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Falcon Steel hires national account manager

October 8, 2015

Falcon Steel, a Haltom City, Texas-based producer of steel structures for power delivery systems, has named Dirk Tillery as national account manager specializing in transmission pole sales. He has 19 years of sales experience in steel structures. Before joining the company, Tillery served in...

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Rolls-Royce to invest nearly $600 million in Indianapolis facility

October 7, 2015

Rolls-Royce has announced it will invest nearly $600 million to modernize its manufacturing operations in Indianapolis and to conduct technology research. Upgrades will include new manufacturing and assembly operations. The five-year modernization plan also will consolidate operations and...

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CM Truck Beds opens aluminum truck bed manufacturing plant in Oklahoma

October 7, 2015

CM Truck Beds has announced the retooling and opening of a manufacturing plant in Madill, Okla. The 30,000-sq.-ft. plant produces aluminum truck...

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AME names Accuride plants as 2015 AME Excellence Award recipients

October 7, 2015

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has named Accuride Erie Operations and Accuride Rockford Operations as the winners of a 2015 AME Excellence Award. The award recognizes North American manufacturing plants that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing...

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Tweet/Garot adds Building Automation department

October 6, 2015

Mechanical construction company Tweet/Garot, Green Bay, Wis., has added a Building Automation department to complement its existing HVAC services. The team designs, installs, programs, maintains, repairs, and replaces facility automation systems. Ryan Macario, with more than 19 years of...

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Metal Cutting Specialists, Houston Water Jet announce new location in Houston

October 6, 2015

BLP Holdings LLC has announced the completion of a 155,000-sq.-ft. facility in Houston that houses its Metal Cutting Specialist and Houston Water Jet divisions. The facility will be operational in November 2015. The plant will house more than 45 band saws and five waterjet systems....

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L&S Machine acquires Advanced Mfg.

October 6, 2015

Latrobe, Pa.-based L&S Machine Co. has acquired Advanced Mfg., a prototype and production manufacturing facility in San Jose, Calif. Advanced Mfg. fabricates metal and plastic parts for the semiconductor and aerospace industries. L&S Machine is a producer of complex, demanding-tolerance parts...

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White House appoints engineering professor to lead U.S. manufacturing consortium

October 6, 2015

The White House has announced that it has appointed Sridhar Kota, director of the Institute for Manufacturing Leadership at the University of Michigan, to lead a U.S. consortium to identify emerging advanced manufacturing technologies to enhance the country's innovation, manufacturing...

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Balluff hosts Manufacturing Day event for students and community

October 6, 2015

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, Balluff opened its doors on Oct. 2 to more than 100 students and community members as part of an effort to change perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can...

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Ascent Aerospace expands Michigan facility

October 6, 2015

Ascent Aerospace has added 42,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space to its facility in Macomb Township, Mich. The site allows co-location of the program management, systems engineering, aftermarket support, and global supply chain resources required to produce integrated assembly systems...

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Kloeckner acquires American Fabricators

October 5, 2015

Frankfurt, Germany-based steel distributor Kloeckner & Co. has announced its acquisition of American Fabricators, Nashville, Tenn. Kloeckner, trying to combat the effect of persistently low steel prices mainly caused by overproduction in China, is aiming to invest in higher-value products and...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing growth continues, but PMI down slightly from September

October 5, 2015

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 76th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Oct. 1 by...

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Laser Institute of America offers Manufacturing Day virtual event

October 5, 2015

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, Laser Institute of America, Orlando, Fla., is hosting a virtual event comprising four presentations available for viewing free of charge through Oct. 9, 2015. The presentation topics are fundamentals of laser additive manufacturing, fundamentals of laser...

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Website allows sheet metal part creation without CAD software

October 1, 2015

Technical Solutions plus Design BV, based in Albergen, Netherlands, has launched www.dxfcreator.com, a website for online creation of flat-pattern sheet metal parts and generation of the parts’ DXF files, without using CAD software. The user enters requested parameters, and the website...

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MDL Mfg. certified to ISO 14001

October 1, 2015

Bedford, Pa.-based MDL Mfg., a manufacturer of components for the energy, oil and gas, defense, and commercial industries, has achieved certification to ISO 14001, meeting that standard’s requirements for environmental management. The effort to meet the goals of the certification was an...

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