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Nissan breaks ground on supplier park in Mississippi

August 22, 2013

Nissan has expanded its U.S. manufacturing footprint by breaking ground on a new supplier park at the company’s Canton, Miss., vehicle assembly plant. The project will support more than 800 jobs, including an expected 400 newly created supplier jobs and 400 employees that Nissan has hired since...

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Manufacturing Leadership Council announces new critical-issues agenda

August 22, 2013

The Manufacturing Leadership Council | Frost & Sullivan, Mountain View, Calif., a global business network for senior industrial executives, has announced a new critical-issues agenda for 2013-2014. This "Agenda for Progress" identifies the most vital issues facing the global manufacturing...

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Manufacturers, unions agree on Keystone XL

August 22, 2013

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., which represents more than 12 million men and women who make things in the U.S., has joined with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), which represents nearly 500 local union chapters in the U.S and Canada, to...

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Kimberly-Clark to help fund training for USA World Skills competitor in welding

August 22, 2013

The Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wis., has donated $10,000 to support the American Welding Society's (AWS's) USA Training for International Welders Competition (World Skills). Following each biennial national welding skills competition, an individual is selected to represent the U.S. in the...

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Honda announces plan for additional $215 million investment in Ohio

August 22, 2013

Honda has announced it will invest about $215 million in its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to add new power train technologies, a technical training center, a heritage center that highlights the company’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services LLC...

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GM to invest another $167 million in Tennessee for new vehicles

August 22, 2013

General Motors has announced plans to spend $350 million for new vehicles to be produced at its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant. The new investment adds $167 million to a previously announced $183 million pledge and is expected to create or retain about 1,800 jobs. The new investment is for...

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Barcode tracking suite integrated to ERP systems

August 22, 2013

Dynamic Systems Inc. has announced the integration of the Checkmate barcode tracking suite to ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics. According to the manufacturer, it takes less than a minute to scan a barcode and track products through the production line. Production information required for...

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All-steel storage reels hold long lengths of wrappable materials - TheFabricator.com

All-steel storage reels hold long lengths of wrappable materials

August 22, 2013

Coxreels® has announced the release of its new large-capacity, all-steel storage reels designed to hold wrappable material for storage, transport, and safe operation. The reels come without swivels and risers for storage purposes and feature heavy-duty spun and ribbed discs with rolled...

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Oval tubular handles available in two finishes - TheFabricator.com

Oval tubular handles available in two finishes

August 22, 2013

J.W. Winco Inc. offers series GN 334 aluminum oval tubular handles in inch and metric sizes. The RoHS-compliant handles are made of aluminum, with either a black powder-coated textured finish or matte natural anodized finish. Handle legs are zinc die-cast with a black powder-coated finish or...

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Caster carries up to 5 tons - TheFabricator.com

Caster carries up to 5 tons

August 22, 2013

Hamilton Caster has introduced the new Enhanced Precision Super Duty (EPSD) series 5-ton caster. Its 0.5-in.-thick forged steel mounting plate measures 6.5 in. wide by 7.5 in. long. The 0.375-in.-thick by 4-in.-wide legs are formed and robotically welded to a 6.25-in.-dia. forged steel ring....

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Ed Barr

Interview with Ed Barr, author of Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication

August 19, 2013 | By Vicki Bell

What prompted educator Ed Barr to write a book about sheet metal fabrication? Find the answer and more about the book in this Q&A.

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IBISWorld updates global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry market research report

August 15, 2013

Industry research firm IBISWorld, Los Angeles, has updated a report on the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry. According to the report, the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry remained profitable during the recent recession thanks to strong demand from emerging...

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Connecticut Spring & Stamping establishes in-house apprenticeship program

August 15, 2013

Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has developed its own in-house apprenticeship program to train enough skilled workers to meet its capacity and continue to grow the...

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Chrysler Group to invest $52 million in Michigan engine plants

August 15, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced it will invest $52 million in its engine plants in Trenton and Dundee, Mich., to increase capacity of the Tigershark engine, creating nearly 298 new positions at the Trenton plant. Trenton North will receive $11.5 million to add an assembly...

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Kayser Automotive to open manufacturing plant in Kentucky

August 15, 2013

Kayser Automotive Systems, based in Germany, has announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Fulton, Ky. The facility will produce parts for automotive engines and fuel tanks. The company is expected to invest $17.5 million in the project, which will create 121 new jobs....

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