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Evana Automation ships 24-station assembly/test system to Tier 1 auto supplier

July 22, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., has shipped a lean, 24-station assembly and test system to a Tier 1 automotive supplier of drive line and drive train systems. The flexible, semiautomated system assembles and tests two different automobile power transfer units with 100 percent...

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Steel Dynamics to acquire Severstal Columbus

July 21, 2014

Steel Dynamics Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the Severstal Columbus LLC mini-mill, located in Columbus, Miss., from OAO Severstal. The acquisition expands Steel Dynamics' annual steel shipping capacity to 11.0 million tons — an...

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Gas apparatus innovator Loren Charles Smith dies

July 21, 2014

Loren Charles Smith, a well-respected innovator in the gas apparatus industry, died June 25 in Gainesville, Ga. He worked at The Harris Products Group from 1991 to 2012 as a senior project engineer. Smith’s career with The Harris Products Group was a second act in his life. He officially...

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Hexagon acquires Vero Software

July 21, 2014

Hexagon AB, a provider of design, measurement, and visualization technologies based in Stockholm, has acquired U.K.-based CAM software provider Vero Software. The acquisition strengthens Hexagon’s software offerings, providing the means to close the gap of making quality data fully actionable...

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Dallas Industries appoints Zimmerman McDonald Machinery as representative

July 21, 2014

Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling and press feeding equipment and controls in Troy, Mich., has appointed Zimmerman McDonald Machinery Inc., St. Louis, to represent the company in Missouri, Kansas, and southern Illinois. Dallas Industries’ press feed and coil handling equipment...

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Ningbo Xinyue Instrument fined for installing used Navitar lenses in new machines

July 21, 2014

The Ningbo Beilun District Bureau of Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), Zhejiang province, China, has issued an administrative punishment and imposed a fine of RMB 10,000 to Chinese metrology machine-maker Ningbo Xinyue Instrument Co. Ltd. for falsely advertising that its metrology...

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American Weldquip establishes new website

July 21, 2014

American Weldquip Inc., a manufacturer of semiautomatic and robotic GMAW torches and peripherals in Sharon Center, Ohio, has launched a new website at www.weldquip.com. The new site features improved navigation and functionality. Visitors can access owner’s manuals and technical documents,...

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Vari-Form named by Chrysler Group as top-performing supplier finalist for 2013

July 18, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC recently honored its top-performing suppliers during its 2014 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards ceremony. Vari-Form, Troy, Mich., was named as a finalist in the Supply Chain Management category with delivery and quality scores ranked at more than 95 percent. All...

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Midwest Eng. Systems opens two new facilities

July 18, 2014

Midwest Eng. Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems in Pewaukee, Wis., has opened a 5,000-sq.-ft. engineering office in Beloit, Wis., and will open a 30,000-sq.-ft. welding and service manufacturing facility in Colorado (city to be confirmed). In addition, the...

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Samco Machinery to be represented by Metal Form Group in Australia

July 18, 2014

Samco Machinery, a manufacturer of roll forming and metal processing systems, has announced that Australian-based Metal Form Group will provide representation for Samco in Australia and surrounding areas. Metal Form Group, Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia, provides sales and service of products...

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Magid Glove & Safety recognized for product innovation

July 18, 2014

Chicago-based Magid® Glove & Safety, a manufacturer and supplier of safety products and personal protective equipment (PPE), has been recognized by environmental safety and health professionals in two independent award competitions conducted by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News (ISHN) magazine....

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American Aerospace Controls recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for quality, delivery

July 18, 2014

Farmingdale, N.Y.-based American Aerospace Controls (AAC), a manufacturer of standard and custom AC and DC, voltage, frequency, and power transducers, has been recognized by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, a designer and manufacturer of combat, air mobility, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft,...

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Laboratory Testing celebrates 30th anniversary

July 18, 2014

Laboratory Testing Inc., Hatfield, Pa., an accredited material testing and metrology lab, marks 30 years in business in 2014. The company originated as the NDT division of Carson Helicopter in 1976. In 1984 Robert (Bob) McVaugh Sr. purchased his partner’s share of Carson NDT, incorporated as...

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Major capital spending plans on the rise among U.S. industrial manufacturers

July 17, 2014

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy remained positive among U.S. industrial manufacturers during the second quarter of 2014, according to the Q2 2014 Manufacturing Barometer™ released by PwC US, New York. In addition to the positive sentiment, the report showed a rise in...

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TimkenSteel to invest in continuous heat-treating operations

July 17, 2014

TimkenSteel Corp., Canton, Ohio, will open an additional continuous heat-treating facility in the U.S. to produce more value-added steel for demanding applications. The company, which is evaluating locations for the continuous thermal heat-treating operations, plans to make a decision in...

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