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Ice Industries adds capacity at Mexico facility

February 27, 2013

Ice Industries, Toledo, Ohio, has announced that it is adding five metal stamping presses, plus ancillary equipment, at its Apodaca/Monterrey, Mexico, production facility. The mechanical presses have capacities from 150 to 1,000 tons. All include feeders, straighteners, and coil handling equipment....

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GSM Industrial adds project engineer

February 27, 2013

GSM Industrial Inc., Centerville, Pa., a custom metal fabricator and installation contractor, has added Rich Murren as a project engineer for its Field Services division. He is responsible for the design and management of industrial and manufacturing fabrication and installation projects, as well...

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Gilbert Displays names head of metal fabrication

February 27, 2013

Gilbert Displays has added Scott Stephens as head of metal fabrication and expanded its custom metal fabrication department. In this role, he participates in the design, planning, and engineering of numerous projects while also overseeing fabrication on the production floor. Stephens is an artisan...

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Survey finds proposed carbon tax would hurt manufacturing growth, jobs, and energy prices

February 26, 2013

Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting that shows a carbon tax would have a devastating impact on manufacturing and jobs. The report, titled Economic Outcomes of a U.S. Carbon Tax, found that levying such a tax would impact...

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Daikin McQuay to upgrade Virginia operations

February 25, 2013

Daikin McQuay, a Richmond, Va., subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., will invest $9.2 million to expand its operation in Augusta County. The company, a global manufacturer of commercial HVAC, refrigeration, and building management equipment and systems, will be upgrading the facility to increase...

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FMA announces 2013 Industry Award winners

February 25, 2013

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced the winners of its Industry Awards 2013. The two awards — presented by two of FMA Communications' magazines — recognize individuals or companies in the metal forming and fabricating industry and the tube...

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Second annual Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013

February 18, 2013

After a successful inaugural celebration last year, the next Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers and educational institutions are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the...

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Weldco-Beales Mfg. partners with Radius Steel Fabrication

February 18, 2013

Radius Steel Fabrication-SOO Tractor, a supplier of fabricated steel equipment in Sioux City, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Weldco-Beales Mfg. of Canada to manufacture Weldco's 12-ft. snow removal blades. Weldco-Beales designs and manufactures specialized heavy equipment attachments for...

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Trico names vice president - TheFabricator.com

Trico names vice president

February 14, 2013

Trico Corp., a provider of lubrication management services and products in Pewaukee, Wis., has promoted Jim Jung to vice president. In this position, Jung sets the vision for the company and explores opportunities for expansion into new markets. He also is responsible for executing the...

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Striker Systems adds to sales staff

February 14, 2013

Striker Systems, White House, Tenn., has named Jonathan Baker as marketing and social strategist. He is responsible for heading all promotional efforts, graphical and web-based design, and social media as it pertains to the company's global and online presence within the industry. He also is...

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Ludlow Mfg. expands, moves to new facility

February 14, 2013

Metal fabricating company Ludlow Mfg. Inc. has announced its expansion and relocation into a 75,000-sq.-ft. facility in Waukegan, Ill. The move is expected to be complete in April 2013. The company has added a Bystronic Bysprint Fiber 3015 3.0-kW laser with automation and a Bystronic BySpeed Pro...

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Etco launches metal stamping microsite

February 14, 2013

Etco Inc., Bradenton, Fla., has launched a metal stamping microsite at www.etco.com that contains information on manufacturing processes behind metal forming and stamping. The site outlines the company's history and highlights its new capabilities after several years of upgrades and investments,...

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ATW Companies relocates operations, hires account executive - TheFabricator.com

ATW Companies relocates operations, hires account executive

February 14, 2013

ATW Companies has relocated its Metalform gun magazine manufacturing operation from New Britain, Conn., to its Warwick, R.I., facility for consolidation with ATW’s firearms and defense capabilities, which include precision CNC machining, metal injection molding (MIM), laser cutting,...

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Machine tool industry around the world solidifies recovery

February 14, 2013

During 2012 machine tool manufacturers saw a leveling off of their output, which dipped 1 percent compared to 2011. Thus, they stabilized their recovery over the previous two years from the 2009 drop, when total world output fell by one-third. The statistics are cited in the 2013 World Machine...

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Survey shows 91 percent of manufacturers experiencing problems recruiting qualified employees

February 13, 2013

A new survey of 199 metalworking manufacturers published by One Voice, the joint federal advocacy program of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), underscores the severity of the skilled worker shortage. The manufacturers, who...

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