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U.S. machine tool demand continues decline in Midwest, rises in other regions

February 9, 2009

Reuters has reported that U.S. December machine tool demand fell 2.2 percent to $194.01 million from $198.35 million in November, according to the American Machine Tool Distributor's Association...

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Hiring expectations continue downward spiral

February 6, 2009

Mass layoffs and other cost-cutting measures have become the norm in early 2009, and that won't change in February for both the manufacturing and service sectors, according to the Society for Human...

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Ranking Small Business Committee member introduces CHOICE Act

February 5, 2009

Today House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves announced the introduction of the "CHOICE Act." "As Ranking Member of the Small Business Committee, I have seen firsthand the need for...

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North American robot orders fall 21 percent in 2008

February 4, 2009

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), North American-based robotics companies reported that new orders sold to North American manufacturing companies fell by 21 percent in units and...

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NAM endorses Secretary of Commerce nominee

February 3, 2009

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today welcomed President Barack Obama's nomination of Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) as Secretary of Commerce, calling Gregg a "champion of manufacturing who...

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Lincoln Electric announces cost-saving measures

February 2, 2009

Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. today announced actions to lower its fixed and variable cost structure to align its business with the current economic environment. These measures include the...

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Randolph Tool purchases National Knife and Service Grinding

January 29, 2009

Randolph Tool Co., Hartville, Ohio, has purchased National Knife Co. and Service Grinding Co., Berea, Ohio.Randolph Tool has specialized in the manufacturing and sharpening of industrial knives and...

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Durable goods orders down fifth straight month

January 29, 2009

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that new orders for durable goods fell by 2.6 percent in December, a larger decline than the 2 percent economists had forecast.December's decline marked...

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HRB prices plumbing the bottom

January 28, 2009

The bi-monthly SteelBenchmarker™World export HRB price for January 26 dropped 4.6 percent to $480 per ton, FOB the port of export, after rising the last reported period. The United States HRB...

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TRUMPF names vice president, lasers

January 27, 2009

Dr. Christian Schmitz is joining TRUMPF Inc. as the vice president, lasers, effective February 1. He will be located at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn. The announcement...

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Chrysler, Fiat announce strategic alliance

January 20, 2009

Chrysler and Fiat have signed a nonbinding agreement for a strategic alliance in which Italian automaker Fiat will receive an "initial" 35-percent stake in Chrysler, leaving the door open to expanding...

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Metal forming companies expect slight uptick in business conditions

January 19, 2009

According to the January 2009 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metal forming companies expect a slight uptick in business conditions during the next three months....

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Iowa exec in line to be first woman chair of NAM

January 15, 2009

Mary Vermeer Andringa, president and CEO of Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, began her two-year term on January 1, 2009, as vice chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of...

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RathGibson announces new CEO

January 14, 2009

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based RathGibson, a global manufacturer of welded, welded and drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel, and titanium tubing, has appointed Michael Schwartz to the position of...

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Wolf Robotics personnel receive CWI certification

January 13, 2009

Wolf Robotics, Fort Collins, Colo., has announced that several of its employees have passed the qualifications and testing required to be considered official AWS certified welding inspectors.Scott...

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