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Simonsen Iron Works to develop new product focus

January 7, 2013

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board, Des Moines, Iowa, has awarded a $200,000 float loan to metal fabrication company Simonsen Iron Works Inc., for development of a new product focus in the skid steer attachment accessory category. The Spencer, Iowa-based company, which...

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Bell Helicopter to expand operations in Tennessee

January 7, 2013

Bell Helicopter Inc. has announced plans for a $10.1 million expansion of its facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., creating up to 125 new jobs. The company has purchased a 150,000-sq.-ft. building just west of its current facility, which will accommodate customization and completions of light and medium...

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Teledyne EMS to expand Tennessee facility

January 4, 2013

Teledyne Electronic Mfg. Services has announced plans to expand its Lewisburg, Tenn., manufacturing facility to accommodate a new product line. The $9.78 million project will create 96 new jobs. The company designs, manufactures, and services products for the aerospace, computer, government,...

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Solidus Industries closes sheet metal fabrication plant

January 4, 2013

Solidus Industries Inc. has announced plans to close its sheet metal fabrication in Vestal, N.Y., eliminating 48 jobs. The closing is expected to be complete Jan. 25. Layoffs began Dec. 21....

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Caster Concepts names territory sales rep for East Coast

January 4, 2013

Caster Concepts Inc., Albion, Mich., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has promoted Kurtis Myers to territory sales representative for the East Coast region. He has served as the company's purchasing and inventory manager for the past five years. Myers is a 2007 graduate...

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Blue Giant Equipment opens facility in North Carolina

January 4, 2013

Blue Giant Equipment Corp., Brampton, Ont., has launched its U.S. operation, Blue Giant Equipment LLC, by opening a new manufacturing facility in Greensboro, N.C. The plant manufactures and distributes dock seals and shelters, including fixed and inflatable seals, stationary and retractable truck...

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Waukesha® Metal Products recognized for job creation

January 4, 2013

Sussex, Wis.-based Waukesha® Metal Products is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. The metal forming manufacturer generated 45 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it No. 5 among...

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ISM ROB: Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in December, following one month of contraction

January 3, 2013

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December following one month of contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 43rd consecutive month, said the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued January 2 by Bradley...

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LINE survey: Manufacturing sector hiring rate will reach 4-year high for month of January

January 3, 2013

In January, hiring activity will increase in both manufacturing and services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for January 2013. In January, for the sixth consecutive month, the hiring...

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Mayville Eng. Co. to purchase Center Mfg.

December 18, 2012

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc., Mayville, Wis., has acquired Center Mfg. Inc., a Michigan-based manufacturer of metal products for the commercial vehicle, power sports, agriculture, construction, automotive, and military industries. As a result of the acquisition, Center becomes a division of the MEC...

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Caster Concepts breaks ground on new addition

December 18, 2012

Caster Concepts Inc., a manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial casters and wheels, has broken ground on a 21,000-sq.-ft. addition to its current headquarters in Albion, Mich. Construction is expected to be completed mid-summer 2013. The addition will bring CCI's facility to about 65,000 sq. ft. The...

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Randall Mfg. launches warehouse website, social media tools

December 17, 2012

Randall Mfg., Elmhurst, Ill., a manufacturer of temperature and space zoning products for the warehouse and transportation industries, has launched its new warehouse website and social media tools. The website at www.randallmfg.com/warehouse has been redesigned to highlight expanded product lines,...

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Free test determines viability of ultrasonic welding for metal joining processes

December 17, 2012

Sonobond Ultrasonics, West Chester, Pa., offers free, no-obligation ultrasonic metal welding viability testing. Companies send their similar or dissimilar nonferrous metals to Sonobond, which makes sample welds on its machines with the metals, allowing manufacturers to discover if the ultrasonic...

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General Sheet Metal Works names general manager, remote operations - TheFabricator.com

General Sheet Metal Works names general manager, remote operations

December 14, 2012

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has promoted Jeff Zelley to general manager of remote operations. He joined the company in 2006 as plant manager of its Tomah, Wis., manufacturing facility. In his new role, Zelley assumes responsibility for evaluating potential acquisitions and...

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GSM Industrial adds outside sales rep

December 13, 2012

GSM Industrial Inc. has announced the addition of Keith Shocker as an outside sales representative. He has 16 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector, as well as nearly 20 years in sales. Shocker most recently was a regional manager for AIS and before that served as senior...

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