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CGTech opens office in South Korea

February 5, 2016

CGTech, an Irvine, Calif.-based developer of CNC verification and simulation software, has announced the formation of a subsidiary company in South Korea. Based south of Seoul, CGTech-Korea is responsible for marketing, sales, technical support, and reseller support throughout the country. In...

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Benz Inc. to expand in North Carolina

February 5, 2016

Machining head manufacturer Benz Inc., a member of the Zimmer Group, has announced plans to expand and relocate from Charlotte, N.C., to Hickory, N.C. The move will enable the company to expand its operations and store more inventory for delivery to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The facility...

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FABTECH Canada to offer more than 20 educational sessions

February 4, 2016

According to the Manufacturers' Outlook 2016 report, 71 percent of Canadian manufacturers are prioritizing employee training and more than 50 percent are investing in technologies to fuel business growth. Supporting this industry—the third largest for employment in Canada—is FABTECH® Canada,...

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Miller announces 2016 sweepstakes

February 4, 2016

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the 2016 New Year – New Build Sweepstakes, which will award new welding equipment and gear to 23 winners over a 90-day period. Visitors to www.millerwelds.com/new-year can complete the entry up to once monthly through April 30, 2016, for...

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Mathey Dearman announces staff addition at Mike Charles and Associates

February 4, 2016

Mathey Dearman, Tulsa, Okla., has announced the addition of Michael Moore to the staff of Mike Charles and Associates Inc., a Mooresville, N.C.-based distributor of Mathey Dearman products in North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Moore has worked previously for Lincoln Electric and...

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Kennametal appoints CEO

February 4, 2016

Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, has appointed board member Ronald M. DeFeo as president/CEO. He replaces Donald Nolan, who has left the company to pursue other interests after serving as president/CEO since November 2014. A Kennametal board member since 2001, DeFeo previously served as the chairman...

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Tweet/Garot Mechanical names COO

February 4, 2016

Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Green Bay, Wis., a full-service mechanical contracting company that offers engineering, HVAC, plumbing, piping, sheet metal, and building automation services, has promoted Hope H. Voigt from operations manager to COO. In this role, Voigt oversees all of the company’s...

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Falcon Steel launches material management program

February 4, 2016

Haltom City, Texas-based Falcon Steel, a producer of steel structures for power delivery systems, has launched a material management program that allows customers to plan and order in advance for steel structures to be fabricated within a given forecast. Fabricated structures then are stored...

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Weld Revolution announces OEM and master distributorship for U.S., Mexico

February 4, 2016

Weld Revolution LLC, Spring, Texas, has announced an OEM and master distribution agreement with Bug-O Systems/Weld Tooling Corp., Canonsburg, Pa., covering the U.S. and Mexico. Bug-O provides mechanized welding systems that are fully integrated with Welding Revolution’s patented SpinArc™...

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Midwest Engineered Systems celebrates 25 years in business

February 4, 2016

Midwest Engineered Systems Inc., a provider of custom machines and integrated systems based in Waukesha, Wis., marks 25 years in business in 2016. Scott Woida founded the company in 1991 as a one-man operation out of his parents' basement, producing systems that manufacture parts for brake and...

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SHRM LINE: Manufacturing hiring to fall slightly compared to a year ago

February 4, 2016

In February, the hiring rate will fall slightly in manufacturing and will remain nearly unchanged in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for February 2016. Layoff rates...

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FMA Acquires Canadian Metalworking, Canadian Fabricating & Welding

February 3, 2016

Manufacturing industry leader Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA) has acquired the media brands Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding from Annex Business Media, based in Simcoe, Ont., Canada. The brands will be part of FMA Communications Canada, a media...

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Feb. 24 event to help Chicago-area manufacturers source business locally

February 3, 2016

The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) has announced the third date in the series of Manufacturing Matchmaking events for Chicago-area manufacturers in the primary metals, metal fabricating, metalworking, and machinery industries. The matchmaking series is an initiative of IMEC and...

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Report forecasts 1.9 percent CAGR for metal fabricating equipment market through 2019

February 3, 2016

Dublin-based Research and Markets has released a report that forecasts the metal fabrication equipment market in the U.S. to grow at a CAGR of 1.9 percent by revenue from 2015-2019. The report, “Metal Fabrication Equipment Market in the US 2015-2019,” is based on an in-depth market analysis...

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American Metal Roofs recognizes top salespeople

February 3, 2016

Flint, Mich.-based American Metals Roofs has issued awards to its top-performing salespeople for 2015. Mike Swita of Metal Roof Systems, Madison, Wis., won 2015 Top Producer, with sales nearing $1.5 million. Sales Volume Achievement Awards were given to Bill Susewitz, Bryan Doyle, and John...

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