Arc Welderentals™, an Airgas company based in Austell, Ga., has opened a retail location in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the company’s first location in that country. The facility offers welding positioners, manipulators, turning rolls, and other weld automation products for sale and...

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Kennametal, Timken named to list of World’s Most Ethical Companies

March 21, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., and The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio, have been named to Ethisphere® Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies™ list. This is the third year in a row that Kennametal has received the honor, and the fourth time for Timken. To determine the winners, Ethisphere, an...

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Greenkote receives ISO 9001:2008 certification

March 21, 2014

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of ecofriendly anticorrosion metal coatings, has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification process involved creation of a formal quality management system with defined procedures, as well as internal audits and a two-stage audit...

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Industrial Innovations relocates to larger facility

March 21, 2014

Industrial Innovations, a manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment, has moved its operations from Wyoming, Mich., to a larger facility in Grandville, Mich. The 20,000-sq.-ft. facility is nearly triple the size of the company’s former space. The expansion accommodates the company’s...

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U.S. congressman tours Unitrac Railroad Material

March 20, 2014

U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., joined the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of Unitrac Railroad Material’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Knoxville, Tenn., March 17. The facility manufactures trackwork, new and relay rail, and other track...

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MSSC wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award

March 19, 2014

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, Alexandria, Va., has received the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award from Frost & Sullivan. MSSC was recognized for its accomplishments in increasing the number of skilled individuals entering the manufacturing workforce. MSSC is a training...

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