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Egan earns Elite Award in west Michigan competition

May 16, 2013

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., has been honored with its third Elite Award in West Michigan's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition. The Michigan Business and Professionals Association (MBPA) named Egan the "Best of the Best" small...

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Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment - TheFabricator.com

Victor contests recognize users of oxyfuel, plasma cutting equipment

May 16, 2013

Victor Technologies™, St. Louis, has launched two contests as part of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Victor® brand of cutting and gas control equipment. The "A Cut Above" contest, open to students in cutting, welding, and related programs at secondary and...

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SigmaTEK names sales manager - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names sales manager

May 14, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation system provider, has appointed James Elmore as southwest region sales manager. In this position, Elmore oversees sales and works with the regional SigmaNEST team to develop customer relations in...

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Advanced manufacturing research conference slated for June 10-14 in Wisconsin

May 14, 2013

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host an advanced manufacturing research conference June 10-14, 2013, drawing nearly 500 academic, industrial, and governmental participants to the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wis. The event couples the 41st North American...

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Wagstaff Applied Technologies hires sales manager

May 13, 2013

Wagstaff Applied Technologies, Spokane, Wash., has hired Dan Payne as area sales manager. Payne has more than 15 years of experience selling specialized products. The engineering and manufacturing company serves customers in the nuclear waste management, nuclear power, hydropower, and national...

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Gemco Mfg. launches new website

May 8, 2013

Gemco Mfg. Corp., a precision metal stamping and wire forming manufacturer serving global customers in the automotive, consumer products, medical, electronics, aerospace, and telecommunications industries, has launched a new corporate website at www.gemcomfg.com. The company marks its 70th year in...

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Michigan Mechanical changes name

May 8, 2013

Michigan Mechanical, Stevensville, Md., has changed its name to Michigan Mfg. Intl. (MMI). The company has launched a new website at www.michmfg.com to coincide with the new name. The company supplies manufactured-to-print assemblies and components to OEMs. Products include assemblies, castings,...

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Megatherm Induction opens Ohio facility

May 8, 2013

Megatherm Electronics Pvt. Ltd., a global induction heating equipment manufacturer, has opened a facility in Columbus, Ohio. The plant will house Megatherm USA Inc., providing sales, warehousing, testing, technical service, and spare parts inventory for induction heating power supplies, billet...

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Impulse Mfg. awarded contracts to supply parts to Georgia Caterpillar plant

May 8, 2013

Impulse Mfg., a Dawsonville, Ga.-based metal fabricator, has been awarded significant contracts to supply parts to a new Caterpillar Inc. production facility located in Athens, Ga. That facility, which is expected to employ 1,400 people, will manufacture mini hydraulic excavators and small...

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Nippon Sharyo to expand Illinois production facility

May 8, 2013

Nippon Sharyo U.S.A. Inc. has announced the expansion of its U.S. production facility in Rochelle, Ill., which started operation in June 2012. The expansion involves construction of a new building for metal fabrication and machining. The expansion is in response to a contract for bilevel passenger...

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Jeco Plastic Products marks 40 years in business

May 7, 2013

In 2013 Jeco Plastic Products celebrates 40 years of supplying high-strength pallets and containers to pressrooms. The company began as a supplier of pallets and rotational molding technology in 1973. It then extended its plastics expertise into the area of plastics thermoforming. Today the...

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Hobart Institute to expand welding training area - TheFabricator.com

Hobart Institute to expand welding training area

May 7, 2013

Driven by a demand for welding training and increasing enrollment, ground is being broken to enlarge the northeast area of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT), Troy, Ohio. The 6,360-sq.-ft. structure will house 50 to 60 additional arc welding booths equipped for all processes and a...

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General Electric opens plant in Alabama

May 7, 2013

General Electric has opened a 300,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Auburn, Ala. It produces parts for jet engines designed for commercial and military aircraft. The plant, which eventually will employ about 400 people, is expected to employ 50 people by the end of the year....

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FABTECH sets its sights on India in 2014

May 7, 2013

FABTECH®, North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event, is expanding to the fast-growing industrial marketplace of India. The first FABTECH India exposition will be co-located with the Indian Institute of Welding's Weld India exposition from April 10-12, 2014,...

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LINE survey: Hiring activity to increase in services and manufacturing in May

May 2, 2013

In May the hiring rate will rise in the service and manufacturing sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for May 2013. In May, for the 10th consecutive month, HR professionals report...

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