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Kion North America names new president/CEO

January 19, 2015

The Kion Group, Summerville, S.C., has announced the appointment of Vincent Halma as president/CEO of Kion North America Corp. He previously served as chief sales officer. Halma succeeds Brian Butler, who left the company to pursue new opportunities. Before moving to Summerville, Halma held the...

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Hawk Technology acquires assets of ALM Materials Handling

January 19, 2015

Hawk Technology Inc., Rock Island, Ill., has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary ALM Positioners Inc. has acquired the assets of ALM Materials Handling LLC. Hawk is a designer and manufacturer of tooling, fixtures, robotics integration systems, vision inspection systems, and customized...

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Murata Machinery announces new website

January 19, 2015

Metal fabrication machine manufacturer Murata Machinery USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has launched a new website at www.fiberlasermachines.com that highlights the specifications and capabilities of the Muratec LS3015FC fiber laser. The site, which also provides FAQs and on-site videos, allows...

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Konecranes Machine Tool Service adds two staff members

January 16, 2015

Konecranes Machine Tool Service, Springfield, Ohio, a provider of machine tool maintenance, rebuilding, retrofitting, and repair services, has hired Jim Foust and Tim Ellis. Together, the new staff members have more than 70 years of direct experience with Giddings & Lewis machine tools. Foust...

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Metalfab Inc. launches new website

January 16, 2015

Metalfab Inc., Vernon, N.J., a designer and manufacturer of dry-solids processing equipment, integrated systems and subsystems, specialty fabrication, and related services, has launched a new website at www.metalfabinc.com designed for ease of use and viewing on desktop computers and a variety of...

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Eriez Wager Road plant achieves more than 1,000 days without a lost-time accident

January 16, 2015

Employees at Eriez®’s Wager Road facility, located in Erie, Pa., have worked more than 1,000 days, since the plant opening in February 2012, without a lost-time accident. “We integrate safety into every aspect of our day-to-day operations,” said Tina Swanson, HR manager - safety and...

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Drexel Metals appoints national architectural manager

January 16, 2015

Louisville, Ky.-based Drexel Metals has promoted Geoff Elliott to the newly created position of national architectural manager. In this position, he develops relationships with the architectural community, roofing consultants, large contracting firms, and the company’s DM-ARM authorized...

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Applied Robotics hires director of sales and marketing

January 16, 2015

Applied Robotics Inc., a provider of specialized automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity systems in Glenville, N.Y., has hired Kevin B. Drummond as director of sales and marketing. Drummond has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, encompassing hands-on technical sales as well as...

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AP&T marks 50 years in business

January 15, 2015

AP&T celebrated 50 years as a sheet metal forming equipment manufacturer in 2014. The company’s story began in 1964, when Stig Gunnarsson and Jan Merlander founded VIBAB, a press tool manufacturer, in Blidsberg, Sweden, and Bertil Åberg founded Lagan Press in Lagan, Sweden. In 1970 two Lagan...

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NN Inc. makes organizational changes to Metal Bearing Components Group

January 15, 2015

NN Inc., a diversified industrial company in Johnson City, Tenn., has announced that the Metal Bearing Components Group has reorganized its portfolio into two distinct business units: Global Rollers Division and Global Ball Division. The company also announced four newly created positions...

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William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School renews NIMS accreditation

January 15, 2015

William M. Davies Career and Technical High School, Lincoln, R.I., has renewed the NIMS accreditation of its machine technology program. This accreditation reaffirms the school’s pledge to uphold national industry metalworking standards as set forth by NIMS, further enabling the program to...

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Uniweld undergoes factory expansion and shop floor automation upgrades

January 15, 2015

Uniweld, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has expanded its factory floor with the addition of new Takamazproduction machines and company staff. The firm also has increased factory production through the implementation of new shop floor automation procedures. Recent upgrades permit more control of...

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Metro Alloys achieves ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence

January 15, 2015

East Point, Ga.-based Metro Alloys Inc., a buyer, processor, and broker of industrial scrap metals, has announced its inclusion in the Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) Circle of Safety Excellence™, an industrywide initiative focused on improving operational safety for recycling businesses....

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JWM names VP of sales and marketing

January 15, 2015

JWM, Port Washington, Wis., has named Rob Polich as vice president of sales and marketing. The company represents the John Wood Co., a provider of water storage tanks, ASME pressure vessels, and custom fluid handling systems, and Modern Equipment Co., a provider of aluminum melting and holding...

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Icon Machine Tool named as distributor for Messer Cutting Systems

January 15, 2015

Icon Machine Tool has announced the addition of Messer Cutting Systems’ plasma, oxyfuel, and large-plate processing equipment to its metal fabrication equipment product lines. The machines are suitable for shipbuilding, rail, agriculture, job shop, structural steel, and precision fabrication...

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