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Plex Systems acquires DemandCaster

August 11, 2016

Detroit-based Plex Systems, a provider of cloud ERP for manufacturing, has announced the acquisition of DemandCaster, a provider of cloud-based supply chain planning (SCP) systems. As a result of the acquisition, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud now delivers a suite of cloud applications for running...

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NIS names TotalNano as authorized distributor

August 10, 2016

Avenel, N.J.-based nanolubricant manufacturer Nanotech Industrial Solutions (NIS) has named New Jersey-based TotalNano as an authorized distributor. TotalNano represents coatings and sealers with nanoparticles, designed to adhere to the surfaces of a variety of materials and protect them from...

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UPS report shows smart operations are key to manufacturing excellence

August 9, 2016

Traditional lean and Six Sigma practices are insufficient to address the complexities of modern industrial manufacturing, and companies are turning to smart operations, which use pervasive data collection, advanced analytics, technology investments, and deeper collaboration with partners to prepare...

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MFG.com launches redesigned website

August 9, 2016

Online manufacturing marketplace MFG.com, based in Marietta, Ga., has launched a redesigned website to help streamline processes for buyers and suppliers. The site helps sourcing professionals and engineers to locate manufacturers for CNC machining, injection molding, metal stamping, and metal...

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Mosaic Capital Corp. to acquire Mackow Industries

August 8, 2016

Investment company Mosaic Capital Corp., Calgary, Alta., has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80 percent interest in the business being carried on by Mackow Industries. The remaining 20 percent will be retained by key management of Mackow. Based in Winnipeg, Man., Mackow is a...

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Kirin Mfg. receives international aerospace quality standard certification

August 8, 2016

Kirin Mfg., Tucson, Ariz., has received qualification as a certified aerospace supplier to the international aerospace quality standard AS9100C. The company now is certified to provide precision sheet metal fabrication services to the civil and military aviation and aerospace markets. This...

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FMA partners with WorkAmerica to help manufacturing employers find credentialed workers

August 8, 2016

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced a new partnership with WorkAmerica, an online recruiting platform designed for manufacturing employers searching for workers with the appropriate skill sets, training, and credentials. On the website at...

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NCI to host Manufacturing Day events in Ohio, Nevada, and Texas

August 4, 2016

In celebration of National Manufacturing DaySM 2016, Houston-based NCI Building Systems Inc. is opening three of its manufacturing facilities to the public on Oct. 7 between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. As part of an ongoing effort to promote the strength of U.S. manufacturing and increase...

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SHRM LINE: Mixed results for hiring in August compared with previous year

August 4, 2016

In August, job creation rates will vary compared with a year ago, as fewer service-sector companies plan to grow payrolls and slightly more manufacturers will add jobs. Layoff rates will also vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs,...

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NCCA announces annual technical meeting lineup

August 3, 2016

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA), Cleveland, has announced the lineup for its annual technical meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Indianapolis, Sept. 26-28, 2016. The 2016 meeting will kick off with a special educational seminar on pretreatment with David Cocuzzi, NCCA’s technical...

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Fairbanks Morse to supply propulsion engines for first of U.S. Navy’s new oiler ships

August 2, 2016

Fairbanks Morse, Beloit, Wis., an EnPro Industries company, is supplying the main propulsion diesel engines for the USNS John Lewis, the lead ship in the U.S. Navy’s new T-AO 205 class of underway replenishment oiler ships. Two FM-MAN 12V 48/60 CR engines rated at just over 19,000 BHP each...

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Maker’s Row connects U.S. factories and entrepreneurs

August 2, 2016

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maker’s Row provides a platform that connects entrepreneurs with U.S. factories that can manufacture their products. Since launching in 2012, the organization has helped more than 100,000 brands make more than 2 million products by working with the growing community of 10,000...

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Schaeffler receives supplier award from Vestas

August 1, 2016

Schaeffler, Schweinfurt, Germany, a global integrated automative and industrial supplier, has received the Best Support to Profitable Growth award from wind turbine manufacturer Vestas. The award was presented at the Vestas Supplier Conference 2016 in mid-June. Schaeffler supplies Vestas with...

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July manufacturing economic activity down from June, but expanded for fifth consecutive month

August 1, 2016

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the fifth consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the 86th consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued August 1 by Bradley J....

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MagneGas announces top automaker’s switch from acetylene to renewable-waste fuel

July 27, 2016

MagneGas Corp., Tampa, Fla., has announced that a global auto manufacturing company based in the Midwest has switched from acetylene to MagneGas2® as its sole fuel of choice for metal cutting and brazing in one of its factories. MagneGas2 is produced in a patented process that converts...

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