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Hino Motors announces expansion of West Virginia plant

March 23, 2015

Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors has announced plans to add 30,000 sq. ft. to its 200,000-sq.-ft. Williamstown, W.Va., truck assembly facility. The $8 million expansion, slated for completion in fall 2015, will add a dedicated training facility and a quality control testing center. The project is...

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Manually guided vehicle can transform to AGV

March 23, 2015

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd. has announced the launch of the MGV/AGV, a manually guided vehicle that can be retrofitted with a control package for transformation into an automatic guided vehicle when required. The heavy-duty, self-propelled cart has a hydraulically powered scissor lift mounted...

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Photofabrication Eng. names corporate officer

March 23, 2015

Photofabrication Eng. Inc., Milford, Mass., has announced that its board of directors has voted Stephen Church, CPA, vice president – finance, to be an officer of the corporation. He joined the company in 2010 with responsibility for finance, human resources, and general administration....

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Metalloid names automotive account manager

March 23, 2015

Sturgis, Mich.-based Metalloid has appointed Justin J. Alva to the position of automotive account manager effective April 20, 2015. He will be responsible for securing new automotive business and automotive approvals for the company’s “green” metal forming lubricants. Alva has 16 years of...

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Breathable air system uses single line hose assembly

March 23, 2015

The model 50 SL air breathing system from Martech Services Co. works with the user’s existing compressed air supply to provide Grade D breathable air for a NIOSH-approved respirator. With the provided 54-in. tool air hose, it will supply air for a spray gun. The unit is available with a 35-...

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Supporting professional development in sheet metal forming

March 19, 2015

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Today’s sheet metal formers must continually learn new skills to keep up with new materials, product specifications, and forming technologies. How do you attract and train a workforce that is sustainable in these ever-changing times?

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WCC signs five-year contract to continue ironworkers instructor training program

March 19, 2015

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Washtenaw Community College (WCC) and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union have signed a five-year contract extension to continue to hold the ironworkers instructor training program on the WCC campus. This year...

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Compact electric pallet truck offers maneuverability in loaded trailers

March 19, 2015

The new Stärke PT40 compact electric pallet truck is designed for liftgate and local delivery applications. With a carrying capacity of 4,000 lbs. and a 24-VAC motor, the truck fits in limited-space working environments. The compact truck offers maneuverability when working in loaded trailers....

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Gasbarre Products names general manager for Sinterite/C.I. Hayes

March 18, 2015

Gasbarre Products Inc., DuBois, Pa., has announced the hiring of Mark Saline as general manager of Sinterite and C.I. Hayes, furnace manufacturing companies within the Gasbarre Furnace Group. Saline has nearly 30 years of technical and business experience in the powder metallurgy industry. He...

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Metaldyne named as GM 2014 Supplier of the Year

March 18, 2015

Metaldyne LLC, Plymouth, Mich., a manufacturer of highly engineered, metal-based components for engine, transmission, and driveline applications in the automotive and light-truck markets, has been named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 2014. This is the second consecutive year the company...

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Work positioners help improve ergonomics, product positioning

March 18, 2015

Verti-Lift has introduced a line of hydraulic and pneumatic work positioners that keep workpieces close at hand, eliminating unnecessary reaching and other operator movements. They are available in a variety of lift capacities, base and turntable sizes, and vertical travel. With the inclusion...

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Senvol launches searchable 3-D printing database

March 17, 2015

New York-based Senvol, a firm that conducts analytics for the additive manufacturing industry, has launched a database at www.senvol.com/database of industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials. Users can search the database by more than 30 fields, such as machine build size,...

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Timken awards scholarships valued at $540,000 to 17 children of employees worldwide

March 16, 2015

North Canton, Ohio-based Timken Co., a manufacturer of bearings, transmissions, motors, gearboxes, chain, and related products, as well as powertrain rebuild and repair services, has awarded scholarships to 17 sons and daughters of Timken associates in 11 locations around the world. The Timken...

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Kansas City Assembly plant comes online as second U.S. factory building 2015 Ford F-150

March 16, 2015

Ford has announced the start of production of the 2015 F-150® at Kansas City Assembly plant, which joins the Dearborn Truck plant in building the vehicle. The light-duty pickup truck features a high-strength aluminum-alloy body. In addition to producing all F-150 models and cab configurations,...

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Product cost management software allows costing of increased number of electrical components

March 16, 2015

aPriori has introduced aPriori 2015 R1, the latest release of its enterprise product cost management software. The platform is designed to meet manufacturers’ cost management needs from product design and engineering through strategic sourcing, manufacturing, and assembly. The latest release...

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