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Manufacturing growth to continue in 2014

May 7, 2014

Economic growth is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2014, according to the Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast, released by the Business Survey Committee of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), Tempe, Ariz. Expectations for the remainder of the year...

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FABRICATOR subscribers receive 50 percent off conference on profitability through sustainability

May 6, 2014

FMA’s Sustainable Manufacturer Network will host the Sustainable Manufacturing Conference May 20-21, 2014, at Northern Illinois University’s Naperville Conference Center in Naperville, Ill. For subscribers to The FABRICATOR®, FMA offers 50 percent off the cost of registration. This...

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Documentary film "American Made Movie" to serve as official movie for Manufacturing Day 2014

May 6, 2014

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced that the feature documentary film "American Made Movie," which focuses on small to large companies that have had success with products made in the U.S. despite foreign competition, will serve as the official movie...

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Chromalloy labs receive ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

May 6, 2014

Chromalloy, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has announced that the six labs at its Engineering Center of Excellence have received ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, validating international standards requirements for testing services. The company provides services for gas turbine components, from...

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A.G. Miller celebrates centennial anniversary

May 6, 2014

The A.G. Miller Co., Springfield, Mass., marks its 100th year in business this year. Adolph G. Miller founded the company in 1914, with a large part of his business coming from the automobile industry. He secured contracts with the Springfield-based Rolls Royce Co. for production of fenders, hoods,...

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Drexel Metals launches website

May 2, 2014

Drexel Metals Inc., Louisville, Ky., has updated its website at www.drexelmetals.com to present its metal roof systems, edge metals, custom fabrication capabilities, and custom cornice. In addition to a photo gallery featuring dozens of the company’s projects, the site has a roof visualizer...

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Balluff named second-best place to work in Kentucky

May 2, 2014

Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., a manufacturer of inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive, and magnetic sensors, has been recognized in the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky competition as the second-best place to work in the state. The firm joined 90 other Kentucky companies that were...

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SAF hires branch manager

May 1, 2014

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc.), Atlanta, has hired Frank Buchholz as branch manager of SAF Metal Fabrication in Villa Rica, Ga. The company offers forming, welding, and painting of architectural metals. Buchholz has 25 years of experience in fabricated metal manufacturing, including...

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Bosch Rexroth opens manufacturing/distribution center in Pennsylvania

May 1, 2014

Bosch Rexroth has opened a hydraulics manufacturing and distribution center in Bethlehem, Pa. The manufacturing facility produces valves and manifolds for mobile and industrial hydraulics, as well as industrial, mobile, and compact controls. It also offers testing and service support. The new...

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Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing launches website

May 1, 2014

The Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing (INAM), Palatine, Ill., has launched its new website to connect training programs, prospective workers, and the business community and address the manufacturing skills gap. The website at www.inam.net serves as a resource for students, faculty,...

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Hertzler Systems wins clean air award for installation of solar panels

May 1, 2014

Hertzler Systems Inc., Goshen, Ind., a provider of automated SPC software, has received the Partners for Clean Air Award for 2014 from the Michiana Area Council of Governments. (MACOG), an intergovernmental agency for northern Indiana. In 2013 Hertzler completed the installation of 48 solar...

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AJAC, Skills Inc. to host open house April 30

April 29, 2014

The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC), Skills Inc., and the city of Auburn are hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 30, 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. at the Skills Inc. Auburn South Facility, 425 C St. N.W., Auburn, Wash. These organizations are celebrating the launch of AJAC's...

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Intech Services, TCI Powder Coatings partner to create TruPak

April 25, 2014

Intech Services, an industrial sales, marketing, and distribution company based in Newark, Del., has announced a new partnership with TCI Powder Coatings to create the TruPak program. The program offers more than 300 of TCI’s most popular powder coating colors in small packages (1-, 3-, 5-, and...

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Modine Mfg. to close Illinois manufacturing plant

April 25, 2014

Modine Mfg. Co., Racine, Wis., a diversified global provider of thermal management technology, has announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in McHenry, Ill. The closure is expected to affect about 135 full-time employees. The company will transfer the McHenry production to facilities...

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Proto Labs acquires FineLine Prototyping

April 24, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., a quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production, has launched an additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping Inc., a provider of additive manufacturing services. FineLine,...

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