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Internet of Things gains momentum among businesses, report reveals

February 26, 2015

A new report from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, “State of the Market: The Internet of Things (IoT) 2015: Discover How IoT is Transforming Business Results,” shows that enterprise adoption of the IoT is starting to gain momentum. The report details key factors driving the increase in IoT...

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SPF America to expand in Arkansas

February 26, 2015

SPF America has announced plans to add 15,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to its metal fabricating facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Construction is expected to be completed by Q2 2015. The company creates custom metal pieces for the manufacturing telecommunications, and electric power industries, as...

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U.S. manufacturing faces 2-million-worker shortage over the next decade, study says

February 26, 2015

The U.S. faces a need for nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs over the next decade, and 2 million of those jobs are likely to go unfilled, according to new research from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. Two parallel studies—“The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing: 2015 and Beyond”...

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Quality Industries adds to leadership team

February 26, 2015

Quality Industries Inc., La Vergne, Tenn., a precision metal fabricator offering engineering and design, customized manufacturing and assembly, finishing and coating, and supply chain management, has named Chris Fann as senior vice president of operations and Gary Carter as vice president,...

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Genius Solutions software to be integrated into ÉTS operations, logistics curriculum

February 26, 2015

Quebec-based Genius Solutions, a developer of ERP manufacturing software for small to midsize custom manufacturers, has announced an agreement with Montreal's École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) to grant the university the right to use its Genius Manufacturing software for teaching purposes in...

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MiTek acquires M&M Mfg. Co.

February 25, 2015

MiTek Industries Inc. (MiTek®), Chesterfield, Mo., a global supplier of engineered products, proprietary design software, and automated equipment for the broad construction and industrial end markets, has acquired M&M Mfg., Fort Worth, Texas. M&M Mfg. is a producer of sheet metal products,...

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Matheson acquires Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America

February 25, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has acquired the Hawaiian assets and operations of Air Liquide America LP. The acquisition includes five locations, including an air separation unit, on four islands. The acquisition allows Matheson to expand into a new market. The company previously did not have...

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Main Tape names inside sales specialist

February 25, 2015

Cranbury, N.J.-based Main Tape, a manufacturer of surface protection films and graphics transfer tapes for the metal fabrication, automotive, electronics, construction, and graphics and sign printing industries, has announced that Sharon Hart has joined the company as an inside sales specialist....

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Energy secretary unveils more than $55 million to advance fuel-efficient vehicle technologies

February 25, 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced more than $55 million in funding to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean-energy economy. These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption and support...

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Ford trains thousands of Kansas City Assembly Plant workers to support F-150 production

February 24, 2015

Since May 2013, more than 8,000 skilled trades and production workers at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant have undergone an intensive training program to support production of the all-new Ford F-150®. The production training program was designed to support the...

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Whitcraft Group announces $234 million contract to supply parts, assemblies to Pratt & Whitney

February 24, 2015

The Whitcraft Group, Eastford, Conn., has signed a 10-year, $234 million contract to supply parts and assemblies to United Technologies' (UTC) Pratt & Whitney division for its next-generation PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine family. Whitcraft will produce sheet metal components and...

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Samco names business development manager for Rolling Division

February 24, 2015

Samco Machinery, Toronto, has appointed Darryl Levesque as business development manager for the Rolling Division. Levesque has more than 17 years of progressive automotive industry experience. Past positions include account management, new business development, global product management, and...

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Gear Motions’ Oliver Gear Division adds gear-hobbing machine

February 24, 2015

Gear Motions, a precision gear manufacturer based in Syracuse, N.Y., has acquired a Hera 350 CNC gear-hobbing machine for its Oliver Gear Division in Buffalo, N.Y. According to the company, only seven other machines of this type are in operation throughout the U.S. It offers 3.5 dia. pitch (DP)...

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Stratasys combines Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies, RedEye Services

February 20, 2015

Stratasys Ltd., Minneapolis, a provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing technology, has announced it has combined Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies, and RedEye to form Stratasys Direct Mfg. Stratasys Direct Mfg. creates custom systems from a portfolio of technologies and materials...

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Raytheon Missile Systems named Alabama Manufacturer of the Year

February 20, 2015

Raytheon Co.’s Missile Systems business, Huntsville, Ala., has received the Manufacturer of the Year Award from the Business Council of Alabama. The award recognizes the Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility for manufacturing excellence. At the facility, located on the U.S. Army's...

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