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Matheson launches Remote Operations Center

May 15, 2015

Matheson, Basking Ridge, N.J., has opened its Remote Operations Center (ROC) at its office location in Irving, Texas. The company is a provider of industrial, welding, and safety supplies; medical, specialty, and electronic gases; gas-handling equipment; purification systems; engineering and gas...

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Altair Partner Alliance offers welding simulation

May 14, 2015

Altair, Troy, Mich., has announced that GeonX S.A. has joined the Altair Partner Alliance (APA), bringing access to Virfac® welding simulation software to HyperWorks® users. The software can predict residual distortions encountered by a part during the manufacturing process, as well as...

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Survey reports cloud emerging as innovation platform for manufacturing

May 14, 2015

Plex, a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, has announced the results of a survey examining the use of technology by more than 130 manufacturing organizations. The first “Plex State of Manufacturing Technology Study” finds a host of emerging technologies converging on the shop floor to...

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The Metal Shop announces equipment upgrades

May 14, 2015

The Metal Shop, a custom metal fabricator based in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., has announced several upgrades to its capabilities. The company has acquired a used MG CNC plate roll and upgraded the CNC; upgraded its current robotic welding cell to a Fronius welding unit; upgraded the software and...

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Moffitt Corp. names west region sales manager

May 14, 2015

Moffitt Corp. Inc., a provider of industrial ventilation systems based in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., has named Gabe Cansler as west region sales manager. He leads sales activity and representative relations from his office in Denver. Cansler, a graduate of Missouri State University, is...

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JDSU signs agreement with Amada to purchase preferred stock of subsidiary

May 14, 2015

JDSU, Milpitas, Calif., has signed a definitive agreement with Amada Holdings Co. Ltd. of Japan, a manufacturer of machine tools for metal fabrication, to purchase up to $40 million of preferred stock of a subsidiary of Lumentum Holdings Inc., the publicly traded company that will result from the...

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Ultratech celebrates 20th anniversary

May 13, 2015

Ultratech Inc., Bloomingdale, Ill., marks 20 years in business in 2015. The precision sheet metal fabrication job shop started in a small shop in Wood Dale, Ill., in...

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Sciaky launches website to highlight 3-D printing systems

May 13, 2015

Chicago-based Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI), has launched a new website at www.sciaky.com that features an expanded lineup of new metal 3-D printing systems based on its electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) technology. The expanded lineup of...

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MIT Professional Education launches Rapid Prototyping Technology short course

May 12, 2015

MIT Professional Education has added a new course, Rapid Prototyping Technology, to its lineup of short programs. Running July 20-24, 2015, on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Mass., the course will provide participants hands-on exposure to processes commonly used to fabricate prototypes rapidly....

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Winnebago Towables to expand in Indiana

May 12, 2015

Winnebago Towables has announced plans to expand its operations in Middlebury, Ind., creating up to 150 new jobs by 2019. The company, which is a subsidiary of Forest City, Iowa-based Winnebago Industries Inc., invested about $5.4 million to purchase four previously leased facilities that cover...

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NJMEP launches MarketShift initiative to assist defense contractors

May 12, 2015

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. (NJMEP), Cedar Knolls, N.J., has partnered with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)/New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), and the federal government to launch an initiative program. The program, called MarketShift, was developed...

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Volvo Cars selects South Carolina for first U.S. factory

May 12, 2015

Volvo Cars, Rockleigh, N.J., will build its first U.S. factory in Berkeley County, S.C., investing up to $500 million in a facility that can produce up to 100,000 cars per year. Construction will begin in early autumn 2015, with the first vehicles expected to roll off the assembly line in 2018....

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AT&F earns AISC certification

May 11, 2015

Large-scale metal fabricator AT&F has been certified by the American Institute of Skilled Construction (AISC) to perform work on a variety of bridge projects requiring an AISC-certified contractor. The company received the certification following a series of audits and document reviews to ensure...

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Balluff appoints president/CEO

May 11, 2015

Sensor provider Balluff Inc., Florence, Ky., has appointed Tony Canonaco as president effective immediately and as CEO effective Aug. 1. Kent Howard, previous president and CEO, is transitioning into retirement and will move into the role of adviser to the president and board of directors....

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AMT VP receives NCDMM’s Lawrence J. Rhoades Award

May 11, 2015

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced that Vice President – Strategic Planning Paul Warndorf has been selected by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) for the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award. Rhodes was a former chairman of the...

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