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Baker retires from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

January 8, 2015

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has announced the retirement of Librarian and Editor Martha “Marty” Baker following 38 years of service. Baker was responsible for the Hobart Institute website, www.welding.org. She also worked on The World of Welding quarterly magazine,...

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Distributed manufacturing could be the next industrial revolution, says report

January 8, 2015

Distributed manufacturing (DM)—local, small-scale, rapid design and production—comes from the ability to engineer and make few parts as cheaply as many, rather than high-volume, centralized manufacturing. Currently thousands of products from trinkets to automobiles use DM. However, it's not the...

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MultiCam Southeast hires regional sales manager

January 7, 2015

MultiCam Southeast has named Chris Deal as regional sales manager. He is responsible for direct sales and distributor relationships in North Carolina, South Carolina, and northeastern Tennessee. He has more than 15 years of manufacturing and equipment sales experience. The company is an...

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Newcomb Spring acquires Pelham Precision Spring

January 6, 2015

Newcomb Spring Corp., a Decatur, Ga., supplier of custom springs and metal forms, has completed the purchase of Pelham Precision Spring Co., Greer, S.C. Newcomb Spring of North Carolina has absorbed Pelham’s equipment, tooling, and technologies and now serves existing orders and customers....

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Triangle launches new website

January 6, 2015

Triangle Mfg., Oshkosh, Wis., has launched a revamped website at www.triangleoshkosh.com. Searchability and functionality have been improved to allow customers to access detailed product information, downloadable STEP and PDF files, and educational product resources. The site can function in...

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MW Industries Inc. acquires Maudlin & Son Mfg.

January 6, 2015

MW Industries, a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components in Rosemont, Ill., has acquired Kemah, Texas-based Maudlin & Son Mfg. Maudlin & Son manufactures slotted shims, coil and flat shim stock, key stock, feeler gauges, drill...

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MTI Systems donates to FIRST Robotics Club

January 5, 2015

Cost estimating software developer MTI Systems Inc., West Springfield, Mass., has donated for the second year to the MIGHTY Mechanics program, part of the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics club in Agawam, Mass., for a second year. The robotics club offers four levels of programs for students...

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Glaro Inc. marks 70 years in business

January 5, 2015

Glaro Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., celebrates 70 years in business in 2015. Originally founded in 1945 by Harry Glass, the business was launched in a Bronx, N.Y., basement, where he hand-made products out of surplus World War II aluminum materials. Since then the company has evolved into a...

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ISM ROB: Down 3.2 percentage points from November, manufacturing economic activity still expanding

January 5, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 67th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Print-A-Part 3d launches 3-D parts e-commerce site

January 2, 2015

Print-A-Part 3d, an Alexandria, Va.-based engineering firm, has announced the launch of its 3-D parts e-commerce site at www.printapart3d.com. The site offers industrial parts such as screws, bolts, nuts, and washers. Products are delivered by digital download as ready-to-use STL files....

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Menges Roller launches new website

December 24, 2014

Menges Roller Co., Wauconda, Ill., a provider of industrial rollers for the steel and aluminum coil converting and coating industries, has launched a new website at www.mengesroller.com. The website includes several videos, industry links, social media links, and various means of interfacing...

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Trilogy Machinery appointed exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers

December 24, 2014

Trilogy Machinery Inc., Belcamp, Md., has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for Sunrise ironworkers, punching machines, and CNC machines. The companies have been in cooperation since 2009. Allen Kao, president of Sunrise Fluid Power of Taiwan, said, “We are thrilled with the progress...

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Elliott signs agreement to distribute LVD Strippit machines in Canada

December 23, 2014

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a supplier of metalworking machinery in Oakville, Ont., has partnered with LVD Strippit to distribute its line of metal fabricating equipment, such as laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears, and midlevel automation systems. Elliott...

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Fabral names plant manager

December 23, 2014

Fabral, a provider of metal roofing and wall panels for architectural, commercial, post-frame, industrial, transportation, and agricultural applications, has appointed Jonathan Williams as plant manager at its Lancaster, Pa., facility. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience and 15...

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Ball Corp. names leader of global metal beverage packaging

December 23, 2014

Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball Corp. has hired Erik Bouts as senior vice president of the corporation and COO of global metal beverage packaging, effective Feb. 1. He will be based in Zurich. Bouts most recently was president of Owens-Illinois, Europe. Before that he was CEO at The Glidden Co., a...

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