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AEC 2016 Management Conference to highlight aluminum extrusion fair trade

September 20, 2016

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) will address a number of topics at the upcoming 2016 Management Conference, including aluminum extrusion fair trade. The conference is part of Aluminum Week, a joint effort by AEC and The Aluminum Association, taking place Sept. 26-28, 2016, in Washington,...

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Cannistraro to consolidate, relocate to Boston

September 20, 2016

Massachusetts-based mechanical construction firm J.C. Cannistraro LLC has announced plans to relocate and consolidate its manufacturing and warehousing operations from Wilmington, Watertown, and Stoughton to Boston’s Seaport District. The relocation is expected to be complete in September 2017....

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Slice of Stainless breaks ground on building expansion

September 19, 2016

Slice of Stainless, a provider of stainless and nickel sheet for the aerospace, medical, and manufacturing industries, has broken ground on an expansion project that will nearly double the size of its Cincinnati headquarters to 55,000 sq. ft. The finished facility, which will cover almost 6 acres,...

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SafanDarley names Fox Machinery Associates as distributor

September 19, 2016

Netherlands-based electrical and hydraulic press brake manufacturer SafanDarley BV has expanded its network of distributors in the U.S. with the addition of Fox Machinery Associates. The distributor serves the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and West...

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AM General receives automotive manufacturing certification

September 19, 2016

AM General, South Bend, Ind., has announced that several of its facilities now are registered to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 quality standard for manufacturing commercial vehicles. This registration certifies that the company's commercial assembly plant, its warehousing facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., and...

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Wheatland Tube files duty evasion allegation

September 19, 2016

Chicago-based steel tube and pipe manufacturer Wheatland Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, has filed an allegation of duty evasion with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in accordance with the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Wheatland Tube claims duty evasion of...

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Mate Precision Tooling names sales manager for Latin America

September 19, 2016

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., a manufacturer of CNC punch press tooling, has appointed Benjamin Harrison to the position of Latin America sales manager. Harrison has a strong background in building sales teams in Mexico and Latin America for a variety of tooling and machine manufacturers,...

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Rockford Systems appoints VP of marketing

September 19, 2016

Rockford Systems LLC, a provider of machine safeguarding products and services in Rockford, Ill., has hired Carrie Halle as vice president marketing. She has more than 25 years of B2B marketing experience, as well as global experience in planning, branding, product management, segmentation, and...

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Turkish Machinery Group participates in IMTS

September 19, 2016

Turkish Machinery Group recently participated for the first time in the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 in Chicago. Sixteen Turkish companies exhibited their products, and the Turkish Fluid Power Association and Industrial Automation Manufacturers’ Association also...

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NAM survey shows regulations, health care costs are manufacturers’ top concerns

September 16, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has released the results of its Q3 2016 "Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey," which reveals manufacturers' concerns about rising health care costs and regulatory compliance. “Manufacturers continue to grapple not just with global...

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Additive manufacturing increases its presence at IMTS

September 16, 2016

Ten years ago a metal fabricator could visit the biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago and have the opportunity to view some of the latest press brake and laser cutting technologies. It wasn’t FABTECH®, but the tradeshow still had a decent collection of machine...

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Amada Miyachi America announces mobile-friendly website

September 16, 2016

Monrovia, Calif.-based Amada Miyachi America Inc. has redesigned its website at www.amadamiyachi.com for responsiveness to mobile devices. The site highlights the company’s resistance welding, laser welding, marking, cutting, and micromachining equipment and...

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Fisher Barton appoints group president

September 16, 2016

Fisher Barton, Watertown, Wis., has appointed Igor Zelenovskiy to the role of group president. He is responsible for all of the company’s operating units worldwide. Zelenovskiy joined the company in 2014 as president of the Fisher Barton Technology Center. Before that he served in various...

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Bass Mechanical earns AISC certification

September 15, 2016

Bass Mechanical Inc., an industrial contracting company located in Elizabethtown, Pa., has received certification as a certified building fabricator from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This certification represents that Bass Mechanical has the personnel, knowledge,...

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Quintus supplies high-pressure fluid cell press to Edelstahl-Mechanik

September 15, 2016

Quintus Technologies, Västerås, Sweden, has delivered a Flexform high-pressure fluid cell press to Edelstahl-Mechanik GmbH, a supplier of sheet metal parts primarily to the medical, white goods, and agricultural industries based in Göppingen, Germany.With the new press added to its equipment...

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