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UTC Aerospace Systems expands presence in Alabama

May 4, 2016

Charlotte, N.C.-based UTC Aerospace Systems has announced it is adding a manufacturing and nacelle assembly facility to its existing location in Foley, Ala. The expansion is expected to create 260 jobs. The 80,000-sq.-ft. building will house the assembly of nacelle components and propulsion...

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System Scale acquires Central Scales & Control

May 4, 2016

System Scale, an employee-owned industrial scale calibration and repair company in Indianapolis, has acquired Denham Springs, La.-based Central Scales & Controls. All existing employees have joined System Scale, and Central Scales owner John Sanders now is in a senior management role with System...

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Centria names executive VP, sales

May 4, 2016

Centria Architectural Systems, Moon Township, Pa., a designer and manufacturer of metal wall and room systems, has named Brad Johnson as executive vice president, sales. Johnson has held leadership roles in the industry for more than 25 years. He began his career at H. H. Robertson, a Centria...

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Frost & Sullivan names Divergent 3D as 2016 North American Innovation Award Winner

May 3, 2016

Based on recent analysis of structural manufacturing in the automotive industry, Frost & Sullivan has named Divergent 3D as the recipient of the 2016 North American Technology Innovation Award. The company’s proprietary 3-D metal printing process, enabled by direct metal laser sintering (DMLS),...

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Benz relocates in North Carolina

May 3, 2016

Benz Inc. has relocated its expanded North American headquarters from Charlotte to Hickory, N.C. The company manufactures tooling for the metalworking and composites industries. The new 10,000 sq.-ft. facility allows for greater inventory. The company will add personnel in its service...

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Graco Inc. named 2016 Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production

May 2, 2016

Graco Inc., Minneapolis, has been recognized as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according to Fortune magazine. The company, a supplier of technology for the management of fluids and coatings in industrial and commercial applications, ranked No. 10 on the list...

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Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair to be held May 17 in Manchester, Conn.

May 2, 2016

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) and Capital Workforce Partners will host an Advanced Manufacturing Career Fair at the Army & Navy Club in Manchester, Conn., on May 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Employers interested in participating in the job fair should contact Lynn...

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Forty-six veterans graduate from Workshops for Warriors

May 2, 2016

Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification, and job placement, held its spring graduation at its educational facility in San Diego last month. The 46 graduates now are prepared to...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity continued to expand in April

May 2, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the second consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 83rd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued May 2 by Bradley J....

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True Position Mfg. to host ribbon-cutting May 6

April 28, 2016

True Position Mfg. Inc., a veteran-owned metal manufacturing and fabrication company, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Davenport, Iowa, facility on May 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company, a lean Six Sigma fabricator, provides value-added metal products and services to...

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Koike Aronson names new president

April 28, 2016

Arcade, N.Y.-based Koike Aronson, a manufacturer of metal cutting and positioning equipment, has appointed James McAuliffe Jr. to the positions of president/COO. He most recently served as CFO at Rigidized Metals Corp. He has extensive experience in finance, distribution, acquisitions,...

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FMA Metal Fabrication Lab holds open house

April 27, 2016

The future is officially a brighter place for students in Palatine, Ill., and for the manufacturing industry at large. On April 26, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) and Harper College held an open house to show off the new $1.5 million FMA Metal Fabrication Lab. Attendees were able...

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Stärke Material Handling Group expands dealership network in Quebec

April 27, 2016

Industrial lift equipment manufacturer Stärke Material Handling Group, Thorold, Ont., has added J-Spec Atelier Mécanique to its network of independent dealerships in Quebec. The firm provides equipment sales and rental, customer service, and technical support in Saint Amable, Que., and the...

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SME survey results reveal parental misconceptions of manufacturing careers

April 27, 2016

Dearborn, Mich.-based SME has released results from a national survey of parents on their views related to careers in manufacturing. The results show that parents do not necessarily have the most up-to-date information or perspective on manufacturing and the opportunities available. "The...

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Lantek names chief commercial officer

April 27, 2016

Lantek, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Juan José Colas as chief commercial officer. Colas, who serves on the board of directors, is responsible for global commercial strategy and business development for the corporation, as well as the two key markets of U.K. and France. Colas previously worked at...

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