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Micro Waterjet earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

January 21, 2014

Micro Waterjet LLC, Huntersville, N.C., has received ISO 9001:2008 certification covering its precision waterjet cutting and sales of micro waterjet equipment. Micro Waterjet was formed through a joint venture between Waterjet AG and Max Daetwyler Corp. to provide micromanufacturing services...

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High efficiency filtration system

High-efficiency filtration system removes fumes with reduced energy costs

January 21, 2014

Airflow Systems Inc. offers the TH-280 series industrial air filtration system, designed to provide high-efficiency, ambient filtration in manufacturing and processing environments. Offering airflow up to 6,500 CFM, it operates at 74 dBA with a 5-HP motor/blower. The TH-280V model has a...

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Max Daetwyler earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

January 20, 2014

Max Daetwyler Corp., Huntersville, N.C., has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. The certification covers its engineering, fabrication, manufacturing, and assembly of custom-built machinery and manufacturing and sales of consumables and equipment for the printing...

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Super Steel LLC hiring 50 employees

January 20, 2014

Super Steel, a Milwaukee-based contract manufacturer, has announced plans to hire 50 employees during the first quarter of 2014. Having recently been awarded large contracts from both new and existing customers, the company is looking to hire welders, electrical and mechanical assemblers, painters,...

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Wendorff Bros. companies to add 94 jobs

January 20, 2014

Wendorff Bros. Co. has announced that sister companies Hartford Finishing, Steel Craft Corp., and Capitol Stampings plan to expand and add a combined 94 new jobs. Wendorff Bros. is parent company to the three companies, as well as Snow-Way Intl. Phase one of the $12 million expansion project...

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GA Global Partners to auction Accurate Metal Solutions equipment via live webcasts

January 17, 2014

GA Global Partners, the auction division of Great American Group Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., will host multimillion-dollar webcast auctions for Accurate Metal Solutions (AMS). The company will auction equipment from the Oxnard, Calif., facility on Feb. 11 and equipment from the Anaheim,...

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Economic Outlook Symposium participants share predictions for 2014

January 17, 2014

In December 2013, more than 100 economists and analysts from business, academia, and government attended the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s 27th annual Economic Outlook Symposium. In the February 2014 issue of Chicago Fed Letter, William A. Strauss, senior economist and economic adviser, and...

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Michael Pound

General Sheet Metal Works hires VP of engineering

January 17, 2014

General Sheet Metal Works, South Bend, Ind., has hired Michael Pound as vice president of engineering. He is responsible for developing engineering and manufacturing capabilities and deploying them at all of the company's plants. Formerly CEO of Koontz-Wagner in South Bend, Pound has more...

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Laser Dynamics announces plant expansion, new equipment

January 17, 2014

Laser Dynamics has announced plans to add 20,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to its Allendale, Mich., fabrication facility. The additional space will allow for continued expansion of the company’s welding and assembly operations and bring total manufacturing space to 88,000 sq. ft. The...

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PSG Custom Fabrication adds facility in North Carolina

January 17, 2014

PSG Custom Fabrication, Boone, N.C., has purchased a 200,000-sq.-ft. building in Wilkesboro, N.C., that will become U.S. Safe Room, building tornado shelters, safe rooms, and other reinforced steel structures. The company expects to begin production in April, creating 38 jobs within two...

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A key tool in building a winning culture

January 16, 2014 | By Dan Davis

Metal fabricating shops that perform well have well-performing workforces. It sounds too simple, but you’ll hear the same thing from managers in these high-performance organizations. Company owners and managers don’t debate about spending money on training programs that help to keep skills...

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U.S. small businesses increase revenue exporting to China

January 15, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

If you think only large U.S. corporations export to China, you’re wrong. Small businesses export as well. Money.cnn.com recently profiled five small businesses that currently are exporting their products to China. These products include wine, air purifiers, wallpaper, explosives detection...

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Case about unlawfully dumped LG, Samsung refrigerators sent back to ITC

January 15, 2014

Home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich., has announced that it has won a key decision in its appeal of a case intended to stop unlawful refrigerator dumping by LG and Samsung in the U.S. market. The U.S. Court of International Trade (ITC) agreed with Whirlpool that the...

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Remy Intl. acquires assets of USA Industries

January 15, 2014

Remy Intl., Pendleton, Ind., a manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of starters and alternators for light-vehicle and commercial-vehicle applications, locomotive products, and hybrid electric motors, has acquired substantially all assets of USA Industries. The Bay Shore, N.Y., company is a...

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JBT Corp. receives $19 million airport gate equipment order

January 15, 2014

JBT Corp., Chicago, has announced that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract valued at more than $19 million for a major airport in Asia. The contract includes the supply of Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, JetPower® ground power units, and JetAire® preconditioned air...

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