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J.L. Becker names sales rep for South

July 21, 2015

J.L. Becker Co., a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company and manufacturer of industrial heat-treating equipment based in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Keith Lloyd as sales representative for the southern U.S., including Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Lloyd began his career in 1983 selling...

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Cadence celebrates 30 years in business

July 21, 2015

Staunton, Va.-based Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer serving the medical, life science, and industrial markets, marks 30 years in business in 2015. The company, originally founded as Specialty Blades in 1985 by engineer Martin Lightsey, was developed with the concept of combining CNC and razor...

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Horizon releases corporate video

July 20, 2015

Horizon, East Dundee, Ill., has released the first video in a new series introducing the inner workings of the metal stampings manufacturer. Each film will highlight one of the company’s capabilities. The company plans to release a new video every four to eight weeks, as well as a series of...

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Society of Women Engineers names president

July 20, 2015

The Society of Women Engineers, Chicago, has named Colleen Layman, vice president and power-water management director of HDR, as president. A registered professional engineer, Layman has 20 years of experience in engineering, and she has been involved with SWE more than 15 years. She is...

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Anchor Fabrication acquires Abby Mfg.

July 20, 2015

Anchor Fabrication LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas-based metal fabricator serving the rail, industrial, heavy truck, oil and gas, and logistics industries, has announced the acquisition of Abby Mfg., a metal fabrication business based in Walnut, Miss. From three facilities in Mississippi, Abby serves...

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Isel Inc. expands to Ohio

July 20, 2015

Lubricant manufacturer Isel Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio. The facility provides local distribution to customers in the Northeast and Midwest. The lubricants are formulated, blended, and packaged at both facilities via the...

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Titan Metal Worx certified to ISO 9001:2008

July 16, 2015

Machining and fabrication services provider Titan Metal Worx, Fort Wayne, Ind., has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification. The scope of the compliance registration includes the design and manufacture of burn plates, machined components, wire harnesses, and fabricated weldments. The scope of...

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Matheson to build second air separation unit in Los Angeles area

July 16, 2015

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Matheson has announced plans to build a second large-capacity air separation unit (ASU) in the Los Angeles area. The company is a provider of industrial, welding, and safety supplies; medical, specialty, and electronic gases; gas-handling equipment; purification systems;...

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GM invests $1.4 billion in Arlington, Texas, plant upgrades

July 16, 2015

In its largest single plant investment in the U.S. this year, General Motors has announced it will invest $1.4 billion in improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant, Arlington, Texas, for the production of full-size SUVs. The investment allows the plant to be reconfigured with a new paint...

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Zontec hires sales and marketing leaders

July 15, 2015

Cincinnati-based Zontec Inc., an international developer of SPC software, has added David Kennard as sales manager and Travis Nipper as marketing manager. Kennard has more than 10 years of sales experience in various industries including transportation and construction and more than six years of...

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Wallover Oil hires chemist

July 15, 2015

Wallover Oil Co., a Strongsville, Ohio-based producer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has hired Michael Wojtalewicz as chemist. He served most recently as an analytical lab senior technician at BASF. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Baldwin Wallace...

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De-Sta-Co consolidates U.S. manufacturing operations

July 15, 2015

De-Sta-Co, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced it will consolidate several U.S. manufacturing operations for its workholding and automation products to a new site in Mount Juliet, Tenn. Consolidation will occur in multiple phases over the next 18 to 24 months. It includes phasing out...

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Vance Metal marks 135 years in business

July 14, 2015

Geneva, N.Y.-based Vance Metal, a large-capacity metal fabricator and weld shop, celebrates 135 years of business in 2015. The company was founded Aug. 7, 1880, when James R. Vance started Vance Boiler Works with a newly patented boiler. The company made its first winery tank in the early 1990s...

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Remy to be acquired by BorgWarner

July 14, 2015

Remy Intl. Inc., Pendleton, Ind., has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BorgWarner Inc., a provider of powertrain components and systems. Remy Intl. is a manufacturer, remanufacturer, and distributor of alternators, starter motors, and electric traction motors for the automotive...

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Schaefer Ventilation releases video about confined-space ventilators

July 14, 2015

Schaefer Ventilation Equipment, Sauk Rapids, Minn., a manufacturer of ventilation and thermal comfort products, has released a sales video for Americ® confined-space ventilators. The video, available at www.schaeferventilation.com/products/americ-confined-space-ventilators/, demonstrates...

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