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FABTECH 2012 panel to analyze impact of election on manufacturing issues

November 1, 2012

Important tax credits used by manufacturers for equipment purchases, research and development and to keep jobs in the United States may come to an end in a matter of weeks. Bonus Depreciation, the R&D Tax Credit and Section 199 Domestic Production are just a few of the manufacturing tax credits...

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LINE survey: Hiring rate rises in November for fourth consecutive month

November 1, 2012

In November, more HR professionals in the manufacturing and service sectors say their organizations will be hiring compared with a year ago, according to the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for November 2012. The LINE results...

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4GL Solutions signs agreement with Piping Alloys

October 30, 2012

4GL Solutions, Markham, Ont., has signed an agreement to install its Enterprise-level metal-specific ERP software Steel Manager III at Piping Alloys, a provider of stainless steel and alloy pipe, tubing, fasteners, and fittings with locations in Arizona, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Piping Alloys also...

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Prime Controls launches new website

October 30, 2012

Prime Controls, Dayton, Ohio, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls for the can-making, automotive, and appliance industries, has redesigned its website at www.primecontrols.com. The site's new look is intended to help visitors search for metal sensing equipment for their...

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CAD/CAM software provides improved multitool support

October 30, 2012

Vero Software has announced the introduction of the 2013 release of Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software. The new release provides improved support for multitools. Multitool configurations are deployed by taking the "variable to buy" for the machine tool in question. For example, a configuration for...

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Human Factors: The Aging Workforce 10-26-12

Date: October 26, 2012

Sponsored by CNA

Length: 60:00

Are you prepared for the impact the aging workforce will have on your company's productivity and efficiency levels, as well as the cost of managing your workers' compensation program?

Pryer Technology Group, ESI Group form strategic partnership

October 25, 2012

Pryer Technology Group (PTG), manufacturer of Triform sheet hydroforming presses, has announced a strategic partnership with ESI Group, a provider of virtual prototyping systems for the manufacturing industry. Under the agreement, Triform presses now are available with ESI Group's PAM-STAMPĀ® 2G...

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Spurred by rebound in aircraft orders, U.S. durable goods orders up 9.9 percent in September

October 25, 2012

New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $19.6 billion or 9.9 percent to $218.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up four of the last five months, followed a 13.1 percent August decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders increased 2.0...

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Joining Technologies marks 20 years in business

October 23, 2012

Joining Technologies Inc., East Granby, Conn., is marking its 20th year in business in 2012. Founded in 1992 by Michael Francoeur, the company offers welding services, component manufacturing, and complete systems to customers primarily in the northeastern U.S. The company provides laser welding,...

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Dennen Steel opens new manufacturing facility in Mississippi

October 23, 2012

Dennen Steel Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich., has opened a new, 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Iuka, Miss. The $7.4 million project will create 50 new jobs. The contract stamping manufacturer of steel products purchases large master coils from steel mill producers and processes them into...

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Denver Global Products to create 450 jobs in North Carolina

October 23, 2012

Denver Global Products Inc., a subsidiary of Chongqing Rato Power Co. Ltd., Chongqing, China, will establish its manufacturing, distribution, and R&D facilities in North Carolina. The company plans to create 450 jobs over four years and make a capital investment of $30.2 million. Rato...

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Contract Fabricators expands operations in Mississippi

October 23, 2012

Contract Fabricators has announced its expansion into a 97,280-sq.-ft. facility in Iuka, Miss., formerly occupied by Dynasteel. The project represents a $1,050,000 company investment and will create 50 new jobs within its first year of operation. The manufacturer of large pressure vessels for oil...

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Dot marker needs no manual Z-axis height adjustment

October 23, 2012

The new e8-c153 z-a SIC dot marker from SIC Marking delivers precision, consistent part marking aided by the Autosense function, making it suitable for data matrix code and human-readable text applications. Its marking window is 6.3 by 3.9 in. The marking head descends automatically to the part,...

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Manufacturing Institute forms coalition to train U.S. veterans for advanced manufacturing jobs

October 22, 2012

The Manufacturing Institute, New York, has launched a coalition with GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa, and other business, digital, academic, and not-for-profit partners that aims to train military veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing. The Get Skills to Work coalition focuses on...

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TD Economics report heralds revival of U.S. manufacturing sector through reduced offshoring

October 22, 2012

TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, has released a report crediting the revival of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a key driver in the economic recovery, largely caused by a slowdown in offshoring activity. This slowdown has kept in the U.S. some of the jobs that used to be offshored rapidly,...

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