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Midwest Engineered Systems launches website

April 26, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc. (MWES), a Waukesha, Wis.-based provider of custom machines and integrated systems, has launched a new website at www.mwes.com. The website provides access to information regarding engineering services, equipment capabilities, and resources for visitors requiring...

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Lee Industries names president/CFO/COO

April 26, 2016

Philipsburg, Pa.-based Lee Industries Inc., a global supplier of sanitary stainless steel alloy process systems and equipment and fluid-transfer valves, has promoted Joshua T. Montler to president/CFO/COO. Montler has served as vice president of finance and operations for the company since 2008...

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Güdel appoints CEO

April 26, 2016

Güdel Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., the U.S. subsidiary of Switzerland-based Güdel Group, has appointed Stuart “Stu” Shepherd as CEO following the retirement of Stefan Nilsson. Shepherd is responsible for the operations and performance of the U.S. and Canadian businesses. Before joining the...

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GE Power opens $400 million advanced manufacturing facility in South Carolina

April 26, 2016

GE has opened the new Advanced Manufacturing Works (AMW) in Greenville, S.C. The firm has invested $73 million in the facility to date and will invest another $327 million across the campus over the next several years. The facility’s opening is creating at least 80 engineering and manufacturing...

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American Standard 3-D printed metal faucet wins design award

April 26, 2016

American Standard has won the Platinum A’ Design Award in 3-D Printed Forms and Products Design for its Shadowbrook faucet by DXV. The 3-D printed metal residential faucet was designed by Jean-Jacques L’Henaff, Joe Ientile, Gabriela Ravassa, Greg Reinecker, and Sara Salahi. A' Design Award...

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SSAB Americas launches EcoSmart to show commitment to sustainability

April 25, 2016

To demonstrate its commitment to the environment, SSAB Americas has launched an EcoSmart awareness program. EcoSmart is an environmentally friendly, sustainable steel made from 97 percent recycled materials, from discarded appliances to old car parts. The steel is 100 percent recyclable as well....

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Praxair acquires five gas businesses

April 25, 2016

Praxair Inc., Danbury, Conn., has announced the acquisition of five industrial gas businesses. In the U.S., the company acquired three independent distributors of industrial and specialty packaged gases: The Welding Center in Illinois, Welder Services in Indiana, and A&B Electric Motors and...

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United Performance Metals installs slitter

April 25, 2016

United Performance Metals' West Coast facility in La Mirada, Calif., has installed a 12-in.-wide slitter that can process coils from 0.015 to 0.125 in. thick. The slitter allows the facility to keep lead times short and to deliver heavier-gauge slit stainless steel and nickel alloys within a...

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Ford recycles enough aluminum to build 30,000 F-150 bodies every month

April 25, 2016

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced it recycles as much as 20 million lbs. of aluminum stamping scrap per month using a closed-loop system at Dearborn Truck Plant, which builds the F-150®. That is the equivalent of more than 30,000 F-150 bodies in the largest configuration. Recycled...

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DeWys Mfg. adds panel bending capabilities

April 25, 2016

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc. has added a Salvagnini P2-Lean panel bender at its facility in Marne, Mich. The machine features an automatic tool changer, Mac (material attitude correction) 2.0, and electric-driven actuators. Its upper and lower bend blades allow bends from -135 to...

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Coe Press Equipment appoints regional sales manager

April 25, 2016

Coe Press Equipment, a manufacturer of coil handling and servo roll feed equipment based in Sterling Heights, Mich., has announced the appointment of Ed Wynn as a new regional sales manager based out of the Chicago area. Wynn has more than 25 years of sales experience in the metals industry. He...

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NanoSteel delivers advanced high-strength automotive steel to General Motors

April 22, 2016

NanoSteel®, a producer of nanostructured steel materials in Providence, R.I., has delivered its first AHSS to General Motors for initial testing. The sheet steel is expected to accelerate vehicle lightweighting initiatives focused on meeting rising global fuel economy regulations. Production of...

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Alexandria Industries receives Progress Minnesota Award

April 22, 2016

Alexandria Industries, Alexandria, Minn., has received a 2016 Progress Minnesota Award. The award program recognizes entrepreneurs, individuals, businesses, manufacturers, nonprofits, and economic development organizations for moving the Minnesota economy forward in innovative ways. Alexandria...

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Feed Lease announces staff additions

April 22, 2016

Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Feed Lease Corp., a manufacturer of press feeding equipment and systems, has announced two staff appointments. Brian Thompson has been named CFO. He previously was owner of Brio Services, a business dedicated to CFO consulting, training, and management. He has a...

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Staple Street Capital acquires Mid-States Supply Co.

April 21, 2016

An affiliate of New York-based Staple Street Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Mid-States Supply Co., Kansas City, Mo. Mid-States is a distributor of industrial valves, pipe, automation products, fittings, steam specialty items, and...

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