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American Axle to build tech center at Michigan headquarters

August 8, 2014

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. has announced plans to invest about $20 million in its Detroit headquarters to add a technical center. The facility, which will be used to produce prototypes and test manufacturing lines, is expected to employ 75 to 100 people. Construction is...

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TRUMPF presents 2014 awards to sales representatives

August 8, 2014

TRUMPF Inc., Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of fabricating machinery and industrial laser systems, has presented its 2014 sales achievement awards. Mid Atlantic Machinery Inc., Harrisburg, Pa., received the Outstanding Representative Performance Award in recognition of the company’s...

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Praxair launches workforce development program

August 7, 2014

Praxair Inc. has launched a Skills Pipeline program, a multifaceted approach to help address the growing need for skilled workers in today’s global economy. The first phase of the program will provide more than $300,000 to train 100 new welders in an accelerated one-year curriculum in Louisiana....

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Ford, suppliers work together to develop industry-first technologies for Mustang, F-150

August 7, 2014

Ford Motor Co. has announced details on new development techniques used to create its 2015 Mustang® and F-150®. As the company embarks on its most aggressive product launch year to date, it’s looking to its suppliers to help differentiate its products. Among the supplier technologies being...

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Honda Power Equipment Mfg. celebrates 30 years of production with $8.5 million capital investment

August 7, 2014

Honda Power Equipment Mfg. marked the 30th anniversary of operations at its Swepsonville, N.C., facility by announcing an $8.5 million investment to innovate production processes and add new products. The investment includes a new line for producing two-stage snow blowers and preparation for adding...

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CNH Industrial expands construction equipment production in Iowa

August 6, 2014

CNH Industrial N.V. has announced that it is investing $24 million to expand production in Burlington, Iowa, with the addition of the company’s crawler dozer production line. The expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs. Preparation will begin later this year, and production on...

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Women in Manufacturing announces 2014 inaugural board of directors

August 6, 2014

Women in Manufacturing™ (WiM), a national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention, and advancement of women in the manufacturing sector, has announced the election of 12 members to its inaugural board of directors. The board members are:Karla Aaron, president, Hialeah Metal...

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Caterpillar Foundation announces $11 million in investments for Africa

August 5, 2014

The Caterpillar Foundation, supported by Caterpillar Inc., continues working to alleviate poverty worldwide, including on the African continent, through a series of investments. Since 2010 the foundation has invested $30 million in African programs that address access to clean water, energy,...

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Industrial products M&A activity surged in second quarter

August 5, 2014

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity surged across the global industrial products (IP) industry during the second quarter of 2014, according to PwC US. A significant uptick occurred in both deal volume and value across the majority of sectors on both a sequential and year-over-year basis, with...

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Sciaky to provide electron beam additive manufacturing system to aerospace parts maker

August 5, 2014

Sciaky Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing systems, has announced receipt of a purchase order from a major aerospace parts-maker to provide an electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system. In July, the company...

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Two northern Illinois students receive college scholarships from NBT

August 5, 2014

Two recent high school graduates from the northern Illinois area were each awarded $1,500 scholarships for postsecondary studies leading to careers in manufacturing from Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, the Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. The recipients are Kirk...

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ISM ROB: Manufacturing economic activity expanded in July; growth in orders, employment, production

August 4, 2014

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, said the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business®. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb,...

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Superior Industries to close manufacturing facility in Arkansas

August 1, 2014

Superior Industries Intl. Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America, will close its manufacturing plant in Rogers, Ark., as part of an initiative to reduce costs and enhance its global competitive position. The company expects to cease...

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Registration open for annual Made in New Jersey event in celebration of Manufacturing Day

August 1, 2014

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program Inc. (NJMEP), Morris Plains, N.J., has opened registration for its yearly Made in New Jersey event in celebration of the third annual Manufacturing Day. The event, to be held Oct. 3 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J., will celebrate...

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Manufacturing leaders identify six critical issues for industry in the year ahead

August 1, 2014

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, Mountain View, Calif., the global business network for senior industrial executives, has established a new Critical Issues Agenda for manufacturing for 2014 to 2015. The council has focused the new agenda on six critical issues: Factories...

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