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Oil mist collector’s packed-bed filters capture tiny oil droplets

September 12, 2016

RoboVent has introduced RoboVent Clarion™, an oil mist collector that clears oil- and particulate-laden air in demanding manufacturing environments. It uses packed-bed filters that capture tiny oil droplets and let them coalesce into larger droplets. When enough liquid accumulates, it drains off...

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IRMCO offers lubricant testing program

September 8, 2016

IRMCO®, Evanston, Ill., has announced the development of IRMCO iTool™, a lubricant testing process evolved from the cup drawing process originally developed at the Ohio State University Center for Precision Forming by Dr. Taylan Altan. Using blanked materials supplied by the customer, the...

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Ci Metal Fabrication adds six employees

September 8, 2016

Ci Metal Fabrication, a custom industrial metal fabricator in Meridian, Miss., has announced the addition of six new employees. Trevor Bunyard, Andrew Driver, Frank Davidson, Chris Winstead, and Jack Weir have been hired as fitters/welders responsible for positioning, aligning, and welding...

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Portable vacuum conveys granulated abrasive

September 8, 2016

Marco has introduced the Vacmaster® 23T portable abrasive vacuum. The trailer-mounted unit conveys granulated materials from a work area to a container for recycling or disposal. It is equipped with a Tier 3 or Tier 4 Final diesel engine and blower combination to move up to 23 tons of dry...

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Tubelite appoints VP of marketing

September 7, 2016

Walker, Mich.-based Tubelite Inc., a fabricator of architectural aluminum products, has promoted Mary (Olivier) Avery to vice president of marketing. Avery joined the company 10 years ago as manager of client services. She was promoted to manager of client services and marketing in 2009, then to...

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Waukesha Metal Products to celebrate Manufacturing Day

September 7, 2016

Waukesha® Metal Products will once again open its doors to students, educators, elected officials, and community members on Oct. 7, 2016, the fifth annual Manufacturing Day.As part of the nationwide event, the company will host facility tours and presentations from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its...

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Prime Controls named as 2016 Manufacturing Award honoree

September 7, 2016

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the canmaking, automotive, and appliance industries, has been named by the Dayton Business Journal as one of its 2016 Manufacturing Award honorees. The Manufacturing Awards recognize the best manufacturing...

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Laboring on Labor Day

September 7, 2016 | By Vicki Bell

Love unions or not, they are responsible for many improvements in working conditions in the U.S. They also are responsible for our most recent Federal holiday. However, many workers are not able to observe this holiday the way it was intended.

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Report predicts growth in global metal fabrication equipment market

September 6, 2016

Dublin, Ireland-based Research and Markets has released the report, “Global Metal Fabrication Equipment Market 2016-2020,” which forecasts the market to grow at a CAGR of 6.57 percent from 2016 to 2020.According to the report, introduction of 3-D metrology equipment will be a key driver for...

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Research shows Manufacturing Day events foster positive perceptions of industry

September 6, 2016

Oct. 7 marks the fifth annual Manufacturing DaySM, when thousands of manufacturers will again host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and community leaders at open houses, plant tours, and educational sessions to showcase modern manufacturing technology and available jobs. It is a chance for...

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GE breaks ground in Ontario for new multimodal “brilliant factory”

September 6, 2016

GE has broken ground on a multimodal “brilliant factory” in Welland, Ont. The facility is expected to create 220 jobs, with operations commencing in early 2018. Investment in the first phase is $165 million. The facility initially will manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines;...

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Jet Fabricators acquired by new owner

September 2, 2016

Michigan City, Ind.-based Jet Fabricators Inc., a provider of precision machining, laser cutting, welding, and fabrication of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum, has announced that Brian Mulligan has acquired the company and will serve as president. The company fabricates multiple types of...

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Mettler Toledo to consolidate operations in Florida

September 2, 2016

Mettler Toledo, a supplier of precision scales and instruments, has announced plans to close its Hi-Speed plant in Dryden, N.Y., and its Safeline plant in Hillsborough County, Fla., and consolidate operations in Lutz, Fla. The new $30 million, 250,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to be complete in...

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The Will-Burt Co. acquires Metham Aviation Design

September 2, 2016

The Will-Burt Co., a manufacturer of mobile telescoping mast and tower systems in Orrville, Ohio, has acquired U.K.-based Metham Aviation Design (MAD) Ltd. The acquisition adds a line of pan-and-tilt positioners and PTZ cameras to Will-Burt’s mobile elevation product portfolio. The two companies...

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Aura Fabricators to open Minnesota facility

September 2, 2016

Aura Fabricators Inc., a Dalton, Minn.-based manufacturer of ornamental railings, steel bridge components, trusses, and overhead signs, has announced plans to open a new plant in Fergus Falls, Minn.The $3.76 million project is expected to create 14 new jobs, and several current employees will be...

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