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Mills Products hires R&D manager

August 19, 2014

Mills Products, Brentwood, Tenn., a metal forming company providing hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the automotive and appliance industries, has appointed David Brinker as its R&D manager. Before joining the company, Brinker worked for more than 25 years in the R&D model shop...

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Association of Steel Distributors scholarship applications due Aug. 22

August 19, 2014

The Association of Steel Distributors (ASD), Chicago, with the support of member Keith Busse, chairman of the board at Steel Dynamics, is offering scholarships of up to $2,000 for children of ASD member employees who have been accepted to a two- or four-year college, graduate program, or vocational...

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Superior Tube decreases lead-times with new draw mill process

August 18, 2014

Collegeville, Pa.-based Superior Tube Co., a manufacturer of small-diameter precision tubing for safety-critical applications, has reduced its lead-times from 30 weeks to six weeks, in some cases, by implementing a pull system as part of a reconfiguration of its draw mill processes. The...

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Pferd appoints applications specialist

August 18, 2014

Abrasive products manufacturer Pferd Inc., Leominster, Mass., has appointed Sean Lindley as applications specialist covering Louisiana and Texas, with occasional assignments in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Based in the Houston area, he is responsible for providing product training and support to end...

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MEC to open manufacturing facility in Virginia

August 18, 2014

Mayville Engineering Co. Inc., Mayville, Wis., has announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in Atkins, Va. The 148,000-sq.-ft. facility will manufacture products for blue-chip OEMs. The company serves the agricultural, commercial vehicle, construction, forestry, on-/off-road power...

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DOT Quality Services names director of operations

August 15, 2014

DOT Quality Services, a Chicago-based accredited certification body that specializes in certification audits to international standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 3834 for the structural steel and metals fabrication industry, has promoted Mike Mauris to director of operations. Previously serving as...

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Novelis completes $106 million investment in Brazil

August 15, 2014

Novelis, a provider of aluminum rolling and recycling based in Atlanta, has commissioned a new coating line for beverage can end stock and an expanded recycling center at its Pindamonhangaba (SP), Brazil, complex. The company invested about $106 million in the combined projects, which will add...

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Deere announces factory layoffs

August 15, 2014

Deere & Co., Moline, Ill., has announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action will place more than 600 employees at four locations on indefinite layoff. In addition, the...

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Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries add machining capabilities

August 15, 2014

Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries, members of the AIP Aerospace Tooling Group, have announced the installation of Parpas XS milling machines at their facilities. Coast Composites, Santa Ana, Calif., took delivery of an XS high-velocity, 5-axis milling machine manufactured by Parpas...

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Briggs & Stratton to acquire Allmand Bros.

August 15, 2014

Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton Corp., a producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Allmand Bros Inc., Holdrege, Neb., a manufacturer of towable light towers, industrial heaters, and solar LED arrow boards. “The acquisition of...

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BorgWarner expands operations in Illinois

August 15, 2014

BorgWarner, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced plans to invest $9.4 million in its plant in Dixon, Ill., over the next three years. The expansion is expected to create 40 jobs in manufacturing, product engineering, supplier quality, supply chain, and technical and quality support. The plant...

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Asmag USA announces order for 10-roll straightener

August 14, 2014

Tube manufacturing machinery and equipment producer Asmag USA Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., has announced receipt of an order for a 10-roll straightener for steel tubes with a handling system. The RRM-pro 220/10 precision straightener can handle steel tubes from 1.9 to 8.625 in. OD and up to 0.5 in....

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Microscan celebrates 20 years of data matrix codes

August 14, 2014

Renton, Wash.-based Microscan marks the 20th anniversary of the 2-D data matrix code, invented in 1994 by International Data Matrix Inc., a key innovator in Microscan’s 30-year lineage. In the past 20 years, data matrix codes have become an integral part of tracking and traceability in...

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Industrial Innovations launches redesigned website

August 14, 2014

Industrial Innovations, a provider of industrial lubrication and automation systems in Grandville, Mich., has announced the launch of its redesigned website that adapts to computer, tablet, and mobile phone screen sizes. The new website presents the company’s products by application area, such as...

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Tebis America moves to new location in Michigan

August 13, 2014

Tebis America, a provider of CAD/CAM software for tool, die, and mold manufacturing, has moved to a new location in Troy, Mich. The 12,000-sq.-ft. building offers nearly twice the space of the previous location and features a hands-on training...

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