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MacLean-Fogg opens MacLean Curtis Mooresville plant

November 7, 2016

MacLean-Fogg Co., Mundelein, Ill., has announced the grand opening of the MacLean Curtis Mooresville, N.C., plant. The 96,000-sq.-ft. plant expands the company’s portfolio of products with more variations and increased capacity. Paul Hojnacki, president of MacLean Curtis, said, "By 2020, we'll...

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Mayville Eng. recognized as one of largest closely held companies in Wisconsin

November 7, 2016

Mayville Eng. Co. Inc. (MEC), Mayville, Wis., has been recognized by the Wisconsin 75 program as one of the largest closely held companies in the state. The metal fabricating company has extensive operations in Wisconsin with manufacturing facilities in Mayville, Beaver Dam, Neillsville, and...

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MIE Solutions names VP of marketing

November 4, 2016

MIE Solutions, a Garden Grove, Calif.-based provider of production control software for the manufacturing sector, has promoted Susan Gonzalez to vice president of marketing. Gonzalez joined the company as digital marketing manager in...

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SHRM LINE: November hiring rates to be mixed compared with a year ago

November 3, 2016

In November, more manufacturers will add jobs compared with the previous year, while service-sector employers will hire at a lower rate. Layoff rates will also decline in both sectors compared with November 2015.A net of 41.4 percent of manufacturers will add jobs in November (48 percent will hire,...

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The Welding Institute launches group for women in engineering

November 3, 2016

The Welding Institute, Cambridge, U.K., has established the Tipper Group especially for women in the engineering profession. Inspired by the success of the National Women in Engineering Day celebrations at parent company TWI on June 23, 2016, the institute has launched the group to provide events...

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Solar Atmospheres presidents receive MTI awards

November 3, 2016

Souderton, Pa.-based vacuum heat-treating company Solar Atmospheres has announced that Corporate President Roger Jones has won the 2016 M. Lance Miller Legend Award from the Metal Treating Institute (MTI), Jacksonville Beach, Fla. The award recognizes current or former MTI members for their...

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EDAC Technologies acquires Flanagan Industries

November 3, 2016

EDAC Technologies, Cheshire, Conn., has acquired Flanagan Industries, an aerospace engine component manufacturing business located in Glastonbury, Conn.EDAC Technologies is a precision manufacturing company serving the aerospace and industrial markets. Core competencies include in-house design and...

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Sintavia achieves AS9100 certification

November 2, 2016

Sintavia LLC, Davie, Fla., has received AS9100 Revision C certification for the metal additive manufacturing process within the aerospace and defense industry. The company has all phases of its manufacturing, postprocessing, analysis, and testing on-site, giving it the ability to control a...

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Smithco to relocate manufacturing operations to Texas, Mexico

November 2, 2016

Smithco Eng., a subsidiary of Hudson Products, has announced plans to combine its Tulsa, Okla., manufacturing operations with those of Hudson Products in Beasley, Texas, and Monterrey, Mexico. The company’s current staff of 115 will be reduced to about 20. The relocation is expected to be...

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DESTACO appoints new president

November 1, 2016

DESTACO, an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based provider of automation, workholding, and containment systems, has appointed Byron J. Paul as president. Paul previously worked at John Crane, first as vice president of global strategy and later as managing director, Asia Pacific. He also worked at Boston...

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Ametek acquires Laserage Technology Corp.

November 1, 2016

Ametek Inc., Berwyn, Pa., has announced its acquisition of Laserage Technology Corp., a Waukegan, Ill.-based provider of laser fabrication of tube and flat stock for the medical device market. Laserage has manufacturing facilities in Waukegan and Milipitas, Calif. The company joins Ametek as part...

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FTC Kissimmee opens Construction Trade and Technology Education Center

November 1, 2016

Florida Technical College Kissimmee Campus has opened its new Construction Trade and Technology Education Center. The facility, equipped with tools, machinery, and virtual reality simulators, is a training ground for such disciplines as welding, HVAC, and...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing sector up slightly overall in October; primary metals and fabricated metal products still contracting

November 1, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October, and the overall economy grew for the 89th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®.The report was issued Nov. 1 by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the...

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Prime Controls wins several Dayton Business Journal Manufacturing Awards

November 1, 2016

Dayton, Ohio-based Prime Controls, a manufacturer of double-metal-sheet sensors and controls, was one of the top winners at this year’s Dayton Business Journal’s 2016 Manufacturing Awards. The awards, given in seven categories, recognize the best manufacturing companies in Ohio’s Miami Valley...

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CMC Steel Fabricators to purchase steel fabrication business of Associated Steel Workers

October 31, 2016

CNC Steel Fabricators Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Commercial Metals Co., Irving, Texas, has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the steel fabrication business of Associated Steel Workers Ltd. (ASW). Honolulu-based ASW's steel fabrication business fabricates uncoated black...

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