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ASQ survey reveals manufacturers’ social responsibility predictions for 2015

December 17, 2014

In the recently released ASQ 2015 "Manufacturing Outlook Survey," nearly 1,500 manufacturing professionals from the aerospace, automotive, food, medical device, and utility industries share their predictions for their companies’ participation in social responsibility in the coming year. As...

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Solid roof increases dust collector strength

December 17, 2014

Imperial Systems has changed the roof design of all CMAXX cartridge dust collectors to have a solid, one-piece roof. The updated roof is reinforced and slightly positively bowed to make the unit stronger and assist with water runoff. According to the company, the system remains the only modular...

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Nomination period extended for Manufacturing Leadership Awards

December 16, 2014

Following a late surge in nominations, the Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards has announced that the deadline has been extended to Jan. 16, 2015. The ML Awards honor visionary businesses and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing. "We're extending the process for manufacturers...

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PSI Repair Services named to 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list

December 16, 2014

Livonia, Mich.-based PSI Repair Services Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, has been selected to the 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list by the National Association for Business Resources. The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which...

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Which code or standard applies to your shop?

December 16, 2014

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Codes and standards are important and necessary. Which apply to the work your shop does? That depends on the nature of the work.

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Oerlikon awarded 10-year agreement by Snecma for supply of engine components

December 16, 2014

Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment, Wohlen, Switzerland, has been awarded a 10-year, long-term agreement by Snecma worth more than $93.9 million. The agreement is for the supply of LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engine components. Snecma, part of the international Safran group, has...

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Heavy-duty casters tote 200 tons

December 16, 2014

Hamilton Caster has built four 100,000-lb.-capacity casters for a federal contractor. Fully assembled, each caster stands 52 in. above the factory floor and weighs more than 8,000 lbs. Together, the four casters have a payload capacity of 200 tons. Each Colossus caster has a spring-loaded...

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Ambrell sells induction heating systems to pipe gripper manufacturer

December 16, 2014

Scottsville, N.Y.-based Ambrell has sold two Easyheat 10-kW, 150- to 400-kHz induction heating systems to a manufacturer of pipe grippers for the oil and gas industry. The heating application involves heating two grippers in one coil. Two parts or grippers—which are steel faces with carbides...

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The patio furniture reshoring test

December 15, 2014

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Businesses are reshoring when it makes sense to do so. This includes items requiring quick-response, such as seasonal items that hinge on less predictable demand factors, like the weather.

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Regal Beloit to acquire Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business

December 15, 2014

Beloit, Wis.-based Regal Beloit Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Transmission Solutions (PTS) business of Emerson Electric Co. PTS is a provider of highly engineered power transmission products and systems. The business manufactures, sells, and services...

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Process Development Corp. names executive VP/CFO

December 15, 2014

Engineering and manufacturing service supplier Process Development Corp. (PDC), Canton, Mich., has appointed Bill Whalen as executive vice president and CFO. He oversees and directs the company's global finance and business activities, including the implementation of business processes to support...

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Single device connects all sensors for active monitoring, data logging

December 15, 2014

The new SKF Machine Tool Observer MTx serves as a single device connecting all operating-parameter sensors to monitor, observe, and log the performance history of machine tool spindles, grinding machines, and other rotating equipment. The unit collects information about the accumulated...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches websites

December 15, 2014

Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., has launched a website at www.midatlanticmachinery.com, as well as a site for Southern States Machinery at www.southernstatesmachinery.com. The new websites feature improved navigation and functionality. Customers can access product lines, news...

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Briggs & Stratton awarded Newsmaker of the Year

December 15, 2014

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, has been awarded Newsmaker of the Year from Diesel Progress magazine. The company received the award in a tie with Generac Corp. Briggs & Stratton produces gasoline engines for outdoor power...

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A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Reshoring Index down 20 basis points from 2013

December 15, 2014

Global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Chicago, has released its 2014 Reshoring Index®, the first in a series of studies looking objectively at the rate and pace of the return of manufacturing operations to the U.S. In this inaugural index, manufactured goods flows are...

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