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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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Korean auto supplier to create 660 jobs in Georgia

January 16, 2013

Mando Corp., a global automotive parts supplier based in Seoul, Korea, has announced plans to construct a new casting facility in Meriwether County, Ga., investing $80 million and creating 660 jobs by 2020. The new, 317,000-sq.-ft. casting facility will support the company's manufacture and...

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NBT announces 2013 national manufacturing camp grant winners

January 15, 2013

Nuts, Bolts, & Thingamajigs® (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), has announced the winners of its 2013 manufacturing camp grant awards. Ten grants, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 were awarded by NBT to community and technical colleges offering...

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U.S. manufacturing technology orders up 4.8 percent from 2011

January 14, 2013

November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $421.83 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Consumption (USMTC) program, was down 11.0 percent from October and...

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Morgan Corp. opens facility in Portland

January 14, 2013

Truck body designer and producer Morgan Corp., Morgantown, Pa., has opened a new manufacturing facility in Portland, Ore., expanding the company's number of manufacturing, parts, and service centers to 12 nationwide. The new, 50,000-sq.-ft. plant comprises manufacturing, distribution, and...

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China dominates world vehicle production, U.S. remains No. 2

January 14, 2013

China will remain the primary driver of global production growth over the next four years, but the U.S. will remain the No. 2 vehicle producer in the world, according to the newly released joint Global Light Vehicle and Powertrain Forecast from WardsAuto and AutomotiveCompass. The new forecast also...

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Steel Parts Mfg. to close Indiana plant

January 9, 2013

Steel Parts Mfg. Inc., a manufacturer of precision components for automotive and heavy-duty vehicle transmissions, has announced plans to close its 185,000-sq.-ft. plant in Tipton, Ind., by March 14. The closure will eliminate 173 jobs....

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