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NIMS wins federal contract to grow apprenticeships in manufacturing

November 14, 2016

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a Fairfax, Va.-based developer of skills standards and credentials for the manufacturing industry, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within...

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Workshops for Warriors secures patent for leveling machines on support surfaces

November 11, 2016

San Diego-based Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a nonprofit school providing veterans free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining, and welding, has obtained a patent for its product that levels machines on support surfaces. The product offers a...

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Miller Industries announces staff changes

November 10, 2016

Miller Industries Inc., a producer of towing and recovery equipment in Chattanooga, Tenn., has announced the retirement of J. Vincent Mish, its executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer, effective Dec. 31, after more than 25 years of service to the company.The board of directors has elected...

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Workshops for Warriors receives $75,000 commitment from JPMorgan Chase

November 10, 2016

Workshops for Warriors (WFW), a San Diego-based nonprofit school providing veterans free training and nationally recognized industry credentials in CAD/CAM programming, CNC machining, and welding, has received a $75,000 commitment from JPMorgan Chase & Co. The funding will allow WFW to provide...

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Global Shop Solutions names senior director of customer services

November 9, 2016

ERP software developer Global Shop Solutions, The Woodlands, Texas, has named Nick Knight as its new senior director of customer services.Knight joined the company more than 10 years ago, serving previously as a member of the service team, consulting project manager, and most recently as director...

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MSCI: Election shows restless voters want swift, decisive action

November 9, 2016

This election cycle is clear evidence that voters want a new direction for the economy and the country, and are looking for lawmakers to finally take strong action on trade, tax reform and infrastructure, M. Robert Weidner, III, president and CEO of the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI),...

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Polaris marks grand opening of Alabama facility

November 8, 2016

Medina, Minn.-based Polaris has celebrated the official grand opening of its new, $142 million manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Ala., which has been operational since summer 2016. The plant, which builds Ranger and Slingshot recreational vehicles, could employ up to 2,000 workers in the next...

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Logan Corp. relocates in Kentucky

November 8, 2016

Dump truck bed manufacturer Logan Corp. has moved to a 137,000-sq.-ft. facility in Salyersville, Ky. This relocation from a 27,000-sq.-ft. plant in Martin County, Ky., allows the company to get into the aluminum body business and increase its production. By January 2018, the company hopes to double...

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MacLean-Fogg opens MacLean Curtis Mooresville plant

November 7, 2016

MacLean-Fogg Co., Mundelein, Ill., has announced the grand opening of the MacLean Curtis Mooresville, N.C., plant. The 96,000-sq.-ft. plant expands the company’s portfolio of products with more variations and increased capacity. Paul Hojnacki, president of MacLean Curtis, said, "By 2020, we'll...

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Mayville Eng. recognized as one of largest closely held companies in Wisconsin

November 7, 2016

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been recognized by the Wisconsin 75 program as one of the largest closely held companies in the state. The metal fabricating company has extensive operations in Wisconsin with manufacturing facilities in Mayville, Beaver Dam, Neillsville, and...

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MIE Solutions names VP of marketing

November 4, 2016

MIE Solutions, a Garden Grove, Calif.-based provider of production control software for the manufacturing sector, has promoted Susan Gonzalez to vice president of marketing. Gonzalez joined the company as digital marketing manager in...

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SHRM LINE: November hiring rates to be mixed compared with a year ago

November 3, 2016

In November, more manufacturers will add jobs compared with the previous year, while service-sector employers will hire at a lower rate. Layoff rates will also decline in both sectors compared with November 2015.A net of 41.4 percent of manufacturers will add jobs in November (48 percent will hire,...

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The Welding Institute launches group for women in engineering

November 3, 2016

The Welding Institute, Cambridge, U.K., has established the Tipper Group especially for women in the engineering profession. Inspired by the success of the National Women in Engineering Day celebrations at parent company TWI on June 23, 2016, the institute has launched the group to provide events...

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Solar Atmospheres presidents receive MTI awards

November 3, 2016

Souderton, Pa.-based vacuum heat-treating company Solar Atmospheres has announced that Corporate President Roger Jones has won the 2016 M. Lance Miller Legend Award from the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The award recognizes current or former MTI members for their...

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EDAC Technologies acquires Flanagan Industries

November 3, 2016

EDAC Technologies, Cheshire, Conn., has acquired Flanagan Industries, an aerospace engine component manufacturing business located in Glastonbury, Conn.EDAC Technologies is a precision manufacturing company serving the aerospace and industrial markets. Core competencies include in-house design and...

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