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GM announces $5.4 billion in U.S. plant investments

May 4, 2015

Pontiac, Mich.-based General Motors has announced plans to invest $5.4 billion in U.S plant improvements during the next three years. This includes $783.5 million for three Michigan facilities: $124 million at the Pontiac Metal Center, $520 million for tooling and equipment for future new vehicle...

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U.S. ranked No. 1 in FDI Confidence Index for third straight year

May 4, 2015

Two-thirds of companies plan to return to pre-financial crisis levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2016, according to the 2015 FDI Confidence Index® from global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The index’s 15th edition, “Connected Risks: Investing in a Divergent...

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Coldwater Machine appoints account manager

May 1, 2015

Coldwater, Ohio-based Coldwater Machine Co., a designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision equipment for a variety of industries, has announced the appointment of William Schuck as account manager responsible for the Kentucky, Indiana, and southern Ohio territory. Schuck has more than 30...

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AT&F to open facility in India

April 30, 2015

Cleveland-based AT&F has announced plans to open a large-scale steel fabrication facility in Chakan, India, in early summer. The facility will fabricate and assemble metal components for OEMs in the construction, transportation, mining, building, and automotive...

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DGI Supply launches website

April 30, 2015

DGI Supply, a DoAll company, has launched an e-commerce website at www.dgisupply.com for U.S. customers and www.dgisupply.ca for customers in Canada. The site offers improved navigation, a robust search engine, and more than 100,000 in-stock products for immediate shipment. The fully integrated...

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GKN named Company of the Year by British American Business Council Charlotte

April 30, 2015

U.K.-based GKN plc has been named the 2015 British Consul General Awards Company of the Year by the British American Business Council Charlotte. The award recognizes businesses that exemplify the primary mission of the BABC Charlotte, which is the promotion of bilateral trade and investment between...

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FMA releases "Q1 2015 Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report"

April 29, 2015

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has released its "1st Quarter 2015 Forming & Fabricating Job Shop Consumption Report"—one of the most complete tools available for forecasting activity in the heart of the manufacturing cycle. According to the report, the...

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Reshoring Initiative 2014 data report emphasizes positive job trends

April 29, 2015

Chicago-based Reshoring Initiative®, an organization committed to helping manufacturers recognize the profit potential of using local sourcing and production, has published its annual data report on reshoring trends. According to the report, more than 60,000 manufacturing jobs were brought to the...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes three Gold sponsors for 2015

April 29, 2015

Manufacturing DaySM has announced that SME, the SME Education Foundation, and Tooling U-SME have pledged their support to the 2015 event as Gold sponsors. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S....

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FCA opens industrial complex in Brazil

April 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new Jeep production facility in Goiana, located in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The $2.4 billion facility, constructed over 2.5 years, comprises a Jeep assembly plant with 700 robots and a supplier park. The plant has a production capacity of...

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TECT Power Santa Fe Springs appoints general manager

April 28, 2015

Aerospace company TECT has announced the appointment of John McGara as the new general manager of TECT Power Santa Fe Springs in California. Before joining the firm, McGara served as vice president and COO at ArmorWorks Enterprises. Before that he held general management positions at Parmatech...

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MTI gains AS9100 certification

April 28, 2015

Metal Technology (MTI) has achieved AS9100 certification for its manufacturing facility located in Albany, Ore. The certification incorporates the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 in addition to adding new requirements specific to the highly regulated aerospace and defense industry. The company...

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RMTS names VP of engineering

April 28, 2015

Roll Machining Technologies & Solutions (RMTS), Romeoville, Ill., has hired Dr. Yun-Jiang (George) Li as vice president of engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience, including 12 years at the Steel Tube Institute. Li earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from Yanshan University...

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Consolidated Precision Products appoints VP of engineering technology

April 28, 2015

Cleveland-based Consolidated Precision Products Corp., a manufacturer of castings and subassemblies for the commercial aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and defense markets, has named Gowri Shankar as vice president, engineering technology. Serving as a fellow of castings technology at Pratt &...

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Manufacturers of the Future launches new educational program website

April 27, 2015

Clearwater, Fla.-based BobCAD-CAM has launched www.manufacturersofthefuture.com to support the rapid expansion of its Manufacturers of the Future program. The website is designed as a resource where educators and students can turn for trending industry topics, webinars, training and educational...

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