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GM to invest $449 million in electric-vehicle assembly plants

April 9, 2014

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at two of its assembly plants. The investment includes $384 million at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly for new body shop tooling,...

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Wilson Venture Group seeks to acquire small to midsize businesses

April 9, 2014

Wilson Tool Enterprises, a manufacturer of tooling for the sheet metal industry in White Bear Lake, Minn., has announced the launch of Wilson Venture Group™, an acquisition arm dedicated to acquiring small to midsized manufacturing businesses. The family-owned firm is focused on the...

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Knuth Machine Tools USA names president

April 9, 2014

Knuth Machine Tools USA, a supplier of machining and fabricating equipment in Lincolnshire, Ill., has appointed Daniel Maerklin as president. He has more than 10 years of experience in the machine tool industry, having worked with R&D, sales and service, and major accounts. Maerklin worked...

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Camfil APC expands corporate headquarters, opens new office facility

April 8, 2014

Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a manufacturer of dust collection equipment, has expanded its corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, Ark., with the recent opening of a 13,600-sq.-ft. office facility for sales and administrative staff. The facility includes offices for 85 employees and a...

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Magna Closures expands to support rise of electronic systems

April 8, 2014

Magna Intl. Inc., Aurora, Ont., has announced that its Magna Closures operating unit has expanded its Dortec manufacturing facility in Newmarket, Ont., to begin producing electronic systems and modules for the automotive industry. The $1.5 million expansion will create 75 new jobs. Dortec...

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USA Science & Engineering Festival to feature astronauts, Nobel laureates, and celebrities

April 8, 2014

The third USA Science & Engineering Festival is scheduled for April 26-27, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The free event, presented by Lockheed Martin, is similar to an art, music, or food festival, but focuses on science and engineering. The festival...

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Industrial machinery market growth to double in 2014

April 7, 2014

High demand for machines in manufacturing sectors from automaking to packaging will push the industrial machinery market to new heights during the next five years, highlighted by a doubling of growth this year, according to a new report from IHS Technology, El Segundo, Calif. As economic...

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Vallourec receives ASME certificate for ferritic steel grade

April 7, 2014

Vallourec, located in Düsseldorf, Germany, has received an ASME certificate for its new VM12-SHC ferritic steel grade. The product extends the company’s selection of ferritic seamless steel tubes for power plants. Tubes made from this grade can be used for carrying extremely corrosive steam...

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Paper-Less, Norlen win Manufacturing Leadership Awards

April 7, 2014

Paper-Less, an Oconomowoc, Wis.-based manufacturing software and services technology provider, and its customer Norlen, a metal fabricating company in Schofield, Wis., have been recognized as winners of Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards....

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IWDC celebrates 20th anniversary by supporting military foundation

April 7, 2014

In recognition of its March 1994 incorporation as a cooperative, Indianapolis-based IWDC is organizing a fundraising drive for The Wish For Our Heroes Foundation. The nonprofit foundation, located in Noblesville, Ind., grants wishes for active-duty military soldiers and their families. The...

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ESAB launches redesigned website

April 7, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced the launch of its newly redesigned website for North America at www.esabna.com. The new site has a cleaner, contemporary look and uncluttered layout. Drop-down navigation menus and better functionality throughout allow visitors to...

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Falcon Metal changes name to Falcon Fastening Solutions

April 7, 2014

Falcon Metal Corp., Charlotte, N.C., an industrial distributor of fasteners and other Class C production components used in high-volume manufacturing assembly, has changed its name to Falcon Fastening Solutions Inc. In addition to the new name, the company also has announced the branding of its...

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Fuchs Lubricants wins expanded Boeing approval

April 7, 2014

Fuchs Lubricants Co., Harvey, Ill., has announced that its Ecocool S 761 B machining coolant now is approved under Boeing’s BAC-5008 specification for Usage Areas 2 and 3, in addition to previous approvals for Usage Areas 5 and 6. These approvals cover machining of heat-treated steels,...

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Direct Metals provides architectural mesh for Statue of Liberty Welcome Center

April 4, 2014

Direct Metals, Kennesaw, Ga., has supplied 3,280 sq. ft. of bronze wire architectural mesh to the new Statue of Liberty Welcome Center. The bronze wire mesh was used for the insert panels placed beneath the railings surrounding the exhibits and in the stairways. The restoration project took one...

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FABTECH Canada has increased number of attendees, exhibitors

April 4, 2014

FABTECH® Canada, the largest metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event in Canada, has announced that its 2014 show, held in Toronto in March, had more attendees and exhibitors, as well as floor space, than the previous show. The verified total attendance of 6,489 represents an...

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