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Vincennes University, Hurco partner to provide students with machining technology

September 20, 2013

Hurco Companies Inc., an Indianapolis company that designs and manufactures computerized metal cutting machines, and Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, have formed a partnership to advance manufacturing education in Indiana. Students pursuing a degree in precision machining technology...

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Bold moves during the Great Recession

Bold moves during the Great Recession

September 19, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Five years ago, Dane Manufacturing, a small fabricator and stamper in Dane, Wis., made a bold move. As the credit market was freezing, Troy Berg, company president, began looking for a bolt-on acquisition. That bold move paid off. Read the article.

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Waukesha Metal Products receives Seven Seals Award - TheFabricator.com

Waukesha Metal Products receives Seven Seals Award

September 19, 2013

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a volunteer agency of the U.S. Dept. of Defense, has presented the Seven Seals Award to Waukesha® Metal Products, a metal forming manufacturer in Sussex, Wis. The award recognizes the company's ongoing support of the men and women who serve...

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HGG Profiling Equipment launches online resource

September 19, 2013

HGG Profiling Equipment, Charleston, S.C., has announced the launch of www.pressurevesselcutting.com, an online resource for manufacturers and fabricators of pressure vessels. The site addresses typical problems associated with manufacturing and fabricating pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and...

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Midsize manufacturers expect revenue gains to continue for the rest of 2013

September 19, 2013

Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers based in Chicago, has released the findings of its 12th semiannual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for the rest of 2013. The results show continued optimism about revenues...

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Daimler Vans Mfg. expanding in South Carolina

September 19, 2013

Daimler Vans Mfg. has announced plans to expand its existing van assembly plant in Ladson, S.C. The $4.6 million expansion, which will include building improvements and assembly line changes, is expected to generate at least 60 new jobs. It is expected to be completed by 2018. The company, a...

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Bend-IT Inc. adds heat coil fabrication services

September 19, 2013

Bend-IT Inc., Houston, has announced the addition of new services for heat coil fabrication. All fabrication services remain in-house. The company's design team meets with customers to learn more about their specific needs. Factors such as metal thickness and density, type of metal, and curvature...

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Advance Welding celebrates 35th anniversary

September 19, 2013

Advance Welding, West Springfield, Mass., marks its 35th year in business in 2013. The company supplies welding and brazing services to the aerospace, defense, marine, medical, and power generation industries. The company is Nadcap-accredited with merit for fusion welding, resistance welding, and...

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Self-clinching nuts suitable for restrictive design envelopes - TheFabricator.com

Self-clinching nuts suitable for restrictive design envelopes

September 19, 2013

PEM® type SMPS™ self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering® are suitable for fastening in ultrathin metal sheet applications in which design envelopes may be restrictive and space for attachment hardware may be limited. Installing permanently in steel or aluminum metal sheets as...

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Research shows technology is transforming manufacturing

September 18, 2013

At a time when technological innovations offer new growth opportunities for the manufacturing sector, a lack of talent from rising generations threatens its future vitality, according to Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research from ThomasNet.com®, New York City. The annual survey of more than...

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Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi - TheFabricator.com

Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi

September 18, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software for the metals industry in Miñano, Spain, has formed a distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corp., Japan, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The agreement will lead to the...

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Amerlux unveils plans for new manufacturing facility

September 18, 2013

Planning a major expansion for early 2014, Amerlux will relocate its Fairfield, N.J., corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities to a new 190,000-sq.-ft. facility in Oakland, N.J. The company manufactures energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting for the retail, supermarket, and...

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TRUMPF to host Manufacturing Day tour

September 18, 2013

In celebration of national Manufacturing Day, Oct. 4, 2013, TRUMPF® Inc. will give visitors a firsthand view of manufacturing at its headquarters in Farmington, Conn. The company will provide a guided tour to highlight the process behind the production of its fabricating machinery, with a focus on...

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Ohio Laser appoints CEO - TheFabricator.com

Ohio Laser appoints COO

September 17, 2013

Ohio Laser, a fabricator of tube, sheet, and plate in Plain City, Ohio, has appointed Albert Wittkopp as chief operating officer. He previously served the Midwest Express Group of Companies, the U.S. subsidiaries of Honda Logistics, where he held executive positions including officer and...

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Two sponsors join Manufacturing Day 2013

September 17, 2013

IHS GlobalSpec, Englewood, Colo., and Kelly Services, Troy, Mich., have joined the roster of Manufacturing Day 2013 sponsors at the Silver and Bronze levels, respectively. Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by...

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