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MSSC wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award

March 19, 2014

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, Alexandria, Va., has received the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award from Frost & Sullivan. MSSC was recognized for its accomplishments in increasing the number of skilled individuals entering the manufacturing workforce. MSSC is a training...

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Association for Manufacturing Excellence launches AME Values Veterans program

March 19, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Rolling Meadows, Ill., held a kickoff symposium for its AME Values Veterans (AMEV2) program on March 14 at DMG Mori, Hoffman Estates, Ill. The program is designed to teach U.S. employers how to recapitalize their workforce by recruiting, hiring,...

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Italian Trade Agency announces call for papers, scholarship support from SME Education Foundation

March 19, 2014

In support of the Italian Trade Agency’s call for papers for the 2014 Italian Machine Tool Technology Awards, the SME Education Foundation will award scholarships to the top winners. The IMTTA program is a competition asking upper-level students attending premier North American universities to...

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Core Crew launches website

March 19, 2014

Cincinnati-based employment agency Core Crew, formerly known as Elite Craft Support, has launched a new website at www.corecrew.com. The company works to recruit and place skilled tradespeople, including welders, pipe fitters, ironworkers, millwrights, plumbers, carpenters, and electricians. The...

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Whirlpool to double size of Ohio plant

March 18, 2014

Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced plans to invest $40 million to nearly double the size of its Greenville, Ohio, small appliance manufacturing operations. The expansion is expected to generate about 400 new jobs by 2018, increasing the facility’s workforce to about 1,400...

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PMA member urges Congress to bring manufacturing back to U.S.

March 18, 2014

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) member Kevin Harberts, president and CEO of Kryton Engineered Metals Inc., Cedar Falls, Iowa, has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access about reshoring, or...

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OSHA releases educational bulletin on injury-recording requirements

March 18, 2014

OSHA has released an educational resource that focuses on requirements for recording of temporary worker injuries and illnesses. The recordkeeping bulletin explains the requirements for both the staffing agency and the host employer and addresses how to identify who is responsible for recording...

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Lockheed Martin earns three Manufacturing Leadership Awards

March 18, 2014

Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., has been recognized with three 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards for achievements in advanced manufacturing, environmentally friendly practices, and customer relationships. The awards are administered by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan....

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FMA, NAM partner to achieve goal of 500,000 industry certifications

March 17, 2014

The Manufacturing Institute and its partners in the Skills Certification System, including the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., have announced significant progress toward achieving a five-year goal to award 500,000 industry-based certifications to individuals....

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Forney Industries launches online ordering wizard app

March 17, 2014

Forney Industries, a family-owned welding and metalworking product company in Fort Collins, Colo., has introduced Express Upload©, an e-commerce application that accelerates the online ordering process. Participating dealers can upload their Forney Web Store order with a few keystrokes. In...

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Wal-Mart, U.S. Conference of Mayors launch $10 million U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund

March 14, 2014

Wal-Mart, the Wal-Mart Foundation, and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) have launched the Wal-Mart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund. Eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for grants of $100,000 or more, funded by the Wal-Mart Foundation, to help create solutions to challenges...

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EPA regulations workshop covers core industry rules

March 14, 2014

Lion Technology, Detroit, will present two-day workshops nationwide that cover the latest requirements under major EPA programs, including shifting greenhouse gas rules under the Clean Air Act, chemical and product management standards under TSCA and FIFRA, and new rules for solvent-contaminated...

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V.H. Blackinton receives AIM-IBC 2014 Global Trade Award

March 14, 2014

V.H. Blackinton & Co. Inc., Attleboro Falls, Mass., has received a Global Trade Award from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts International Business Council (AIM-IBC), Boston. The awards recognize Massachusetts companies and public agencies that have demonstrated excellence in international...

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Bunting Magnetics names magnet applications general manager

March 14, 2014

Bunting® Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products in Newton, Kan., has named Donald Lindstrom as general manager of its Magnet Applications Inc. subsidiary in DuBois, Pa. He is responsible for the company’s custom magnet design and manufacturing operation. Lindstrom joined...

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ECi Software Solutions acquired by The Carlyle Group

March 13, 2014

ECi Software Solutions, Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of industry‐specific business management and e‐commerce software, has been acquired by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group, Washington, D.C. ECi serves companies in the office products, office furniture, office equipment,...

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