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CCAI awards 2016 scholarships

August 18, 2016

The Chemical Coaters Association Intl. has announced the recipients of its 2016 scholarships. For the past several years CCAI has awarded scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Fund to students in programs (technical schools, high schools, and colleges) geared toward coatings and...

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Specialty Strip & Oscillating hires new inside sales rep

August 17, 2016

Specialty Strip & Oscillating Inc., Masury, Ohio, a supplier of conventional slit and oscillate coils in cold-rolled low-carbon, high-carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, has hired Michelle Roberts as inside sales representative. Roberts joined the company a year ago as part of the office...

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Orange Aluminum ranks No. 1,780 on 2016 Inc. 5000

August 17, 2016

Orange Aluminum, Orange, Calif., a provider of aluminum extruded trim, shape, and bar, has been ranked No. 1,780 on the 35th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The firm achieved three-year sales growth of 209 percent. It also has launched the new Aluminum...

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Higher penalties, tougher regulations coming from OSHA, says MSCI conference speaker

August 17, 2016

An expert on workplace safety issues and OSHA, David Jones, says there will likely be few immediate changes in OSHA enforcement, regardless of who wins the presidential election. Jones will be the keynote speaker at Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based MSCI’s Safety Conference, Oct. 19-20, 2016, in...

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Ace Corner Guards joins rebuilding efforts in Fort McMurray

August 17, 2016

New York-based Ace Corner Guards is joining rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of the Fort McMurray wildfires by supplying schools and hospitals in the region with metal and steel corner covers. The low-maintenance corner guards feature the proprietary SafetyEdge design and install with...

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Cardinal Metalworks achieves ISO 9001:2015 registration

August 17, 2016

Cardinal Metalworks Inc., a manufacturer of precision fabricated sheet metal components in Burgaw, N.C., has achieved registration to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system Organizations that meet the...

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Meritor appoints senior VP/general counsel/corporate secretary

August 16, 2016

Meritor Inc., Troy, Mich., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket systems for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has named April Miller Boise as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. She most recently served as senior vice president,...

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Dorner appoints territory manager for Georgia and Florida

August 16, 2016

Hartland, Wis.-based conveyor manufacturer Dorner has appointed Jon Schadeberg as a territory manager covering the states of Georgia and Florida. In this newly created sales position, he works with sales channel partners and key accounts to increase the company’s industrial and sanitary conveyor...

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CCAT named Rhode Island Innovation Center

August 16, 2016

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., has been named an Innovation Center under the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) Manufacturing Technology Innovation Program to help the development and growth of Rhode Island’s small manufacturing companies....

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Skills gap for U.S. manufacturing workers mostly a myth, says U of I professor

August 16, 2016

For years employers, pundits, and policymakers alike have bemoaned the lack of qualified workers available to fill vacant manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Despite the prominence of the skills-gap debate, a new paper co-written by Andrew Weaver, a professor of labor and employment relations at the...

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Accurate Die Design changes name

August 16, 2016

In response to a change in direction for its business that took place gradually over a number of years, Accurate Die Design Inc. has changed its name to Accurate Die Design Software Inc. Along with this name change, the company has introduced a new corporate logo and launched a new website at...

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IMETCO opens California manufacturing facility

August 15, 2016

Norcross, Ga.-based IMETCO® (Innovative Metals Co. Inc.) has opened a 46,900-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., more than tripling the manufacturing space at its former Albuquerque, N.M., location. The new location is part of the former McClellan Air Force Base...

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D&S Industrial Fasteners opens Pennsylvania storefront

August 15, 2016

D&S Industrial Fasteners, a distributor of fasteners, safety equipment, chemicals, power tools, and industrial products, has opened its first retail storefront in Washington, Pa. The storefront will hold a two-day grand opening on Aug. 18-19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature...

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Robinson Metal adds dedicated area for stainless steel fabrication

August 15, 2016

Fabrication services provider Robinson Metal Inc., DePere, Wis., has created a segregated area within its 175,000-sq.-ft. facility for stainless steel fabrication. That area has a 5-ton lifting capacity. Employees in the stainless steel area use dedicated equipment and tools, tables, and...

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BLM Group announces plans for new headquarters

August 15, 2016

BLM Group USA, a manufacturer of tube and sheet metal processing equipment, has announced plans to move into new headquarters in spring 2017 in its current location of Wixom, Mich. The newly constructed facility will have 75,000 sq. ft., with room to expand another 50 percent. This more than...

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