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SST installs MRO cold spray system in Latin America

April 7, 2016

CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd.’s Supersonic Spray Technologies (SST™) division, Windsor, Ont., has commissioned its first cold spray installation in Latin America at Venequip SA, a private company with 11 divisions across Venezuela that sells, services, maintains, and supports heavy equipment for...

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Banker Steel acquires NYCC

April 7, 2016

Banker Steel, Lynchburg, Va., has acquired NYCC, which comprises NYC Constructors LLC, New York, N.Y., and MRP LLC, South Plainfield, N.J. The transaction expands Banker’s capabilities in the New York City commercial construction market. With more than 300 employees in New York and New Jersey,...

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MagneGas moves into new Florida headquarters

April 6, 2016

MagneGas Corp., the inventor of a process that converts liquid waste into MagneGas2® fuel, has moved to its new company headquarters outside Tampa, Fla. The 18,000-sq.-ft. facility contains more space to demonstrate the technology to potential customers. It also includes a larger area for R&D....

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Bohler-Uddeholm, eifeler Coatings Technology open joint service/coating center

April 6, 2016

The new joint Bohler-Uddeholm Service Center and eifeler Coatings Technology PVD Coating Center has opened in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Tooling materials manufacturer Bohler-Uddeholm, based in Elgin, Ill., has increased its material saw cutting capabilities and capacity It also has added...

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Norsk Titanium announces supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings

April 6, 2016

Oslo, Norway-based Norsk Titanium AS, a provider of aerospace-grade additive manufacturing technology, has announced a long-term supply chain services agreement with Precision Holdings, Windsor, Conn., a portfolio company of Texas-based private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings LLC. The deal...

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Ford to build $1.6 billion assembly plant in Mexico

April 6, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build an assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016. By 2020, the facility will create 2,800 jobs, the automaker reports. The plant will build small cars for export to...

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Dengensha America adds technical service engineer

April 5, 2016

Dengensha America, a provider of resistance welding equipment based in Bedford, Ohio, has hired Jack Zhang as technical service engineer. In this position, he provides customer service and support assistance for new and existing resistance welding customers in the U.S. and Canada and troubleshoots...

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Egan opens St. Joseph-Benton Harbor office, adds service staff

April 4, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. has opened a St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, Mich., office. This is the company’s third location, adding to its Grand Rapids headquarters and satellite office in Kalamazoo. The firm offers turnkey services including custom HVAC service preventive...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in March

April 4, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the first time in the last six months, while the overall economy grew for the 82nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued April 1...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to drop slightly in April compared to a year ago

March 31, 2016

In April, the hiring rate will drop slightly in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE®) survey for April 2016. Layoff rates will drop in...

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Lincoln Electric’s manager of engineering services wins AISC award

March 30, 2016

Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, has announced that Duane Miller, manager of engineering services and welding design consultant, has received the Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership Excellence from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The award recognizes individuals who have provided...

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Deere announces joint venture with Hagie Mfg.

March 30, 2016

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. has entered a joint venture with Hagie Mfg., a provider of high-clearance sprayers. In the agreement, Deere acquires majority ownership of Hagie Mfg., which will continue producing sprayers in its current Clarion, Iowa, location. Equipment made by the joint venture...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical announces staff additions

March 30, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, a provider of mechanical contracting services including plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, industrial ventilation, HVAC, process piping, building automation, and service work, has announced the addition of three staff members. Chris Gerrits has been hired as an engineer,...

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Solar Atmospheres of California to expand

March 29, 2016

Solar Atmospheres of California Inc. (SCA) has announced plans to expand its Fontana, Calif., facility. The $5 million investment is part of a long-term corporate strategy to increase the firm’s West Coast development and commercial capacity. The expansion will add 25,000 sq. ft. to the...

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Aluminum Extruders Council elects president

March 29, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has elected Jeff Henderson to be its next president. Henderson succeeds Rand Baldwin, who has been the council’s president since 2000. AEC is an international association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in...

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