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Maintenance-free casters keep grease in, contaminants out

August 6, 2015

Hamilton Caster has introduced the Spinfinity™ line of heavy-duty, maintenance-free casters. The casters’ swivel, kingpinless construction features a completely enclosed, CNC-machined, large internal seal made from nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) inside the swivel assembly. With no outside...

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American Railcar Industries expands Arkansas manufacturing facility

August 6, 2015

American Railcar Industries Inc., a manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, has announced plans to invest $10.5 million in buildings and equipment at its facility in Marmaduke, Ark., and hire up to 75 new full-time employees. The expansion will allow the company to retrofit tank railcars to...

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Software enhanced to better manage measuring data in real time

August 6, 2015

Mitutoyo America Corp. has released MeasurLink™ 8.0, which builds on the functionality of the previous version to allow operators to collect data from most measuring instruments and analyze, monitor, and manage the results in real time. The latest version reintroduces the Gage Management...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring rate to fall in August

August 6, 2015

In August, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for August 2015. The layoff rate will rise slightly in...

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Program simplifies filter selection for hydraulic applications

August 6, 2015

Bosch Rexroth has developed Filter Select, a filter-sizing program that allows users to input various parameters such as fluid type, fluid viscosity, system temperature, and micron rating to evaluate the pressure drop across its filters. The program can be used to easily determine the appropriate...

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Manufacturing Day Builds Futures for Many

August 5, 2015

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Manufacturers who open their doors for Manufacturing Day 2015 are not only educating their communities about career opportunities, they also may discover a new employee or two.

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UniCarriers Americas announces Supplier Excellence Award winners

August 5, 2015

UniCarriers Americas (UCA), a manufacturer of material handling equipment in Marengo, Ill., has honored six of its suppliers with Supplier Excellence Awards. All winners were nominated by UniCarriers employees. Awards were presented to suppliers who met the overall performance requirements,...

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Stoody names technical and applications specialist

August 5, 2015

Stoody®, Bowling Green, Ky., an ESAB Welding & Cutting Products brand, has announced the promotion of Jonathan Cropper to technical and applications specialist. As part of his responsibilities, he attends the new Stoody Tech Services hotline. With a background as a welding fabricator, Cropper...

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Ryerson acquires Southern Tool Steel

August 5, 2015

Metals distributor and processor Ryerson Holding Corp., Chicago, has acquired Southern Tool Steel (STS), a privately owned metals service center company based in Chattanooga, Tenn., specializing in bar and plate processing. STS has two locations and about 90 employees serving the southeastern...

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Osborn names territory sales manager

August 5, 2015

Osborn, a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs based in Richmond, Ind., has hired Cole Butler as a territory sales manager. Butler held the same position for the company from 2011 to 2013, but his territory now is expanded to include northern Texas, in addition to...

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Omegasonics’ ultrasonic cleaning systems receive CE Marking

August 5, 2015

Simi Valley, Calif.-based Omegasonics, a global supplier of ultrasonic cleaning systems, has announced that two of its cleaning units for the 3-D printing market now have CE Marking certification, making them eligible for sale in the EU. The CE Marking signifies that the 187-gal. SST4030 and...

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J-tec to open third facility

August 5, 2015

J-tec Industries Inc., a custom manufacturer of material handling racks, carts, and tugger systems, will mark its 10-year anniversary with the grand opening of a third manufacturing facility in East Peoria, Ill. The 82,000-sq.-ft. facility, to be opened at the end of September 2015, raises the...

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Caster models app has built-in, configurable 3-D CAD

August 5, 2015

Colson Group USA, a manufacturer of caster and wheel products, has launched the Caster CAD 3D mobile app. Built by CADENAS PARTsolutions, the app, designed for iOS devices, allows users to configure, preview, and download digital caster models and eliminates the need for bulky paper catalogs....

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Hypertherm announces 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant recipients

August 5, 2015

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Spark Something Great educational grant program. Each of the winning high schools, vocational schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities from...

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Epic Systems to mark 20 years in business with anniversary celebration Aug. 28

August 5, 2015

Epic Systems Inc. will hold an anniversary celebration on Aug. 28 at its modular process and distillation system manufacturing facility in St. Louis to celebrate its 20th year in business. Founded as an automation consulting and design engineering company in 1995, the firm has grown to almost...

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