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Metal Seal Precision resumes production following plant fire

August 19, 2014

Metal Seal Precision Ltd., a manufacturer of precision metal components and subassemblies, has resumed production following a fire that destroyed a portion of its Mentor, Ohio, plant on July 25, 2014. The fire, which destroyed about one-third of the plant, caused more than $50 million in damage....

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Kennametal CEO to retire

August 19, 2014

Latrobe, Pa.-based Kennametal Inc. has announced that Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso has decided to retire from the company effective Dec. 31, 2014. Cardoso has served as president and CEO since January 2006 and was elected chairman two years later. He joined the company in April...

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Clark Metal recognized for community impact

August 19, 2014

Clark Metal Products, Blairsville, Pa., was a finalist in the Community Impact category of the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Awards. The company was recognized for its sustained commitment to growth and development of its employees and the communities in which it does business. Gov. Tom Corbett,...

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Mills Products hires R&D manager

August 19, 2014

Mills Products, Brentwood, Tenn., a metal forming company providing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the automotive and appliance industries, has appointed David Brinker as its R&D manager. Before joining the company, Brinker worked for more than 25 years in the R&D model shop...

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MEC to open manufacturing facility in Virginia

August 18, 2014

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc., Mayville, Wis., has announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Atkins, Va. The 148,000-sq.-ft. facility will manufacture products for blue-chip OEMs. The company serves the agricultural, commercial vehicle, construction, forestry, on-/off-road power...

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DOT Quality Services names director of operations

August 15, 2014

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based accredited certification body that specializes in certification audits to international standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 3834 for the structural steel and metals fabrication industry, has promoted Mike Mauris to director of operations. Previously serving as...

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Deere announces factory layoffs

August 15, 2014

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action will place more than 600 employees at four locations on indefinite layoff. In addition, the...

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Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries add machining capabilities

August 15, 2014

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries, members of the AIP Aerospace Tooling Group, have announced the installation of Parpas XS milling machines at their facilities. Coast Composites, Santa Ana, Calif., took delivery of an XS high-velocity, 5-axis milling machine manufactured by Parpas...

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Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros.

August 15, 2014

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp., a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allmand Bros Inc., Holdrege, Neb., a manufacturer of towable light towers, industrial heaters, and solar LED arrow boards. “The acquisition of...

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BorgWarner expands operations in Illinois

August 15, 2014

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced plans to invest $9.4 million in its plant in Dixon, Ill., over the next three years. The expansion is expected to create 40 jobs in manufacturing, product engineering, supplier quality, supply chain, and technical and quality support. The plant...

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Microscan celebrates 20 years of data matrix codes

August 14, 2014

Renton, Wash.-based Microscan marks the 20th anniversary of the 2-D data matrix code, invented in 1994 by International Data Matrix Inc., a key innovator in Microscan’s 30-year lineage. In the past 20 years, data matrix codes have become an integral part of tracking and traceability in...

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DuBois Chemicals acquires Angler Industries

August 12, 2014

DuBois Chemicals Inc., Sharonville, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries in Sterling, Conn. The acquisition increases DuBois’ market share in the Northeast while expanding access to Angler’s metalworking fluids and specialty cleaning products to an international market....

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DeWys Mfg. hires inside sales and marketing coordinator

August 11, 2014

DeWys Mfg., Marne, Mich., has hired Bridgette Clock as inside sales and marketing coordinator. Clock is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in marketing. DeWys Mfg. provides precision metal fabrication to clients in industries such as office furniture and commercial...

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Manufacturing technology orders rise in June

August 11, 2014

June U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $405.73 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 12.6 percent from May, but down 2.1...

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Third annual Manufacturing Day set for Oct. 3

August 11, 2014

An estimated 1,500 manufacturing events across the country will mark the third annual Manufacturing Day, taking place Friday, Oct. 3. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role manufacturing plays both in local communities and in the nation. The 2013...

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