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Kennametal appoints CEO

February 4, 2016

Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, has appointed board member Ronald M. DeFeo as president/CEO. He replaces Donald Nolan, who has left the company to pursue other interests after serving as president/CEO since November 2014. A Kennametal board member since 2001, DeFeo previously served as the chairman...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical names COO

February 4, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service mechanical contracting company that offers engineering, HVAC, plumbing, piping, sheet metal, and building automation services, has promoted Hope H. Voigt from operations manager to COO. In this role, Voigt oversees all of the company’s...

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Falcon Steel launches material management program

February 4, 2016

Haltom City, Texas-based Falcon Steel, a producer of steel structures for power delivery systems, has launched a material management program that allows customers to plan and order in advance for steel structures to be fabricated within a given forecast. Fabricated structures then are stored...

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Midwest Engineered Systems celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems based in Waukesha, Wis., marks 25 years in business in 2016. Scott Woida founded the company in 1991 as a one-man operation out of his parents' basement, producing systems that manufacture parts for brake and...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to fall slightly compared to a year ago

February 4, 2016

In February, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and will remain nearly unchanged in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2016. Layoff rates...

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FMA Acquires Canadian Metalworking, Canadian Fabricating & Welding

February 3, 2016

Manufacturing industry leader Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, Ont., Canada. The brands will be part of FMA Communications Canada, a media...

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Feb. 24 event to help Chicago-area manufacturers source business locally

February 3, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) has announced the third date in the series of Manufacturing Matchmaking events for Chicago-area manufacturers in the primary metals, metal fabricating, metalworking, and machinery industries. The matchmaking series is an initiative of IMEC and...

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Report forecasts 1.9 percent CAGR for metal fabricating equipment market through 2019

February 3, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has released a report that forecasts the metal fabrication equipment market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 1.9 percent by revenue from 2015-2019. The report, “Metal Fabrication Equipment Market in the US 2015-2019,” is based on an in-depth market analysis...

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Titanium Lifetime Achievement Award nominations accepted through April 1

February 2, 2016

The International Titanium Association has announced it is accepting nominations for the Titanium Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual for exceptional contributions to the advancement of titanium applications or technology. Nominees should have achieved one or more of the...

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Wachs Services opens facility in South Carolina

February 1, 2016

Wachs Services, Belmont, N.C., a provider of specialty machining and welding services to the nuclear, petrochemical, and power-generation industries, has opened Wachs Fabrication Group in Jackson, S.C. The new facility provides metal components for the nuclear power industry. The company...

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J.L. Becker Co. appoints sales rep for Illinois

February 1, 2016

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Jeff Schlais as sales representative for Illinois. Schlais has 20 years of experience in the heat treat and automation industries. In 2008 he founded Absolute Machine Controls Technologies Inc. to provide...

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AZZ Inc. acquires assets of Alpha Galvanizing

February 1, 2016

AZZ Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, a provider of galvanizing services, welding systems, specialty electrical equipment, and highly engineered services to the power-generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets, has acquired the assets of Alpha Galvanizing Inc., an Atkinson, Neb.-based...

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Project featuring PPG coatings wins MCA’s 2015 Chairman’s Award

February 1, 2016

Pittsburgh-based PPG has announced that the Connor Group Central Support Office in Miamisburg, Ohio, which features metal coatings products from PPG, has received a 2015 Chairman’s Award for overall excellence from the Metal Construction Association (MCA). The two-story building’s exterior...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity contracts for fourth consecutive month

February 1, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in January for the fourth consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 80th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J....

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Epic Systems hires custom machines drafter

January 29, 2016

St. Louis-based engineering and fabrication firm Epic Systems Inc. has hired Corey Birkmann as custom machines drafter. He is responsible for generating 2-D/3-D concept drawings and creating 3-D computer-aided designs for custom machine projects. Birkmann is a graduate of the University of...

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