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Innovative Tool purchases 5-axis laser

April 25, 2013

Innovative Tool, Fraser, Mich., has installed its first 5-axis laser cutting center. The company provides manufacturing services and products for the prototype and short-run production industries....

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TriTech Solutions USA installs Techni Waterjet system

April 25, 2013

TriTech Solutions, a new metal fabricating company in Appomattox, Va., has installed a waterjet system from Techni Waterjet. The machine can cut metal up to 6 in. thick. Its tilted head allows it to cut a beveled edge, as well as cut along the length, width, or height of an object....

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MRP webinar to present best practices for fabrication, quoting, invoicing, and creating POs

April 24, 2013

SigmaMRP™, Cincinnati, a supplier of business management systems for the manufacturing and fabrication industries, has announced its upcoming webinar, "Best practices to run a full fabrication job from quote to invoicing and creating POs," scheduled for May 7 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Topics will...

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Spika Welding wins manufacturing award

April 24, 2013

Spika Welding, Lewistown, Mont., has received the first Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Montana Manufacturing Council, a subsidiary of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. The company, a 40+ employee family enterprise, produces maintenance stands for aerospace and military applications. It...

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Central Virginia Manufacturers opens in Virginia

April 24, 2013

Central Virginia Manufacturers, a new sheet metal fabrication company, has opened a 58,000-sq.-ft. location in Bedford, Va. The job shop expects to hire about 15 people at its current size....

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Jagemann Stamping to expand

April 24, 2013

Jagemann Stamping Co., a manufacturer of deep-drawn and progressive metal stampings and fineblanking, has announced plans to add up to 50,000 sq. ft. and 100 jobs at its Manitowoc, Wis., location by 2014. The addition, a result of growth in the company's key business segments, is expected to be...

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Small and midsized manufacturers continue growth expectations

April 24, 2013

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its fifth annual Group CFO Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies' CFOs in 2013. These CFOs remain optimistic about financial prospects and are...

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GE adds two assembly lines to Appliance Park location

April 24, 2013

GE has added two assembly lines costing more than $100 million to its Appliance Park location in Louisville, Ky., for manufacturing front-load washing machines and dryers. This is the first time the company has produced a front-load washing machine and matching dryer from one of its U.S. plants....

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E-course highlights weld discontinuities and defects

April 24, 2013

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has released a new online course called Discontinuities and Defects, designed for people involved in arc welding inspection, quality control, engineering, and supervision. The online course contains five video segments, totaling a run time of 70...

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CAD/CAMConnect launches reviews site

April 24, 2013

CAD/CAMConnect™, Austin, Texas, an online resource that consolidates information on manufacturing technology to help simplify the buying process, has launched an extension, CADCAMReviews.com, where mechanical engineers, machinists, and design professionals can research and get advice on all types...

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AlcoTec offers aluminum welding technology program

April 18, 2013

AlcoTec's School of Aluminum Welding Technology: Theory & Practice Program is designed to incorporate both a theoretical and practical approach to welding aluminum alloys. Designed for welding engineers, product design engineers, and sales personnel, the program includes comprehensive classroom...

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EWI joins VCSI as strategic partner

April 18, 2013

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has announced a strategic partnership with the Huntsville, Ala.-based Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation (VCSI). The two not-for-profit organizations, which provide engineering services to customers in business and government, are closely aligned in mission and...

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Diemasters Mfg. receives Manufacturing Leadership Award

April 18, 2013

Diemasters Mfg. Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has been awarded the 2013 ML 100 (Manufacturing Leadership) Award for New Workforce Development. Based on a company's ability to create innovative methods to bring new workers into the workplace and encourage their growth and success through training...

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Horst Eng. acquires Sterling Machine

April 18, 2013

Horst Eng. and Mfg. Co., East Hartford, Conn., has acquired the assets of Sterling Machine Co. Inc., Lynn, Mass., a manufacturer of precision-machined components primarily for the aerospace industry. A family-owned company, Sterling employs 33 people. The operation in Lynn will continue as an...

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Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control receives Malcolm Baldrige Award

April 11, 2013

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla., has received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The award is given to U.S. companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement and analysis, workforce...

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