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Midwest Prototyping named to Inc. 5000 list for fourth consecutive year

August 25, 2015

Midwest Prototyping, a provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing services, has been ranked No. 4,178 on Inc. magazine’s 34th annual Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. With a three-year growth rate of 67 percent, the company has been named to the...

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JMT adds to sales force

August 24, 2015

JMT, a provider of metal fabricating machines in Salt Lake City, has hired three regional sales managers who will work out of local offices. Jerry Donahue has been named northeastern regional sales manager. He has 20 years of hands-on experience working in chip and fabrication shops and 10 years...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes Grainger as Silver sponsor for 2015

August 24, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM 2015 co-producers have announced that Grainger has pledged its support to the national movement at the Silver level. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to...

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Reshoring Initiative, Wal-Mart launch effort to help suppliers reshore

August 21, 2015

The Reshoring Initiative, Chicago, has announced a program in partnership with Wal-Mart to help companies manufacture more consumer products in the U.S. Wal-Mart has committed to increase its U.S. purchases by $50 billion annually by January 2023. Harry Moser, founder and president of the...

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GE invests $100 million in Kentucky laundry plant

August 21, 2015

GE has announced an investment of more than $100 million in a new topload washer design and expanded manufacturing capability at its laundry plant in Louisville, Ky. The factory was redesigned using lean manufacturing principles. Pattern scheduling has been implemented in the plant to allow for...

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Tampa Tank to expand in Florida

August 20, 2015

Tampa Tank Inc. and Florida Structural Steel will expand in Florida, creating 108 new jobs. Twenty-four of the jobs will be added at the company’s headquarters facility in Ybor City, and 84 jobs will be created at its Port Redwing manufacturing facility in Gibsonton. The $18 million expansion...

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Lambent Technologies and Petroferm change company name

August 20, 2015

Lambent Technologies and Petroferm have changed their names to Vantage Specialties Inc. The name change signifies the unification of all Vantage business units within the personal care, performance materials, and oleochemicals industries. Lambent Technologies is a producer of polysorbates and...

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Webcast to highlight cyber-threats to manufacturers

August 20, 2015

CNA will present a webcast, “Cyber-threats to the Manufacturing Supply Chain,” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. CST. The hourlong presentation will highlight some of the emerging risks to manufacturers, such as cyber-espionage and denial of service, as well as common threats to...

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Hilti named one of 100 best workplaces for millennials

August 20, 2015

Hilti Inc., a Plano, Texas-based supplier of tools and fastening systems, has been named one of this year’s 100 best workplaces for millennials in the U.S. by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. After anonymously surveying nearly 90,000 millennial-aged employees using the Trust Index® employee...

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Optomec partners with Viwa

August 19, 2015

Optomec, Albuquerque, N.M., has signed a distribution agreement with Viwa, based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to represent Optomec Lens 3-D metal printers in Mexico and Central America. The 3-D metal printers are used to repair, rework, and manufacture metal components in materials such as...

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New AP&T press hardening line in operation at DTG

August 19, 2015

AP&T has delivered a press hardening line to Diversified Tooling Group, a Michigan-based manufacturer of press tools. The line is part of DTG’s new American Tooling Center in Grass Lake, Mich. The line, used to develop and test tools and for preproduction, includes an AP&T 1,200-metric-ton...

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NN Inc. announces definitive agreement to acquire Precision Engineered Products

August 18, 2015

NN Inc., Johnson City, Tenn., a diversified industrial company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Precision Engineered Products Holdings Inc. (PEP). PEP, Attleboro, Mass., is a global manufacturer of precision, customized systems serving the medical, electrical, transportation,...

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Morris South partners with Southern Virginia Center of Manufacturing Excellence

August 18, 2015

Morris South, a division of Morris Group Inc., has formally partnered with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and The SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence (SoVA CME), located in South Boston, Va., to support the advancement of manufacturing in Virginia and surrounding states....

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Houghton Intl. announces addition to international executive leadership

August 17, 2015

Houghton Intl. Inc., Valley Forge, Pa., a provider of metalworking fluids and services, has appointed Marcello Boldrini as senior vice president of Houghton Intl. and president of Global Metals. In this newly created position, he assumes global leadership of the company’s specialty product lines...

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Oberg Industries breaks ground on expansion project in Pennsylvania

August 17, 2015

Oberg Industries, a contract manufacturer of precision metal components, tooling, and stamping assemblies, has started construction of a multifunction facility on its Sarver, Pa., campus. The expansion will give the firm more than 80,000 sq. ft. of additional floor space to expand its...

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