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Ursviken hires national sales manager

March 4, 2015

Ursviken Inc., Elgin, Ill., has named Michael Rose as national sales manager. He has an extensive background in the fabrication industry and worked for a major machinery builder of fabrication equipment for the last 15 years. Rose has sales knowledge and application experience in the pole...

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Metcam extends services to prototype fabrication for R&D

March 4, 2015

Metcam, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, now is offering R&D services, including test unit (prototype) fabrication, for major manufacturers. The company’s metalworking capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, hardware...

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Matheson air separation unit fully operational in Arizona

March 4, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has announced that its new, large-capacity air separation unit (ASU) in Mesa, Ariz., is fully operational. The ASU produces gaseous oxygen, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and liquid argon for manufacturing industries such as steel, fabrication, medical, and...

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Manufacturers advise peers to open doors and minds to millennials

March 4, 2015

With U.S. manufacturing on an upward trajectory, what will it take to sustain its momentum? Karen Norheim, executive vice president of American Crane & Equipment Corp. and Tracy Tenpenny, partner with Tailored Label Products (TLP), believe they have a big part of the answer. Norheim and Tenpenny...

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Newcomb Spring adds CNC coiler

March 4, 2015

Newcomb Spring Corp., Decatur, Ga., has purchased a CNC spring coiler for manufacturing a variety of compression, extension, and torsion springs in wire diameters up to 0.625 in. The system’s automated features eliminate the need for hand tooling and many secondary processes. The coiler also...

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Manufacturing Skill Standards Council contributes to workforce skills certification goals

March 3, 2015

In June 2011 President Obama endorsed The Manufacturing Institute's five-year goal of 500,000 industry certifications issued within its Skills Certification System. Yesterday, the institute announced that its partners had already issued 419,528 certifications, putting the system on track to beat...

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Sapa to supply structural aluminum tubing for new Ford F-150

March 2, 2015

Chicago-based aluminum extrusion company Sapa has announced its partnership with Ford to supply the 2015 F-150® with structural aluminum tubing and provide ongoing development support for future aluminum extrusion applications. The truck, which features a high-strength, military-grade,...

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Hafendorfer Machine announces expansion in Kentucky

March 2, 2015

Hafendorfer Machine Inc., a provider of machining, fabricating, laser cutting, and welding services in Louisville, Ky., will expand its operations, with plans to add 15 workers in the next few years and another 14 workers during the next 10 years. The $5.9 million expansion will include the...

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Integrated Metal Products moving to larger facility in Ontario

March 2, 2015

Metal fabricating company Integrated Metal Products has announced plans to move to a larger facility in its current city of Guelph, Ont. The new facility will offer 30,000 sq. ft. for the company’s laser cutting, forming, and welding operations. The firm plans to increase its workforce and...

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ISM ROB: Down slightly from January, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

March 2, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 26th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 69th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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CCAT named MassDevelopment Innovation Center

February 27, 2015

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the MassDevelopment’s Manufacturing Innovation Grants program to help the development and growth of small to midsized Massachusetts manufacturers. The program is open to...

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Internet of Things gains momentum among businesses, report reveals

February 26, 2015

A new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, “State of the Market: The Internet of Things (IoT) 2015: Discover How IoT is Transforming Business Results,” shows that enterprise adoption of the IoT is starting to gain momentum. The report details key factors driving the increase in IoT...

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SPF America to expand in Arkansas

February 26, 2015

SPF America has announced plans to add 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its metal fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Construction is expected to be completed by Q2 2015. The company creates custom metal pieces for the manufacturing telecommunications, and electric power industries, as...

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U.S. manufacturing faces 2-million-worker shortage over the next decade, study says

February 26, 2015

The U.S. faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and 2 million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Two parallel studies—“The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond”...

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Quality Industries adds to leadership team

February 26, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., La Vergne, Tenn., a precision metal fabricator offering engineering and design, customized manufacturing and assembly, finishing and coating, and supply chain management, has named Chris Fann as senior vice president of operations and Gary Carter as vice president,...

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