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A little fun in the workplace goes a long way

July 20, 2016

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All work and no fun makes for a stressful workplace and diminishes productivity. Are your employees having fun?

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J.L. Becker restructures sales force

July 20, 2016

J.L. Becker, a Plymouth, Mich.-based manufacturer of industrial heat-treating equipment, has added sales managers on national and regional levels. Patrick Weymer has been promoted to the position of national sales manager. He has more than 20 years of sales experience, which includes...

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Stainless steel hardware offered

July 20, 2016

Emka offers stainless steel locks and hinges, along with suitable gasket profiles, for specialist stainless steel enclosures, GRP, and lightly finished steel housings that require high corrosionresistance or the high strength of stainless steel. One-quarter turn IP65 locks and latches, including...

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Prime Controls takes third place at 2016 Innovation Index Awards

July 20, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Prime Controls, a manufacturer of double metal sheet sensors and controls for the can-making, automotive, and appliance industries, has taken third place in the global fluency category at this year’s Innovation Index Awards. The awards recognize local organizations that...

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Metalsa receives FCA US 2016 Sustainability Supplier of the Year Award

July 20, 2016

Metalsa, a supplier of structural components for light and commercial vehicles based in Monterrey, Mexico, has received the Sustainability Supplier of the Year Award from FCA US LLC. Metalsa is one of 23 recognized automotive suppliers demonstrating dedication to the fields of innovation, quality,...

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Jobs that Pay tour stops at All-Clad Metals

July 20, 2016

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the "Jobs that Pay" tour recently with a visit to the All-Clad Metals manufacturing facility in Canonsburg, Pa. The visit included a tour of the facility and discussion about the company's recent hiring trends and...

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Orbital ATK, Fly S.p.A. announce $68 million, long-term supply agreement

July 19, 2016

Orbital ATK Inc., Dulles, Va., a provider of aerospace and defense technologies, has entered into a long-term aerospace supply agreement with Fly S.p.A. of Italy, a division of the Forgital Group. Under the $68 million agreement, Fly will provide metallic case components through 2026 for the...

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Still Building America—Pablo Guerrero’s art and ancestry

July 19, 2016

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Starting your own business isn’t for the faint of heart. It helps if you are inspired by an ancestor who did the same. Here’s the story of how Pablo Guerrero made his own mark while honoring his grandfather.

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FCA US Belvidere Assembly earns bronze status for World Class Manufacturing efforts

July 19, 2016

FCA US, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced that its Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois has been awarded bronze status for its efforts to improve in World Class Manufacturing (WCM). Belvidere Assembly earned a minimum of 50 points in 10 technical and 10 managerial pillars following a two-day...

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Vacuum generator platform enhanced

July 19, 2016

Improved and intelligent blowoff functions, a split unit design, and a self-adhesion control feature are some of the newly added extras on offer in Piab’s premium piCOMPACT®23 vacuum generator platform. The system also includes IO-Link communication. The compact, all-in-one ejector platform...

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Fronius names regional sales manager for Northeast

July 18, 2016

Fronius USA, Portage, Ind., has promoted Wes Doneth to regional sales manager for the Northeast. He joined the company in 2008 as tech support manager for the Perfect Welding Division. In 2013 he moved into sales and held the position of area sales manager for Michigan and Indiana. Doneth has a...

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Northeast Ohio student wins SkillsUSA national welding competition

July 18, 2016

Connor Roberts, a high school student from Willoughby-Eastlake Tech Center in Willoughby, Ohio, took home the gold medal from the SkillsUSA Championships held June 22-23, 2016, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Roberts will receive a Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 210 MP...

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Epic Systems, Boy Scouts team up for STEM workshop

July 18, 2016

Manufacturing engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. recently teamed up with the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America for a mini-engineering event. The workshop, held at Epic’s fabrication and manufacturing engineering facility in South Saint Louis, Mo., had more than...

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Metal fabrication is a communication business

July 18, 2016

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Most view metal fabrication as a technology business. But custom fabricators are complex, albeit usually small businesses. In such complex environments, good communication can make things a lot easier.

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Cadence Inc. moves into new Wisconsin facility

July 18, 2016

Cadence Inc. has completed its move into a new, 63,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The company is a single-source manufacturing partner for medical device, diagnostics, industrial, and automotive companies worldwide, with core capabilities in precision and microstamping, multislide...

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