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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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Inventor designs cart for maneuvering welding cylinders

August 14, 2013

Thomas J. Henderson has invented the patented Tank Cart, which received a gold medal at INPEX 2011. The cart is designed to secure and maneuver heavy welding cylinders to help increase worker safety. Henderson currently is looking for an investor to help manufacture the cart and get it to market....

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GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia - TheFabricator.com

GE Appliances expands operations in Georgia

August 14, 2013

GE Appliances has completed an expansion at its cooking products plant, Roper Corp., in LaFayette, Ga., adding a 1,100-ton power press for producing metal parts for a new line of wall ovens. The company has invested $88 million to support the new wall oven line and to update the free-standing...

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Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees - TheFabricator.com

Super Steel opens on-site health clinic for employees

August 14, 2013

Super Steel has opened a new on-site clinic, Paladina Health, for employees enrolled in the company-sponsored health plan. It provides employees with 24/7 access to health care. Employees can see a primary care physician during their work shift without having to use their personal time and make...

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Dust collector's cleaning system prevents redeposit of dust on filters

August 14, 2013

RoboVent has introduced the new Fusion 3 series of fume and dust collectors. The all-in-one collector is completely assembled and doesn't require any additional parts or equipment to be operational. With two connections — electrical and compressed air — the collector is designed for welding,...

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Air-actuated nozzle assemblies feature universal mounting - TheFabricator.com

Air-actuated nozzle assemblies feature universal mounting

August 14, 2013

Bex Inc. has introduced a new series of universal-mount nozzle assemblies, available in both T-tip and atomizing configurations. In a multinozzle line, the universal mounting system allows individual nozzles to be removed for quick-disconnect maintenance or replacement. The nozzles are affixed...

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Millerbernd Mfg. Co. earns ASME certification

August 13, 2013

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), under Section VIII, Division 1, has awarded U and R Stamp certification to Millerbernd Mfg. Co., Winsted, Minn. This accreditation signifies that the company has met the standards of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code and permits the company to...

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Valew to expand in Texas

August 13, 2013

Valew has announced plans to expand with a truck manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Fla. The California-based company will build three 20,000-sq.-ft. buildings over the next three years. The expansion will create 250 jobs, with hiring expected to begin in spring 2014....

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Concept Systems hires sales manager

August 13, 2013

Concept Systems Inc., an industrial systems integrator with offices in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and North Carolina, has hired Michael Lindley as its new sales manager. His duties include developing, managing, and growing the sales team; working within target markets to define the company's...

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McGregor Metalworking Companies appoints president

August 13, 2013

McGregor Metalworking Companies, Springfield, Ohio, has named Tom Wright as president of its five facilities. Wright has spent his career in manufacturing, specifically with Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive market. Having served most recently as plant director of Gestamp Automocion in Alabama,...

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FabSuite, Novaranda form steel fabrication software partnership

August 13, 2013

Steel fabrication software provider FabSuite, Williamsburg, Va., and Novaranda, a developer of hybrid-cloud technology in Venlo, Netherlands, have teamed up to develop application software for steel fabricators. According to FabSuite, the partnership will allow cloud delivery of its software...

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Educational welding posters updated, released in color - TheFabricator.com

Educational welding posters updated, released in color

August 13, 2013

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology has updated its 13-poster set of educational posters and released them in color versions. The posters, laminated with an easy-to-clean coating, measure 35 in. wide by 23 in. high. Poster topics include types of welds, SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, plasma arc...

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Compression latch designed for high-vibration environments

August 12, 2013

Dirak has introduced the 1-067 compression latch, designed for applications that require quick, secure locking in high-vibration environments. The latch provides a compression range of 0.276 in. for environmental gasket sealing and helps reduce noise and rattle caused by vibration. It has a...

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