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Deere announces joint venture with Hagie Mfg.

March 30, 2016

Moline, Ill.-based Deere & Co. has entered a joint venture with Hagie Mfg., a provider of high-clearance sprayers. In the agreement, Deere acquires majority ownership of Hagie Mfg., which will continue producing sprayers in its current Clarion, Iowa, location. Equipment made by the joint venture...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical announces staff additions

March 30, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, a provider of mechanical contracting services including plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, industrial ventilation, HVAC, process piping, building automation, and service work, has announced the addition of three staff members. Chris Gerrits has been hired as an engineer,...

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Solar Atmospheres of California to expand

March 29, 2016

Solar Atmospheres of California Inc. (SCA) has announced plans to expand its Fontana, Calif., facility. The $5 million investment is part of a long-term corporate strategy to increase the firm’s West Coast development and commercial capacity. The expansion will add 25,000 sq. ft. to the...

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Aluminum Extruders Council elects president

March 29, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), Wauconda, Ill., has elected Jeff Henderson to be its next president. Henderson succeeds Rand Baldwin, who has been the council’s president since 2000. AEC is an international association dedicated to advancing the effective use of aluminum extrusion in...

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Ducommun wins design contract from Airbus

March 29, 2016

Ducommun Inc. has received a contract from Airbus to produce titanium structures for engine support on the A320neo (new engine option) aircraft. Ducommun will manufacture these titanium engine support structures using its proprietary hot forming and super-plastic forming processes at its operation...

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OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule

March 28, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction. The final rule, which reflects current...

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Weber Specialties Co. adds fiber laser

March 28, 2016

Weber Specialties Co., Schoolcraft, Mich., has added a 3-kW fiber laser to its production floor. The additional capacity will allow the company to service existing programs and expand its offerings in short-run metal parts. The company is a full-service manufacturer providing metal stamping,...

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Novaria acquires Ferco Tech, L&E Eng., and GGF Mfg.

March 28, 2016

Fort Worth, Texas-based Novaria Group, a supplier of products to the aerospace and defense industries, has acquired substantially all the assets of Ferco Tech, Dayton, Ohio; L&E Eng., Indianapolis; and GGF Mfg., Jamestown, Ky. The three business units, collectively operating as Ferco Aerospace,...

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All American Open Machine Time LLC website targets small job shops

March 28, 2016

All American Open Machine Time LLC (AAOMT) has launched a website at www.allamericanopenmachinetime.com targeted at small job shops. Developed by John Benadum, a former machine shop owner, machinist, and sales engineer, the website provides advertising and introduction services for U.S. contract...

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U.S. Navy contracts with Metal Technology for additive manufacturing on Trident missile system

March 24, 2016

The U.S. Navy has granted Metal Technology Inc. (MTI), Albany, Ore., a contract to develop and demonstrate advanced aerospace additive manufacturing techniques for low-cost manufacturing of refractory metal components for U.S. Navy missile propulsion systems used on the Trident D5 missile system....

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Ambrell to host induction heating webinar March 30

March 24, 2016

Ambrell, a manufacturer of induction heating systems based in Scottsville, N.Y., will offer a complimentary Ambrell PRO SkillsTM webinar on March 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Dr. Girish Dahake, Ambrell’s senior vice president, global applications, will host the session on induction heating fundamentals....

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Savant Investment Partners acquires Dura-Bond facility in Nevada

March 23, 2016

Las Vegas-based Savant Investment Partners has acquired Dura-Bond Bearing Co.’s 78,416-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Carson City, Nev., with the agreement for Dura-Bond to lease the property back for a 15-year term with additional extension options. Dura-Bond manufactures replacement...

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Noble Industries expanding in Indiana

March 23, 2016

Noble Industries Inc. has announced plans to expand its headquarters in Noblesville, Ind. The family-owned metal fabrication and manufacturing company will add 52,400 sq. ft. to its current 70,000-sq.-ft. building. Of that, 39,000 sq. ft. will be warehouse and production space, and 13,400 sq....

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IWDC names director of vendor management and supply chain

March 23, 2016

The Independent Welding Distributors Cooperative (IWDC) has named Keith Werkley as director, vendor management and supply chain. He is responsible for driving growth of partner brands, Weldmark® brand, and warehouse and importing operations. Most recently Werkley served as district sales...

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Ontario invests in new electric and hybrid vehicle parts manufacturing

March 22, 2016

Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Employment, and Infrastructure has announced it is partnering with Mitsui High-tec to build the company's first manufacturing facility in North America and the first facility in Ontario producing motor cores for electric and hybrid vehicles. Ontario...

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