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DeWys Mfg. celebrates 40th anniversary

February 9, 2017

Marne, Mich.-based DeWys Mfg. Inc. marks 40 years in business in 2017. The company was founded in 1977 in a small, red barn as a producer of fireplace inserts. Today the firm is a 90,000-sq.-ft. contract manufacturer with 160 customers.The company offers precision sheet metal, contract...

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BMI completes sale of large component fabricator and machine shop

February 9, 2017

BMI Mergers & Acquisitions has announced the sale of The Rose Corp. to Edmund Gaffney of Haverford, Pa. As part of the transaction, The Rose Corp. also sold its Mark Metals steel sales and service division. The Rose Corp., Reading Pa., a privately owned contract manufacturing steel fabrication...

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Walter Surface Technologies appoints president/COO

February 8, 2017

Walter Surface Technologies, Pointe-Claire, Que., a supplier to the metal surface treatment industry, has announced the appointment of MarcAndré Aubé as president/COO. Before joining the company, he was president/COO of GardaWorld Protective Services. He holds an MBA and CFA and has experience...

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LSP Technologies awarded SBIR funding to develop modeling tool

February 8, 2017

Dublin, Ohio-based LSP Technologies Inc., a provider of laser peening services, technology, and equipment, has been awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I funding to develop a probabilistic modeling tool that provides high-cycle-fatigue failure rate prediction models relative to...

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AMUG awards scholarships for additive manufacturing conference

February 8, 2017

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), Milwaukee, has announced the recipients of its scholarships. Dr. Haijun Gong, an assistant professor at Georgia Southern University, has been awarded the Randy Stevens Scholarship. Claire Belson, a chemical engineering student at the University of...

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Capital Machine to hold open house March 7-8

February 8, 2017

Tampa, Fla.-based Capital Machine has announced plans to hold an open house March 7-8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at its Dallas Technology Center. The facility has been expanded more than 12,000 sq. ft. Fourteen machines will be displayed under power. Attendees can experience live demos and...

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Castolin Eutectic Group acquires Furnace Mineral Products Inc.

February 8, 2017

The Castolin Eutectic Group, a division of Messer Eutectic Castolin GmbH Holding with headquarters in Bad Soden, Germany, has announced the acquisition of Furnace Mineral Products (FMP) Inc., Toronto.FMP specializes in the R&D, manufacture, and application of inorganic-hybrid coatings. The company...

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Gibraltar Industries sells U.S. bar grating assets

February 7, 2017

Gibraltar Industries Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y.-based manufacturer and distributor of building products, has sold substantially all of its U.S. bar grating assets by its Amico U.S. subsidiary to Fisher & Ludlow, a subsidiary of Nucor Corp. Gibraltar continues to manufacture and distribute expanded...

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UL and Ricoh partner to deliver additive manufacturing education

February 7, 2017

UL, a global safety science organization, and Ricoh USA Inc., a technology and services company, have announced a collaboration through which the two companies will provide training to promote the proper usage and advancement of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to their customers. The...

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LBMC releases "National Manufacturing Outlook Survey" report

February 7, 2017

LBMC PC, an accounting and business consulting firm based in Nashville, has released the results from the "National Manufacturing Outlook Survey" it conducted in conjunction with 2017 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global). The survey gathered the expectations and opinions of more than 250...

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Hexagon to acquire MSC Software

February 6, 2017

Stockholm-based Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge, and customer work flows, has announced an agreement to acquire MSC Software, Newport Beach, Calif., a provider of CAE systems, including simulation software for virtual...

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Jayco announces expansion in Indiana

February 3, 2017

RV manufacturer Jayco has announced plans to add more than 400,000 sq. ft. of production space and more than 300 jobs at its Middlebury, Ind., facility.Two new buildings have been completed. The plant producing the Eagle brand of travel trailers and fifth wheels will be fully operational by early...

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Metal powder trade groups appoint new executive director/CEO

February 3, 2017

The Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) and APMI Intl. (APMI) have selected industry veteran James P. Adams to succeed C. James Trombino as executive director/CEO. Adams has worked in the powder metallurgy industry for more than 30 years, following graduation from Hennepin Technical College...

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AGC AeroComposites rebrands as Unitech Aerospace

February 2, 2017

U.K.-based AGC AeroComposites, a global supplier of composite and metallic assemblies and components to the aerospace and defense industry, has rebranded as Unitech Aerospace. Unitech Aerospace is the parent company to Unitech Composites, North Coast Composites, North Coast Tool & Mold, Paul...

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United Steel acquires Black Rock Fireproof Column

February 2, 2017

United Steel Inc., a fabricator and erector of structural steel and miscellaneous metals in East Hartford, Conn., has acquired Black Rock Fireproof Column. The manufacturer of fireproof structural columns retains its name and now operates in East Hartford as its own division under the management of...

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