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Eriez celebrates 70 years in business

January 23, 2012

Eriez®, Erie, Pa., a manufacturer of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, X-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, is marking its 70th year in business in 2012. The company states that it plans to observe the anniversary throughout the year by striving...

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Noble Industries acquires Madsen Wire

January 23, 2012

Noble Industries, a metal fabrication company in Noblesville, Ind., has acquired the assets and business of Madsen Wire, a custom steel wire fabrication company offering wire forming, straightening, and GMAW/GTAW, with both small and large production runs. Madsen Wire will remain a separate entity...

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Nieder Fabricating receives Top Supplier award

January 23, 2012

Killark Electric, St. Louis, has named Nieder Fabricating Solutions Corp., Union, Mo., as its Top Supplier of Performance and Quality in 2011. Killark, a division of Hubbell Inc., is an international manufacturer of electrical and electronic products for nonresidential and residential...

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United Performance Metals certified by GE Transportation Aviation

January 23, 2012

United Performance Metals, Hamilton, Ohio, having been recently audited and approved to perform laser machining and cutting for General Electric and its subtier providers, has received a GE Transportation Aviation Special Process Certification for Laser Machining/Cutting (EE02, S-422). United...

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Modular fixturing system features extendable table surface

January 23, 2012

Bluco's modular fixturing system for welding consists of precision-machined welding tables and a reusable set of tooling components, such as patented bolts, angles, clamps, and blocks, to fixture weldments of almost any size and shape. The five-sided design of the welding table allows for...

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Monaco RV to stop making RVs in Oregon

January 23, 2012

Monaco RV has announced plans to discontinue production of motorized RVs at its manufacturing plant in Coburg, Ore. Other operations will continue at the facility. The company expects to terminate about 272 employees between March and July 2012....

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IAC Industries launches new Web site

January 23, 2012

IAC Industries, Brea, Calif., has launched a new Web site at www.iacindustries.com featuring its industrial furnishings. It offers sections for getting started, customer resources, and rich media. Quick links point to the site's most popular pages. The online product catalog section has been...

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Ameritherm announces rebranding

January 23, 2012

Driven by international growth, Ameritherm, an induction heating systems provider in Scottsville, N.Y., is rebranding to Ambrell – an Ameritherm company. The Ambrell brand was introduced outside of the U.S. several years ago, and the updated branding enables Ambrell to exhibit one unified brand...

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Annual International Sheet Metal Competition to be held in Las Vegas

January 19, 2012

More than 275 sheet metal contestants and their families will go to Las Vegas March 5-9 to take part in the Annual International Sheet Metal Competition, which allows apprentices and journeymen from throughout the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate their skills. The competition, hosted by the...

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Applied Manufacturing Technologies promotes engineering manager

January 18, 2012

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a supplier of factory automation design, engineering, and process consulting services in Orion, Mich., has announced the appointment of Craig Salvalaggio as the new engineering manager for its General Industries Group. In this position, he is responsible...

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Kestrel Aircraft to open two plants in Wisconsin

January 18, 2012

Kestrel Aircraft, Brunswick, Maine, has announced plans to construct two facilities in Superior, Wis., for the manufacture of its K-350 airplane. The facilities — one to produce composite material for the planes and the other to assemble the planes — will create 600 jobs by 2016, the company...

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Roundtable topics chosen, networking event planned for Pipe & Tube Nashville technology conference

January 18, 2012

The Pipe & Tube Nashville organizing committee has scheduled a networking event and decided the specific topics for the roundtable events. Scheduled for June 26-28, 2012, the conference is intended for tube and pipe industry professionals involved in tube and pipe production and fabrication....

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Waukesha Metal Products featured on "World's Greatest"

January 17, 2012

Sussex, Wis.-based Waukesha® Metal Products, an international metal forming supplier with metal stamping, sheet metal fabrication, and tool design and build capabilities, was recently featured on the ION Network's television series "World's Greatest." The company's 330-ton Komatsu servo stamping...

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Nissan Forklift establishes e-commerce portal

January 17, 2012

Nissan Forklift Corp. has launched NFCdirect.com, an online portal for its dealers and other partners. The system allows users to make complete orders from their own spreadsheets by uploading an Excel® file instead of individually ordering each item needed. It also offers one-click reordering. The...

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Daimler Trucks to add 1,100 jobs at North Carolina plant

January 17, 2012

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has added a second shift at its Freightliner Trucks manufacturing plant in Cleveland, N.C. It expects to create more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012, a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant. Most positions will be filled with recalled workers who...

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