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Praxair to fund welding scholarships through AWS program and SkillsUSA competition

December 3, 2013

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced that its global giving program will fund more than $200,000 in scholarships over the next five years for AWS and SkillsUSA. The scholarships will support the education and hands-on training of student welders in the U.S. Through its Praxair Distribution...

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Michigan Mfg. opens headquarters in Maryland

December 2, 2013

Michigan Mfg. Intl., a supplier of mechanical assemblies and components to OEMs, recently held a grand opening at its new headquarters in Stevensville, Md. The 39,000-sq.-ft. facility allows the company to offer more products and services, as well as lease space to others. Products include...

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Okuma America adds educational video-blog series to YouTube

December 2, 2013

CNC machine tool manufacturer Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a series of videos-blogs ("vlogs") that demonstrate how technology can help end users increase productivity while maintaining lean operations. Topics include collision avoidance, automated gauging, a five-step...

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Mayville Eng. appoints VP of human resources

November 20, 2013

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has announced the addition of Cliff Sanderson as the new vice president of human resources. Coming to the company with more than 25 years of experience, he previously led human resources at Coleman Cable Inc. Sanderson has a bachelor's degree in...

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Ted Morin, former Thermatool president, dies - TheFabricator.com

Ted Morin, former Thermatool president, dies

November 20, 2013

Theodore Joseph Morin Jr., of West Dennis, Mass., former president of Thermatool Corp. and former chairman of the board of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), died Nov. 18 at the age of 82. After high school graduation, Morin served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954....

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McGregor Metalworking Companies recognized by OSBA

November 19, 2013

The McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has been named to the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Honor Roll for 2013, a certificate of recognition for the support of Springfield’s school system. McGregor Metalworking pioneered a summer internship program in collaboration with...

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Helander Metal Spinning earns AS9100C quality management system certification

November 18, 2013

Helander Metal Spinning Co., a Lombard, Ill., provider of custom metal forming and fabricating services, has received its AS9100C certification, awarded for the improvement of product quality, delivery, and costs in the aviation, space, and defense industries. The standard, which can be applied...

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Mayville Eng. Co. launches new website

November 18, 2013

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has launched a new website to promote its contract manufacturing, tube forming, metal fabrication, and coating systems. The site, at www.mecinc.com, brings together the former Center Mfg., Fabricating Specialists, and Mayville Eng. websites as part of...

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Sioux Corp. celebrates 75 years in business - TheFabricator.com

Sioux Corp. celebrates 75 years in business

November 18, 2013

Sioux Corp., a manufacturer of industrial pressure washers, steam cleaners, water heating and cooling systems, steam generators, and related custom equipment, marks its 75th anniversary during 2014. The company will host a variety of community events, employee celebrations, tradeshow promotions,...

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Autodesk to acquire Delcam

November 18, 2013

Autodesk has announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a supplier of manufacturing software based in Birmingham, U.K. Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and approximately 700 employees. The company’s design, manufacturing, and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM for industries...

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Weldcote Metals hires new team member - TheFabricator.com

Weldcote Metals hires new team member

November 18, 2013

Weldcote Metals has hired Dave Colwell, CWI, to handle technical sales and support, distributor training, product applications, and Midwest regional sales. Colwell has more than 30 years of experience in the welding, brazing, and soldering industries, including technical support, research...

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Weiss-Aug acquires JK Tool & Die

November 18, 2013

Weiss-Aug, a contract manufacturer of precision metal stampings, insert molding, and assemblies in East Hanover, N.J., has acquired JK Tool & Die, located in Apollo, Pa. The acquired company operates as a subsidiary. JK Tool & Die produces complex stamping dies and provides short-run...

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Tank Connection acquires additional manufacturing space in Kansas

November 18, 2013

Tank Connection Affiliate Group, a provider of dry bulk and liquid storage applications in Parsons, Kan., has acquired a manufacturing facility in Galesburg, Kan. The facility, originally built by Bush Hog Mfg., was later occupied by Ruskins Mfg. According to TC President Bill Neighbors, the...

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Mega deals drive surge in industrial manufacturing deal value in third quarter

November 15, 2013

Deal activity in the industrial manufacturing sector experienced an uptick in the third quarter of 2013, while merger and acquisition (M&A) value for the quarter rose to the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2007. The strength of industrial manufacturing M&A in the past three months...

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Waukesha Metal Products to acquire Revstone Fabrication

November 15, 2013

Waukesha® Metal Products, an international metal forming supplier, has announced its intention to purchase the assets of Revstone Fabrication San Luis Potosí S de RL de CV, located in San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico. The final agreement will be completed by Dec. 7, 2013. The 100,000-sq.-ft. plant...

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