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Industrial Innovation acquires Advance Products Corp.’s Automation Division

April 9, 2015

Industrial Innovations, Grandville, Mich., a manufacturer of industrial lubrication equipment for the metalworking industry, has announced the acquisition of Advance Products Corp.’s Automation Division, which includes its reciprocating die sprayers, spray manifold technology, robot extractors,...

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ATS to hold technology and networking event April 30 and May 1

April 8, 2015

Advanced Technology Sales & Service Inc. will hold a two-day technology and networking event at its Greensboro, N.C., headquarters on April 30 and May 1, 2015. In addition to showing the newest metal fabrication and machining technology, the event will provide networking opportunities for OEMs and...

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Volkswagen AG to add 130,000 sq. ft. to expansion in Tennessee

April 8, 2015

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany, has announced plans to add a 130,000-sq.-ft. body shop expansion to its $900 million factory expansion in Chattanooga, Tenn. The additional expansion will add $18 million to the cost of the project. The company expects the overall expansion to add 2,000 jobs...

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Oberg Industries selects director of human resources

April 8, 2015

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies in Freeport, Pa., has announced that Joseph G. O'Brien has joined the company as director of human resources. In this position, he supervises the HR teams at the Freeport location and the...

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Nasmyth Group opens regional headquarters in California

April 8, 2015

Nasmyth Group, Coventry, U.K., a supplier of precision engineering, products, and services, has opened a new regional North American headquarters in Burbank, Calif. The 25,000-sq.-ft. facility is adjacent to Nasmyth TMF. The firm has 12 businesses in the U.K., U.S., and India serving the...

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Kone Corp. acquires Advanced Elevator Technologies and Continental Services

April 8, 2015

Kone Corp., Lisle, Ill., has acquired elevator repair and maintenance firms Advanced Elevator Technologies of Boston and Continental Services LLC of Defuniak Springs, Fla. Kone is a provider of escalators and...

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Searchable database presents additive manufacturing machine pricing

April 8, 2015

Senvol, a New York-based firm that conducts analytics exclusively for the additive manufacturing industry, has expanded the Senvol Database, a 3-D printing database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials, to include machine pricing information. The database is accessible...

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Manufacturers remain optimistic despite growing concerns about strong U.S. dollar

April 7, 2015

Although the potential impact of the strong dollar is causing uncertainty, optimism among U.S. industrial manufacturers regarding the direction of the domestic economy continues to rise, according to the Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US, New York. The broad sense of optimism about...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes Silver and Bronze Sponsors for 2015

April 3, 2015

The roster of Manufacturing DaySM 2015 sponsors recently grew by three: the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) have renewed their Silver sponsorships for a third consecutive year, and Women in Manufacturing (WiM) renewed its Bronze...

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UniCarriers Americas acquires Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg.

April 2, 2015

UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA), Marengo, Ill., a manufacturer of material handling equipment, has acquired all outstanding shares of Nissan Industrial Engine Mfg. Inc. (NIEM). NIEM originally was jointly owned by Nissan Kohki Co. and Nissan Forklift Corp. North America, now UCA. NIEM has been...

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Walter Surface Technologies appoints new president/COO

April 2, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies, Montreal, has announced that Michael Christodoulou has been appointed as president/COO. He previously served as president of Cummins Eastern Canada LP, the distributor for Cummins Inc., a diesel engine manufacturer. He began working for that company in 1985. He has...

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nexAir acquires M&A Welding Supply, adds four branches in Georgia

April 2, 2015

Memphis-based nexAir, a distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, has acquired the assets, branches, and operations of M&A Welding Supply Co., a distributor for welding and safety supplies with locations in Calhoun, Cartersville, Douglasville, and Jasper, Ga. The organization’s 15...

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Survey reveals confidence in economy for 2015 among midsized industrial U.S. manufacturers

April 2, 2015

Prime Advantage, a Chicago-based buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its seventh edition of the "Group CFO Survey," revealing the financial projections and top economic concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism in the...

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Solar companies appoint sales representative for Canada

April 2, 2015

Solar Atmospheres and Solar Mfg., providers of vacuum heat treating, vacuum brazing, vacuum carburizing, vacuum nitriding services, and thermal processing R&D in Souderton, Pa., has hired Harry Hall to serve as a sales representative focusing on the vacuum processing markets of Canada. Hall...

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Coldwater Machine Co. opens Detroit-area sales office

April 2, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a manufacturer of specialized equipment for discrete manufacturing, has opened a sales office in Troy, Mich., just north of Detroit. The new office is run by Robert Rich, the company’s Solid State Joining Center director, who has extensive materials...

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