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DeWys Mfg. opens doors on Manufacturing Day

October 13, 2014

On Oct. 3 DeWys Mfg. Inc., a precision metal fabricator in Marne, Mich., participated in Manufacturing Day for the second year in a row. The company offered facility tours for students, parents, and educators. The three high school robotics teams that DeWys sponsors collaborated with the company...

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Caterpillar announces executive officer retirements, appointments

October 13, 2014

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill., has announced that Group Presidents Stu Levenick and Steve Wunning have decided to retire in early 2015. Levenick is responsible for customer and dealer support, while Wunning is responsible for resource industries. The company has appointed current Group...

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August manufacturing technology orders up slightly

October 13, 2014

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) program, was up 0.4 percent from July but down 6.0...

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Wabash National recognizes Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as top supplier

October 10, 2014

Wabash National Corp., Lafayette, Ind., has recognized Lafayette Steel & Aluminum as the winner of its 2014 Supply Chain Leadership and Performance Pinnacle Supplier Award. The award recognizes Lafayette’s excellent service and performance in reducing costs and providing proactive solutions for...

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Nu-Way Industries hires executive VP, sales and marketing

October 10, 2014

Contract metal fabricator and assembler Nu-Way Industries, Des Plaines, Ill., has announced the appointment of Joe Fijak as executive vice president, sales and marketing. He has more than 30 years of experience in high-tech and mechanical systems industries. Fijak has worked on division...

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AME announces scholarship winners

October 10, 2014

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Rolling Meadows, Ill., has announced the winners of the 2014 Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship. The scholarship—an initiative supported by AME’s scholarship funding arm, AME Institute, and Kronos Inc.—is awarded to...

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TRUMPF names VP of technical service

October 10, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., a provider of fabricating machinery and industrial lasers for flexible sheet metal processing, has promoted James Rogowski to vice president, technical service. He is responsible for technical services and training for the company’s machine tools installed across...

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Camfil APC appoints global executive VP

October 9, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark., a manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment, has appointed Alan O'Connell as executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations. He has served with Camfil APC's parent company, the Camfil Group, Stockholm, for more...

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Mayville Eng. Co. named one of Wisconsin's largest closely held companies

October 9, 2014

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), a provider of contract manufacturing, tube forming, metal fabrication, coatings, and assembly in Mayville, Wis., was recognized at the annual Wisconsin 75 event as being one of the largest closely held companies in the state. The company has manufacturing...

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GE Oil & Gas to build manufacturing plant in Florida

October 9, 2014

GE Oil & Gas has selected Jacksonville, Fla., for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves, among other oil and gas industry products. The 500,000-sq.-ft. plant will create 500 new jobs over the next...

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American Crane & Equipment hosts students on Manufacturing Day

October 9, 2014

American Crane & Equipment Corp., a manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists in Douglassville, Pa., invited a group of 35 students from Exeter High School in Reading, Pa., to tour its facility on Manufacturing Day, Oct. 3. The high school has implemented a STEM-based program into its...

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Survey reveals manufacturers’ confidence in economy through 2014

October 8, 2014

Chicago-based Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, has announced the findings of its 13th "Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey," revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism...

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Weldall Mfg. acquires Mutz Mfg.

October 8, 2014

Weldall Mfg. Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a producer of quality-critical, heavy welded and machined components, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Mutz Mfg., a subcontract metal fabrication company in Slinger, Wis. The Slinger facility now operates as Weldall Plant #3, retaining most if not...

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FMA seeks applications, nominations for Industry Award by Oct. 15

October 8, 2014

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., is seeking applicants for The FABRICATOR®'s Industry Award 2015 through Oct. 15, 2014. This award celebrates companies or individuals in the metal forming and fabricating industry that have successfully improved operations,...

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Stulz completes $5 million expansion in Maryland

October 8, 2014

Stulz Air Technology Systems has completed the first phase of a planned expansion in Frederick, Md. The company manufactures cooling systems for mission-critical applications and data centers, including a full line of precision air conditioners, outdoor air handlers, ultrasonic humidifiers, and...

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