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Eriez names director of export sales

November 22, 2016

Eriez®, an Erie, Pa.-based provider of magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying, and controlling equipment, has promoted Andrew Goldner to director-export sales. He rejoined the company in 2012 as export market development...

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Linetec names inside sales manager

November 22, 2016

Wausau, Wis.-based paint and anodize finisher Linetec has appointed Michael Bridenhagen to lead the inside sales and customer service team. Bridenhagen has more than 20 years of experience in sales and management roles, most recently serving as sales manager for Eastbay Inc./Footlocker.com. He also...

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DeWys Mfg. partners with local school to increase STEM education

November 21, 2016

Marne, Mich.-based metal fabricator DeWys Mfg. and several regional businesses and manufacturers have announced a partnership with Kenowa Hills Public School, Grand Rapids, Mich., for the new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lab program. The lab, located within DeWys’ secondary...

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CMC Steel Fabricators to acquire Associated Steel Workers fabrication business

November 21, 2016

CMC Steel Fabricators Inc., Seguin, Texas, has announced plans to acquire Hawaii-based Associated Steel Workers Ltd.’s steel fabrication business, which manufactures, delivers, and installs uncoated black rebar and related materials.The deal is expected to close in January 2017.CMC, a...

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Miller Electric integrates Jetline welding automation products into Miller brand

November 21, 2016

Arc welding product manufacturer Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Appleton, Wis., has announced the integration of welding automation products from Jetline Eng. Inc. into the Miller brand. Jetline Eng. Inc. now is branded Jetline by Miller. Jetline was acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2000 and...

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Board of Laser Safety launches website

November 18, 2016

The Board of Laser Safety (BLS), Orlando, Fla., a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Laser Institute of America (LIA), has launched a new website at www.lasersafety.org.The website provides a platform for laser safety officers to stay up-to-date with laser safety and certification news. The...

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Keats Mfg. opens precision metal stamping plant in Mexico

November 18, 2016

The Keats companies have opened a new manufacturing plant in El Marques, Queretaro, Mexico. Keats de Mexico produces complex precision metal stampings, wire forms, and assemblies for the automotive, electrical distribution, medical, electronics, appliance, and home automation industries. The...

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Mahr Federal expands in Southeast

November 18, 2016

Providence, R.I.-based Mahr Federal Inc. (MFI) has expanded its direct sales coverage for dimensional metrology systems products in the Southeast, now serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee."Our longstanding relationship with MSI-Viking Gage...

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Kion North America adds Spokane Forklift to dealer network

November 18, 2016

Kion North America, Summerville, S.C., has appointed Spokane Forklift & Construction Inc., Spokane, Wash., to its dealer network.The dealer will offer sales and service of Linde and Baoli material handling brands to parts of Washington, Idaho, and...

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OMAX launches dashboard for customer service, support

November 17, 2016

Kent, Wash.-based abrasive waterjet machine manufacturer OMAX Corp. has launched its digital customer dashboard for customer service, support, and parts purchasing. The dashboard features the company’s new Marketplace e-commerce interface that offers more than 1,000 genuine parts for OMAX and...

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Pennsylvania manufacturers highlight engineering careers to support STEM education

November 16, 2016

Applying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) knowledge and skills to solve complex, open-ended problems in a real-world context is the goal of Saucon Valley High School's (SVHS) Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering program. Students enrolled in this curriculum recently visited...

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Solar Atmospheres CEO receives ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award

November 15, 2016

Solar Atmospheres, Souderton, Pa., has announced that CEO William R. Jones has received the ASM Distinguished Life Membership Award. The award recognizes leaders who have devoted their time, knowledge, and abilities to the advancement of the materials industries. Jones received the award with the...

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Andes Coil Processors adds slitting line to Dallas facility

November 15, 2016

Andes Coil Processors LLC has added toll processing services to its Dallas facility with the installation of a 60-in. Pro-Eco custom slitting line. Featuring shape-correction capabilities, the line will process materials from 0.015 to 0.250 in. thick and master coils up to 72 in. OD and 50,000 lbs....

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Foerster Instruments hires new president for North America

November 15, 2016

Foerster Instruments Inc., a provider of equipment for NDT, metal detection, and magnetics in Pittsburgh, has hired Jason Wilburn as its new president to handle all operations and oversee all facilities in North America.Wilburn’s experience includes industrial NDT, industrial services to...

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Fein Power Tools appoints president/CEO

November 15, 2016

Pittsburgh-based power tool manufacturer Fein Power Tools Inc. has named Attila Madarasz as president/CEO in charge of all U.S. operations. He has more than 20 years of experience working in global business development and sales of retail and industrial-based products with Desoutter Tools and Atlas...

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