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Industrial machinery market growth to double in 2014

April 7, 2014

High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors from automaking to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years, highlighted by a doubling of growth this year, according to a new report from IHS Technology, El Segundo, Calif. As economic...

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Paper-Less, Norlen win Manufacturing Leadership Awards

April 7, 2014

Paper-Less, an Oconomowoc, Wis.-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, and its customer Norlen, a metal fabricating company in Schofield, Wis., have been recognized as winners of Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards....

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FABTECH Canada has increased number of attendees, exhibitors

April 4, 2014

FABTECH® Canada, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event in Canada, has announced that its 2014 show, held in Toronto in March, had more attendees and exhibitors, as well as floor space, than the previous show. The verified total attendance of 6,489 represents an...

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Idaho governor visits AGC AeroComposites Hayden

April 3, 2014

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter visited AGC AeroComposites Hayden, formerly known as Unitech Composites, located in Hayden, Idaho. The governor credited the company and its workforce as key economic contributors in the state and the aerospace industry. AGC AeroComposites designs and...

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Metl-Span architectural panels used in Godfrey Hotel Chicago construction

April 2, 2014

Metl-Span has provided insulated metal panels for use in the construction of the new Godfrey Hotel Chicago. Chosen for their clean, modern tailored look, the CFA panels allowed for the installation of weather barrier, insulation, and vapor barrier with one product. The company provided 60,000...

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Gojo, Hanna Motorsports team to raise importance of healthy hands

April 2, 2014

Gojo Industries Inc., Akron, Ohio, producer of PURELL® Advanced instant hand sanitizer and skin health and hygiene products for away-from-home settings, has announced its return to U.S. drag strips as Hanna Motorsports jet-car racing team's title sponsor to promote healthy hands for automotive...

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Combi announces strategic partnership with Motion Control Robotics

April 2, 2014

Canton, Ohio-based Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a provider of customized end-of-line packaging equipment, and Motion Controls Robotics, Freemont, Ohio, a provider of robotic automation systems, have announced a strategic partnership to integrate robotic pick-and-place technology with ergonomic...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating recognized by Wabash National

April 1, 2014

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has received a Platinum Award from Wabash National Corp. in recognition of its excellence in supply chain delivery, quality, cost, and innovation. Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., is a producer of semitrailers and...

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Reshoring Initiative wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 1, 2014

Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative®, led by founder Harry Moser, has been named by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council as one of the winners of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards in the category of Industry Advocacy. The awards program recognizes companies and...

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Bainbridge Mfg. to build new headquarters in Georgia

March 31, 2014

Bainbridge Mfg. LLC has announced it will invest $10 million in a new headquarters in Decatur County, Ga. The company will add 1.6 million sq. ft. to an existing 180,000-sq.-ft. facility. The project will create 100 jobs in the first year, with a total of 240 jobs and $100 million investment over...

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Veritas Steel names president/CEO

March 28, 2014

Veritas Steel LLC, a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings LLC, has hired Tracy Glende as president and CEO. With more than 20 years of experience, he has served in a variety of senior management roles, including vice president and general manager for Gerdau Ameristeel and president of the Aerospace...

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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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