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AirGuide to move manufacturing from Mexico to Mississippi

August 28, 2012

AirGuide has announced plans to consolidate its Mexico and Houston operations into a new manufacturing facility in Clarksdale, Miss. The $720,000 project will create 40 full-time jobs. The Hialeah, Fla.-based company manufactures aluminum grilles, registers, and diffusers for the HVAC industry and...

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Mechanical Designs of Virginia adds turret punch press

August 28, 2012

Mechanical Designs of Virginia Inc., Stuart, Va., has installed an HP1500 Tailift CNC turret punch press. It has a punch capacity of 30 tons and can handle sheet sizes of 60 by 120 in. The addition of the machine to the company's existing TRUMPF® and Weidemann punches and TRUMPF laser has...

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Software facilitates inspection, part verification - TheFabricator.com

Software facilitates inspection, part verification

August 27, 2012

Verisurf Software Inc. has released Verisurf version 6 software. The new Windows® 7, 64-bit release includes features for in-process inspection, portable inspection, tool building, CATIA® interoperability, and 3-D scanning and reverse engineering. The software is used with 3-D scanners...

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Sewon America to add 150 jobs in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Sewon America Inc., an auto manufacturing supplier in LaGrange, Ga., has announced plans for a $10 million expansion, adding 150 new jobs. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The plant, which provides metal stamping for a variety of automotive parts, currently employs...

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Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor partners with community college to train welders

August 27, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication – SOO Tractor, an OEM in Sioux City, Iowa, has partnered with Western Iowa Tech Community College to help fill its hiring needs for the welding department. The company offers entry-level welding jobs with 50 hours of instruction through the college's customized welding...

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Manufacturers launch ad campaign in Ohio on impact of government regulations

August 27, 2012

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has launched a television ad campaign throughout Ohio highlighting the negative impact of government regulations on manufacturers and small businesses. The ad campaign features Dayton-area manufacturer and NAM member Staub Mfg....

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ETM Mfg. named to Inc.'s fast-growing companies list

August 27, 2012

ETM Mfg., Littleton, Mass., a provider of custom, precision sheet metal and machined components, has earned a spot on the Inc. 500|5000 list. In its second consecutive appearance on the annual barometer of fast-growing entrepreneurial companies, ETM ranked No. 53 among manufacturing companies...

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Coxreels moves, expands operations

August 27, 2012

Coxreels, a manufacturer of industrial-grade hose, cord, and cable reels, has moved to a larger facility in Tempe, Ariz. The new facility has 50 percent more square footage than the company's previous plant. The facility features an updated lobby and reception area and newly constructed,...

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Auto industry supplier voestalpine to open in Georgia

August 27, 2012

Automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, will build a $62 million manufacturing facility near Cartersville, Ga., creating 220 jobs. The plant will provide pressed parts in the body-in-white segment, as well as structural components. Part of the...

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BEPeterson achieves ISO 9001:2008 certification

August 22, 2012

BEPeterson, Avon, Mass., has announced that its quality management system has been certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008. The company provides metal fabrication services....

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Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals - TheFabricator.com

Flexible industrial vacuum hose resists chemicals

August 22, 2012

Flexaust® MG-series all-purpose industrial vacuum hose is available in two materials for a variety of fluid handling, ventilation, and material handling or evacuation applications. The flexible, lightweight, chemical-resistant hose is available in PVC and polyurethane versions or blended...

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Parmatech receives ISO 9001:2008 certification for Rhode Island facility

August 21, 2012

ATW Companies, a provider of custom-manufactured metal components and services, has announced that its East Providence, R.I.-based Parmatech Corp. subsidiary has received ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. The three-year certificate covers the manufacture of powder...

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ATC Venture Group to acquire K-W Mfg.

August 21, 2012

ATC Venture Group Inc. (ATC), Minnetonka, Minn., has announced an agreement with K-W Mfg. Co. to purchase from K-W certain assets, including equipment, contracts, and good-will in consideration, as well as a royalty agreement of 5 percent of sales of the K-W product line for each of the next five...

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Fabricating software customizable for user requirements

August 20, 2012

Wittlock Eng. has released the latest version of WE-CIM Advanced Fabrication software. Version 20 allows users to manipulate the software to their requirements, including automatic true-shape nesting with drag and drop capability, reporting, tool-path optimization, customizable shape library, and...

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Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers - TheFabricator.com

Cart spins for unloading of bulk containers

August 15, 2012

Kinetic Technologies Inc. has developed a low-profile cart that spins on its own length to simplify the unloading of bulk containers filled with large items. The six-wheeled cart measures 6.5 in. high from floor to deck and has a 50- by 50-in. usable deck area. Additional features include a...

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