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Valew to expand in Texas

August 13, 2013

Valew has announced plans to expand with a truck manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Fla. The California-based company will build three 20,000-sq.-ft. buildings over the next three years. The expansion will create 250 jobs, with hiring expected to begin in spring 2014....

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Concept Systems hires sales manager

August 13, 2013

Concept Systems Inc., an industrial systems integrator with offices in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and North Carolina, has hired Michael Lindley as its new sales manager. His duties include developing, managing, and growing the sales team; working within target markets to define the company's...

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McGregor Metalworking Companies appoints president

August 13, 2013

McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has named Tom Wright as president of its five facilities. Wright has spent his career in manufacturing, specifically with Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive market. Having served most recently as plant director of Gestamp Automocion in Alabama,...

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FabSuite, Novaranda form steel fabrication software partnership

August 13, 2013

Steel fabrication software provider FabSuite, Williamsburg, Va., and Novaranda, a developer of hybrid-cloud technology in Venlo, Netherlands, have teamed up to develop application software for steel fabricators. According to FabSuite, the partnership will allow cloud delivery of its software...

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AtlasAdhan adds operations/quality staff member

August 12, 2013

AtlasAdhan, Minneapolis, has announced the addition of Michael Cronk at its Chippewa Falls, Wis., facility. In this role, he oversees operations and quality for the site. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Cronk has extensive experience in quality and operations management...

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FMA initiates unique survey to assess ongoing health of metal fabricating sector of economy

August 5, 2013

Small to mid-sized companies comprise most of American manufacturing. In the metal fabricating sector the health of this business segment predicts what is happening in the industry as a whole. For the first time, these smaller job shops and contract manufacturers are being queried on a quarterly...

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Impulse Mfg. to expand capabilities with coating system

August 5, 2013

Metal fabricator Impulse Mfg. has confirmed plans to install an Autophoretic® autodeposition (A-coat) coating system at its Dawsonville, Ga., facility. Current plans are for an 11-stage pretreatment process that includes acid bath and pickling stages for carbon edge removal, autodeposition...

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Solar Atmospheres presents vacuum furnace to ASM teaching facility

August 1, 2013

Solar Atmospheres Inc., Souderton, Pa., has donated a new vacuum furnace to ASM Intl. for its teaching lab. The $250,000 lab-sized furnace, dedicated in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at ASM headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, is a gift to commemorate ASM's 100th anniversary. Roger Jones,...

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Miller Electric president recognized for commitment to technical education

August 1, 2013

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. President Mike Weller has received the Technical Education Champion Award from the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association. Weller was recognized for his work with local institution Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), which has its main campus in Appleton,...

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American Roll Form Products installs new rolling mill

August 1, 2013

American Roll Form Products (ARFP), a manufacturer of custom roll formed products in Painesville, Ohio, has installed a new high-speed rolling mill at its new 53,200-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev. The stock reel is a double-ended uncoiler with 10,000-lb. coil...

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Yamaha ships first Viking side-by-side vehicles, expands factory

July 30, 2013

Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., Cypress, Calif., has shipped the first Viking side-by-side vehicles from its Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC) facility in Newnan, Ga. Since every Yamaha Viking distributed worldwide will come from YMMC, the factory has opened a second plant dedicated to...

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GSM Industrial acquires assets of Schugt Mfg.

July 30, 2013

GSM Industrial, Lancaster, Pa., a fabricator and installer of custom industrial steel products, has acquired the assets of Schugt Mfg., a precision CNC machining shop in Dover, Pa. The acquisition allows GSM to expand its machining capabilities. As part of the deal, five Schugt employees,...

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Epicor appoints executive VP/GM for ERP Americas

July 30, 2013

Epicor Software Corp., Dublin, Calif., a provider of business software for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, has appointed Donna Troy as executive vice president and general manager for ERP Americas. In this position, Troy leads operations and is responsible for the...

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Alliance for American Manufacturing Joins Manufacturing Day as a Gold Sponsor

July 30, 2013

The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), Washington, D.C., has joined Manufacturing Day™ 2013 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program. Manufacturing Day 2013 is a grass-roots effort by U.S. manufacturers to...

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Chirch Global Mfg. LLC relocates in Illinois

July 29, 2013

Chirch Global® Mfg. LLC, a manufacturer of metal stampings and sheet metal fabrications, has moved from McHenry, Ill., to a new 30,000-sq.-ft. building in Cary, Ill. The company reports that the move lowers its fixed costs and brings it closer to many local customers....

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