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Novelis completes $106 million investment in Brazil

August 15, 2014

Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling based in Atlanta, has commissioned a new coating line for beverage can end stock and an expanded recycling center at its Pindamonhangaba (SP), Brazil complex. The company invested about $106 million in the combined projects, which will add...

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Deere announces factory layoffs

August 15, 2014

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action will place more than 600 employees at four locations on indefinite layoff. In addition, the...

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Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries add machining capabilities

August 15, 2014

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries, members of the AIP Aerospace Tooling Group, have announced the installation of Parpas XS milling machines at their facilities. Coast Composites, Santa Ana, Calif., took delivery of an XS high-velocity 5-axis milling machine manufactured by Parpas America...

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Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros.

August 15, 2014

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp., a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allmand Bros Inc., Holdrege, Neb., a manufacturer of towable light towers, industrial heaters, and solar LED arrow boards. “The acquisition of...

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BorgWarner expands operations in Illinois

August 15, 2014

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced plans to invest $9.4 million in its plant in Dixon, Ill., over the next three years. The expansion is expected to create 40 jobs in manufacturing, product engineering, supplier quality, supply chain, and technical and quality support. The plant...

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Asmag USA announces order for 10-roll straightener

August 14, 2014

Tube manufacturing machinery and equipment producer Asmag USA Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced receipt of an order for a 10-roll straightener for steel tubes with a handling system. The RRM-pro 220/10 precision straightener can handle steel tubes from 1.9 to 8.625 in. OD and up to 0.5 in....

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Microscan celebrates 20 years of data matrix codes

August 14, 2014

Renton, Wash.-based Microscan marks the 20th anniversary of the 2-D data matrix code, invented in 1994 by International Data Matrix Inc., a key innovator in Microscan’s 30-year lineage. In the past 20 years, data matrix codes have become an integral part of tracking and traceability in...

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Industrial Innovations launches redesigned website

August 14, 2014

Industrial Innovations, a provider of industrial lubrication and automation systems in Grandville, Mich., has announced the launch of its redesigned website that adapts to computer, tablet, and mobile phone screen sizes. The new website presents the company’s products by application area, such as...

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Tebis America moves to new location in Michigan

August 13, 2014

Tebis America, a provider of CAD/CAM software for tool, die, and mold manufacturing, has moved to a new location in Troy, Mich. The 12,000-sq.-ft. building offers nearly twice the space of the previous location and features a hands-on training...

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Breuckmann marks 25th anniversary

August 13, 2014

Breuckmann, located in Meersburg, Germany, celebrates its 25th year in business in 2014. The company, a provider of 3-D surface measurement systems, was acquired by Aicon 3D Systems GmbH in August 2012. he company’s products include portable CMMs, optical measuring technology for vehicle...

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Superior Tube appoints aerospace market manager

August 12, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube Co., a manufacturer of small-diameter precision tubing for safety-critical applications, has appointed Wade Burchell as aerospace market manager. Burchell previously held director-level sales and marketing positions with a number of aerospace businesses. His...

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Micro Air offers drawings for free welding helmets

August 12, 2014

As part of its new welding school program, Micro Air Clean Air Systems is offering the chance to win a free welding helmet throughout 2014. Drawings will be held each month. To participate, sign up at www.microairschool.com. The company is a provider of clean air systems, including downdraft...

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Kuka Aerospace to open Washington facility

August 12, 2014

Kuka Aerospace, Sterling Heights, Mich., a provider of automated manufacturing systems for aircraft manufacturing and assembly, will open its first U.S. facility outside of Michigan in Everett, Wash. The 29,000-sq.-ft. center will provide a service and maintenance hub close to customers on the West...

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Heidtman Steel to open facility in Indiana

August 12, 2014

Toledo, Ohio-based Heidtman Steel is nearing completion of a new slitting facility in East Chicago, Ind. Full production is expected by October. The 120,000-sq.-ft. facility houses an Alcos brand AHSS slitter that handles material from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick in widths up to 78 in. The line...

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DuBois Chemicals acquires Angler Industries

August 12, 2014

DuBois Chemicals Inc., Sharonville, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of Angler Industries in Sterling, Conn. The acquisition increases DuBois’ market share in the Northeast while expanding access to Angler’s metalworking fluids and specialty cleaning products to an international market....

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