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Manufacturing Institute president recognized in 100 Women Leaders in STEM

July 11, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute, Washington, D.C., has announced that its president, Jennifer McNelly, has been included in the inaugural 100 Women Leaders in STEM, a publication by STEMconnector™. The publication showcases the careers and initiatives of women leaders who are active role models for...

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Dover Hydraulics acquires Gross Welders and Fabricators, expands headquarters

July 11, 2012

Dover Hydraulics, a provider of comprehensive hydraulic service and repair in Dover, Ohio, has acquired Gross Welders and Fabricators, New Philadelphia, Ohio. The acquisition allows Dover Hydraulics to expand its in-house and portable welding capabilities and metal fabrication capabilities to serve...

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2012 manufacturing scholarship winners announced

July 10, 2012

Ten students seeking careers in manufacturing have earned $1,500 toward their trade school or community college education from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill. FMA's Outside Processors Council (OPC)...

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Gap Partners appoints general manager - TheFabricator.com

Gap Partners appoints general manager

July 10, 2012

Gap Partners Inc., Rabun Gap, Ga., has named Frank Cucchiara as general manager. He comes to the company from TSE Industries, where he recently started up Changzhou TSE Rubber and Plastic Products Manufacturing Co. in Changzhou, China, near Shanghai. He also has worked for Dosatron Intl.,...

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Atco opens plant in Idaho

July 10, 2012

Atco, based in Alberta, Canada, has opened a new plant in Pocatello, Idaho, creating 190 jobs. The plant builds modular workforce housing units to be shipped to oil and mining sites worldwide. "We expect to complete three units per day, once we are up and fully running," said David Cook, plant...

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Airbus to create aircraft assembly line in Alabama

July 10, 2012

Airbus has announced plans to create an A320 family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. The U.S. is the world's largest market for such single-aisle jetliners, the company reports, and is expected to retain that ranking for the next 20 years. "Airbus indeed has European roots, but we have...

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Wireless monitoring, alerting system allows fast response times for manufacturing plants - TheFabricator.com

Wireless monitoring, alerting system allows fast response times for manufacturing plants

July 10, 2012

Quick Talk™ RQT from Ritron Inc. is an industrial-grade radio transmitter with sensor inputs and voice recording storage that automatically alerts radio-equipped personnel when plant conditions change. This technology accepts inputs from up to four switches or sensors to monitor conditions...

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Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools - TheFabricator.com

Victor Technologies launches contest for welding students, schools

July 10, 2012

Victor Technologies™, a provider of cutting, welding, and gas control equipment in St. Louis, has announced its 2012 Innovation to Shape the World contest for students in welding and cutting programs at secondary and postsecondary schools. Three first- or second-year students will win...

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Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 5

July 9, 2012

To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, a group of public and private organizations has announced the launch of Manufacturing Day for Oct. 5, 2012. The effort is sponsored by...

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CNA Foundation donates $15,000 to NBT

July 9, 2012

The CNA Foundation, Chicago, today announced that it is donating $15,000 to Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), the educational foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), Rockford, Ill., in support of its summer manufacturing camps. The mission of NBT is to...

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Super Steel to host job fair

June 28, 2012

Super Steel, Milwaukee, will host a job fair on Saturday, July 14, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The company is hiring the following positions for all shifts: welders setup, welders craftsmen, laser operators, setup brake operators, and electromechanical assemblers. A signing bonus of up to $1,000 is...

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RealWeld Systems addresses skilled-welding-labor shortage

June 28, 2012

EWI, Columbus, Ohio, has founded a spinout company, RealWeld Systems Inc., to commercialize its welder training technology. The spinout company's flagship product, RealWeld Trainer™ is based on exclusive licenses of EWI's patent-pending technology that measures and scores critical motions...

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Website highlights lean manufacturing for job shops

June 28, 2012

The Ohio State University, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, has launched a website at http://pfast.ise.ohio-state.edu. The new site is designed to educate visitors about the JobshopLean concept. It offers a demo version of PFAST software for material flow analysis and includes the...

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Industrial Heater acquires Hi-Tech Fabricating

June 28, 2012

Industrial Heater Corp., a producer of heaters for industrial processing in Cheshire, Conn., has announced the acquisition of Hi-Tech Fabricating Inc., Wallingford, Conn., a maker of precision sheet metal assemblies. Hi-Tech Fabricating will relocate to the Cheshire plant in July. The acquisition...

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Linamar to expand in North Carolina

June 28, 2012

Linamar Corp., Guelph, Ont., a supplier of engine, transmission, and driveline components, will expand its manufacturing operations in Asheville, N.C., to supply precision-machined components for customers of its Industrial, Commercial and Energy Group. The company plans to create 250 jobs over...

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