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Heavy-duty casters tote 200 tons

December 16, 2014

Hamilton Caster has built four 100,000-lb.-capacity casters for a federal contractor. Fully assembled, each caster stands 52 in. above the factory floor and weighs more than 8,000 lbs. Together, the four casters have a payload capacity of 200 tons. Each Colossus caster has a spring-loaded...

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Ambrell sells induction heating systems to pipe gripper manufacturer

December 16, 2014

Scottsville, N.Y.-based Ambrell has sold two Easyheat 10-kW, 150- to 400-kHz induction heating systems to a manufacturer of pipe grippers for the oil and gas industry. The heating application involves heating two grippers in one coil. Two parts or grippers—which are steel faces with carbides...

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The patio furniture reshoring test

December 15, 2014

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Businesses are reshoring when it makes sense to do so. This includes items requiring quick-response, such as seasonal items that hinge on less predictable demand factors, like the weather.

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Regal Beloit to acquire Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business

December 15, 2014

Beloit, Wis.-based Regal Beloit Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Transmission Solutions (PTS) business of Emerson Electric Co. PTS is a provider of highly engineered power transmission products and systems. The business manufactures, sells, and services...

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Process Development Corp. names executive VP/CFO

December 15, 2014

Engineering and manufacturing service supplier Process Development Corp. (PDC), Canton, Mich., has appointed Bill Whalen as executive vice president and CFO. He oversees and directs the company's global finance and business activities, including the implementation of business processes to support...

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Single device connects all sensors for active monitoring, data logging

December 15, 2014

The new SKF Machine Tool Observer MTx serves as a single device connecting all operating-parameter sensors to monitor, observe, and log the performance history of machine tool spindles, grinding machines, and other rotating equipment. The unit collects information about the accumulated...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches websites

December 15, 2014

Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., has launched a website at www.midatlanticmachinery.com, as well as a site for Southern States Machinery at www.southernstatesmachinery.com. The new websites feature improved navigation and functionality. Customers can access product lines, news...

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Briggs & Stratton awarded Newsmaker of the Year

December 15, 2014

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, has been awarded Newsmaker of the Year from Diesel Progress magazine. The company received the award in a tie with Generac Corp. Briggs & Stratton produces gasoline engines for outdoor power...

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A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Reshoring Index down 20 basis points from 2013

December 15, 2014

Global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Chicago, has released its 2014 Reshoring Index®, the first in a series of studies looking objectively at the rate and pace of the return of manufacturing operations to the U.S. In this inaugural index, manufactured goods flows are...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating launches new website

December 12, 2014

Custom fabricator Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., Marion, Ind., has developed a new website at www.wileymetal.com. It features a new design and layout, offering information on available services, products, machinery, and materials. The home page introduces the company’s products with the...

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Evana Automation ships hub assembly cell for keyless entry remotes to Tier 1 auto supplier

December 12, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., has shipped a hub assembly cell for keyless entry remotes to a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The cell comprises two linear slides. The first slide contains a verification station, press station, and laser etch station. The operator loads a printed...

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Manufacturing communities program ready for second round

December 12, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Commerce wants to reach out to more communities in an effort to boost the manufacturing economy.

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EPA pushes for new ozone regulation

December 12, 2014

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The Environmental Protection agency wants to reduce ozone-causing emissions levels even though the current regulations haven't been fully put into effect.

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Cadence Aerospace appoints CEO

December 12, 2014

Cadence Aerospace, Newport Beach, Calif., has hired Ron Case as CEO. He replaces Larry Resnick, who continues as chairman. Case most recently served as CEO of Synchronous Aerospace and as CEO of Senior Aerospace’s Aerospace Structures Group. His 32-year career in the aerospace industry also...

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Boeing selects Aircelle to supply titanium exhaust for 777X jetliner engines

December 12, 2014

Nacelle manufacturer Aircelle (Safran), Le Havre, France, will produce titanium exhaust systems for the new 777X commercial jetliner. The exhaust systems will equip the jetliner’s two GE9X turbofan engines from GE Aviation, providing the benefits of lower mass and increased heat resistance....

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