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Kennametal Foundation announces 2016 scholarship winners

May 16, 2016

The Kennametal Foundation, Pittsburgh, has announced five winners of its 2016 Kennametal Foundation Scholarship Program in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Each winner receives a $2,000 award renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study that they can use at any...

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FABTECH Mexico 2016 brought best of manufacturing to Mexico City

May 16, 2016

FABTECH® Mexico, the leading manufacturing event in Latin America for metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries, brought the latest innovations in manufacturing to Mexico City’s Centro Banamex on May 4-6, 2016. The three-day show broke attendance records, welcoming more than...

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Arcam delivers 3-D printer to Alcoa facility in Texas

May 16, 2016

Mölndal, Sweden-based Arcam has delivered a Q20plus 3-D printer to Alcoa’s Austin, Texas, facility. Alcoa will use the machine—Arcam’s largest, fastest 3-D printer—to help meet increasing demand for complex 3-D parts for aerospace. The unit prints parts directly from a 3-D computer...

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Robotics, IoT essential to spur growth in U.S. manufacturing, says report

May 13, 2016

The “2016 Industrial Manufacturing Trends Report,” published by PwC, asserts that investments in technology are essential for the growth of the U.S. manufacturing sector and especially important in fast-evolving industries. Innovation is building a “data-driven factory of the future with...

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Tag Mfg. plans $15 million expansion

May 13, 2016

Tag Mfg. has announced plans for a $15 million expansion that will create about 200 jobs over the next five years. The company manufactures steel subassemblies for the construction, industrial, and agriculture markets and fabricates heavy equipment and ground-engaging tools. The expansion will...

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Joy Global closes Milwaukee facility

May 13, 2016

Joy Global, a manufacturer of mining equipment located in Milwaukee, has permanently closed its welding and heavy fabrication operations there. The facility was idled in November 2015. The closure eliminates 130 jobs. The remainder of the company’s operations in Milwaukee are not affected by...

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PCX Aerostructures taps skilled engineering resources with internship program

May 12, 2016

PCX Aerostructures LLC, Newington, Conn., has announced it is again partnering with Central Connecticut State University to provide paid internships to mechanical engineering students as part of a continued focus on fostering interest in aerospace manufacturing. A PCX internship gives students...

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Dennen Steel announces staff additions

May 11, 2016

Dennen Steel Corp., a steel parts manufacturing firm in Grand Rapids, Mich., has named Kelly Boeve as CFO. He has 30 years of financial, accounting, and operations experience, including a position as senior corporate financial adviser with DWH LLC. The firm has hired Jamie Natter as director...

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Egan named to 101 Best and Brightest list for 10th year

May 10, 2016

Mechanical contractor and fabricator Andy J. Egan Co. (Egan), Grand Rapids, Mich., has been named for the 10th consecutive year to West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For list. This year the company also earned the Compensation, Benefits & Employee Solutions elite award....

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LMI Aerospace to expand in Missouri

May 10, 2016

LMI Aerospace Inc., a provider of design and aftermarket engineering services and supplier of structural assemblies, kits, and components to the aerospace and defense markets, has announced plans to expand its Washington, Mo., facility. "Our near-term focus remains optimizing our operations and...

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DMDII issues $12 million in applied R&D awards

May 10, 2016

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration in Chicago, has issued seven national applied R&D and demonstration awards. These projects address several digital manufacturing and design topics, including augmented reality (AR) for use on manufacturing...

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Florida exemption for manufacturing machinery and equipment made permanent

May 10, 2016

Dallas-based global tax services firm Ryan has reported that the Florida Legislature has passed House Bill 7099, which makes permanent the existing sales and use tax exemption of certain manufacturing machinery and equipment. This exemption was scheduled to expire April 30, 2017. The bill, which...

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Dana to build axle manufacturing facility in Ohio

May 10, 2016

Dana Holding Corp. has announced plans to open a high-tech axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio. The company will expand a recently constructed 100,000-sq.-ft. facility on the property to nearly 300,000 sq. ft. Over the next few years, the firm plans to invest about $70 million and employ...

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Caterpillar announces closure of five more plants

May 10, 2016

Heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., based in Peoria, Ill., has announced it will close five more factories in reaction to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide. The closures will eliminate 820 jobs. In 2017 the Oxford, Miss., plant, with 240 employees stamping...

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Manufacturing technology orders grew in March, but outlook remains flat

May 9, 2016

The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) report for March 2016 showed that orders grew 36.9 percent compared to the previous month, according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. However, orders still were down 11.8 percent compared to March 2015 and are 15.0 percent...

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