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PSI Repair Services named to 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list

December 16, 2014

Livonia, Mich.-based PSI Repair Services Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, has been selected to the 2014 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list by the National Association for Business Resources. The winning companies were assessed by an independent research firm, which...

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Oerlikon awarded 10-year agreement by Snecma for supply of engine components

December 16, 2014

Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions Segment, Wohlen, Switzerland, has been awarded a 10-year, long-term agreement by Snecma worth more than $93.9 million. The agreement is for the supply of LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) engine components. Snecma, part of the international Safran group, has...

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Ambrell sells induction heating systems to pipe gripper manufacturer

December 16, 2014

Scottsville, N.Y.-based Ambrell has sold two Easyheat 10-kW, 150- to 400-kHz induction heating systems to a manufacturer of pipe grippers for the oil and gas industry. The heating application involves heating two grippers in one coil. Two parts or grippers—which are steel faces with carbides...

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Regal Beloit to acquire Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business

December 15, 2014

Beloit, Wis.-based Regal Beloit Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Transmission Solutions (PTS) business of Emerson Electric Co. PTS is a provider of highly engineered power transmission products and systems. The business manufactures, sells, and services...

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Process Development Corp. names executive VP/CFO

December 15, 2014

Engineering and manufacturing service supplier Process Development Corp. (PDC), Canton, Mich., has appointed Bill Whalen as executive vice president and CFO. He oversees and directs the company's global finance and business activities, including the implementation of business processes to support...

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Mid Atlantic Machinery launches websites

December 15, 2014

Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., has launched a website at www.midatlanticmachinery.com, as well as a site for Southern States Machinery at www.southernstatesmachinery.com. The new websites feature improved navigation and functionality. Customers can access product lines, news...

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Briggs & Stratton awarded Newsmaker of the Year

December 15, 2014

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Milwaukee, has been awarded Newsmaker of the Year from Diesel Progress magazine. The company received the award in a tie with Generac Corp. Briggs & Stratton produces gasoline engines for outdoor power...

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A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Reshoring Index down 20 basis points from 2013

December 15, 2014

Global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, Chicago, has released its 2014 Reshoring Index®, the first in a series of studies looking objectively at the rate and pace of the return of manufacturing operations to the U.S. In this inaugural index, manufactured goods flows are...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating launches new website

December 12, 2014

Custom fabricator Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., Marion, Ind., has developed a new website at www.wileymetal.com. It features a new design and layout, offering information on available services, products, machinery, and materials. The home page introduces the company’s products with the...

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Evana Automation ships hub assembly cell for keyless entry remotes to Tier 1 auto supplier

December 12, 2014

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., has shipped a hub assembly cell for keyless entry remotes to a Tier 1 automotive supplier. The cell comprises two linear slides. The first slide contains a verification station, press station, and laser etch station. The operator loads a printed...

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Cadence Aerospace appoints CEO

December 12, 2014

Cadence Aerospace, Newport Beach, Calif., has hired Ron Case as CEO. He replaces Larry Resnick, who continues as chairman. Case most recently served as CEO of Synchronous Aerospace and as CEO of Senior Aerospace’s Aerospace Structures Group. His 32-year career in the aerospace industry also...

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Boeing selects Aircelle to supply titanium exhaust for 777X jetliner engines

December 12, 2014

Nacelle manufacturer Aircelle (Safran), Le Havre, France, will produce titanium exhaust systems for the new 777X commercial jetliner. The exhaust systems will equip the jetliner’s two GE9X turbofan engines from GE Aviation, providing the benefits of lower mass and increased heat resistance....

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Quaker Chemical launches website for fire-resistant hydraulic fluids

December 11, 2014

Quaker Chemical has introduced a new website at www.quintolubric.com for the QUINTOLUBRIC® fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. The site lists Quaker’s Fluid Power products by hydraulic fluid category: HFA (high water content fluids), HFC (water glycol fluids), and HFD (synthetic water-free...

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The Burtek Group announces acquisition of Process Fab Inc.

December 11, 2014

The Burtek Group, Chesterfield, Mich., has acquired Process Fab Inc. (PFI), based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The acquisition brings together spaceflight and aerospace suppliers Votaw Precision Technologies Inc. and PFI under the Burtek portfolio. The Burtek Group, which comprises Burtek...

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Timken world headquarters receives LEED Gold certification

December 11, 2014

The Timken Co., which manufactures bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, and chain and offers power system rebuild and repair services worldwide, has announced that its world headquarters building in North Canton, Ohio, has earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council®....

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