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Force Control adds rep group for western U.S.

September 12, 2012

Force Control Industries, a manufacturer of oil shear brakes and clutch brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, has added a new manufacturer's representative group for a trio of western states. Mountain States Reps & Associates supports Force Control distributors and customers in Utah, Colorado, and...

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LA-CO Industries adds 'Find a Marker' search tool to Markal website

September 12, 2012

LA-CO Industries, Elk Grove Village, Ill., manufacturer of Markal® industrial markers, has unveiled a new, multilingual website at www.markal.com featuring what the company says is the industry's first "Find a Marker" online search tool. The search engine allows users to select the marking tools...

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EOS names VP

September 12, 2012

EOS of North America Inc., Novi, Mich., a developer of design-driven, integrated e-manufacturing systems for industrial applications, has appointed Tim Morris as vice president. His duties include managing sales and marketing, service and application engineering, and administration. He oversees a...

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Website provides CAD/CAM info to mechanical engineers, design professionals

September 12, 2012

Manufacturing One Source LLC has launched a free online service, www.cadcamconnect.com, where mechanical engineers and design professionals can find a variety of CAD/CAM products, reviews, deals, and information. The service partners with multiple CAD/CAM/CAE product and service providers to offer...

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Proper Television looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder

September 7, 2012

Proper Television is looking for a Canadian car-obsessed, fabricator-welder to join the cast of a new TV series filming in Las Vegas. The right candidate must be a Canadian citizen living in the U.S. or Canada who loves cars and is a fabricator-welder with at least 5 years’ experience in MIG and...

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Swagelok acquires Innovative Pressure Technologies

September 7, 2012

Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Innovative Pressure Technologies (IPT), Erie, Pa. IPT is a manufacturer of high- and medium-pressure and subsea valves, fittings, and fluid control devices used mostly in oil and gas, chemical/petrochemical, waterjet cutting, automotive, and...

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Bushwick Metals acquires Tarco Steel

September 7, 2012

Bushwick Metals LLC, Bridgeport, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Tarco Steel Inc. and Metal Fab LLC, a steel service center and fabrication shop in Binghamton, N.Y. The companies will now be known as Tarco Steel, a Division of Bushwick Metals LLC. The service center serves the energy,...

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LINE survey: Hiring rate to increase in September in manufacturing and services

September 6, 2012

In September, for the second consecutive month, the hiring rate will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for June 2012. A net of 40.8...

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Waukesha Metal Products named to Inc.'s fast-growing companies list

September 4, 2012

Inc. magazine has ranked Waukesha® Metal Products No.2,927 overall and No. 100 in the manufacturing industry on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, a ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company has a three-year sales growth of 76 percent and expanded capabilities with the...

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AFT Fasteners acquires Illini Metal Works

September 4, 2012

AFT Fasteners, Dallas, has acquired the experience and capabilities of Illini Metal Works, Taylorville, Ill., to add to its services. The company, to be renamed AFT Mfg., has years of experience in sheet metal fabrication, stamping, and metal forming of materials from aluminum and steel to...

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Metcam to fabricate aluminum PV inverter enclosures for REFUsol

September 4, 2012

Metcam, Alpharetta, Ga., a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has signed a letter of intent with German firm REFUsol GmbH to fabricate aluminum enclosures and other parts for photovoltaic inverters used in solar panel arrays. The aluminum enclosures, which will be the...

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Prime Controls marks 20th anniversary

September 4, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, appliance, and other metal forming industries, celebrates its 20th year in business Sept. 9, 2012. The company originated as a spinoff of Hyde Park Electronics, which now is part...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing activity contracted in August for the third consecutive contraction

September 4, 2012

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in August for the third time since July 2009; However, the overall economy grew for the 39th consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued Sept. 4 by...

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Maysteel installs new equipment in Mexico plant

September 4, 2012

Maysteel, a manufacturer of sheet metal enclosures based in Allenton, Wis., has installed a laser cutting system and powder coating system at its new plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The powder coating system handles large-scale product up to 24 by 10 by 8 ft. The Amada FO3015M2NT laser cutting system...

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LAI Intl. earns Minority Business Enterprise certification

September 4, 2012

LAI Intl. Inc., Phoenix, a supplier of precision components and subassemblies for OEMs, has received national certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). To receive the certification, a company must be at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by an ethnic minority U.S. citizen...

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