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Kidd & Co. acquires Imaginetics

January 28, 2013

Kidd & Co. LLC, Old Greenwich, Conn., a private investment firm focused on the middle market, in collaboration with Centerfield Capital Partners, has acquired Imaginetics Inc., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry. Located in Auburn, Wash.,...

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Meritor remanufactured brake shoes recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Product Quality Leadership

January 23, 2013

Troy, Mich.-based Meritor's Aftermarket business has been awarded the prestigious 2012 North American Industry Product Quality Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan for the company's remanufactured brake shoes. The award was announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. "We recognize...

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Nebraska approves new route for Keystone XL Pipeline; NAM urges President Obama to approve the project

January 22, 2013

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement after Nebraska Governor JDave Heineman approved the new Nebraska route for the Keystone XL pipeline: "Gov. Heineman's decision is another positive step that we hope will...

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WTTI achieves ISO 17025 accreditation

January 22, 2013

Welder Training & Testing Institute (WTTI), Allentown, Pa., has received its initial accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of mechanical testing. The following tests are published on the institute's scope: tensile, bend, fillet weld, nick break, macroetch, Brinell hardness, Vickers...

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Goff's Enterprises names dealer development manager - TheFabricator.com

Goff's Enterprises names dealer development manager

January 22, 2013

Goff's Enterprises Inc., Pewaukee, Wis., has added Michael Wells as a dealer development manager. Based in Olean, N.Y., he works with dealers on the East Coast and in the Midwest to help improve performance through continual training and targeted sales efforts. Wells has more than 17 years of...

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Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards recognize 122 women for excellence in manufacturing

January 22, 2013

The Manufacturing Institute,Washington, D.C.; the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Dearborn, Mich.; University of Phoenix; and Deloitte, New York, have announced the recipients of the first Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Awards. The inaugural STEP...

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Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO - TheFabricator.com

Miyachi Unitek appoints president/CEO

January 22, 2013

Miyachi Unitek Corp. (MUC), a manufacturer of welding equipment and laser systems in Monrovia, Calif., has named David Fawcett as president and CEO. For the past two years, he served as COO of Miyachi Europe Corp. (MEC). Fawcett first worked with the company as a manager at ACAL, a U.K.-based...

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Nissan to move Murano production to Mississippi plant

January 22, 2013

Nissan North America has announced it is moving production of its Murano® crossover model to its Canton, Miss., facility. The company currently employs more than 5,000 people at the Canton facility. Since its opening in 2003, the facility has grown from building one vehicle model to seven. The...

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Plex Systems appoints CEO

January 22, 2013

Plex Systems, Troy, Mich., a provider of cloud-based ERP for manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Jason Blessing as CEO. He directs the expansion of the company as it continues to invest in technology for ERP, manufacturing execution, quality management, supply chain management, and...

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FMA CEO receives CMA Leadership Award from NAM - TheFabricator.com

FMA CEO receives CMA Leadership Award from NAM

January 18, 2013

Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International today received the annual CMA Leadership Award from the Council of Manufacturing Associations of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The award recognized Youdell's leadership in creating...

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S&S Technical adds to sales team

January 17, 2013

S&S Technical, Cumming, Ga., a design, engineering, and fabrication firm specializing in packaged pumping systems for all industries, has hired three new sales associates. Greg Clark brings experience in process integration and knowledge of system design to his new position. Supporting the...

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T. J. Snow adds second airplane for on-call resistance welder service

January 17, 2013

T. J. Snow Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., has added a second small airplane to its transportation fleet to facilitate response time for in-plant service calls. The company, which sells and services resistance welding equipment at Tier 1 and 2 automotive parts suppliers and other metal fabricators, has...

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Super Steel LLC launches SS Coaters - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel LLC launches SS Coaters

January 17, 2013

Milwaukee-based contract manufacturer Super Steel has launched a contract painting division called SS Coaters. Super Steel currently does its painting in-house and saw the need to expand in the contract paint market by revitalizing its e-coat line. The paint line has significant open capacity...

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Quality Metalcraft moves into lighting design with new art exhibition

January 17, 2013

Quality Metalcraft Inc., a Livonia, Mich.-based automotive parts and prototype supplier, is lead sponsor of a new arts installation in Detroit's Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art. STALA Universe brings together video, light, and music to highlight Detroit's industrial design and...

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Hendrick consolidates executive-level management

January 16, 2013

Hendrick Mfg. has announced that it has consolidated management staff at Hendrick Mfg. in Carbondale, Pa., and Hendrick Metal Products in Elgin, Ill., because of the similarities of their business lines. Tony Rovinski has been appointed director of manufacturing and Bruce Caldwell has been named...

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