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Chrysler Group dedicates new plant, launches 9-speed production in Tipton, Ind.

May 15, 2014

Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne officially dedicated the company's new Tipton (Ind.) Transmission Plant, which sat idle for years, and celebrated the production launch at the facility of the fuel-efficient, 9-speed transmission. During a ceremony at the plant, Marchionne told...

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Alamo Group completes acquisition of Specialized Industries units

May 15, 2014

Seguin, Texas-based Alamo Group has announced the completion of the acquisition of three operating units of Specialized Industries LP: Super Products LLC, Wausau-Everest LP, and Howard P. Fairfield LLC. Super Products is a manufacturer of vacuum trucks and related equipment, parts, and service....

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Hitting print: The future of additive manufacturing

May 14, 2014

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Generations from now, when people everywhere simply may be hitting print to turn ideas into reality, making things won’t be so difficult—but determining when to hit print could mean the difference between success and failure.

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Atek Precision Castings changes name to Atek Metal Technologies

May 14, 2014

New Hampton, Iowa-based Atek Companies has renamed Atek Precision Castings as Atek Metals Technologies to better reflect its role in supplying cast aluminum parts and assemblies. As part of the rebranding initiative, Atek Metal Technologies has a new tagline, “State of the art in the art of...

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Kennametal CEO debunks manufacturing myths, calls on industry leaders to remake American dream

May 14, 2014

Addressing an audience as keynote speaker at the Industry Week Best Plants conference in Milwaukee on May 7, Kennametal Inc. Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso debunked common myths about manufacturing and encouraged manufacturing leaders to be the change the industry needs to remake the...

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AK Steel announces 2014 Sons and Daughters scholarship recipients

May 14, 2014

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced the recipients of its 2014 Sons and Daughters scholarships. Funded by the AK Steel Foundation and worth a maximum of $20,000 each, the awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and community involvement. The 2014 recipients...

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Kennametal Foundation announces scholarship winners

May 14, 2014

The Kennametal Foundation has announced five winners of its 2014 Kennametal Foundation Scholarships. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at any accredited U.S. college or university. "We are pleased to offer scholarships to these capable...

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Cartridge filter design reduces replacement frequency

May 14, 2014

The DeltaMAXX dust collector cartridge filter from Imperial Systems can be used with all types of cartridge dust collectors. According to the company, the filter’s surface loading technology and nanofiber surface contribute to extended life. Because dust does not become embedded in the...

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From the Web: Tool and diemaker for 50 years partly to blame for the worker shortage

May 13, 2014

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Developments affecting the spring/stamping industry; something to consider when opening a plant in a new location Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Praise for a tool and diemaker’s 50 years’ service highlights a reason for the worker shortage; A spring/stamping company VP lists 5 developments he believes will affect the industry; a stamping company’s move to El Paso has paid off, despite some difficulties; lawmakers attempt to make it less lucrative for companies to leave the U.S.; and this summer job is a blue-print for teaching entrepreneurship.

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Coiled tool lanyards reduce snags, trip hazards

May 13, 2014

Ergodyne has introduced the Squids® 3130 coiled cable lanyard in small and medium sizes. The compact system keeps the length of the lanyard close to the anchoring point, reducing snags and trip hazards. Suitable for those working at heights and in tight areas where snag hazards are a...

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TigerStop to celebrate 20th anniversary with open house

May 12, 2014

Vancouver, Wash.-based TigerStop, a supplier of automated stop/gauge and pusher systems under the TigerStop and SawGear brand names, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an open house July 31 and Aug.1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, to be held at the company’s headquarters located at...

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Matheson Air Separation Plant fully operational in north central Florida

May 12, 2014

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has completed the construction of a new, large-capacity Air Separation Unit in Lakeland, Fla. Inspection and testing have been completed, and the plant is fully operational. The new ASU is part of Matheson's ongoing strategic expansion plan to invest capital in...

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TRUMPF enters joint venture for 3-D printing

May 12, 2014

TRUMPF, Ditzinger, Germany, has entered a joint venture in additive manufacturing with Italian laser manufacturer SISMA S.p.A. to co-develop production systems for 3-D printing of metal components. The new enterprise, TRUMPF SISMA S.r.l., is based in Piovene Rocchette near Vicenza, Italy. SISMA...

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Atlas Machine & Supply opens Welding Solutions Center

May 8, 2014

Industrial engineering and manufacturing company Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. has opened the Welding Solutions Center in its main facility in Louisville, Ky. The center houses a custom-built, large-capacity welding machine, believed to be the largest of its type in North America. The machine,...

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Titanium Industries relocates California facility

May 7, 2014

Titanium Industries Inc. (T.I.), based in Rockaway, N.J., has relocated from its facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to an 84,000-sq.-ft. facility in Garden Grove, Calif. All registrations, including ISO 9002 and AS9100, were approved for this location. The company supplies most product forms...

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