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Assembly is much more than welding. This technology area covers adhesive mixing, metering, and dispensing equipment; hardware-insertion presses; clamps; fixtures, holders, jigs, and vises; part counters; part feeders; and part positioners.

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Monticello Fastenal branch named best-looking store in the company

March 10, 2014

There are nearly 2,700 Fastenal stores around the world, but none of them are as clean, organized, and well-merchandised as the Fastenal store in Monticello, Ark. That’s the finding of the team of judges who recently named Fastenal Monticello the winner of the company’s 10th annual BK Best...

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Ford to move production of 2016 F-650/F-750 trucks from Mexico to Ohio

March 7, 2014

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., has announced that production of its all-new 2016 F-650® and F-750® medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015. The production shift from Mexico is part of the collective...

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Chapco acquires Fastcorp Vending

February 21, 2014

Chapco Inc., Chester, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Fastcorp Vending, Danbury, Conn., a provider of technology that allows vending of different types of products, which include frozen and refrigerated products, snacks and beverages, and nontraditional vending items. The acquisition...

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MW Industries acquires Futuristics Components

February 20, 2014

MW Industries, Rosemont, Ill., a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, and machined parts, has acquired Futuristics Components, a Waterbury, Conn., manufacturer of precision-turned components for the microwave, electronics, defense, and aerospace industries. The company...

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Imaginetics names CEO, COO

February 7, 2014

Imaginetics, Auburn, Wash., a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for the aerospace industry, has promoted Scott Strong to CEO and Pat Prince to COO. Strong joined the company in 2011 as vice president and general manager. He was promoted to president in December 2012....

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Remlinger Mfg. signs contract with Case New Holland

February 7, 2014

Remlinger Mfg., Kalida, Ohio, has signed a contract to build custom and specific weldments for Case New Holland’s agriculture divisions. The company hopes to increase its employment with the new roller project. Remlinger Mfg., which celebrates 50 years in business in 2014, comprises three...

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Dengensha opens customer service/support center in Mexico

February 5, 2014

Dengensha Mexico has opened a customer service and support center in Leon, Mexico, for resistance welding customers in Mexico and Central and South America. The company’s resistance welding product line includes projection and spot welding machines; weld guns, feeders, and controls with...

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Kuka Systems acquires Utica Companies' plant engineering business

October 16, 2013

Kuka Systems Group, Sterling Heights, Mich., has acquired the plant engineering business of privately owned Utica Companies of Shelby Township, Mich., a welding equipment specialist and supplier to the automobile industry. Kuka Systems is a provider of production line automation, flexible...

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PPI purchases StampSource

September 30, 2013

PPI, Athens, Ga., has signed a memorandum of understanding with StampSource (Taggart Enterprises) to purchase StampSource, a metal stamping and fabricating company in Charlotte, N.C. StampSource will be aligned with Gap Partners under the PPI umbrella to expand its metal stamping and fabrication...

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Mate releases online video featuring thread forming tool - TheFabricator.com

Mate releases online video featuring thread forming tool

September 10, 2013

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, Minn., has released a video at www.mate.com/en/fabrication-solutions/innovative-solutions/hybrid-thread/ featuring its Hybrid Threadform forming tool. The tool fastens two pieces of sheet metal together without tapping or secondary operations. The 4-min. video...

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Fontijne Grotnes Group acquires part of Hess Industries

July 16, 2013

The Fontijne Grotnes Group, a maker of manufacturing equipment in the Netherlands, has acquired the intellectual property (IP) of Hess Industries Inc., minus the Wheel IP. The newly acquired product portfolio is positioned as Fontijne Formitt Inc., which includes Formitt Processes and Formitt...

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Elgin Fastener Group names new Cleveland GM - TheFabricator.com

Elgin Fastener Group names new Cleveland GM

May 19, 2013

Elgin Fastener Group (EFG), Batesville, Ind., has announced the appointment of Carl Ondraka as general manager-Cleveland Operations, with responsibility for the company's manufacturing operations at Chandler Products, Quality Bolt & Screw, and Telefast Industries. Ondraka is a graduate of...

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Elgin Fastener Group announces acquisition of Vegas Fastener Mfg.

April 4, 2013

Elgin Fastener Group LLC (EFG), Batesville, Ind., has acquired Vegas Fastener Mfg., Las Vegas. Vegas Fastener Mfg. operates a variety of forging presses, computer-controlled turning centers, vertical CNC mills, and CNC bar feeders. The company serves industries including power generation,...

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Weld-Ed establishes summer workshop series for welding educators

February 4, 2013

The National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed), located at Lorain County Community College in Lorain, Ohio, has announced its 2013 professional development workshop series, which includes five training modules. The hands-on, instructional workshops offer welding educators...

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PennEngineering appoints new field staff

February 4, 2013

Fastener manufacturer PennEngineering®, Danboro, Pa., has announced several appointments to its field staff. Matthew Llewellyn has been named territory manager for the U.K. and Ireland, and Matthias Kreuter becomes key account manager-automotive for Germany. Adam Smelewski serves as PEMSERTER®...

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