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GE invests $100 million in Kentucky laundry plant

August 21, 2015

GE has announced an investment of more than $100 million in a new topload washer design and expanded manufacturing capability at its laundry plant in Louisville, Ky. The factory was redesigned using lean manufacturing principles. Pattern scheduling has been implemented in the plant to allow for...

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Eutectic Canada gas atomizer entering full-production phase

August 21, 2015

Eutectic Canada has launched its next-generation gas atomizer program, which enables the company to produce thermal spray and PTA coating powders in its Granby, Quebec, manufacturing facility. The company reports it now is producing metal and metal-matrix powders with perfectly spherical...

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Estes expands manufacturing space, adds panel bender

August 21, 2015

Estes Design & Mfg., Indianapolis, is adding 35,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to accommodate demand for sterilization cases and trays. The expansion, scheduled for completion by the end of August 2015, also will provide room for more medical production equipment to accommodate the continued...

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Combilift breaks ground on $45 million manufacturing facility

August 21, 2015

Material handling equipment manufacturer Combilift has broken ground on a new $45 million, 495,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Monaghan, Ireland. The multifunction facility will include a dedicated R&D building, testing area, and adjoining administration offices....

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Airam ships turnkey press systems for renewable energy application

August 21, 2015

Airam Press Co. Ltd., Covington, Ohio, has shipped two 35-ton pneumatic presses to a manufacturer for the renewable energy market. The custom-engineered, turnkey systems include controls and custom tooling for forming unique profiles. According to the company, its presses offer an uptime rating...

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Tampa Tank to expand in Florida

August 20, 2015

Tampa Tank Inc. and Florida Structural Steel will expand in Florida, creating 108 new jobs. Twenty-four of the jobs will be added at the company’s headquarters facility in Ybor City, and 84 jobs will be created at its Port Redwing manufacturing facility in Gibsonton. The $18 million expansion...

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Lambent Technologies and Petroferm change company name

August 20, 2015

Lambent Technologies and Petroferm have changed their names to Vantage Specialties Inc. The name change signifies the unification of all Vantage business units within the personal care, performance materials, and oleochemicals industries. Lambent Technologies is a producer of polysorbates and...

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AP&T to host seminars on forming methods for automotive industry

August 20, 2015

AP&T will present Future Forming seminars at its American Tooling Center in Detroit on Sept. 16-17, 2015. The seminars will cover advanced forming methods and materials for the automotive industry and will explain how the global automotive industry’s need for lighter, stronger parts can be met in...

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BobCAD-CAM hires VP of sales

August 20, 2015

Clearwater, Fla.-based BobCAD-CAM Inc.® has hired Chris Skinner as vice president of sales. Before joining the company, Skinner served in various leadership positions at such companies as Bank of America® and UnitedHealthcare®. Before joining the private sector, he played professional...

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Hoist Liftruck expanding to Indiana

August 20, 2015

Hoist Liftruck Mfg. Inc., a manufacturer of high-capacity material handling equipment, has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations into Indiana, creating up to 500 new jobs by 2022. The company is purchasing a 550,000-sq.-ft. building in East Chicago, Ind., expanding a majority...

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Dallas Industries appoints regional sales manager

August 20, 2015

Dallas Industries, a manufacturer of coil handling, press feeding equipment, and controls for the stamping industry, has appointed John Heuring as regional sales manager. He has 20 years of experience in the machine tool industry, with expertise in press feeding and coil handling equipment. He...

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Webcast to highlight cyber-threats to manufacturers

August 20, 2015

CNA will present a webcast, “Cyber-threats to the Manufacturing Supply Chain,” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. CST. The hourlong presentation will highlight some of the emerging risks to manufacturers, such as cyber-espionage and denial of service, as well as common threats to...

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Hilti named one of 100 best workplaces for millennials

August 20, 2015

Hilti Inc., a Plano, Texas-based supplier of tools and fastening systems, has been named one of this year’s 100 best workplaces for millennials in the U.S. by Great Place to Work® and Fortune. After anonymously surveying nearly 90,000 millennial-aged employees using the Trust Index® employee...

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Midland Metal Industrial merges with Midland Metal

August 20, 2015

After 15 years of operating Midland Metal Industrial and Midland Metal as two separate companies, brothers Vince and Billy Hodes have merged the companies as Midland Metal Mfg. The company supplies brass fittings; ball valves; steel nipples; malleable iron fittings; red brass, bronze, stainless...

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UniCarriers Americas announces winners of 2014 Aftermarket Excellence Awards

August 19, 2015

Material handling equipment-maker UniCarriers Americas Corp., Marengo, Ill., has announced the winners of its Aftermarket Excellence Program Awards for the past fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. The awards recognize dealers who have achieved the highest standards of aftermarket service in eight...

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