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Alcom to open manufacturing facility in Montana

November 26, 2012

Alcom LLC has signed a lease to establish a new, 70,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Bonner, Mont. Production of hand-built aluminum trailers is expected to begin in early 2013. The company expects to employ about 60 workers initially, expanding to 200 within the first two years of operation....

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IFH expands production capacity for hydraulic oil reservoirs, fuel tanks

November 17, 2012

The IFH Group Inc., a metal fabricator and manufacturer of hydraulic oil reservoirs and custom fuel tanks in Rock Falls, Ill., has completed its second major expansion, increasing the company’s overall square footage from 106,000 to more than 121,000 under one roof. The most recent addition...

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General Sheet Metal Works names director, supply chain management

November 14, 2012

General Sheet Metal Works, a provider of engineering and metal fabrication services in South Bend, Ind., has promoted Thomas R. Sesterhenn to the position of director of supply chain management. He is responsible for overseeing all logistical functions including purchasing, materials management,...

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Epic Systems adds craftsman

November 14, 2012

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has hired Robert Patzius as shop craftsman. In this position, he is responsible for GTAW, pipefitting, skid assembly, and general fabrication. Patzius was most recently employed with St. Louis Metallizing Co. as a thermal arc sprayer. He also has worked for Sahm...

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ADF Group to build new plant in Montana

November 9, 2012

ADF Group Inc., Terrebonne, Que., has announced a plan to build a 100,000-sq.-ft., $24 million structural steel fabrication complex on 100 acres in Great Falls, Mont. The facility is expected to be in operation by the second half of 2013 under the U.S. subsidiary banner of ADF Intl. Inc. Annual...

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CenterLine Precision Tube Bending achieves top rating in raw material audit

November 9, 2012

CenterLine Precision Tube Bending Inc., Dublin, Calif., a manufacturer of custom tubular parts, has received a top score in all nine key areas of a defense contractor audit with respect to raw material certification, identification, traceability, documentation, and control. According to Vice...

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Wiley Metal receives award from Wabash National

November 5, 2012

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. is a producer of semitrailers and liquid transportation...

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Shale-Inland names president - Fabrication & Distribution Services

November 5, 2012

Shale-Inland, a distributor of pipe, valves, fittings, and related products in Houston, has appointed Mark G. Essig to the position of president –Fabrication & Distribution Services (F&DS). He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, having held executive roles at Washington...

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L&M Precision Fabrication remodels Washington facility

November 5, 2012

L&M Precision Fabrication, a provider of sheet metal forming and machining services for the aerospace, electronic, medical, and military markets, has announced the completion of a recent remodeling effort at its Airway Heights, Wash., facility. The major goals for the remodel included...

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Survey says lack of leadership is thwarting manufacturing renaissance

November 5, 2012

The public feels that American leadership is off-course in improving manufacturing competitiveness and that the national economy is weak and fragile, according to a new survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. The survey found that Americans have a jaundiced view of the nation's...

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Nussbaum to open North American headquarters in North Carolina

November 5, 2012

Otto Nussbaum GmbH & Co. has announced plans to purchase a 56,565-sq.-ft. building in Gastonia, N.C., to house the North American headquarters, production, and technical services center for Nussbaum Automotive Solutions L.P. The $7.6 million investment is expected to create 83 new jobs, with...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing up 0.2 percentage point from September

November 1, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the second consecutive month following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 41th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On...

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FABTECH 2012 panel to analyze impact of election on manufacturing issues

November 1, 2012

Important tax credits used by manufacturers for equipment purchases, research and development and to keep jobs in the United States may come to an end in a matter of weeks. Bonus Depreciation, the R&D Tax Credit and Section 199 Domestic Production are just a few of the manufacturing tax credits...

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LINE survey: Hiring rate rises in November for fourth consecutive month

November 1, 2012

In November, more HR professionals in the manufacturing and service sectors say their organizations will be hiring compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for November 2012. The LINE results...

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4GL Solutions signs agreement with Piping Alloys

October 30, 2012

4GL Solutions, Markham, Ont., has signed an agreement to install its Enterprise-level metal-specific ERP software Steel Manager III at Piping Alloys, a provider of stainless steel and alloy pipe, tubing, fasteners, and fittings with locations in Arizona, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Piping Alloys also...

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