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DENSO invests in Battle Creek, Mich., plant, receives grant for training

July 13, 2016

Global auto supplier DENSO is investing more than $37 million in machinery and equipment to expand automation at its DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc. (DMMI) facility in Battle Creek. The investment supports localization of component manufacturing for several customers. The Michigan Strategic...

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Workshops For Warriors receives Motorola foundation grant

July 12, 2016

San Diego-based Workshops For Warriors, a nonprofit school empowering veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training and certification, has received a grant for $40,000 as part of the Innovation Generation Grant program from the Motorola Solutions...

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Arcam subsidiary secures financing for new powder manufacturing plant

July 12, 2016

Additive manufacturing equipment supplier Arcam AB, Mölndal, Sweden, has announced that its powder manufacturing subsidiary AP&C in Montreal has established a financing arrangement with Investissement Quebec to build a new powder plant. The plant is intended to allow the company to address the...

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MSC executive vice chairman/former CEO dies

July 12, 2016

MSC Industrial Supply Co. has announced that Executive Vice Chairman/and former Chief Executive Officer David Sandler died July 11 at the age of 59 from pancreatic cancer. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of David," said MSC President and CEO Erik Gershwind. "His accomplishments at MSC were...

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Toolots unveils headquarters and expanded warehouse

July 12, 2016

Toolots Inc., a provider of factory-direct industrial machinery, tools, and technology, has unveiled its headquarters in Cerritos, Calif. The recently renovated and expanded 114,000-sq.-ft. facility features a large warehouse and a showroom for equipment display. The headquarters will be...

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MFG.com hires chief marketing officer

July 12, 2016

MFG.com, Marietta, Ga., an online manufacturing marketplace, has hired Chris Mitchell as chief marketing officer (CMO). Mitchell is experienced in digital and e-commerce marketing, especially in building online applications and marketplaces. He founded or co-founded several Internet startups and...

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Norsk Titanium to build industrial-scale aerospace additive manufacturing plant in New York

July 11, 2016

Norsk Titanium AS, a supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, has announced that the state of New York, in partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has placed an order for an initial lot of the company’s patented MERKE IV™ Rapid Plasma...

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Marlin Steel reinvests in workforce, adds new automation tools

July 11, 2016

Baltimore-based custom steel wire form manufacturer Marlin Steel has added an Ultimat UMW-100 wire and strip forming and welding machine to its factory. This machine represents the single largest investment in factory automation that the company has made since 2014, when it acquired the IDEAL MFDC...

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Houghton International acquires Wallover Enterprises

July 11, 2016

Houghton International Inc. has acquired Wallover Enterprises, a North American metalworking fluid and industrial lubricant manufacturer with headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio. Wallover produces and sells a diverse portfolio of fluid products into industrial end markets throughout the U.S. and...

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Meritor donates $20,000 to train service dog for disabled veteran

July 11, 2016

Meritor, a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, and aftermarket products for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, has donated $20,000 to sponsor training of Bull, a German shepherd puppy that one day will be a service dog for a disabled Michigan veteran. Named after Meritor's iconic...

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Timken acquires Lovejoy Inc., names president

July 11, 2016

The Timken Company, North Canton, Ohio, has acquired Lovejoy Inc., a manufacturer of industrial couplings and universal joints. Based in Downers Grove, Ill., with additional locations in the U.S., Canada, and Germany, Lovejoy is recognized for its flexible coupling design and as the creator of...

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Sapa becomes Ford top supplier

July 11, 2016

Oslo, Norway-based Sapa’s aluminum extrusion plant in Cressona, Pa., has become one of the first in the industry to receive the Ford Motor Co.’s Q1 Award. A plaque presentation and flag-raising ceremony will be held July 20. Suppliers must meet a number of requirements before applying for...

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TRUMPF to build digitally connected demonstration facility in Chicago

July 6, 2016

Machine tool and laser manufacturer TRUMPF is building a demonstration factory in Chicago that is designed as a flexible, digitally connected production plant. The entire sheet metal process chain, from ordering of a sheet metal part to its design, production, and delivery, will be interconnected....

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Oven Industries relocates within Pennsylvania

July 6, 2016

Oven Industries, a provider of custom electronic temperature controllers and sensors for the aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, medical, and semiconductor markets, has announced its relocation from Mechanicsburg, Pa., to Camp Hill, Pa. The new facility gives the company 60 percent more...

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Roselle Tool and Die acquired by Englert

July 6, 2016

Roselle Tool and Die has been acquired by Englert Inc. The company, an Englert vendor for more than 40 years, has closed its doors in Roselle, N.J., and will open an expanded shop within Englert’s new manufacturing and office building in Perth Amboy, N.J. Roselle owner George Kaminski and...

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