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GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing plant in Florida

October 9, 2014

GE Oil & Gas has selected Jacksonville, Fla., for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves, among other oil and gas industry products. The 500,000-sq.-ft. plant will create 500 new jobs over the next...

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American Crane & Equipment hosts students on Manufacturing Day

October 9, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., invited a group of 35 students from Exeter High School in Reading, Pa., to tour its facility on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3. The high school has implemented a STEM-based program into its...

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Survey reveals manufacturers’ confidence in economy through 2014

October 8, 2014

Chicago-based Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 13th "Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey," revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism...

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Weldall Mfg. acquires Mutz Mfg.

October 8, 2014

Weldall Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a producer of quality-critical, heavy welded and machined components, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Mutz Mfg., a subcontract metal fabrication company in Slinger, Wis. The Slinger facility now operates as Weldall Plant #3, retaining most if not...

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From the Web: Sisters making it in the USA; welding after midnight; improving 3-D printing

October 8, 2014

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Highlights for fabricators from the past week’s Web articles— Ohio sisters passionate about manufacturing; a look at some Manufacturing Day events; 3-D printing still evolving; and welding after midnight.

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FMA seeks applications, nominations for Industry Award by Oct. 15

October 8, 2014

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., is seeking applicants for The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2015 through Oct. 15, 2014. This award celebrates companies or individuals in the metal forming and fabricating industry that have successfully improved operations,...

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Stulz completes $5 million expansion in Maryland

October 8, 2014

Stulz Air Technology Systems has completed the first phase of a planned expansion in Frederick, Md. The company manufactures cooling systems for mission-critical applications and data centers, including a full line of precision air conditioners, outdoor air handlers, ultrasonic humidifiers, and...

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Siemens’ West Chicago plant hosts nearly 70 students on Manufacturing Day

October 8, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 3, Siemens hosted a Manufacturing Day event at its West Chicago plant, welcoming more than 70 middle and high school students, teachers, and parents from the greater Chicago area. After being greeted with refreshments and an overview of the event by Jayne Beck, a 33-year...

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Live welding guidance system helps welders establish proper technique

October 8, 2014

Realityworks® Inc. has introduced the guideWELD™ LIVE welding guidance system to its line of Real Career® welding products. The system takes the step from simulation to real life, providing live welding guidance to help users establish proper position and technique while welding. The system...

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MetalForming names Capital Machine Technologies as sales rep

October 8, 2014

MetalForming Inc., Peachtree City, Ga., the exclusive North American distribution partner for Schroeder-Fasti of Wessobrunn, Germany, has named Tampa, Fla.-based Capital Machine Technologies as the exclusive representative of Schroeder-Fasti industrial folding machines throughout the southern U.S....

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Waiting for a mega-payday

October 8, 2014

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Mega-payday isn't the day a lucky lottery winner claims the Mega Millions proceeds. It's one of 15 or so Fridays every year that 90 million people receive a check of some sort, whether it’s from an employer, the Social Security Administration, or some other government agency. Some retailers have a vested interest in the mega-payday cycle, but the reasons for this expose the downside to current economic trends.

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Manual slide tables work with hand-operated or pneumatic pressesflow

October 8, 2014

The MST 80 and MST 100 manual slide tables from mäder pressen GmbH handle loads up to 12 or 30 kN. They slide with Teflon® slideways on hardened and ground guide columns. In the end position, the slide tables engage in a retaining mechanism. Depending on the application, all of the...

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Ironworker apprentices participate in annual competition

October 7, 2014

Toronto Local 721 of the Ironworkers Union recently hosted a competition for ironworker apprentices. The annual competition allows apprentices and staff to come together and share best practices. Competing apprentices displayed their knowledge, dexterity, and skills in eight different areas: a...

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Geometric Ltd., COEP to promote 3-D printing

October 7, 2014

Geometric Ltd., Mumbai, India, a provider of product life cycle management, global engineering services, and offshore software product development, has signed a memorandum of understanding with College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) in India and Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins, Colo.,...

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IMI Sensors launches online store

October 7, 2014

Depew, N.Y.-based IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, a manufacturer of vibration, pressure, force, load, torque, and acoustic sensors, has updated its website at www.imi-sensors.com with product search and cable configuration tools and improved e-commerce functions. The new Product...

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