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Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle completes successful manufacturing review

December 16, 2013

The Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) team, Dallas, has successfully completed the government's Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA), an important step on the path to vehicle production at the company’s Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex. The assessment, which measures...

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Michigan Manufacturing Intl. opens new headquarters

December 16, 2013

Michigan Manufacturing Intl. (MMI), a supplier of mechanical assemblies and components to OEMs, has opened its new headquarters in Stevensville, Md. Products include assemblies, castings, stampings, machined parts, gears, and bearings. Services include product engineering, manufacturing, inventory...

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Kurt Mfg. to add jobs

December 16, 2013

Kurt Mfg., Minneapolis, has announced plans to locate its hydraulics division at its Pueblo, Colo., plant, resulting in the addition of 59 jobs. The new division supplies hydraulic hoses and manufactures fittings and couplings for them....

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SigmaTEK announces upcoming webinars

December 16, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of software for nesting, NC programming, and cutting of steel sheet, plate, and tube and pipe, will hold two webinars in January 2014. "MRP for Small Job Shops" is scheduled for Jan. 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET. This webinar introduces a fabrication-focused MRP...

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United Steel launches United Metal Solutions

December 11, 2013

United Steel Inc. has launched a new division to fabricate metal parts and components. United Metal Solutions provides strategic production services for manufacturers, maintenance and repair operations, public utilities, aerospace companies, and power generation firms located primarily in the...

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Epic Systems hires mechanical designer

December 11, 2013

Epic Systems Inc., St. Louis, has hired Dave Stawarski as mechanical designer. He is responsible for process design for piping, fabrication drawings, and the creation of mechanical and structural models. Assisting in general project support, he is involved in the company’s process projects, from...

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Newcomb Spring of Connecticut appoints general manager

December 10, 2013

Decatur, Ga.-based Newcomb Spring Corp. has named Daniel (Dan) Tetreault as the new general manager of its New England facility, Newcomb Spring of Connecticut. In this position he oversees day-to-day operations at the plant; leads new business development; and assists customers in the manufacture...

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Revolution Capital Group completes acquisition of Maysteel

December 10, 2013

Revolution Capital Group, Los Angeles, has acquired Maysteel, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal enclosures in Allenton, Wis. According to Revolution Capital Group, the acquisition fits its plan to expand its portfolio of manufacturing companies....

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Southern Metal Fabricators launches new website

December 10, 2013

Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. (SMF), a custom metal fabricator in Albertville, Ala., has launched a mobile-friendly portfolio website at www.southernmetalfab.com. The site highlights recent projects across categories such as pollution control, material handling, bulk handling, and industrial...

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Ford grants automotive approval to IRMCO

December 5, 2013

IRMCO® Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, Ill., a manufacturer of oil-free metal forming and tube bending lubricants, has received worldwide automotive approval from Ford Motor Co.® Ford has approved the 323 series, a medium-viscosity, highly dilutable lubricant that can be removed with...

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Petroferm establishes redesigned website

December 5, 2013

Petroferm, a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business in Gurnee, Ill., has launched a redesigned website at www.petroferm.com. New features include a comprehensive product search function that allows visitors to select aqueous, semiaqueous, manual, and vapor degreasing cleaning products based on key...

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Shickel Corp. celebrates 75th anniversary

December 4, 2013

Specialty design and fabrication company Shickel Corp., Bridgewater, Va., marks its 75th year in business in 2013. The company, which began as a machine shop and repair business, went through several manifestations over the years, eventually finding its niche in stainless steel. Today the company...

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Schletter Inc. opens facility in North Carolina

December 4, 2013

Schletter© Inc., a provider of photovoltaic mounting systems, has opened its North American headquarters in Shelby, N.C. The facility employs more than 100 people and gives the company the largest production capacity for solar mounting systems in the U.S., it states. With expansion completed, the...

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FABTECH 2013 breaks records

December 3, 2013

FABTECH® 2013, held Nov. 18-21, set records in terms of numbers of attendees and exhibitors, as well as floor space. 40,667 attendees visited 1,573 exhibitors at product displays spread across 650,000 sq. ft. of exhibits at McCormick Place in Chicago. The FABTECH educational conference, held...

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Small manufacturers expected to claim more of global lubricants market

December 3, 2013

With total 2012 global lubricant demand estimated at 38.7 million metric tons, the market is effectively flat over 2011. Both North America and Western Europe continue to stagnate below prerecession levels; the Asian market also waned in 2012, with the most significant change being a net decline in...

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