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Meritor earns Diamond Supplier Award from Navistar

February 21, 2017

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for the commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has announced it is one of 34 suppliers to earn Navistar's Diamond Supplier Award, which recognizes the top 2 percent of Navistar's supply chain....

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Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference

Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference

April 24-25, 2017

QC Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, IA

The Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference is a 2-day regional event, designed directly from the current and future challenges of today’s mid-market manufacturers.

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Hermle Machine to host dual-training event March 2

February 21, 2017

Precision machine tool builder Hermle Machine Co. will host an informational event on the German-style dual-training program to help close the manufacturing skills gap in the U.S. The event will take place March 2, 2017, at the company’s Franklin, Wis., facility.According to a Deloitte LLP study,...

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You can’t make all customers happy all of the time

February 21, 2017 | By Nick Martin

Custom fabricating shops see all kinds of jobs, large and small. Flexibility is important. But when a small job results in multiple changes that require a revised quote and the customer isn’t happy, it might be better to let the job go. Yes, you need to please customers, but you also need to make money.

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Helmets engineered for improved wearability

February 21, 2017

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new T94 series welding helmets, designed to help improve operator comfort and visibility.The helmets have a chiseled shell design that provides optimal skin coverage and accommodates half-mask respirators. The aluminum heat shield and silver shell reflect...

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Ajax TOCCO expands aftermarket sales resources

February 20, 2017

Ajax TOCCO Magnethermic®, a manufacturer of induction heating and melting equipment in Warren, Ohio, has appointed three aftermarket sales engineers. Emil Weatherbee is responsible for Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has spent several years in the foundry...

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STI/SPFA names winners of 2016 Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards

February 20, 2017

Lake Zurich, Ill.-based Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Association (STI/SPFA) has recognized member companies in 14 product categories with its Steel Fabricated Product of the Year Awards for 2016. There were 49 entries from STI/SPFA member companies for the awards, representing...

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Super Steel LLC names president/GM

February 20, 2017

Super Steel LLC, Milwaukee, has promoted Jason Gaare to the position of president/general manager. He has been with the company for more than 12 years in varying technical, operational, sales, administrative, and financial capacities. The company is a contract manufacturer of metal fabricated...

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Fiber lasers deliver power up to 1,000 W

February 20, 2017

Amada Miyachi America Inc. has released four new LF series fiber laser welding machines in power levels from 250 to 1,000 W. Offering the control required for small component welding and fine precision cutting of metals, the lasers are suitable for microspot welding, seam welding, and precision...

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LMI Aerospace to be acquired by Sonaca Group

February 20, 2017

St. Louis-based LMI Aerospace Inc., a supplier of structural assemblies, kits, and components and provider of engineering services, has entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Sonaca Group, a global aerostructures company based in Gosselies, Belgium. The deal is expected to close in...

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Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center awarded federal funding

February 20, 2017

The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Plymouth, Mich., has been awarded $1.2 million over two years from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program for a pilot program to accelerate applied R&D, manufacturing, and technology...

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Ritter Technology acquires Primet Fluid Power

February 20, 2017

Ritter Technology LLC, Zelienople, Pa., a distributor of industrial motion and control products, has acquired Primet Fluid Power Co., Hammond, Ind. Primet sells and services hydraulic and electrical control systems principally to steel manufacturers located in the Illinois/Indiana corridor.Ritter...

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Rockford Systems unveils new “Human Capital” branding campaign

February 20, 2017

Rockford Systems LLC, Rockford, Ill., a provider of machine safeguarding products and services, has launched its new "Human Capital" branding campaign, which comprises a revised logo, website, social media program, print and online advertisements, and tradeshow graphics. The educational element of...

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Edge gel removes soil, rust, and heat tint/weld burn

February 20, 2017

Madison Chemical has introduced TreadBrite™ Edge Gel cleaner which removes soil, laser scale, rust, and heat-treat scale, including heat tint/weld burn, by simultaneously cleaning and brightening the surface through an etching process. The viscous gel, which contains a balanced blend of...

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Pipe stands offer coarse and fine height adjustment

February 20, 2017

IRCO has updated its standard pipe stand line. The pipe stands provide a stable platform to support pipe spools, usually being rotated by a welding positioner. They feature an upper support structure mounted on a customizable base. The upper support has drop-in wheel assemblies that adjust on a...

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