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DOT Quality Services expands certification programs for structural steel sector

September 18, 2014

Quality auditing and certification firm DOT Quality Services, Chicago, has expanded its quality certification programs for the structural steel sector. The firm now offers specific certification to internationally recognized AWS codes to meet requirements for the transportation and bridge sectors....

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Cee Kay Supply announces organizational changes

September 18, 2014

Cee Kay Supply, St. Louis, an independent supplier of industrial gases and welding and cutting equipment and supplies, has promoted Keith Meuser and Brian Reutiman as regional managers for Missouri and Illinois, respectively. Meuser joined the company in 1997 as a territory manager in St....

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Optomec names Multistation as rep for 3-D metal printers in France

September 18, 2014

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has announced that it has signed an agreement with Paris-based Multistation SAS to be its representative in France for its LENS® family of 3-D metal printers. The printers and print engines are used to repair, rework, and manufacture metal components in materials...

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Kelly Services to host webinar on attracting manufacturing talent

September 18, 2014

Kelly Services Inc., Troy, Mich., a bronze sponsor of Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 3, will host a complimentary webinar titled "Attracting, Engaging and Retaining Today's Critical Manufacturing Talent" on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The webinar will be hosted by Kelly...

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Esmark Industrial Group acquires assets of Pittsburgh Annealing Box

September 18, 2014

Esmark Industrial Group, Pittsburgh, a metals fabrication and manufacturing subsidiary of Esmark Inc., has completed its acquisition of the assets of Pittsburgh Annealing Box Inc, Vanport, Pa., which has conducted business under the name KMA Mfg. since 2003. The new entity, which is a unit of...

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Waukesha Metal Products wins grand prize in Manufacturing Day video contest

September 17, 2014

Waukesha® Metal Products has been named upper Midwest regional winner and grand prize winner in the Manufacturing Day video contest. The contest, split into five different regions, encouraged organizations to share how they celebrate National Manufacturing Day and why others should as well....

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Balluff opens customer support center in Kentucky

September 17, 2014

Balluff has opened its new customer support center in Florence, Ky. The grand opening celebration included a ceremonial ribbon cutting, as well as speeches from Gov. Steve Beshear, Balluff President Kent Howard, and Balluff GmbH Managing Directors Florian Hermle and Michael Unger. The...

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CNA, FMA launch Breakfast Series educational session for manufacturers

September 16, 2014

On Sept. 9 Chicago-based commercial insurance writer CNA and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., collaborated to host the inaugural CNA Breakfast Series at the Mazak Optonics facility in Elgin, Ill. During the program manufacturers learned how to increase...

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Mayville Eng. Co. named one of America’s fastest-growing private companies

September 15, 2014

Mayville Eng. Co. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been named to the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The firm was added to the list at number 3,623 in recognition of its achieving 89 percent growth over three years. The manufacturer, a provider of...

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Silgan acquires Van Can Co.

September 15, 2014

Silgan Holdings Inc., Stamford, Conn., a supplier of rigid packaging for shelf-stable food and other consumer goods products, has acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain specified limited liabilities of Van Can Co., San Diego, a manufacturer of metal containers. The acquired...

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Atlas Machine opens satellite location in Indianapolis

September 15, 2014

Louisville, Ky.-based Atlas Machine and Supply Inc. has opened a location in Indianapolis to support its expanded distributorship of Gardner Denver industrial air compressors, Cameron centrifugal air compressors, and other compressed air products. The company offers new and reconditioned...

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Hobart Institute adds two staff members

September 12, 2014

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, Troy, Ohio, has hired Shanda Allen as registrar/bursar and Fred Henman as technical training instructor. Allen has 19 years of experience in the educational field. She has served as an elementary school teacher, a college-level instructor, GED coordinator,...

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Roper Whitney hires director of operations

September 12, 2014

Rockford, Ill.-based tool and equipment manufacturer Roper Whitney has hired Jeff Doty as director of operations. He previously worked at Eaton Corp. and Aisin Mfg. Illinois. Doty received his bachelor’s degree in electronic systems technology and a master’s degree in industrial technology...

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OSHA announces new requirements for reporting severe injuries

September 12, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, D.C., has announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. The rule, which also...

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BEX Inc. appoints sales manager

September 12, 2014

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based BEX Inc., a manufacturer of industrial spray nozzles, has announced the appointment of Mike Simmerer as national sales manager. He has been with the company for 20 years, most recently as customer service liaison. Simmerer holds a master’s degree in management and...

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