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Coldwater Machine hires regional sales manager

June 23, 2015

Coldwater Machine Co., Coldwater, Ohio, a manufacturer of precision equipment for a variety of industries, has appointed Bryan Vezina as regional sales manager for Michigan, focusing on automotive tier accounts. He is located at the newly opened Troy, Mich., sales office. Before joining the...

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AMT appoints two senior executives

June 23, 2015

AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, McLean, Va., has announced two senior executive appointments. Edward Christopher has been named vice president—global services, overseeing AMT’s international offices, business development programs, and services. Christopher’s previous...

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How basic training in lean manufacturing establishes a common view

June 23, 2015

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To ensure every employee has a common view of what’s ideal versus what needs to be improved, a few hours of basic lean training can go a long way.

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Solar Atmospheres corporate president wins Heat Treating Achievement Award

June 22, 2015

Souderton, Pa.-based Solar Atmospheres Inc. has announced that Corporate President Roger Jones has received the 2015 Heat Treating Society (HTS) George H. Bodeen Heat Treating Achievement Award. The award recognizes distinguished and significant contributions to the field of heat treating through...

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Ivy Tech president recognized by national certification organization

June 22, 2015

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) has given the first MSSC Authorized Center (MAC) Award to Thomas J. Snyder, president of Ivy Tech Community College, the statewide community college system in Indiana. The award recognizes U.S. schools that are leaders in assessing individuals...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical’s operations manager wins Community Champion award

June 22, 2015

Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc., Green Bay, Wis., has announced that Operations Manager Hope Voigt, who serves as chairwoman of the Green Bay-based House of Hope, has been selected as a Molina Healthcare Community Champion. The award honors unsung heroes that work in the community and inspire others...

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DeWys Mfg. Inc. adds six summer interns, co-op students

June 22, 2015

Precision metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. Inc., Marne, Mich., has announced the addition of six summer interns and co-op students. This is the fifth summer that DeWys Mfg. has offered opportunities to students looking for experience in their field of study. Intern programs include not just welding...

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Manufacturing Day welcomes Kronos, MSC Industrial Supply as sponsors

June 19, 2015

The Manufacturing DaySM co-producers have welcomed back Kronos and MSC Industrial Supply as sponsors for a second consecutive year. Both companies recently pledged their support to this national movement. Kronos renewed its Silver sponsorship, and MSC Industrial Supply renewed its Bronze...

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Germany’s ebm-papst energy scouts journey to U.S. on green mission

June 19, 2015

Energy scouts from ebm-papst in Mulfingen, Germany, recently completed a one-week visit to the U.S. The students spent time at the company’s U.S. subsidiary—ebm-papst Inc. in Farmington, Conn.—where they presented their expertise to colleagues and shared their experiences with more than 200...

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ARaymond expands in Michigan while marking 150th anniversary

June 19, 2015

ARaymond has invested more than $12 million in building and equipment to expand its Rayconnect Inc. manufacturing operations in Rochester Hills, Mich. The plant produces quick-connect fittings for fluid-handling systems for the automotive, heavy truck, recreational, off-road vehicle, and industrial...

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Women in Manufacturing launches community chapter in Chicago

June 18, 2015

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), Cleveland, has launched a community chapter in Chicago. The newly established chapter will host an event in downtown Chicago on Thursday, July 9, 2015, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carnivale restaurant. WiM Illinois is directed by Beth Falls, employee benefits...

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Siemens expands Frontier Partner program for manufacturing-focused start-ups

June 18, 2015

Siemens, Berkeley, Calif., has announced the expansion of the start-up Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software organization. The program grants manufacturing-focused start-ups access to the PLM software, its...

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Formtek-Maine adds turning center

June 18, 2015

Formtek-Maine, a manufacturer of coil metal processing and press feed equipment and systems in Clinton, Maine, has expanded its manufacturing capabilities with the purchase of a new Okuma LB4000 turning center. The machine is the fourth CNC turning center used to manufacture parts for the...

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Fisker Automotive and Technology Group to open facility in California

June 18, 2015

Fisker Automotive and Technology Group (FATG) has announced it will open its first U.S. manufacturing facility, located in Mareno Valley, Calif., near the company headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif. The plant will produce plug-in hybrid electric vehicles for worldwide sale. At the start of...

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Manufacturing ERP software provides multidivision, multisite, multicompany capabilities

June 17, 2015

MIE Solutions® has announced that a new product release within MIE Trak Pro® that provides comprehensive interdivision and intersite capabilities within all applications. The software streamlines processes to help improve collaboration within a single company in a single location or within...

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