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Three igus products win iF Design Awards

February 27, 2014

Three products manufactured by igus®, East Providence, R.I., have received the iF Design Award, which recognizes products with a high degree of invention, design quality, material, ergonomics, functionality, and environmental compatibility. The R4.1 Energy Tube provides cable protection in...

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Force Control Industries takes clutch/brake technology demonstrations on the road

February 27, 2014

Force Control Industries Inc., a manufacturer of oil-shear clutches and brakes in Fairfield, Ohio, is taking its traveling roadshow to the western U.S. and Canada from April to August 2014 to demonstrate the technology to engineering, maintenance, and plant management teams. The route will...

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Manufacturing software updated

February 27, 2014

GE Intelligent Platforms has updated its Proficy® Manufacturing software suite. New capabilities have been added to the company’s Proficy OEE, Plant Applications, Scheduler, Open Enterprise, Vision, Datamart, and Tracker software applications, as well as Proficy for Manufacturing Discrete....

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Compact, nontoxic emitters form protective coating on metal surfaces

February 27, 2014

Cortec®’s EcoSonic VpC®105 emitters, powered by NANO-VpCI®, are designed to provide corrosion protection for metal components and parts in nonventilated control boxes, cabinets, and toolboxes up to 5 cu. ft. The compact, nontoxic plasic emitters feature a breathable Tyvek®...

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NN appoints general manager for V-S Products Division

February 27, 2014

NN Inc., a manufacturer of metal bearing and precision metal components in Johnson City, Tenn., has hired Eric Schriver as general manager of its recently acquired V-S Products Division, a manufacturer of precision metal components with operations in Wheeling, Ill., and Juarez, Mexico. His...

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Bosch Community Fund awards nearly $45,000 to Wisconsin schools for STEM projects

February 26, 2014

The Bosch Community Fund (BCF), in conjunction with leadership at Bosch’s New Richmond and Shell Lake, Wis., facilities, has awarded almost $45,000 to two school districts to support nine projects, all of which are designed to allow students to apply their learning in science, technology,...

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Obamacare and the workforce

February 26, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Obamacare is having a big impact on the workforce, one that's estimated to result in 2.5 million workers leaving their jobs by 2024.

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President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes

February 26, 2014

President Obama has announced the establishment of two new manufacturing innovation institutes led by the Department of Defense, supported by a $140 million federal commitment combined with more than $140 million in nonfederal resources. The Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing...

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MMI partners with Grupo Prodensa to distribute manufacturing equipment in U.S., Mexico

February 25, 2014

Machinery Marketing International (MMI), a distributor of CNC metalworking and fabricating machinery in Chicago, has announced its partnership with Grupo Prodensa, a Mexico-based organization that establishes and develops business relations between Mexico and foreign markets. In addition to an...

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Jensen Maritime selected to design some of first LNG bunker barges in U.S.

February 25, 2014

Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, has been awarded a contract to design some of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barges in the U.S. for customer LNG America LLC, a Houston-based LNG fuel supply and distribution...

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From the Web 2.25.14

February 25, 2014 | By Vicki Bell

Highlights for fabricators from content published on the Web during the past week.

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Ohio State, University of Michigan join forces with EWI to open research institute near Detroit

February 25, 2014

The Ohio State University and EWI, both of Columbus, Ohio, are teaming up with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., to run a $148 million, high-tech manufacturing research institute near Detroit. The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Canton, Mich.,...

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Catalyst Connection extends honors to All-Clad Metalcrafters, Accutrex Products

February 24, 2014

Catalyst Connection, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit economic development organization that provides services to regional manufacturers, has presented awards to All-Clad Metalcrafters, Canonsburg, Pa., and Accutrex Products, Southpointe, Pa. All-Clad Metalcrafters, a producer of bonded cookware,...

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Metl-Span opens seventh manufacturing facility

February 24, 2014

Metl-Span®, a division of NCI Group Inc., has opened its seventh manufacturing facility devoted to the production of the company’s Envolution™ line of architectural insulated metal panels and custom fabrication. The 109,000-sq.-ft. plant, located in Colonial Heights, Va., is a LEED®...

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Arnprior to expand operations in New York

February 24, 2014

Arnprior Rapid Mfg. Solutions Inc., a fabricated metal product manufacturer, has announced plans to remain in Rochester, N.Y., rather than move operations to Tennessee and Connecticut, investing $3.68 million in new technology and equipment. The renovation is expected to add 30 new jobs. The...

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