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Nippon Sharyo Mfg. opens facility in Illinois

July 24, 2012

Nippon Sharyo Mfg. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Sharyo U.S.A. Inc., has begun operations at its new passenger railcar production facility in Rochelle, Ill. The plant employs 140 workers currently. In 2013 the company plans to increase the workforce to nearly 300 when the in-house...

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Job site releases list of top 10 states for manufacturing jobs

July 24, 2012

The job site americanmfgjobs.com has released a list of the top 10 states for manufacturing jobs on its site. Some of the most popular manufacturing jobs available are for assemblers, engineers, CNC specialists, and managers. The top 10 states are: California – 42,377 Texas – 32,386...

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Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain - TheFabricator.com

Dual-spring hanger features built-in safety chain

July 24, 2012

The MILLHOG® ET-800 patent-pending, dual-spring hanger from Esco Tool lets users maneuver heavy or bulky tools safely. The two drawbar springs, rated at 610 lbs. each, are mounted onto 8- by 0.375-in. steel plates. A built-in, tamperproof safety chain prevents the springs from bottoming...

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Weeks Group, Diverse Services Group to bring joint venture to Connecticut

July 24, 2012

The Weeks Group and Diverse Services Group, two global steel building product companies, have announced plans to create Sustainable Building Systems LLC, to be located in North Haven, Conn. The 400,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to employ more than 400 people within four years. The new company...

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Central McGowan provides supplies to Central Minnesota Career Academy

July 24, 2012

Central McGowan Inc. (CMI), Little Falls, Minn., recently supplied welding wire, contact tips, safety glasses, and welding coupons (courtesy of Midsota Mfg. Inc.) to Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services Inc. (CMJTS), Monticello, Minn., for its 2012 Central Minnesota Career Academy. The...

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Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs - TheFabricator.com

Hydraulic winch lifts 65,000 lbs

July 19, 2012

Bloom Mfg. Inc. has introduced the new LS80K Lift-Safe® planetary winch with a 65,000-lb. lifting capacity. The modularly constructed unit can be adapted to specific drum sizes and cable holding requirements. In addition, it can be ordered with grooved drums, as well as special drum lengths...

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Silent Drive selects Radius Steel Fabrication to manufacture lift axles

July 19, 2012

Radius Steel Fabrication, a division of SOO Tractor in Sioux City, Iowa, has entered into an agreement with Silent Drive Inc., Orange City, Iowa, to manufacture lift axle components. Silent Drive is a worldwide provider of lift axles, portable lifts, and portable surveillance platforms. Radius...

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Miller picks Pickwick as Arc Armor welder protection makeover winner

July 19, 2012

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced that Pickwick Mfg. Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the winner of the FABTECH® Arc Armor® welding protection makeover. Pickwick received $15,000 worth of equipment, including CoolBand™ and CoolBelt™ welding heat stress-relief products,...

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Lollis Metals expanding in South Carolina

July 19, 2012

Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, has announced plans to expand its operations in Anderson, S.C. The expansion involves the addition of 80,000 sq. ft. of space to its current facility, as well as the acquisition of Temco of the Upstate Inc., also of Anderson. The $3 million...

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Permanent marker features retractable tip

July 18, 2012

LA-CO® Industries has introduced the DURA-INK® 20 permanent marker. Featuring a retractable tip, the marker is available in black and red ink for marking steel, cardboard, ceramics, glass, cloth, lumber, paper, and rubber. The industrial-grade ink is fast-drying, smearproof, and...

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Wiley Metal Fabricating launches website

July 17, 2012

Wiley Metal Fabricating Inc., a custom fabricator in Marion, Ind., has developed a new website at www.wileymetal.com. The site features a new design and layout, offering product information on the company's punching and shearing, bending and forming, cutting and sawing, and joining and fastening...

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Wind-blocking curtain adds to worker comfort

July 17, 2012

Zoneworks has introduced the new wind-block curtain. Designed to keep employees comfortable and safe when loading dock doors are opened, the curtain is suitable for use in distribution centers, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities where loading docks are in close proximity to work...

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SME works with U.S. Army to help close manufacturing skills gap

July 16, 2012

Over the next five years, up to 1 million military personnel will return to civilian life — and the civilian workforce. Currently 600,000 jobs are open in the U.S. in advanced manufacturing, with an anticipated need for 10 million skilled workers by 2020. As part of the new Department of...

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ITW Muller announces new company structuring

July 16, 2012

ITW Muller, Arlington Heights, Ill., has announced its new company structure to provide customers with access to a greater variety of pallet wrapping products. Previously operated as independent business units of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), GaleWrap and Yellow Jacket now operate as part of the ITW...

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Caster Concepts supports manufacturing experience for kids

July 16, 2012

The Greater Albion College Access Network, in collaboration with Albion Public Schools, and the Manufacturing Education Fund at the Albion Community Foundation, Albion, Mich., awarded 16 scholarships to Albion Public School students in fourth through sixth grade for the summer 2012 "I Can Make It!"...

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