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SigmaTEK appoints manager for new Mexico office

October 21, 2014

Cincinnati-based SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, material optimization, and shop floor automation software, has appointed Sales Manager Javier Ramirez to manage its new office, SigmaTEK Systems México S.A. de C.V., located in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Ramirez has...

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QCMI establishes machinist training program

October 21, 2014

Precision machining manufacturer Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to establish the QCMI Machinist Training Program. The first class of six students will start Nov. 10, 2014. The success of the program will be the first...

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Novelis opens China’s first manufacturing facility for heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet

October 21, 2014

Atlanta-based Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolled products and recycling, has opened China's first plant dedicated to the production of heat-treated aluminum automotive sheet. The wholly owned, $100 million facility, located in Changzhou, will have an annual capacity of 120,000 metric tons,...

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Midwest Engineering Systems relocates corporate headquarters in Wisconsin

October 21, 2014

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has moved its corporate headquarters to a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pewaukee, Wis., doubling its former building size. The facility includes a 20,000-sq.-ft. machine shop, 20,000-sq.-ft. clean assembly...

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Houghton names CFO

October 21, 2014

Houghton Intl., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Keller Arnold as CFO. She has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in corporate accounting, audit, and finance in global manufacturing organizations. Before joining the company, Arnold...

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ESAB to be featured on “Two Guys Garage”

October 21, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., will be featured on MAVTV’s “Two Guys Garage” automotive aftermarket program on Friday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. During the 5 p.m. airing, ESAB will host a live question contest on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/esabna) and Twitter...

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Alro Steel opens two more Alro Metals Plus locations

October 21, 2014

Alro Steel Corp., Jackson, Mich., has opened new Alro Metals Plus locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla. The company now has 10 locations. The retail outlets offer metals, plastics, and industrial supplies, serving small machine shops, industrial contractors, students, and...

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Virtek Vision, Baykal Machinery sign distribution agreement

October 20, 2014

Virtek Vision Intl., Waterloo, Ont., has signed a distribution agreement with Baykal Machinery for the Virtek LaserQC® inspection system. Baykal, a manufacturer and global supplier of sheet metal fabrication machinery based in Bursa, Turkey, will distribute the 800, 1200, and AFM model...

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Lincoln Technical Institute to add machining and manufacturing training

October 20, 2014

Lincoln Educational Services Corp., West Orange, N.J., a national provider of specialized technical training, will launch a CNC machining and manufacturing technology career training program at its Lincoln Technical Institute campus in Mahwah, N.J. Lincoln Tech has partnered with CNC...

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Stanco Metal Products expanding in South Carolina

October 20, 2014

Stanco Metal Products Inc., a family-owned provider of metal fabrication services, has announced it is investing $5.9 million to relocate to a larger facility in South Carolina. The new, 64,100-sq.-ft. facility in Anderson, S.C., will create an additional 10 local...

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Rafter launches new website

October 20, 2014

Rafter Equipment Corp. has launched a new website design at www.rafterequipment.com. It offers more access to photographs of the company’s products and makes it easy for visitors to stay current with its regular new releases. The site also includes a mobile-friendly version. The company,...

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Former Burbank mayor awarded lifetime achievement award for metal finishing

October 20, 2014

The Metal Finishing Associations of Southern California (MFASC) and Northern California (MFANC), chapters of the National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF), honored Bill Wiggins, former Burbank mayor and owner of Glendale-based Automation Plating Corp., with its Lifetime Achievement Award....

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Felling Trailers to celebrate 40th anniversary with open house Oct. 24

October 20, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc. will mark its 40th anniversary with a community open house with lunch on Friday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Sauk Centre, Minn., location. On Nov. 1, 1974, Kathy and Merle J. Felling purchased Sauk Centre Welding, a small welding shop that catered to local...

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Stanley Engineered Fastening merges blind fastening brands into single entity

October 17, 2014

Stanley Engineered Fastening, a Stanley Black & Decker company, has announced that it is joining its POP® and Avdel® blind fastening brands into a single entity. The new brand, known as POP Avdel, includes specialty engineered structural and nonstructural blind fastening systems. POP brand...

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Novelis closes Ouro Preto aluminum smelter

October 17, 2014

Aluminum rolled product manufacturer and recycler Novelis, based in Atlanta, has announced that it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling. As a result, it will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end...

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