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Aztalan Eng. welcomes Sen. Ron Johnson

June 2, 2014

Aztalan Eng., an employee-owned manufacturer of precision machined parts in Lake Mills, Wis., welcomed Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., to its facility on May 27. The visit focused on how the company and other global manufacturers are attracting young professionals at a time when meeting the demands for a...

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QCMI wins San Diego’s 2014 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the small company category

June 2, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has won the 2014 #1 Healthiest Company Award in the small company category (1 to 100 employees) sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal. The fifth annual awards event honored 50 companies. Five awards were...

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Proto Labs completes start-up of new Minnesota facility

May 21, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., an online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, has completed the move of its CNC milling operation from Maple Plain, Minn., to its new production facility in Plymouth, Minn. The previous manufacturing space in Maple Plain will be converted to office space and will house...

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Kennametal names Industrial, Infrastructure segment leaders

May 21, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has appointed two executives to lead its principal business segments. Effective June 9, Jeswant Gill becomes vice president of Kennametal and executive vice president of the Industrial segment, with global responsibility for the business, which comprises about 55...

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Methods Machine Tools to host grand opening of Anaheim technology center

May 2, 2014

Methods Machine Tools Inc., a supplier of precision machine tools, automation, and accessories, will hold a grand opening at its technology center in Anaheim, Calif., June 25-26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The 11,400-sq.-ft. facility supports operations in Southern California,...

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Ahaus Tool & Eng. adds vertical machining center

April 29, 2014

Ahaus Tool & Eng. Inc., Richmond, Ind., has added a vertical machining center, expanding its capabilities in machining medium and large parts and workholding fixtures. The Okuma Millac 1052V II vertical machining center has an 11,000-lb. load capacity, an 86- by 41-in. table, Okuma THINC...

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Heidenhain hires product specialist for 5-axis machining

April 24, 2014

Heidenhain Corp., Schaumburg, Ill., a manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment, has hired Julian Renz as TNC product specialist, 5-axis machining. In this role, he provides customer support on 5-axis machining applications, including machine setup, programming, and operations...

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Toshiba Machine Co. America, Regal Machine Tool announce partnership

April 18, 2014

Toshiba Machine Co. America, Elk Grove Village, Ill., a manufacturer of large-scale, high-precision machine tools, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Regal Machine Tool, Houston. The partnership makes Regal Machine Tool the exclusive distributor of Toshiba Machine machine...

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Climax names VP of global quality and engineering

April 18, 2014

Climax Portable Machining & Welding Systems, a manufacturer of portable on-site machining and welding tools in Newberg, Ore., has hired Scott Kunkler as vice president of global quality and engineering. He is responsible for analyzing and developing improvements to the company’s quality system...

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QCMI receives 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award

April 17, 2014

Precision machining company Quality Controlled Mfg. Inc. (QCMI), Santee, Calif., has received the 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year Award in the 51- to 150-employee category from the San Diego Business Journal. QCMI won the award based on its longevity, sustained growth, and community...

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Kennametal raises $1 million for United Way

April 17, 2014

Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pa., has announced that it raised $1 million in support of the United Way and its agencies during the 2013 campaign. Kennametal Chairman, President, and CEO Carlos Cardoso accepted the first Live United Award given by The United Way of Westmoreland County to recognize...

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Okuma, Partners in THINC name Sandvik Coromant as Partner of the Year

April 15, 2014

CNC machine tool provider Okuma America Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has announced that its distributors have chosen Sandvik Coromant, Fair Lawn, N.J., a global supplier of metalworking tools and tooling systems, as Partner of the Year among all the members of Partners in THINC. Sandvik Coromant was...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA names president

April 9, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a supplier of machining and fabricating equipment in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Daniel Maerklin as president. He has more than 10 years of experience in the machine tool industry, having worked with R&D, sales and service, and major accounts. Maerklin worked...

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Fuchs Lubricants wins expanded Boeing approval

April 7, 2014

Fuchs Lubricants Co., Harvey, Ill., has announced that its Ecocool S 761 B machining coolant now is approved under Boeing’s BAC-5008 specification for Usage Areas 2 and 3, in addition to previous approvals for Usage Areas 5 and 6. These approvals cover machining of heat-treated steels,...

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Protomatic introduces new website

April 4, 2014

CNC contract manufacturer Protomatic, Dexter, Mich., has launched a new website at www.protomatic.com that describes the company’s services and capabilities, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries. Viewable on desktop computers or mobile devices, the site provides information on...

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