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Talent shortage grows as risk for the manufacturing industry, reveals BDO study

May 27, 2015

While the manufacturing industry is in resurgence, concern over the industry’s talent shortage is escalating. Findings from the third annual BDO USA LLP analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers reveal that challenges...

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Kubota to build Georgia manufacturing facility

May 27, 2015

Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) and Kubota Mfg. of America Corp. (KMA), manufacturers of sub-compact tractors, turf products, and utility vehicles, have announced plans to build a manufacturing plant and expand its existing operations in Gainesville, Ga. The 502,000-sq.-ft. plant will be located three...

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EVS Metal gains ITAR certification for New Hampshire facility

May 27, 2015

EVS Metal Inc., a provider of sheet metal fabrication, machining, and integration, has announced that its Keene, N.H., facility has earned International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) certification from the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). This...

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CNH Industrial's North American plant achieves silver status for world-class manufacturing

May 27, 2015

The CNH Industrial N.V. plant in Saskatoon, Sask., has been awarded silver status for implementing world-class manufacturing (WCM). The plant, which produces equipment for the company's agricultural equipment brands, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, is the first North American CNH Industrial...

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Skilled trades positions remain hardest to fill, says survey

May 27, 2015

ManpowerGroup's annual "Talent Shortage Survey" has revealed that 32 percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages. This marks a decrease of 8 percent, falling from 40 percent in 2014. For the sixth consecutive year, skilled trade vacancies are the...

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The Systems Group expands, adds fourth division

May 26, 2015

El Dorado, Ark.-based The Systems Group (TSG), a diverse group of companies engaged in construction, maintenance, and products for steel manufacturing and other heavy industry, has completed a corporate expansion that includes the addition of a new business unit and the renaming of another....

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Southern Metal Fabricators certified to CSA Standard W47.1

May 21, 2015

Albertville, Ala.-based custom metal fabricator Southern Metal Fabricators Inc. has been certified according to the updated Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) Standard W47.1 (Division 2) governing the fusion welding of steel. This allows Southern Metal Fabricators to fabricate projects...

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Tico Mfg. produces 400th galvanized yard tractor

May 21, 2015

Savannah, Ga.-based Tico Mfg. has announced the production of its 400th galvanized Pro-Spotter yard tractor at its 117,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Carolina. All major metal components of the yard tractor are galvanized, including the entire continuous-weld frame, cab protection...

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Top manufacturers find innovation at its best at FABTECH Mexico

May 20, 2015

A record-setting 11,100 qualified buyers visited the co-located FABTECH® Mexico, AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico, and COATech shows on May 5-7, 2015, in Monterrey, Mexico. More than 530 exhibiting companies spanned 125,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space, which were all record numbers for the 7th...

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Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquires Billy Goat Industries Inc.

May 20, 2015

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, has acquired Billy Goat Industries Inc., a Lee’s Summit, Mo., manufacturer of specialty turf equipment. Briggs & Stratton is a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power...

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Atema names safety director

May 19, 2015

Chicago-based Atema Inc., a private consulting firm that provides quality management and certification for the structural steel industry, has hired Tim Neubauer as safety director. Neubauer, a former senior consultant for the National Safety Council, has more than 15 years of field experience...

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BrassCraft Mfg. names director, OEM and international sales

May 19, 2015

BrassCraft Mfg. Co., a manufacturer of plumbing and flow control products in Novi, Mich., has announced the promotion of Anthony (Tony) W. Achatz as director, OEM and international sales. With more than 10 years of industry experience, he most recently served as national sales manager, OEM/special...

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Ambrell appoints president/CEO

May 19, 2015

Induction heating system manufacturer Ambrell, Scottsville, N.Y., has announced the appointment of Anthony Mazzullo as president/CEO and a director on the company’s board, effective May 26. He succeeds Interim CEO Tom Giglia, who now assumes a critical role focused on leading the aggressive...

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Thybar Corp. hosts Sen. Cullerton to hear concerns of local manufacturing businesses

May 18, 2015

Thybar Corp., a manufacturer of custom sheet metal products in Addison, Ill., recently hosted a visit from Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton. During the visit, the company raised concerns common to many other Illinois employers, which Cullerton promised to discuss with leaders of the Illinois...

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J.L. Becker appoints Southeast sales rep

May 18, 2015

Heat-treating equipment manufacturer J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Ray Monahan as its Southeast sales representative. His territory includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. For the past 16...

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