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Donaldson Co. to close Iowa plant

November 17, 2014

Donaldson Co., Bloomington, Minn., has announced plans to close its muffler and exhaust product manufacturing plant in Grinnell, Iowa. The company cites declining demand for the products because of changing diesel emission regulations. The work will be moved to the company’s other plants,...

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Vertex Rail to add 1,300 jobs in North Carolina

November 17, 2014

Vertex Rail has announced plans to add 1,300 new jobs at the former Terex Crane facility in Wilmington, N.C. The company will manufacture rail tank cars to transport crude oil from North Dakota, Texas, and other energy-producing states. The company will hire assemblers and fitters, welders, and...

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Steelwind Industries acquires Universal Industries, Hall Steel

November 14, 2014

Steelwind Industries Inc., Oak Creek, Wis., has acquired fabricator Universal Industries LLC, Tomahawk, Wis., and Hall Steel Corp., a provider of heat-treating fabrication and flame cutting in Milwaukee. Steelwind Industries is a steel fabrication company providing products to the mining and...

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Schnitzer Steel receives Ethics Inside certification

November 14, 2014

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Portland, Ore., has announced that it has earned Ethics Inside® certification and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™ from The Ethisphere Institute, a provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. Recipients are recognized for...

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Optomec becomes Platinum-level member of America Makes

November 14, 2014

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Optomec, a global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3-D-printed metals and printed electronics, has become a Platinum-level member of America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII). The role, which includes a...

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Deere earns spot on 2014 global list of top companies for leadership

November 14, 2014

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has been selected 16th on the 2014 Global Top Companies for Leaders list, a comprehensive study by consulting firm Aon Hewitt that recognizes best-in-class management practices, especially in the area of leadership development. This marks the third consecutive time the...

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United Alloy launches new website

November 13, 2014

Serial production metal fabrication and powder coating company United Alloy Inc. (UAI), Janesville, Wis., has launched a new website at www.unitedalloy.com with a new global brand and image reflecting its reach into the OEM power-generation, construction, agriculture, and heavy equipment...

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Bosch Rexroth landing pages provide access to case studies, technical articles

November 13, 2014

Drive and control technology provider Bosch Rexroth Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has updated its U.S. website with individualized landing pages for nearly 50 articles related to drive and control technologies. The home page, located at www.boschrexroth-us.com/stories, features a user-friendly layout...

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Coldwater Machine Co. announces 2014-15 engineering scholarship recipients

November 13, 2014

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a builder of equipment for discrete manufacturing, has announced the recipients of its 2014-15 engineering scholarships totaling $12,000. They are administered through the Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) at the Lake Campus of Wright University....

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Metcam sends 100 employees to FABTECH

November 12, 2014

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has sent 100 employees to FABTECH® 2014, which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center this week. The company, which holds the distinction of having the most registrants from a single company...

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Eagle Mfg. announces expansion in West Virginia

November 11, 2014

Eagle Mfg. has announced the planned expansion of its operations in Wellsburg, W.Va. The $10 million project will include an expanded plastics warehouse, as well as a new metal fabrication...

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CCAT accepting applications for 2015 Manufacturing Technical Assistance Program

November 10, 2014

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT), East Hartford, Conn., is accepting applications for the 2015 Manufacturing Technical Assistance Program (MTAP) through Dec. 31, 2014. Manufacturing companies with less than 100 employees, including start-ups, are invited to submit project...

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J.L. Becker installs car bottom furnaces

November 10, 2014

J.L. Becker, a Gasbarre Furnace Group company in Plymouth, Mich., has installed two furnace systems for a domestic alloy manufacturer. The first is a retrofit of an existing 6- by 32- by 3-ft. car bottom furnace with a complete insulation reline, upgraded pulse-fired combustion system with...

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The Harris Products Group welcomes Sen. Rob Portman on Manufacturing Day

November 10, 2014

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, recently visited The Harris Products Group, Mason, Ohio, to observe Manufacturing Day. One of the reasons Portman selected the company for a visit was its recent award from IndustryWeek magazine as one of the Best Plants in North America. Portman talked about the...

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Felling Trailers announces personnel changes

November 10, 2014

Felling Trailers Inc., Sauk Centre, Minn., has announced three changes to its staff. Nathan Uphus, who was an inside trailer sales coordinator, now is Southeast territory manager. He joined the company in the final assembly department 16 years ago. Former Trailer Parts Sales Coordinator Jake...

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