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Solar Atmospheres’ corporate metallurgist named ASM Fellow

October 15, 2015

Vacuum heat-treating provider Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., has announced that its corporate metallurgist, Don Jordan, has been awarded the high honor of ASM Fellow (FASM). According to ASM, “The honor of Fellow represents recognition of distinguished contributions in the field of...

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Pinnacle Products acquires Schaefer Ventilation Equipment

October 15, 2015

Schaefer Ventilation Equipment, manufacturer of ventilation and thermal comfort products, has announced it has been acquired by Pinnacle Products Intl. Inc., a provider of portable heating and ventilation equipment. Schaefer will continue to operate from its headquarters in Sauk Rapids, Minn.,...

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Bermo Inc. launches 24-hour prototyping service

October 15, 2015

Minneapolis-based Bermo Inc. has launched a 24-hour prototyping service. For pricing and ordering, customers choose from a three-tier structure, depending on operations required. The 24 hours does not include shipping. The firm offers metal fabricating, stamping, welding, and...

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North American Tool named IBC’s Supplier of the Year

October 13, 2015

North American Tool Corp., a manufacturer of taps, dies, and gauges for the industrial marketplace based in South Beloit, Ill., has been named Supplier of the Year by the Industrial Buyers Consortium (IBC). Each year IBC recognizes distributors and suppliers that best represent the dedication,...

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Additive manufacturing initiative to develop standards for 3-D printing

October 13, 2015

London-based Lloyd’s Register Energy and TWI, Cambridge, U.K., have launched a joint industry project (JIP) inviting companies from around the world to tackle the current and future issues faced by manufacturers supplying the energy industry, with a focus on additive manufacturing. A recent...

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Renault-Nissan Alliance accelerates gender diversity

October 13, 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has launched numerous programs globally to recruit, retain, and advance women as it continues to make progress in its commitment to closing the gender gap. At Renault, women accounted for 18.4 percent of all employees globally in the most recent study, up from 17.6...

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Regal Beloit announces new VP - investor relations

October 13, 2015

Beloit, Wis.-based Regal Beloit Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, and power-generation and power-transmission products, has announced that Robert Cherry has joined Regal as vice president - investor relations. He joins the company after spending 15 years at FMC...

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Misa Metal Fabricating announces expansion plans

October 13, 2015

Misa Metal Fabricating Inc., a provider of steel cutting, welding, machining, and fabricating services, has announced plans to expand in Louisville, Ky. The $4.3 million project is expected to create 18 jobs. The project increases shop floor space by about 36,000 sq. ft., providing room for...

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Proto Labs acquires portions of Alphaform AG

October 12, 2015

Rapid manufacturer Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., has purchased select assets and operations of Alphaform AG, Feldkirchen, Germany. The acquisition extends Proto Labs’ additive manufacturing (3-D printing) capabilities across Europe. The acquisition, which includes Alphaform divisions...

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Manufacturing technology orders down in August

October 12, 2015

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $285.92 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 down 10.2 percent from July's $318.48...

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Survey of late payment practices shows damage to suppliers

October 9, 2015

Research firm APQC, Houston, has released the report “Customers with Clout Squeezing Suppliers,” which highlights the results of the firm’s survey of how late payment practices affect suppliers. The results show that large companies that began forcing extended payment terms on suppliers...

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BEPeterson supplies research vacuum chamber for SPIRou project

October 9, 2015

High-volume contract manufacturer and custom metal fabricator BEPeterson Inc., Avon, Mass., has been selected as the research vacuum chamber manufacturer for the SPIRou instrument. The SPIRou instrument will be an infrared spectropolarimeter and velocimeter operating within a cryogenic...

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Lampin discusses careers, manufacturing jobs at Manufacturing Day panel

October 8, 2015

Lampin Corp., a precision component manufacturer based in Uxbridge, Mass., celebrated Manufacturing Day on Oct. 1 by speaking to educators and fellow manufacturers at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's panel discussion, "Made in Central Mass: Manufacturing Matters." The invitation-only...

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Falcon Steel hires national account manager

October 8, 2015

Falcon Steel, a Haltom City, Texas-based producer of steel structures for power delivery systems, has named Dirk Tillery as national account manager specializing in transmission pole sales. He has 19 years of sales experience in steel structures. Before joining the company, Tillery served in...

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Rolls-Royce to invest nearly $600 million in Indianapolis facility

October 7, 2015

Rolls-Royce has announced it will invest nearly $600 million to modernize its manufacturing operations in Indianapolis and to conduct technology research. Upgrades will include new manufacturing and assembly operations. The five-year modernization plan also will consolidate operations and...

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