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Weber Specialties Co. adds fiber laser

March 28, 2016

Weber Specialties Co., Schoolcraft, Mich., has added a 3-kW fiber laser to its production floor. The additional capacity will allow the company to service existing programs and expand its offerings in short-run metal parts. The company is a full-service manufacturer providing metal stamping,...

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Novaria acquires Ferco Tech, L&E Eng., and GGF Mfg.

March 28, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Novaria Group, a supplier of products to the aerospace and defense industries, has acquired substantially all the assets of Ferco Tech, Dayton, Ohio; L&E Eng., Indianapolis; and GGF Mfg., Jamestown, Ky. The three business units, collectively operating as Ferco Aerospace,...

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All American Open Machine Time LLC website targets small job shops

March 28, 2016

All American Open Machine Time LLC (AAOMT) has launched a website at www.allamericanopenmachinetime.com targeted at small job shops. Developed by John Benadum, a former machine shop owner, machinist, and sales engineer, the website provides advertising and introduction services for U.S. contract...

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U.S. Navy contracts with Metal Technology for additive manufacturing on Trident missile system

March 24, 2016

The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), Albany, Ore., a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system....

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Ambrell to host induction heating webinar March 30

March 24, 2016

Ambrell, a manufacturer of induction heating systems based in Scottsville, N.Y., will offer a complimentary Ambrell PRO SkillsTM webinar on March 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Girish Dahake, Ambrell’s senior vice president, global applications, will host the session on induction heating fundamentals....

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Savant Investment Partners acquires Dura-Bond facility in Nevada

March 23, 2016

Las Vegas-based Savant Investment Partners has acquired Dura-Bond Bearing Co.’s 78,416-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Carson City, Nev., with the agreement for Dura-Bond to lease the property back for a 15-year term with additional extension options. Dura-Bond manufactures replacement...

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Noble Industries expanding in Indiana

March 23, 2016

Noble Industries Inc. has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Noblesville, Ind. The family-owned metal fabrication and manufacturing company will add 52,400 sq. ft. to its current 70,000-sq.-ft. building. Of that, 39,000 sq. ft. will be warehouse and production space, and 13,400 sq....

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IWDC names director of vendor management and supply chain

March 23, 2016

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has named Keith Werkley as director, vendor management and supply chain. He is responsible for driving growth of partner brands, Weldmark® brand, and warehouse and importing operations. Most recently Werkley served as district sales...

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Ontario invests in new electric and hybrid vehicle parts manufacturing

March 22, 2016

Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure has announced it is partnering with Mitsui High-tec to build the company's first manufacturing facility in North America and the first facility in Ontario producing motor cores for electric and hybrid vehicles. Ontario...

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Egan acquires 3D Imaging Services

March 22, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan), Grand Rapids, Mich., has acquired 3D Imaging Services, a construction technology company that provides digital documentation using 3-D imaging technologies and as-built modeling for the architectural, engineering, construction, and...

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Gasbarre Furnace/J.L. Becker delivers dual-stage washer

March 21, 2016

Gasbarre Furnace Group/J.L. Becker Co., Plymouth, Mich., has shipped a 36- by 48- by 36-in. dual-solution, dual-chamber, multistage washer to a drive technology supplier in the Southeast. The washer is designed to remove quench oil, machine lubricants, and other contaminants from parts that are...

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PMA elects Dayton Rogers’ owner/president as board chairman

March 17, 2016

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), Cleveland, has elected Ron Lowry, owner and president of Minneapolis-based Dayton Rogers, as 2016 chairman of the PMA board of directors. Dave Arndt, president of Pentaflex Inc. in Springfield, Ohio, will serve as first vice chair, and Richard Sade,...

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Marlin Steel hosts NAM tour

March 17, 2016

Marlin Steel recently hosted the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM’s) 2016 National State of Manufacturing Tour at its Baltimore factory. This event was the final stop on NAM’s 10-day, seven-state trip across the U.S. to discuss manufacturing industry topics with businesses and...

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FMA partners with Edge Factor to promote manufacturing careers

March 17, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced it is partnering with Edge Factor to provide 12 college campuses nationwide with story-driven media and resources intended to inspire students, boost enrollment for technical education programs, and make...

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AMT names winner of 2016 Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award

March 17, 2016

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has presented the Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award to Marcus B. Crotts, founder of full-service machine tool distributor Crotts & Saunders LLC, Winston-Salem, N.C., in recognition of his outstanding support of the manufacturing...

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