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Industrial Perforators Association updates online Knowledge Center

July 22, 2015

The Milwaukee-based Industrial Perforators Association (IPA) has refreshed the look and functionality of its online Knowledge Center. The site, at www.iperf.org/knowledge-center, serves as a central resource of education and information on how to apply, specify, buy, design, and build with...

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Hypertherm releases annual corporate social responsibility report

July 22, 2015

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems in Hanover, N.H., has released its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. Available for download at www.hypertherm.com/csr/, the report measures 2014 progress on the company’s social and environmental efforts....

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General Sheet Metal Works to hold groundbreaking ceremony July 28

July 22, 2015

On July 28, 2015, metal fabricator General Sheet Metal Works Inc. will break ground on its new 180,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in South Bend, Ind. Over the next three years, the firm plans to invest more than $25 million in the facility and equipment and create more than 25 new jobs by...

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Economic sentiment among manufacturers softens from recent record high levels

July 22, 2015

Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy softened in Q2 2015 compared to the previous nine-year high recorded in Q1 among U.S. industrial manufacturers, according to the Q2 2015 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US, New York. Respondents also trimmed overall growth forecasts...

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Heidenhain names machine tool product specialist

July 21, 2015

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Heidenhain Corp. has hired Thomas F. LaRocca as a machine tool product specialist, North America. He is responsible for machine tool precision measurement product support. LaRocca holds a master’s degree in industrial management and a bachelor’s degree in industrial...

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J.L. Becker names sales rep for South

July 21, 2015

J.L. Becker Co., a Gasbarre Furnace Group Company and manufacturer of industrial heat-treating equipment based in Plymouth, Mich., has appointed Keith Lloyd as sales representative for the southern U.S., including Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Lloyd began his career in 1983 selling...

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MC Machinery Systems opens subsidiary in Mexico

July 21, 2015

MC Machinery Systems, Wood Dale, Ill., has announced the opening of MC Machinery Systems de Mexico in El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico. The new location offers EDM, fabrication, milling, and turning machines built by Mitsubishi and the family of brands MC Machinery represents. The operation...

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Evana Automation completes deburring station retool for automaker

July 21, 2015

Evana Automation Specialists, Evansville, Ind., a systems integrator and builder of custom automated assembly and test systems, has completed a turnkey retool on an automated deburring station for an automobile manufacturer. The retool allows the manufacturer to produce cylinder head water jackets...

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Cadence celebrates 30 years in business

July 21, 2015

Staunton, Va.-based Cadence Inc., a contract manufacturer serving the medical, life science, and industrial markets, marks 30 years in business in 2015. The company, originally founded as Specialty Blades in 1985 by engineer Martin Lightsey, was developed with the concept of combining CNC and razor...

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Horizon releases corporate video

July 20, 2015

Horizon, East Dundee, Ill., has released the first video in a new series introducing the inner workings of the metal stampings manufacturer. Each film will highlight one of the company’s capabilities. The company plans to release a new video every four to eight weeks, as well as a series of...

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Society of Women Engineers names president

July 20, 2015

The Society of Women Engineers, Chicago, has named Colleen Layman, vice president and power-water management director of HDR, as president. A registered professional engineer, Layman has 20 years of experience in engineering, and she has been involved with SWE more than 15 years. She is...

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Norsk Titanium receives investment from RTI International Metals

July 20, 2015

Norsk Titanium AS (NTi), a Norway-based manufacturer of titanium components for industrial applications, has announced that RTI International Metals Inc., a supplier of titanium and specialty metal products and services, has become a strategic investor and minority partner with the company....

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Anchor Fabrication acquires Abby Mfg.

July 20, 2015

Anchor Fabrication LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas-based metal fabricator serving the rail, industrial, heavy truck, oil and gas, and logistics industries, has announced the acquisition of Abby Mfg., a metal fabrication business based in Walnut, Miss. From three facilities in Mississippi, Abby serves...

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Isel Inc. expands to Ohio

July 20, 2015

Lubricant manufacturer Isel Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Columbus, Ohio. The facility provides local distribution to customers in the Northeast and Midwest. The lubricants are formulated, blended, and packaged at both facilities via the...

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U.S. ITC makes preliminary ruling against unfairly traded CORE imports

July 20, 2015

AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio, has announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a unanimous preliminary determination that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) produced in five foreign countries is causing injury to AK Steel and the domestic steel industry. The preliminary...

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