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MEC names VP of strategy, capital, and continuous improvement

July 7, 2014

Fabricating company Mayville Engineering Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., a supply chain partner for OEMs, has hired Chad Mitts as vice president of strategy, capital, and continuous improvement. He has nearly 20 years of leadership and manufacturing experience. Mitts served most recently as...

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BMW Group to build plant in Mexico

July 7, 2014

The BMW Group, Munich, has announced plans to build a new plant near San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The $1 billion investment is expected to create 1,500 jobs, with production to begin in 2019. Planned annual capacity is 150,000 units. The company also currently is building a plant in the state of...

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Survey reports manufacturers, distributors expect to add jobs during next 12 months

July 7, 2014

According to the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor, nine out of 10 executives at small and midsize manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months, and two-thirds plan to add jobs during that period. In addition, two-thirds reported that they...

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TRUMPF Inc. names president/CEO, senior VP

July 3, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has announced that Peter Hoecklin has assumed the role of president and CEO. In this position, he is responsible for all of the company’s subsidiaries and business...

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Three NBT summer manufacturing camps supported by partnership with Kelly Services

July 2, 2014

This summer, three of the 24 camps funded by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT), the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl., Rockford, Ill., have been made possible by a partnership with Kelly Services®, Troy, Mich. The sponsored camps will be conducted at Henry Ford...

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Uniweld releases training video covering oxyacetylene tip selection

June 30, 2014

:Uniweld Products Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has released a new HVAC training video from its series of informative technical shorts. Available for viewing here, the video focuses on tip selection for an oxyacetylene torch. The video discusses the factors that go into selecting the right tip,...

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S&S Technical expands engineering/production facility

June 27, 2014

S&S Technical, a provider of custom fluid and gas transfer systems, has announced the expansion of its engineering and production facility in Alpharetta, Ga. Production at the new plant is scheduled to begin in August...

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Midwest Eng. Systems named as Future 50 company

June 27, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has been awarded placement on the 2014 Future 50 list for the first time by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and its Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE). The...

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NN Inc. acquires RFK Valjcici Konjic

June 26, 2014

Johnson City, Tenn.-based NN Inc., a manufacturer of high-precision metal bearing components, has acquired 79.2 percent of the outstanding shares of RFK Valjcici Konjic, a manufacturer of tapered roller bearings with operations in Konjic, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. The company plans to acquire the...

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Whirlwind Tool announces pending patent on machine tool data logging

June 25, 2014

Whirlwind Tool Co., Barnstable, Mass., has announced it has a pending patent on machine tool data logging for monitoring safety features and machine tool usage history. Machine owners and management can review "black box" operational data, including the use of various guards provided to protect...

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Talon Innovations expands in South Korea

June 25, 2014

Sauk Rapids, Minn.-based Talon Innovations Corp., a provider of precision machined products and assemblies for the semiconductor, medical device, and aerospace industries, has opened a wholly owned subsidiary near Seoul, South Korea. Talon Innovations Korea Co. Ltd. serves the company’s...

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Optomec awarded $4 million project from America Makes

June 25, 2014

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has been awarded a major project from America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. The “Re-Born in the USA” project will focus on advancing additive manufacturing technology for the repair of aerospace metal components for the U.S. Air...

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Ergodyne to hold 17th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic

June 24, 2014

St. Paul, Minn.-based Ergodyne, a provider of safety products and apparel, will hold its 17th annual 65 Roses Golf Classic: A Tenacious Tournament™ at the Legends Golf Club in Prior Lake, Minn., on July 14. The fundraiser brings together manufacturers, distributors, reps, and end users from...

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ThomasNet.com adds certification app to database

June 24, 2014

ThomasNet.com®, New York, has added a certification application to its free platform. Buyers now can qualify commercial and industrial suppliers classified to 67,000 product and service categories by 80 different certifications/registrations and create a shortlist of those that hold the...

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Techni Waterjet, Wintriss Controls Group to be featured on “World’s Greatest!...” series

June 24, 2014

Techni Waterjet™, Lenexa, Kan., and Wintriss Controls Group, Acton, Mass., will be featured on the television show “World’s Greatest!...”. How2Media sent crews to film footage at Techni Waterjet’s Lenexa facility and at Impulse Mfg. of Dawsonville, Ga., a Wintriss customer. The...

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